Despite the jet-lag (flying from Seattle to Boston ain’t no quick hop), the sleep-deprivation (perhaps I shouldn’t have had all that wine at the hotel bar the night before the book signing) and being totally out my league (watching the big authors like Colleen Hoover and SC Stephens, I was kind of freaking out), the Boston Author Event was a complete success.
Yes, I was loopy and exhausted. Yes, over a thousand people had to wait in the fricking freezing cold for hours just to meet the authors. Yes, I ran out of books pretty much right away (I honestly didn’t think anyone would want to buy Sins & Needles!). But man, was it fun.
Naturally it was great to meet fellow authors I like and admire, such as Madeline Sheehan, E.L. Montes, Amber Lynn Natusch, Kendall Grey. It was just as good to meet the bloggers I love such as Autumn from the Autumn Review, Aestas, Christine from Cocaine and Cupcakes, Megan from the Book Asylum (who helped put on the fab event), Kait from YA Vixens, Taryn from My Secret Romance, Sherre from Beckoned by Books and more. But the BEST part was meeting fans, many who traveled just to see me, many whom I’d talked to before but never got a chance to meet, people like the EIT street team (Robin, Megan, Brenna and now Stephanie), Paula, Sandra, Jamie, Tressa, Nicole and countless others. I also got to meet new fans, which was really cool. REALLY REALLY COOL.
The event was well-organized (albeit slightly chaotic) thanks to the volunteers like Becky and Sarah, Maribel, Katie, Heather and more who were firm and tireless with the burgeoning crowd. Hell, they did a better job than some of the security team!
And I had the best table partner in the world, my fiance Scott, who fed me, gave me water, snuck me in Jack Daniels, handled the cash and managed to take a pictures of many of the people who came to see me. He even signed a book or two haha (for the Dex lovers).
So, without further ado, here are the photos…you’ll grow tired of seeing my face after the third picture lol (and watch for the awesome Red Rum necklace Robin gave me!)
How AWESOME is this beautiful Sins & Needles card she made me??