Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Book Event

My husband and I arrived early. The only people there were the librarian who had set the event up, and her college-aged daughter, but I wasn't worried. Yet.

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.

14 comments:

Disgruntled Bear said...

Yes, that is daylight in the background of the picture. It's still that light at 8:30pm around here in the summer.

HH said...

If you come to New York, I will DEFINITELY make you cupcakes. They will taste like crap, but I will make them. (Better to have me cook you celebratory Minder pork chops or something...)

fairyhedgehog said...

I'm glad to hear it went so well.

Elie said...

Hi Kate,
I am glad things are going great!

StephTheBookworm said...

That is so awesome! I'm going to start reading it really soon and cannot wait!

Disgruntled Bear said...

HH, I may take you up on those pork chops! I'm going to be coming to NYC once a month for business this fall, and I'll try to combine the books stuff and my day-job. I'll post if and when I set things up.

Thanks, Fairyhedgehog, Elie, and Steph!

Vicki Rocho said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAY! You had me nervous there for a minute. Glad it went well! Bummed I missed out on cupcakes, LOL

Lua said...

A big YYAAYYY for you Kate- I’m so glad it went well and you guys had a great time! ;:)
wish I could’ve been there…

Matthias said...

Kate, you gonna be around in Boston at all outside of Readercon itself? (Ooh, hey, look at that, Charles Strouss. Almost tempted to actually get a ticket now.)

Matthias said...

Uh... Stross. I think Charles Strouss wrote the musical "Annie." Bit different.

Mohamed Mughal said...

Congrats on a fun and successful literary event. I read your interview on Lua's site; great interview! You've had an interesting life. It's no wonder that the premises for your books are so interesting.

Be well!

Disgruntled Bear said...

LOL, Matthias!

Welcome, Mohamed!

Matthias said...

Yeah, but are you? Going to be hanging around Boston, I mean.

Disgruntled Bear said...

Hi Matthias,
I'm only 90 minutes away, so I can come down for fun stuff this summer.