I met an author out authoring yesterday! (Hee-hee.) I’m at my local Borders six days a week, but either I miss all the visiting authors, or we don’t have that many.
Of course, I’ve met authors before. But it’s always been in a "non-authoring" context. (Click the link for Mark Terry’s post about the "authoring" jobs one has to do.)
I’ve never been to a signing, save one. The one was years ago, before I joined RWA, and the author and I stared at each other, both too shy to speak. It was pitiful. At that point, I was really young then.
So anyway, here’s another signing, and the guy was way friendly and talkative--a regular, outgoing nice guy. He said he sold a big pile of books about ’yay high’ (which made me inexplicably proud of our town), and he was really quite fascinating.
To top it off, he was selling a spy thriller--that’s Robert Spirko’s The Palestine Conspiracy. How cool is that?
He told me about this book and the next. I didn’t tell him that I’ve been not finishing a spy novel for four months now, and I’ve not been blogging about spies for almost a year. His next one sounds fascinating: all about Anastasia.
Romanov, you know?
One thing for future, lucky self to remember: bookmarks may not sell books, but they DO help an interested reader remember the guy’s name and his book’s name when you get home! If I weren’t going to blog about it, I think I would’ve given up! I can’t buy it until May.
What do you think of signings? Ever done one? Been to one?