Thursday, December 12, 2013

Book Signing and Reading at Barnes and Noble

This Saturday I have a book signing at Barnes and Noble. The book signing starts at 12:30 and I'm not sure yet when the book readings will be. I'm doing this in conjunction with my kids' school fund raiser and book fair. They'll also have face painting, bookmark making, and teachers will be reading their favorite books.

I actually didn't volunteer to do this until just last week. My husband kept telling me to offer to do a signing/reading at the book fair, but I'm really bad at promoting myself. I feel uncomfortable doing it. Plus it's a little scary. (What if they don't like my books?) So I kept putting it off. Finally last week I talked myself in to telling the PTA president that I was a published author and offered to do a signing or book reading at the book fair. She was excited about the idea and Barnes and Noble managed to order my books and get them there already, so on Saturday I will be there.

Because I was so late in volunteering, they already have a pretty full schedule of the teachers reading books, so they're just going to stick me in when they have time. I'll have my husband read with me. It's better that way because I'm not very good at doing voices and this book requires two different voices--Musk Ox and Zebra. When I read it by myself, I read Musk Ox in my normal voice and then change voices for Zebra, but I think my Zebra ends up sounding annoying more than anything else. So it'll be good to have my husband with me. He does a good job at reading--lots of expression, lots of fun.

If you're interested, the Barnes and Noble I'll be reading at is in Fairfax, VA. The address is 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade. Hope to see you there!

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