We set up the snacks and the computer, so we could show the book trailer.
But 7pm came, and we only had four people. Oh well. I can practice my reading, at least. Several more people came in rapid succession, and we broke double-digits. Whew!
People got cold drinks and mini-cupcakes. We started with a showing of the book trailer, then I read a short bit of chapter six of Minder. We had a SWAG giveaway using Zener cards--people had to "sense" which symbol I had in-hand to win the t-shirt. This worked really well for the giveaway, and I plan to use it again.
I have to say, my favorite part of the evening was the discussion with the audience. We had such a great group! The conversation ranged from the writing process and character development to some of our favorite YA and paranormal books, such as Twilight, Harry Potter, Anne Rice, etc. Ninety minutes passed in a flash, and suddenly I was signing a bunch of books and packing up.
I want to say a huge
THANK YOU!to everyone who came out last night. I especially want to single out Leigh, for arranging everything at the library; Carolyn, for helping set up; and Heather, for making the mini-cupcakes. Thank you!
My next book reading will be next week in Boston at ReaderCon. I'll be with the Broad Universe contingent (I simply LOVE that name for a group of female sci-fi writers!). We have a reading session scheduled, and I'll also be selling and signing copies of Minder at their table in the bookseller's room.