Friday, May 7, 2010

Reston Rocks!

Last night, I had my first bookstore signing event at the Reston (VA) Barnes & Noble.

I’ve been patronizing this store for many years, and it was such a thrill to be speaking at it. As a published author. With my books on the shelf! In a word: AWESOME!

We had a nice turnout—most of the seats were taken—and we sold some books. Also nice. But it was even nicer meeting such wonderful readers and talented local writers (and a few folks just there for the cake—I don’t blame them a bit!).

I had a blast!

I’d like to thank my two hosts for the event, Ginna and Martina. Two nicer and more supportive ladies you will never meet. And so knowledgeable, too. If you ever have any book questions, you now know where to go. Tell them Alan sent you. (While you’re there, you could always pick up a signed copy of DIAMONDS FOR THE DEAD. Just sayin’)

THANKS SO MUCH, LADIES!

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(At my talk, every time I looked up, I saw THE TAVERNIER STONES out of the corner of my eye, on a nearby end display. Which is a good omen, I think, because next Monday’s blog post will focus on that newly-released book!)


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6 comments:

Stephen Parrish said...

Oh Alan, my Alan.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Glad the event was a success! I guess offering cake is always a good idea for attracting crowds.

Ingrid King said...

It was great to meet you in person. What a fun event!

Alan Orloff said...

Thanks! Yes, it's one of my goals in life--to always go places, or do things, that involve cake.

Ben Hutchins said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to have my first book signing, and hearing stories like yours just makes me want to work harder. Best of luck.

Alan Orloff said...

Stay with it, Ben, and someday you too can serve cake at your book signing! (see, had to work the cake in somehow)