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.
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.