I have to say, it was probably one of the most fun nights of my life.
When we arrived at BookPeople, the kids were thrilled to see my name on the movie-style sign above the main doors. Yes, it was the kids who were the most thrilled.... ahem.
Inside, a friend started counting the number of people there and gave up at seventy (they wouldn't stand still!). I was particularly pleased to have a judge named Lynch and a policeman named Constable, very appropriate for a crime novel.
I was also honored to have author David Lindsey and his wife Joyce there, and absolutely thrilled to see half a dozen people in the audience I didn't even know. This one lady, who I got to meet afterwards, was in the front row ignoring the melee as she sat and read the book. I kept staring at her, thinking, "Wow, wow."
I mingled and chatted with people before it all began, starry-eyed and pinching myself constantly because it seemed a little unreal.
I spoke for about fifteen minutes talking about my writing process, about my journey to bcoming published.
Then I sat and signed books for friends and strangers alike, until...
...they ran out of books! They sold every single copy of The Bookseller on the night!
With my lovely niece Emma (on her birthday, in fact) and my handsome nephew Noah.
On the way out, someone pointed out that a store employee had recommended the book. Very cool indeed.