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August Book Signings and Events

calendarAugust is going to be a very busy – and very exciting! – time for me. On Tuesday, I’m off to the Romance Novel Convention in Las Vegas. It will be held at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino on Fremont Street, August 7-11, 2013. If you love romance novels, check out what the convention has to offer.

I’ll be participating in the Author/Reader Meet & Greet from 3-5pm on Saturday. Share some M&Ms with me and chat about my books and what’s next.

 

You might want to come to the whole thing, or just stop by the Book Fair on Sunday to buy autographed books by your favorite authors – like me! πŸ™‚ Here is a list of all the authors participating.

Then on August 17, I’ll be at the ROCK for CHUM event in Mason, Michigan (near Lansing). It’s a fundraiser for my sister’s facility, CHUM Therapeutic Riding. Check out the Facebook page for more information. I’m not sure the setup since I haven’t been there before, but I’ll be at a booth or table somewhere signing books for part of the day. πŸ™‚

The RUN for CHUM is on Labor Day this year, Monday, September 2. I can’t believe my madness, but I’m going to the run the 13.1 mile half marathon (!) and then get cleaned up to sign books at a book table there. Am I crazy or what?! Hahaha! So please stop by and see if I’m still breathing. πŸ˜›

Super_ip09_FINALI haven’t booked anything else yet, but I’m hoping to make a few stops at bookstores and/or libraries in southern Michigan, and in Traverse City, MI, where Little Miss Lovesick is set. (Unexpected Superhero is sort of set there, too, but I renamed it Double Bay so I could change things around to work better for my story.)

I’ll keep you updated as to new events I’ll be at, so check back or subscribe to the blog and/or my newsletter (both on the right sidebar). Stay tuned to find out when you can get Unexpected Superhero as a free Kindle download!

Talk to you all more soon!

First Public Book Signing – Woo-hoo!

Sorry I didn’t get this posted earlier but I have been running around like a mad woman getting ready for the SoCal RWA Conference this weekend. My very first book signing was at my Romance Writers of America meeting earlier this year, and that was awesome. It was not at all scary because it was all my friends.

SoCal RWA Conference

But on Sunday I’ll be participating in my first public book signing. A couple dozen romance writers will be selling and signing books (sorry, Barnes & Noble said you can’t bring in books you already own to have them signed) all together in a big conference room at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Santa Ana, California. Click here for details on who, when and where.

If any of you are in the area, I’d love to see a friendly and familiar face! If you won’t be around but you know someone who lives in the area, I’d love for you to pass the word. πŸ™‚

I won’t be home in time to post pictures for next Monday’s blog, so I’ll wait until Tuesday to post. That way I can tell you all about it and show you the pictures! I can’t decide if I’m more nervous (I’m scratching my arm like crazy!) or more excited (I can’t wait for people to see my Little Miss Lovesick t-shirt and the mockup for the Unexpected Superhero book cover!) but one way or the other, this train has left the station!

Woo-hoooo!

Kitty’s First Book Signing

Kitty signing a book to author Nancy Farrier

Kitty signing a book to author Nancy Farrier

A week ago Saturday I participated in my first book signing! It was so much fun! The signing took place at my RWA meeting, the Orange County Chapter of the Romance Writers of America.

I got to sign my romantic comedy Little Miss Lovesick – my very first book. πŸ™‚ And I was one of 16 authors signing our anthology, Romancing the Pages.

What a hoot with all sixteen of us lined up at tables with a line of our friends waiting to get sixteen autographs!

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Kitty signing next to author Sharon Hampton

At the signing, I learned several interesting things:

  • You should figure out what you’re going to write besides your name before the signing.
  • It’s hard to talk and write at the same time.
  • It’s hard to appear friendly when you’re not talking to the person.
  • When you talk about one thing and write something else, you are eventually going to write what you just said. And then you have to fix it!
  • Makeup and pretty, comfortable clothes that make you feel good about yourself and then you’re even friendlier.
  • A nice V-cut blouse looks good…but I began to wonder if my cleavage was showing. My friends laughingly assured me it wasn’t. πŸ˜€
  • Chatting up all the wonderful people who asked for my autograph made for a long line.

I had a great time. I think everyone had a great time. And all I can think of is – I can’t wait to do it again! πŸ˜€

Three Books? How’d That Happen?

There were a lot of things about 2012 that made it one of the worst years of my life, but there were a few simply amazing things that happened, too.

Kitty and LML proof1. After more than a year, things worked out so that I could finally work on gettingΒ Little Miss Lovesick into print. (I published it as an ebook in September 2011, just before we moved away from Sydney.) On the day after Thanksgiving, I was the happiest I’d been all year – I held a paperback copy of my first book in my hands for the first time!

Romancing the Pages 22. Early in the year, my Romance Writers of America chapter decided to publish an anthology of short stories as a fundraiser. I’d already been thinking about using the original-now-cut first chapters of my superhero book as a short story, so I thought I’d help with the fundraiser. In August, Romancing the Pages came out in ebook format. “Hero In Disguise” is my first published short story – yay! And this month, the print version is out, too.

Moonlit Encounters3. When John and I lived in Sydney, my RWA group there also talked about putting together an anthology. After a bazillion hours of hard work, we did it! Just before Christmas, Moonlit Encounters, a collection of eight romantic novellas, went up for sale. My story, “Rescue at Loon Lake,” is set in the same little Michigan town where my new series is set, The Strays of Loon Lake. Our ebook version has been on sale for 99 cents through yesterday, but you might still find it at that price today. And our paperback is now available for purchase, too.

I can hardly believe I can hold three different books in my hand that all have my stories in them! As soon as I get a print copy of Romancing the Pages, I’ll put up a picture of me holding all three books. πŸ™‚

Another first for me is coming up this Saturday – my first book signing! Yay! I’m going to try to get John to come with me to the RWA meeting and take pictures. I’ll post those as soon as I can.

My book page here on the web site is broken as of today (has been for about a week) and I’m still working on fixing it. When it’s fixed, you’ll be able to order autographed copies of all three books from me.

Wow, I feel like a real live writer today! πŸ˜€

P.S. If you’re interested in a class on goal setting and time management, check out my class that starts a week from today.