Sorry it’s been a week since I posted! It’s been a busy week. After the whirlwind release of Goddess of the Hunt, I needed to spend some quality time with the family and then hunker down to get some progress made on all this other work…namely the Stud Club trilogy, coming summer 2010! I’m in the middle of writing book two, working on copy edits for book one, and as of this morning looking over the cover blurbs for the whole trilogy. I’m so, so excited about it.

Over the weekend, I had my first bookstore book signing! It was so much fun. The Costa Mesa Barnes and Noble was our gracious host, and I was lucky enough to share the table with my fellow local authors DeAnna Cameron, Debra Mullins, and Jennifer Haymore (who also writes as Dawn Halliday).
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All this was exciting enough, but just as the signing was starting, a mysterious man came up and gave me a gift:

If you look closely, or click on the image, you will see it is a paper boat, labeled S.S. Siren, filled with paper goats. Now, amongst my good friends, my second book, Surrender of a Siren, is affectionately known as “Goats on a Boat”. But this strange man was not one of my good friends. So I was a little bit weirded out.

But the signing was starting, and people wanted to take pictures and have books signed, and so I just sat there puzzling over it. Then a text came through on my cell phone: “You look nice in pink.”

Now I knew something was up. I jumped up, and out from the nearest bookshelf popped soon-to-debut authors Courtney Milan (who flew in from out of town!) and Sara Lindsey (who drove down from LA with her mom in tow!). I couldn’t believe it! What wonderful friends.

My other critique partner, Carey Baldwin, has a sorta kinda important job and understandably couldn’t make it, but look: she bought everyone in her office a copy of Goddess of the Hunt!
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I have the best friends in the world. That is all.

6 comments to “I have the best friends in the world”

  1. terrio
    · August 13th, 2009 at 10:56 am · Link

    The boat thing from a stranger would have worried me a bit, but the text would have totally freaked me out. LOL!

    Congrats on the booksigning! And you do have great friends, just think of all the parts of the country to which you’ll be flying to return the favors. LOL!

  2. Elyssa Papa
    · August 13th, 2009 at 10:43 am · Link

    Courtney and Sara are fabulous friends! I love the origami goats and boat. Where did you display it when you got home?

    And, yeah, I know what you mean about having best friends in the world. I got them too. 🙂 It’s so great.

  3. Louisa Edwards
    · August 13th, 2009 at 11:42 am · Link

    Awesome. I love the pic of all those nurses reading GotH!

  4. KimC
    · August 13th, 2009 at 12:03 pm · Link

    awww, how sweet of them!!

    So, who was the mystery man who delivered the boat?

    How did the signing go??

  5. Maggie Robinson/Margaret Rowe
    · August 14th, 2009 at 4:43 am · Link

    Damn it for all this setting of precedents. I’ve already told my crit partners I’m not flying in for their signings, LOL. I still love them though! You all (goats included) look lovely.

  6. Erica Ridley
    · August 20th, 2009 at 1:29 pm · Link

    Awww, that is so awesome!!!!!