A few days ago, I had my book signing at the Neill Public Library. They’d asked me to do a 45 minute presentation about writing Swept Up and the self-publishing process. For weeks, I slaved over Power Point and Word trying to make it just right, and prayed I wouldn’t have to talk to an empty room. Well, that room was anything but empty! Friends, family, and community members packed that place to standing room only!
As I took my place behind the podium, I scanned the sea of smiling faces and saw my entire seventeen year history in Pullman looking back at me. Those faces represented the very first people I met on the WSU campus, church friends, former colleagues, my great aunt, and of course my crew of besties. My heart swelled in that moment, and I had to fight back tears in order to get started with my first slide.
My mind has been blown by all the support I’ve received with Swept Up. I’m grateful for every bit of it as my confidence as a writer has grown immeasurably over the summer. I’m not a fraud. I’m a writer! God has graciously led me to what he created me to do and provided me with people to give me the encouragement I need to keep going.
To all my readers, thank you so much for your support! I appreciate each and every one of you! If you’re interested in seeing more pictures from this event, go check out my Facebook page.