The first time I sold a short story, my first professional publication, first time working with an editor, and now, my first book launch event!
As much as I wanted to share more about this event beforehand, since it was organized by the Sisters in Crime organization that sponsored the anthology (and I am one of many authors included in the book) I didn't want to overstep my bounds.
|Reading an excerpt.|
Everything went as planned, with many of the contributing writers who read excerpts from their stories sharing this first-time publication experience with me.
This was the best photo I could find so far of my own reading. The happy downside (is that an oxymoron?) of a packed house, trying to get a photo without an arm or a head in the way!
We finished out the scheduled event with some refreshments, and an informal book signing.
A few more pictures from the day:
|Carolina Crimes cake!|
|My first author autograph!|
|Finished the day with some delicious|
Now you might think, with all these firsts that I might need a break. But who are we kidding?
I have another amazing new "first" event planned, and it involves YOU, dear Writing Desk Readers! I'll have an official announcement very soon, I can't wait to share my plans with you!
Who else has had any writing firsts this year? I'd love to hear about them!