I was a nervous wreck – but you know that.
I about shut down a million times.
In the end? The event was a massive success and I had a lot of fun! I was glad to have hubby beside me – the ladies LOVED him! He’s such a charmer and did an amazing job grabbing swag to giveaway to you, fearless readers, AND he did a great job promoting me and his novel! Yeesh!
A few months ago was the Ohioana Book Festival and one thing I learned was not to go in the very beginning. We showed up to Ever After with about 2 hours left of the event and people were sooo nice and chatty! I had a couple people give me a little side-eye when I mentioned that I’m a blogger and would love to promo their work if they wanted/needed it Let’s be honest – I didn’t know everyone there! I’m new(ish) to this whole game!
I was stoked to meet the amazing JA Hensley, who is absolutely wonderful. I actually bought tickets to this event because she was going to be there. I was glad she was towards the back of the ballroom – it meant that I didn’t panic the way I did at Ohioana when the incredible Sherri Hayes was RIGHT THERE when I walked in the door. (Not gonna lie – I did a circle before I met Sherri Hayes – she was my last stop because I was fan girling so hard.)
One thing is for sure – I LOVED the event and am so glad to have gone. We got a lot of good information and I really feel prepared to take hubby to his first signing when the time comes. Heck, I’m ready to finish my novel so I can hang out with all these wonderful gals!
Get ready, fearless readers…I’m sorting swag and building packs to giveaway. I’ve got 3 SIGNED PAPERBACKS! Signed bookmarks, rack cards, post cards….there’s sooo much stuff!