I did use the word incredible, which does mean unreal. Unbelievable. But is used so often as a synonym for wonderful, amazing, fantastic. Which it also was.
|Me and the soon-to-be Sherrie Willley|
|Ready or not...|
|My nephews and my own two gumballs after the funeral.|
And the book signings were fun, full of anxiety and laughter and lots and lots of smiles. I got to see so many friends, my time in Salt Lake was adventurous and rewarding, and the food was wonderful, amazing, fantastic.
Ruth's Diner. Thai Village. Bombay House, anyone? *my mouth just watered*
|Marion Jensen, me, and Robison Wells talking shop. And eating butter, apparently...with ketchup...|
|...at Ruth's Diner up Emigration Canyon.|
|My signing table at Spanish Fork Seagull Books. A dozen people came in while I was there. I sold 3 books. I'm calling it a success.|
|Carrie Moeaki and Leah who was half that size last time I saw them!|
|This happy customer bought FIVE books!|
|Meet my cousin, Jill Hammond, my main character's namesake, who gave one of those books away in a drawing at her book club where I was a guest author!|
|But before book club she took me to Bombay House for dinnerI WANT SOME NOW.|
After all that, I came home to my family who missed me, and friends who treated me to a hometown book signing here in Cody at The Thistle, my favorite gift and book shop. It was such a great turnout the books at the store sold out in the first hour, and the owner bought my stash from home! There were still a couple of people who have to wait until more books arrive. It was a very welcome "welcome home".
|Rochelle Slight, the driving force behind the signing, Cathy Okada, whose last name I used for a character in the book, and Carla Parsons, who made me write fiction. THAAAANK YOOOUUUU.|
|Friends and their daughters enjoying the store.|
|My friends Brook and Lisa, yay.|
|Sweet Arlene and Susan. Arlene got the last store copy.|
|Rebecca and Afton. See? No more books on the table!|
|Lette, who is SOOO ready to have that baby.|
|My lovely host, Carol Bell of The Thistle. We had so much fun!|
I'm. So. Tired.
And grateful. And happy. Can we do it again?
Being an author is kind of awesome. And scary. Who knew?