Sunday, May 13, 2007

PRAISE THE LORD, my book-signing was not only a success, we had a blast! Because of the news article that went in Thursday's paper, all the personal invites I sent out, and just plain word-of-mouth, there were a ton of wonderful people who came out to see me, buy books, and just hang out. I can barely believe it; we sold out of all of B&N's inventory and the 20 or so extra books that we threw in the trunk "just in case".

Aren't these ladies precious? (right pic) They go to my church, and I just love them. They are big supporters of my books. Janet and Arlene...

Below (left) is Kim Fritz, a writing buddy. So glad you could make it, Kim. That meant so much to me. The pic to my right is a precious couple, dear friends of Cecil's and mine, Mike and Terri Metzger. They are both treasures from Heaven, and I'm not kidding! Not only that, they traveled through horrendous traffic to get to my signing. A trip that normally would have taken them 15 minutes took about an hour and a half! ROAD CONSTRUCTION!!! UGH!

This is my precious husband, Cecil. Isn't he the cutest, sweetest, handsomest thing you've ever laid eyes on? Whoa, baby. I love this man so much.
This is Marcia and Duane Tisdel (below, left), my daugher's inlaws. They are special friends of the family. I just love them and am so glad Krissi married their wonderful son. Marcia and I joke that this makes us "sis-in-laws".

The pic above right is Terri, Kendra, and my precious grandboy, Dylan. Grandpa was trying to get a smile out of him, but to no avail. He was a bit perturbed because someone took him out of Grandpa's arms. Hm. He's definitely Grandpa's boy, that's for sure.

I'm sorry I didn't get more pictures, but these were taken toward the end of my signing after things had slowed down.

Here's a great story I'd love to share about my day. One woman approached me in tears. She brought Through Every Storm out of her purse, having already read it, and wanted me to sign it. Then she proceeded to tell me what a blessing the book had been to her, the story itself, and all the Bible verses I had included throughout. It was just what she'd needed, she said, telling me God had put that book before her eyes for a reason, and after reading it decided it was time for her and hubby to go back to church. I was so humbled that we hugged and got weepy together. Her name is Janette, and I will be praying for her as God brings her to my mind. After we finished hugging, she snatched up Loving Liza Jane, and said, "Here, sign this one, too, before you run out of copies!"

Thanks to everyone who made it to my signing. It was a blessed day!

Today is Mother's Day, but that's another post...

Love, Shar