It seems the rumors are true. Twenty Boy Summer is on the shelves!
Mom picked me up bright and early this morning (11 AM! Can you believe it? I was too excited to sleep! No, seriously. 11 AM is way early for us night shifters!) so we could book-stalk Twenty Boy Summer in the local Barnes & Noble stores. Being the professional, courteous stalker that I am, I called in advance to phone in my stalking so there wouldn’t be any awkwardness. I mean, other than my mom and dear friend Amy accosting passing customers, but who am I to deny their enthusiasm?!
I know I call myself a writer, but I don’t think I’ll ever find the words to describe the feeling of seeing my book on an actual shelf in a store, or the feeling of watching the manager carefully apply the little green “autographed copy” stickers after I signed them, or the feeling of hearing, “We’ve already sold most of them since yesterday – there’s only one left! We’re ordering more now!” or the feeling of seeing my 2009 Debs friends’ books on the shelves, or the feeling of watching customers defend themselves from the onslaught of the fan club otherwise known as Mom who would stop at nothing to sell a middle-aged guy a novel called Twenty Boy Summer with a big heart on the cover…
Well, okay, I could probably come up with some descriptive words for that one, if I really thought about it long enough!
*Secretly likes it*
And now, for the watch-the-slides-of-my-kids-on-vacation-aren’t-they-adorable portion of the show…
Hanging out with fellow Debs (Deborah Lytton, Cindy Pon, Sarah Quigley, Carrie Ryan):
Autographing the remaining copies:
Operation Book-Stalk was a huge success. I got to sign my books, chat with the wonderful bookstore managers, and set a date for my first official signing (not counting the ones Mom keeps making me do for everyone on her gift list!). If you’re in the Buffalo area, please come! I’m bringing cookies. Who doesn’t love cookies?
Twenty Boy Summer Book Signing
Saturday, June 13, 1:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, McKinley Mall
3701 McKinley Parkway
More local signings coming soon. Now, I must go run around in circles and do a funny little dance to burn off this hyper energy. 🙂