It’s funny; when we started putting this book together I really didn’t give much thought about doing book signings. It wasn’t until the publisher told us that they would be contacting bookstores for possible book signings/ meet-and-greets that the thought entered my head. I have to tell you, I consider myself a very outgoing type of person. I thought “Book signings, it will be a breeze.” I love talking to people. I got this.
Then the day of the first book signing came and I couldn’t believe how nervous I was. “What if nobody shows up,” I thought. “What if it’s just me and Don twiddling our thumbs, staring at each other.” I was so nervous that I even forgot a pen to sign the books with. What’s even funnier is I had some friends stop by with their kids to get their book signed and my mind drew a blank. I forgot the names of their kids at that moment. I couldn’t believe it. Now that I look back and two of our book signings have come and gone, I am so glad we did them.
Did I mention that I forgot my pen to both book signings; I’m just saying, Nervous. All the pen forgetting aside, I truly enjoyed meeting new people who were interested in this book that we created. I loved how engaging it was, and all the questions they asked. One of the best feelings was talking to people who purchased the book online and just came in to get it signed. The faces of the kids were priceless. We enjoyed hearing them tell us what their favorite story and poem were and how excited they were to see the plush toy of Rocky the Rock. If we ever stop by where you live to do an event, we would love for you to drop by and give us a hello. It’s always a good thing to meet new people. Until next time, enjoy everyday, and may every moment be an adventure!
Javier Lopez