Yesterday afternoon I was at the Barnes & Noble store in Holyoke, MA, signing copies of my original supernatural thriller, The Calling. It was a beautiful, sunny autumn day in western Massachusetts; I was told that turnout for these sorts of things is usually better on rainy days, but I remained optimistic.
This was my first time doing a signing in a book store; I had signed many times at various conventions, but it didn’t occur to me until I was in the store yesterday that this was actually a milestone for me.
Overall, I was happy with the response I got from the store’s customers, and with the number of copies of the book that were sold. To all who stopped in and bought a copy, thank you —I truly appreciate your support.
I’d also like to thank the store’s community-relations manager, Gail Harris, who helped promote the event and made me feel very much at home; and Erica Feldon, my book’s publicist at Simon & Schuster, who coordinated the event with Ms. Harris.
This was a lot of fun; I think I’ll have to do this again sometime.
Here are a couple more photos from the event: