I just got back from my first book signing and, yes, God does go exceeding and abundantly beyond all we can dare to hope, dream, or imagine (Ephesians 3:20AMP). The bookstore expected me to sell 10 to 15 copies. I was timidly hoping beyond that for maybe 25 copies. We sold 32 copies! 32! And the bookstore had me sign an additional 3 to leave in the store. This marks the first time my book has been on a shelf in a store! God is so good.
The whole experience was amazing! The store was actually in a city that I moved out of 18 years ago, so I didn’t know very many people. But a few people who I hadn’t seen since I was 5 years old showed up and were so excited. The event was also listed in the newspaper and on TV, so several people came up to tell me they’d seen it there. Lol, one man came in to buy one because he’d heard it was an FBI mystery and his sister and brother-in-law where FBI agents. Overall, I got to meet a lot of really sweet people. Plus a lot of people helped out. My family all came down and handed out cards and the sales manager really got into the event. He was walking around the store telling everyone to go see me then he’d come by my table, look at the receding stack, and say, “You’ve got to be kidding me. I’m going to have to go get more.”
Yeah, God is that good.
They had my table set up right by the front door. I think I said hi to every person who came in between 12:30 and 4:30.
My Great Aunt Verna came. :)
The official poster (sorry about the shine). The store had posters up on all entrances.