Book Signing at Urban Think!

Last week, Bruce and Medea Harris hosted my first book signing at their bookstore, Urban Think!, an eclectic bookstore in the cool part of town. To get there, you drive over brick roads that wind around small lakes; oaks line the road, draped in Spanish moss.

When I arrived, Jim Crescitelli, the manager, welcomed me with a hug and a stack of my books. I like this bookstore because it smelled like coffee and made me feel all literary and stuff. Lots of friends and family dropped in, and even people I didn't know bought books and talked with me! By the end of the day, Violet Raines had SOLD OUT!

Here's how the day went (courtesy of my mom, the photographer):

This is Jim.
I got him to come outside during one of the rare moments
he wasn't busy with customers or helping someone on the phone.

My sister constructed this board
using photos I took at the Econlockhatchee River.

Serendipity! Julie Compton, author of the legal thriller, Tell No Lies, ran out of books at a book signing and came to Urban Think! for more copies. That's her below on the left. I also met her husband, Eric Compton (on the right), who just happens to work at Scholastic! He recognized my book and introduced himself right away. It was a thrill to meet him, and more thrilling yet to know he was familiar with Violet Raines!

All in all, a great day! Thanks Urban Think! and thank you to all the wonderful people who visited that day!


Travis Erwin said...

Very cool. Glad it was such a success.

Charles Gramlich said...

I would have loved to have been there. Glad it went well.

Mary Witzl said...

I'm glad it went well too -- and you look so calm and relaxed!

Rena said...

Wow, that's really cool. I bet it's such a great feeling seeing people excited about your book. Sounds like you had a great turnout.

Kim Kasch said...

Oh how exciting! It looks like a very fun way to spend a day. And how cool is it to have your books sell out???!!!

Way-to-go Danette.

courtney said...

Oooh! It looks like it was a great day. Thank you for sharing these parts of your journey as an author, Danette. It's so exciting to be able to see it unfold on your blog! Congratulations!!

Bruce said...

A star is born. Congrats, Danette.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Fantastic - and it looked very busy.

Chris Eldin said...

Wish I could've been there!! Looks like great fun!!
Let me know if you ever come to Maryland!!

Chris Eldin said...

Look at me!
Look at my hat!!

Thanks Danette!!! You are the bestest fashion guru EVER!!!

Julie Compton said...

Thanks for the mention, Danette. It was great to meet you!

Congrats on your sell-out! I'm looking forward to reading the book. :-)

Susan Sandmore said...

You are too cute. I mean that. Stop it! Stop it, I say!

I'm so glad it was a great sold-out time! :D