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.