Although it wasn't an official booksigning, there were several authors at TTP with books available. I'm mad at myself because I spent most of the night behind the table and didn't chat once with Nora. Well, I'll stalk her at the next signing on December 3rd :)
Seriously, she mingles with us ordinary folk as if she weren't the Goddess of Romance, as you can see from this picture.
This is Kerri Carpenter, Nora Roberts, Dana Rodgers (my CP) and Avery Flynn. Kerri adores Nora so much that she and her mother once reorganized an entire Nora section in a bookstore. So this was a really special evening for her. It was fun for everyone, getting to mingle with Nora, who has an incredible sense of style, and chat with the bookstore staff, simply fabulous ladies. They gave away door prizes (Dana won a facial, so we're definitely going back) and there were hand massages. We writers do have to take care of our hands. They are our livelihood. I'm glad I went and I can't wait for the holiday signing next month.
Speaking of holidays, since this is Thanksgiving week, I want to remind us all, as Liz did in her blog yesterday, to stop and think about all the things we're thankful for. I have so many. Family, friends, good health, a home, food (too much), and as an author I have a lot to be thankful for. Awaken did very well, I hit some big lists, the readers seem to love the series, the second book came out November 1st and the publisher had to almost immediately go to reprint. I'm very thankful for that. Also that I sold the new paranormal relic hunter series to Amazon Montlake. Yay! Note to self: get butt in chair and write. I'm majorly thankful for the Hollywood interest the new series immediately generated. That's like a wow moment. I'll never ever forget that. Second note to self and reminder from agent: GET BUTT IN CHAIR AND WRITE!!!!!!
It's been a wonderful year. Happy Thanksgiving to my M&M sisters, our families and friends, our followers and first time visitors. Eat turkey, treasure your family and friends, remember what's important in life, and please come back and visit with us!