I couldn’t have scripted my hometown launch any better if I tried. Everything went so smoothly. Before the launch started, I was interviewed by Doreen Barnes for Brock News TV. I’m not sure when it will be available online but I will pass the link on when I get it. The interview took place in the library at The Wedgewood Retirement Resort, directly across the hall from the media lounge where my launch was held.
Now I decided that I couldn’t wear the same ensemble today that I wore in Kansas but footwear definitely worked into the equation. I mean a newly published author can’t always wear the same clothes to every event.
In the beginning there weren’t many people in the room but at 2:00, we started anyway. Doreen introduced me and I spoke about the background information on my book and then read an excerpt before the floor was opened up for questions.
While I was in my element in front of the crowd, the room began to fill up. Undistracted by the interruption, I carried on. By the time, I was wrapping up my reading it was practically standing room only.
Many of the people who came to my signing wanted to get their photo taken with me. Who woulda thunk it? People wanting to get their picture taken avec moi.
The day turned out better than I could have hoped for. Signed and sold 22 copies! Wow!
10 thoughts on “Today’s launch of A Shadow in the Past in the Wedgewood Author Series”
Fabulous! It was a great event!
Thanks Dorothy! A dream come true for sure. See you tomorrow morning at WI?
Wow! and double WOW! How wonderful.
I tried to leave a comment yesterday, but it didn’t take 🙁
Congrats on such wonderful news 😀
cover artist for A Shadow in the Past
Congratulations, Melanie, on a successufl signing and reading. You look like you enjoyed yourself.
Thanks Vivian. It was pretty amazing. My first sale yesterday was really special, too. Not just because it was my first but because the lady who bought my book was a good friend of my mum’s.
Glad you were finally able to comment, Aidana. Everyone commented on how beautiful the cover was and the richness of the colours.
I had a great time, Beverly, and was totally blown away when I saw the lineup of people in front of the table to buy my book.
Melanie you look like you are having a ball! Congrats, it was worth the wait!
Definitely worth the wait, Linn! Thanks so much for the support from you personally, and loveahappyending.com as a group. It’s meant a lot to me along my journey this past year.