Monday, February 09, 2009

Booksigning--an education and a blast

I had the opportunity to go to a signing of 15 romance writers recently. It was great meeting them, talking about writing, and about their work. I learned firsthand a lot about presentation--how to create an inviting booksigning. There was the three long tables where the authors sat with their books ready to sigh, a table with refreshments, and give aways and prizes that were drawn from a box. I had filled out a card with my name, address, and email and put it in the box. Of all things, being on the mailing lists of authors is something I don't mind at all.

And there was all the different genres of romance to choose from ranging from contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical. It was a light-hearted, fun time. What I particularily enjoyed were the readings. At different times, it was announced that one of the authors would read. "Oh, wow!" is all I can say.

Here are the web sites of the authors I met. I've attached their links so you can visit their sites.
Annette Blair
Kristan Higgins
Marie Force
Stella Price (I actually already knew Stella.)
Jessica Andersen
Cat Johnson,
Tilly Greene
Allie Boniface
Donna Michaels
Leigh Ellwood
Denise Eagan
Emily Bryan
Isabelle Santiago
Kathryn Smith
Toni Andrews

Ah, Valentine's Day and a little romance reading is just the thing!


Lyncee said...

Wow - that's about all I can come up with. Sad since I think I like to write. I love meeting with other authors, and rarely do I get the chance. I'm sure it was awesome. I'm famaliar with a couple.


Isabelle Santiago said...

Hi Susan! It's Isabelle. :) It was really great to meet you at the signing. I was so thrilled to be a part of such a well organized and beautiful event with so many other talented authors.

The giveaways and snacks were tons of fun as well. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed yourself.