I learned a couple of interesting lessons and I was totally broken-in by being asked the dreaded question; "Can you tell me where the bathroom is?"
Lesson #1. Romance, oddly, doesn't appeal to everyone:) And while my books have romance in them, I turned off a couple of people by stating they were "romances." Now I'm going for Adventure with Romantic Elements, or A Christmas Story with Romantic Elements, hoping that by saying that, it will continue the conversation.
Lesson #2. I knew this, but got to put it in action. Don't sit behind your table all the time. Stand and greet people. Some will drop their gaze to avoid a conversation, but saying hi is better than not saying anything. Engage, you never know where it will take you.
Pictures from the signing.
|Just about to get in the groove. Really the only time I sat.|
|My set-up. Notice the candy :) and the sign-up book.|
|Looks serious. Richard Lawrence and me.|
|Audra Harders, buddy and author extraordinaire|
|Richard, Audra and L.A. (me)|
|Marilyn Leach, Jill Haymaker & LeAnna Shields|