Friday, April 2, 2010

Baby Pictures

I never met a bookstore I didn't love.

But I especially love my local Barnes & Noble in Reston, VA.

As soon as I heard the books were on the shelves (face-out, in two different spots!), I rushed to the store like a typical newbie author, camera in hand. I needed to make sure I got my dorky photo taken with my books before they all sold out :)

Mission accomplished!







Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations. Those look great on the shelves just waiting for someone to take them home. :)

Anonymous said...

Alan - Congratulations!! I am so, so happy for you : ) : ) I wish you the best with Diamonds for the Dead.

Ingrid King said...

Congratulations! And I'm glad I'm not the only one who does that! I'm looking forward to your book signing at that store in May.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Congratulations! Your baby looks great on the shelves.

Sue Ann Jaffarian said...

Yeeeeeeeeee ha! You're on your way, pal. Great photos!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Oh, great pictures! I'm going to be reading your book right after spring break is over! :)

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Alan Orloff said...

Mason - Thanks! I can't decide what would look better, a shelf of my books, or an empty shelf where my books were.

Margot - Thanks! It's nice that my friends share my excitement.

Ingrid - Thanks! I think all authors do that. At least I hope they do, it'll make me feel a little less goofy.

Jane - Thanks! They'll grow up so fast, won't they.

Sue Ann - Thanks! Yeeeeeee ha! is the same sound I made at the bookstore! Got a few strange looks, I did.

Elizabeth - Thanks! I hope you survive spring break. I've got a couple days left, and I think I can make it...

Cricket McRae said...

Yay for books face out on the shelves! Great baby pics, Alan -- big congratulations!

Lorel Clayton said...

Beautiful pictures! Congratulations!
I know I'd be doing the same--after I made sure to put my books in front of Dan Brown's :)

Jude Hardin said...

Gotta love it, Alan. Congrats, man!

Alan Orloff said...

Cricket - Thanks! Face out is nice. Definitely.

Lorel - Thanks! Taking pics in the bookstore was worth all the weird looks I got.

Jude - Thanks! What's the gestation period for your baby?