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Sandi Shilhanek | Book Signings

June 14, 2009

This week I again went to a book signing. This time the author was MaryJanice Davidson. I don’t personally read this author, but have many friends who do, so were anticipating a big crowd. When I arrived at the bookstore it was obvious that they too were expecting a large crowd as there were plenty of seats available, but not enough to hold hundreds of people should they show.

I have to admit to being surprised by the low number of people who showed for the signing. Admittedly the weather was less than desirable, but when I headed out who knew that North Texas was going to be bombarded…certainly not I. I was inside and dry and warm. Yes, the lights flickered, and yes, I was worried about getting home but those things could wait to fret about until I had all my books signed.

What you don’t read her but you were getting books signed? Yes, I got books signed for friends. I’m trying to be good and let various friends around the country know when an author is coming to Dallas and getting a book for them should they desire. After all if I was honest wouldn’t I want someone to get a book signed for me if I didn’t have the chance to do it, so I’m just trying to play nice and hopefully along with getting reimbursed for the book will get reimbursed with someone going to a signing whether they want to or not and getting a book for me.

Is there an author whose autograph you’re dying to have? Perhaps an author you’d love to meet in person? It’s time to play the what if game…what if you could meet an author whether they be dead or alive who would it be and what would you be wanting to know about them personally or their plans for the characters?

I’d love to meet Nora Roberts. I’d probably be too dumbstruck to ask her a question should I have the chance to meet her. Another author I’d love to meet is Robyn Carr. What would I ask Ms. Carr? Hmmm…hard to know since I’m in her yahoo chat group and have talked with her as part of the DFW Tea readers phone in dinner clubs, but I’m sure I could think of something!

Until next week happy page turning!


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