Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Annie's Truth Book Signing!




I’m always thankful to everyone who comes and purchases a book or just to say hello. It's great to meet people who have read my books. Because writing is a private occupation it's wonderful to meet readers, and get to know them better.

I never know what to expect as I sit facing the front doors of B&N watching people look over with interest, look away, or do what I call the side-swipe, which is when they might be interested but not enough to come directly over. I am so grateful to have friends come and buy a few, their unconditional support never fails me, but I have to admit, when those readers come who aren’t a familiar face I know I’ve made an honest sale. I get a kick out of the entire dynamics of an author at a book signing, it’s both a humbling and exhilarating experience.

It's hard to believe that my next book, Grace Given, is almost through the editing phase and will be released in January. As I go through the edits with my editor I love going over the story all over again. I need that because when I think back to my stories, I can be really hard on myself as to how it turned out. But once I read through it and see it bloom in the editing process, I feel much better. Any one who has been harassed or knows someone who has been will appreciate this next story about turning the other cheek, which is a humbling gesture to make when there is obvious mistreatment. To see how the Amish deal with such matters is always an amazing experience for me and I appreciate them more with each book I write.

6 comments:

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Loved the picture.

Beth Shriver said...

The Bunko gals and my daughter:)They make signings fun:)

Jillian Kent said...

Loved your post, Beth. Great pic. The Amish stories just keep coming. What do you think it is that has made the genre popular so popular? There's got to be more to it than the life style or is that it for the most part?

Beth Shriver said...

Hi Jillian, Becasue the Amish books are considered Christian books I think readers appreciate that piece with all of their traditions and such, and the fact that they can set themselves apart and stay intack as a group, not living in the wrold but of it. I'm amazed they can keep their farms going with the cost of land these days, but they seem to pursevere through whatever comes their way, since they were first persecuted in Europe.

Jillian Kent said...

Perseverance may be the most significant quality after faith. Good lessons for us.

Beth Shriver said...

I agree, they do set a good example for us to follow:)