My first book signing

Well, it’s almost here, that moment that all aspiring authors wait for, when we not only got something published but also venture out into the world to publically sign our books, hoping desperately that someone will show up and want to buy one! One with my very own signature.  Whoever thought that anyone other than my bank would really care if I signed my name.

So anyway, any of my friends who live here in Larimer County, please come out to my inaugural book signing this coming Saturday, November 30th from 2-4 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble at the Centerra Mall.  I will be signing copies of my two Chicken Soup for the Soul books, From Lemons to Lemonade and It’s Christmas.  They would make excellent Christmas gifts! And I would be honored if you would like to purchase one of these great inspirational books. Besides my stories, they each contain one hundred other inspiring stories from fabulous authors.  Have a blessed Thanksgiving and I look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Great day! Feeling like an author!

its christmas

Today was a great day in my very limited experience of becoming an author. To start the day off right, in the mail came my very first check as an author from my first story From Abandoned to Attorney published in “Chicken Soup For the Soul, From Lemons to Lemonade!” I can now say I am officially a paid author. Then a few hours later, I received my advance copies of my second published story, Not Alone, in “Chicken Soup for the Soul, It’s Christmas” It is a wonderful book about the joy and wonder of Christmas and goes on sale everywhere October 8th (by the way , that’s the day before I celebrate my 60th birthday!) Anyway, I am encouraged and humbled by being selected to appear in these wonderful Chicken Soup publications. It gives me the inspiration to keep writing and working on my novel. Maybe someday I will be able to say that I’ve published a novel too!

On a different note, enough about me.  I can’t post a blog this week without mentioning how my thoughts and prayers go out to all of those people affected by the horrible floods here in my beloved State of Colorado.  I didn’t think it would ever stop raining, but this morning we are blessed again with our usual clear blue skies. Although I was not personally hit by the flood, there is just so much devastation and loss here in my home of Larimer County. Many homes and businesses lost. My heart goes out to everyone.