| Angie Counios
I talked about being nervous and ‘buzzy’ in a previous post.
My friend Lorraine was the first person picking up a book and my friend Georgina was the last. As a pleasant surprise, I even met Lucas, the eagle eye of our error, who wasn't what I expected at all. And in-between, we had a steady flow of positive people coming by to visit and purchase a signed copy.
Dave and I agreed that it went very well, although exhausting.
As I let those two hours meander in my brain two days later, little verbal snapshots make me smile. Some things were said by readers and some by Dave or myself. I also think that the day was as close to an interview as we have had so far.
Here are a few things overheard:
How good does this feel? Great.
How long did it take you? Less than a year.
Is it signed? Can you sign it? Of course.
Don’t put my name in it. If you get famous it will be worth more. IF!??! P-shaw—When!
Are you starting another one soon? We have already begun.
Great work you guys. Thank you very much.
It’s bigger than I thought. [smile]
I actually now know an author. Actually you know two. [Dave and I smile]
You wrote a book! I know! Crazy! Right?
Could this be a movie? Yes. It sure can be.
I’ll take four, actually, make that eight. Holy Shi*
So, what’s next? Stay tuned and you'll find out.
Of course I’ll review it on Amazon.com for you. Thank you.
And between all the "thank you" and the greetings, the few things I remember Dave and I saying:
If it’s a good review, sign it. If it’s bad, keep it anonymous to maintain our friendship!
Hashtag it with a photo on Facebook or Twitter (#alongcomesawolfe or #couniosandgane) for a prize draw.
Let’s have a beer.
We deserve one.
Yes, pizza too.