Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Book signing report

EDIT TO ADD: I'm also guest posting at Literary Escapism today, and giving away a signed copy of The Better Part of Darkness as well as the awesome Staked by J.F. Lewis.

A little late with this, but what else is new, right? :-) So my first book signing, which took place Friday night at the fabulous Barnes & Noble at Southpoint Mall in Durham, NC. was awesome. I can't tell you how nervous I was, just hoping some people would show and the store wouldn't be left with a gazillion unsold books.

My daughter and I drove to the store two hours early to met up with some friends. (And this was one time I wished I had a Blackberry or any phone that would've allowed me to get my email because my editor sent me something very special, and I was dying of curiosity!). We met our friends and ate dinner. Well, correction. They ate dinner. By the time we were seated, I only had enough time to order a sweet tea, and then it was off to the store where my critique partner and her hub were waiting for me.

The signing went extraordinarily well. We sold every book on the table and had to get a few more off the shelf. This is due to all the wonderful friends and readers who took time out of their Friday night to stop by. So THANK YOU to All. Unfortunately, we didn't get as many pictures as we would've liked, but here are two that turned out okay:






I had so much fun seeing my friends and family and meeting a few new folks. Cheri at the B&N was incredibly nice, and I'm looking forward to going back again sometime. And, when I got home, put on my jammies, and checked that email from my editor, I FREAKED out. Um, yeah. Saw my book 2 cover, and *sigh*. LOVE IT. Cannot wait to share it with you guys!

9 comments:

RKCharron said...

Hi Kelly :)
Thank you for the great post & the pictures. I'm glad the signing went so well. And to have it topped off with your new cover must have the day even more special.
Thanks for sharing,
Happy Holidays,
RKCharron
xoxo

-Kelly Meding said...

Woot! Congrats on the great signing and on a fun new cover! Can't wait to see it!

Kelly Gay said...

Thanks, Rob! Seeing my cover was truly icing on the cake!

Kelly -- Hey, girl. OMG, I can't wait for you to see it. It's incredible, and I'm so happy with it!

Rebecca said...

WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I'm showing off your pictures of book signing right now. :)

ibdragon said...

I just read and reviewed "The Better Part of Darkness" for Pocket Books SciFi/Fantasy Blog Tour Group. I loved the book. I will be looking for future books. Please keep up the good work.

Kelly Gay said...

Miss Rebecca: :D

ibdragon -- That's so great to hear! Thanks so much! :-)

ibdragon said...

I liked the book so much, I posted my review on GoodReads, LibraryThing and Amazon. It won't go up on my blog, Pick of the Literate until the 17th.

Kelly Gay said...

Oh, thank you! Every little bit helps, especially for a newbie like myself, so I *really* appreciate it, ibdragon! You ROCK. :D

Jax Cassidy said...

Bummed I missed the signing due to living so far away...but I knew you'd do AWESOME! Congrats on the big turnout! :)

You go girl!! :P