Because is you don't, I'll be lonely.
This is BYU Education Week, also known as the time when authors do book signings for the hordes of people descending on campus. Theoretically, it should be a great time to sell books, because there are so many people.
But the trick comes in that Ed. Week attendees use the BYU bookstore as a highway. Sure, you get hundreds of people walking past your table, but 99% of them are bent on reaching the Cougar Eat or getting to their next workshop before it starts.
If you aren't careful, you'll get trampled. It's enough to make a writer want to wear a helmet.
I'm making it sound worse than it is, but that's to guilt my readers into coming to say hi. (Is it working?)
To sweeten the deal, here's a nugget:
The gal who scheduled me for the signing said there's a small chance that Spires of Stone will actually BE there!
How small a chance? No clue.
It might be infinitesimal (or not), so I'm crossing my fingers and toes just in case. Wouldn't it rock to have it THERE two weeks early?
Here's the specifics:
I'll be signing at the BYU Bookstore
THIS WEDNESDAY (August 22)
11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
I'd love to see a friendly face or two!
If I were going to be there, I would be thrilled to see you! Alas, I won't be there. Bummer. Have a great time though, they can be great signings.
Have a great time, Annette. And I bet if you sprinkle chocolate kisses all over your table, some of those heading for lunch won't be able to resist the little detour your way.
Annette, good luck with your book signing. Stephanie Fowers is dropping by my house sometime after noon. If she gets here in time we'll drop and see you.
See what good friends we are? We are going to brave BYU Education Week traffic (both auto and foot) to come see you. I'm going to need some fudge when I get there.
I wish I could have been there! So close and yet so far. Oh well; I hope it went well!
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