|The "Long" Table|
Jill Jones, my wonderful friend, mentor and multi-published
author got the photos she took to me yesterday so I can now write a bit about
how the book signing/reading went! I’m happy again just thinking about the
event and the thirty-odd people who showed up for it. There was a cost because
it was a “tea” as well, and that was quite beyond touching for me to have so
many pay to hear me read, and for those who hadn’t already, to buy the book.
|Kay-Cee, Dorothy Handy |
|Keith Jennings, Don & Kimble|
We ate a scrumptious “tea” with champagne to begin with,
then finger sandwiches and sweet goodies, all homemade and catered by the great
staff at the Monte Vista Inn, where the reading was held.
|Shannon, Sue Miller|
|Various attendees and Jill Jones|
I thought I would feel jitters, be too nervous
to read well. I’d spent literally the entire morning practicing, and though I still
stumbled a few times, I think I did rather well for a first public reading. To begin, I played
Sarah Brightman’s “The Last Words You Said To Me” (Music: Richard Marx, Lyrics: Janey Clewer
), which was a huge
inspiration for me while writing the story. I then began to narrate and read. I
suppose I did so for about 15 minutes standing at the tall table they’d put at
the end of the long table where everyone sat to eat. Standing was a good thing
in that venue. I didn’t worry about if I could be heard or not and it took my
mind off of what I was doing!
| the author|
know what I will do differently next time (which will be November 5th
at the South Georgia Regional Library in Valdosta from 2 to 4 pm!). I learned
this can be a fun experience, and I learned much from the time spent with "my" readers. I thank you all very kindly for participating in my first “major”
event as an author. I thank Sue Conlon at the Monte Vista for a wonderful “tea”
and location; Jill Jones for her faith and belief in me, and my family for
their support of me in this endeavor and their love which is always there. I
feel so blessed!
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