Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Real Becomes Surreal

Two days ago, I met my friend Terri S. for lunch. As usual, I was running five minutes behind schedule and she was already seated when I arrived at the restaurant. I hurried over to the table and saw that she had two copies of The Wild Sight lying there next to her elbow on top of her plastic Barnes & Noble bag.

That's when it hit me: That was MY book! It really is out there in bookstores. Complete strangers are reading it. I REALLY AM A PUBLISHED AUTHOR!

After all these years of trying and hoping and dreaming, it was a very surreal moment.

So as promised, here are a few piccies of the big in-person pizza and cake launch party that happened one week ago. Wish you could have all been there!

AC and long time friend and former officemate Donee Sue.



And another long time friend and officemate Linda E. who designed the flyer/invitation for the party.


Signing my very first copy of The Wild Sight for friend and chaptermate Maureen R.


Cutting a piece of the cake for my very good friend Debbie J.

This party will always have a special place in my heart, but I'm looking forward to having more launches in the future!

6 comments:

Helen said...

Aunty Cindy

I love the pictures it must be the best feeling to see your book in print and be able to sign them for people.
I am still eagerly awaiting my copy to arrive so as I can read it. I am hoping that I will get my order this week sometime I have everything crossed.

Have Fun
Helen

Jane said...

Great pics. I definitely hope I can attend the next one. Hopefully you'll be able to have a party on the east coast.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hi Helen,
I hope you get your order too! I'm dying to hear what you think of TWS!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Jane,
It would be a wonderful dream come true to have a launch party in your neck o' the woods!

I know you were there in spirit, but I'd love it even more to have you IN PERSON and be one of those smiling faces with your olde Aunty.

AC

terrio said...

Great pictures! And signing your first book for a fan. How awesome that must have been. I'm still working on getting my copy though I'm sure they are in the stores here. I just can't get myself into the store. LOL! But I will prevail!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Terrio,
PRETTY PLEASE send a piccie?!?! I haven't seen it in a store YET! ACK!!! I know it is good news that all the B&Ns in my are say they are sold out, but I've waited sooo long to see it on the shelf. :-P

AC