Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Wild Sight FINALLY Sighted!

Yesterday, after 2 1/2 endless, frustrating weeks, I FINALLY SAW THE WILD SIGHT on a bookstore shelf!

This time I got smart and called ahead instead of walking in and being disappointed. So there it was in the "New Romance" section of Barnes & Noble, TEN BEAUTIFUL COPIES, FACE OUT on the middle (thank goodness for an "M" name!) shelf!

My BFF Shirl was with me and after we squee-ed a few times and she took my piccie, I hurried over to the customer service desk and asked if I could sign "my stock." Just saying those words was a thrill and the B&N clerk was equally excited for me when she told me, "Sure!"

I rushed back and signed all ten copies while Shirl stuck "Author Autographed" stickers on every cover. What a WONDERFUL FEELING! This long journey into print that started over a year ago has finally achieved its Happily Ever After!

11 comments:

Helen said...

Aunty Cindy I love the photo you can see the joy written all over your face I am sooo happy for you alas I am still awaiting my copy to arrive but I promise to send pics when I have it in my hands.
I just know that Donovan and Rylie are going to my friends and I am now eagerly awaiting the release of a book that is going to take me on a trip to Italy. WOW Ireland and Italy I can't wait.

Have Fun
Helen

squiresj said...

Congratulations on your book. I had never heard of you before I saw you on the Long and Short Review page. Good luck in your writing. By the way there is nothing wrong with a hero wearing plaid pj bottoms - it is more real that way.

terrio said...

I'm so excited that you finally found it! And great picture too. I tried two more stores this weekend with no luck. I know I should just order it online, but I'm determined to find it in person, dang it. LOL!

It's taking me forever to read the latest Lisa Kleypas (because of time constraints - not because the book isn't awesome!) but come heck or high water, this one is next! LOL!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Helen,
First off let me say what an ADORABLE piccie of your grandson and the roo! And I can never thank you too many times for all your wonderful support! If wishing would make it so, you'd have had your copy of TWS about 2 minutes after I had mine.

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Squiresj,
Thank you for reading my entry at Long & Short of It. They gave me a WONDERFUL review of TWS as well. And I appreciate you taking the time of come over here and comment.

As I said on L&SofI, my own DH wears plaid pajamas and he is still MY hero! ;-)

Hope you enjoy THE WILD SIGHT,
AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Terrio,
I KNOW how busy you are! And how is kidlet doing with her math?

I've been telling people to order on Amazon, but I know exactly what you mean. I was DETERMINED to see it ON THE SHELF! My long time dream finally came true!

Can't thank YOU enough for your support either!
AC

terrio said...

I will find it, I promise!

Kiddo is doing well, except it seems her other school was quite a bit behind this one. This teacher is marking everything on her story writing. Not that I don't think she should, I'm just annoyed that the other school let lots of things go so she's so far behind.

Hopefully, we can get her all caught up soon!

terrio said...

Oh, and thanks for asking! LOL!

Jane said...

Congrats on seeing your book on the shelves. Congrats on the book deal, too.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Terrio,
It's really difficult to get them caught up when the new school is ahead. Be glad it happened now instead of in junior high or high school!

Hope you find TWS soon!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Thanks a BUNCH, Jane!

Have you found TWS there in the Big Apple?

And the new deal isn't "done" quite yet so I haven't blogged about it yet, but soon.....

AC