Ketchup is a Vegetable Hits a Bestseller List! WHOOT!

Y’all. I just don’t know that I can do this moment justice. Dammit. I am already crying. My book is here and even though I’ve been working towards this day for almost three years, it doesn’t still seem real.

I had my first signing last night at the best indie bookstore on the planet, TurnRow Books. My peeps filled that joint up and for an hour and a half I signed book after book after book. And every single time, I was in awe. I was amazed that they cared enough to come, to spend their hard earned dollars on my words. I can’t even wrap my mind around it.

Last night was more than I ever thought it could be AND I didn’t fall down, cry, spell my name wrong OR cuss in front of the children. (I did have to lightly sensor myself to prevent that last one.) But to get to read my words… to HEAR laughter instead of just hoping for it when my columns are read and blog posts are read… well, it was sort of addictive. I’m ready to do it again.

Me and my friend Kathryn. I mostly just wanted y’all to see how amazing my hair looked.

THEN today, one of my most favorite writers EVER in the history of the world, Laurie Notaro, gave me a little Idiot Girl Shout Out on her Facebook page. My fellow IGs went bananas and started buying up Kindle copies of the book and pushed my book all the way up to #8 on the Kindle Best-Seller List for Parenting/Humor. And Ketchup was #22 on the Humor/Essay category right there with Chelsea Handler, David Sedaris and Mindy Kaling. I still can’t believe it.

I don’t even know what to say other than thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. From the bottom of my heart– thank you. If you want to check for signings click on the Events tab, I’ll be updating regularly. To order copies, click on the picture in the sidebar or go to TurnRow to order signed copies. You can even get them personalized. I’m going up there to sign books every few days so that they can get them shipped out to you in time for Christmas!

OH! And also, I made TurnRow’s November Bestseller list. I took a picture of it in their bathroom.



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  1. Emily Patridge says

    Robin, How cool are you? This is soooo cool; I’m so proud of you and I want to be just like you when I grow up!
    p.s. You did have a great hair do last night! What products do you use?

    • says

      Thanks! I got my hair DID that night because I knew I would be freaking out and not able to get it to do right! I go to Kassie at The Parlor!

  2. says

    This is fantastic!! I’ve been following your journey and I know I’m still fairly new to your blog but, truly, this is so great! Congratulations!!
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  3. Latane says

    Just found you in the Daily Mt. Eagle article and hopped right over to take a look-see. Loving it. Will have to get me a book, girl.

  4. Kimberly says

    I am just too, too impressed with you! Finished reading last night and am proud to recommend your book to all my frends and, bonus, I sort of know the author! :) At least, it feels like I do since I’ve followed along on here for quite awhile and I knew (of) you way back when you were just a fun hospital friend of my sister’s I heard about often. :) It has been so neat to watch this day come for you! Couldn’t be happier for ya! Nice work, lady!

  5. patty jacks says

    I am very excited about your book! I have been scrapbooking your articles for about a year now. I love your humor! I always found motherhood to our three daughters to be humorous, too. Imagine having one bathroom with three teenagers! LOL I am very excited for you. You are living my dream! I am a retired schoolteacher and have some children’s short, picture book stories that I have been too “chicken” to submit. I am concerned about publishers, who and how to go about it. I am not wanting to burden you with this because LOL you have enough to take care of!! I made it to the Thirty8Twenty too late to meet you but I bought a book. I plan to go back and buy some others for Christmas presents. I can’t make it to The Olive Branch tomorrow, sooo…….Would you give me an idea how to obtain some copies? Thank you and God bless, Patty Jacks


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