Monday, May 22, 2017

Lost Heroes Go A-Traveling

This past Saturday I was fortunate enough to do my very first book signing/promotion event. Some dear friends of ours own a charming bookstore in Hampton, GA called Speakeasy Bookstore. It's cozy and comfortable, the perfect place for a nervous, first time author like myself to set up in a corner booth and sell some books.

See? The dark side really DOES have cookies!


Don and Shannon LOVE what they do. They love books, they love coffee, and (most importantly) they LOVE the community in which they work. When I called to ask if they'd be willing to host a little book event, I think they were more excited than I was! I got to see a lot of people I'd not seen in years and several ladies from the book club I belonged to in Hampton came out. We sat, sipped tea and enjoyed catching up on some local gossip.

Ana and Johanna, ya'll are the BEST...
just don't kill me for posting your pictures here :)


Of course, I can't take my husband into a coffee shop without him getting wrangled into pulling some shots! Jon became the unofficial Guest Barista for the afternoon. I'm pretty sure he didn't mind :)


Having people you love come out and support one of your biggest dreams is a humbling and awe-inspiring experience. You really get a sense of the community that surrounds you. I am still reeling from all the faces I got to see, all the hugs I got to give (and receive!) and the genuine excitement these wonderful souls had for my little story.



Thank you, thank you, Speakeasy Bookstore for allowing me to occupy your corner booth and commandeer your book shop for a Saturday afternoon. Ya'll are the BEST and I can't wait to schedule another book signing in the future! And thank you to EVERYONE who came out to support the Anthology project and my writing. You truly mean the world to me and I don't think you can possibly know how much it meant to see you all there.

Big love,


14 comments:

  1. That's awesome, Jen! Glad your husband was along to get pictures.

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    1. Thanks! Funny story: he was supposed to take pictures but ended up getting wrangled into being a barista! One of the shop owners took these pictures 😄

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  2. How wonderful! I'm so glad you had a wonderful event. I've always loved book signings, especially in independent stores. I miss doing them. (We have so few stores nearby.)

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    1. Thank you! It was wonderful and a lot of fun too! My friends were just wonderful. They host a fair amount of local authors throughout the year and I was so thankful they let me take up their space for a few hours.

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  3. That's so awesome! Glad you had a good time.

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  4. Wow, what a wonderful bookstore and such a great opportunity for you!

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    1. It's such a lovely place. I was thankful to get to be there!

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  5. Very cool! You look like an old pro in the pics. Glad it was a splendid time.

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    1. Thank you! It was a lot of fun. The bookstore has a wonderful atmosphere.

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  6. Yay, congratulations! I'm glad you had fun with it. I tend to look at book signings with a mix of hope and dread. What a cool bookstore, too.

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    1. Thank you! I was nervous, thinking maybe only my mom would show up, but there was a pretty good turn out! I really enjoyed it 😄

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