The book launch for FORGIVEN was held the last day of March (didn’t want to be an April fool) at one of my favorite Barnes & Noble stores.
So on to the report:
About thirty some souls came by to hear me talk about the series, read a section from the last book (the fourth one) and answer questions. Many of these folks were friends of mine, but I got to meet new readers as well. One young lady (Amanda) and her mom drove two hours to come to the signing. I was so jazzed!
One young lady and her mom drove two hours down to Atlanta to attend the launch. Then they joined us for a trip to a local pub for dinner and conversation.
After the signing we adjourned to a local pub (The Firkin and Gryphon) which readily accommodated THIRTEEN of us with no hassle. We chose to sit outdoors because the weather was so nice. Other than a very persistant carpenter bee (boy, those things are big) it was comfortable and critter-free.
We settled in for comfortable conversation, good food and a very pleasant time. Looking down the long table I was reminded how infinitely blessed I am to be surrounded by such wonderful and loving people.
This was especially poignant as I’d just heard that another friend had passed away the night before, far before his time. It was a reminder that our days are short, that friends are dear, and one should always take time to celebrate life.
For all of you who came to the signing (and to Alan and the staff at B&N — you guys rock!) thank you so much for sharing in my crazy stories. It’s all the more meaningful because you’re journeying along with me.