Friday, March 23, 2007

My Booksigning

I’ve mentioned my booksigning several times here at YAFRESH, so I can’t NOT follow-up on it.

It was a truly awesome event. Complete with boys in tuxedos, girls in prom dresses, pink cookies, pink balloons, vintage prom dresses hanging from the ceiling--the guests got immediately into a party mood.

A big thank you to all who attended, especially Janie Emaus, who regularly reads and comments on YAFRESH, who drove a long way to be there, and then barely got to talk to me at all because I was so busy!


The big promo was that the first ten who wore a prom dress got the book free--and yes, we got ten takers, including two girls who came early to make sure they were first in line, and a mother-of-three who looked absolutely lovely.

I signed for three solid hours--about 100 books! But when it was over, my face hurt as much as my hand because I couldn’t stop smiling. See?


On a scale of 10, I’d have to rate my booksigning as an 11! And thanks to all who sent good wishes!

P.S. I couldn't wear the pink suede jacket because the day was simply too warm. Next time?

12 fresh comments:

Kelly Parra said...

About 100 books?? Wow!! That is so awesome, Tina! And it looks like it was such a great event. Thanks for sharing with us!! :)

Ella Enchanted said...

WOW!! Tina, congratulations! It looks so wonderful and how great that you got to sign a hundred books! Just looking at the pictures, the excitement is infectious. Yay for Tina :)

Lisa Asanuma said...

Definitely looks like it was an amazing event! I'm so glad for you. I'm sure it's the first of many! And yes, thanks for sharing with us! :)

Erin said...

How cool!

stephhale said...

Man, am I bummed that I missed that party! I'm so happy that it was so successful. I bet that bookstore will be inviting you every time you release a new book!
xo,
Steph

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks, everyone...it was amazing event for me. Sort of like the Prom I didn't go to! :)

Janie Emaus said...

Hi Tina,
I wouldn't have missed it for anything, although if I had kept on driving in the wrong direction I would have ended up in Nevada!

It was a great time and I'm SO glad you had such a wonderful turnout.

Janie

Alex Richards said...

Very cool! And I love your haircut btw. I'm used to the curly hair in your profile pic (which is nice too) but you look v. stylish at the signing! Congrats.

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks, Janie, and it meant SO much to have you there!

And Alex, thanks for noticing my hair! I actually had it done the night before and then slept sitting up. :) I'm usually the wash and run type, so it's fun to have it styled now and then.

Tina

Kiki said...

You look so gorgeous and radiant!
And the store decorations are fantastic.
Congratulations, it looks like the event was a huuuuge success!
I would have loved to see the lucky winners in their dresses though. ^_^

TinaFerraro said...

Kiki, I agree it would be fun to post some of the winners in their dresses... but I didn't think to get signed releases for internet use, and all but one was under 18.

Next time!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Allison van Diepen said...

Wow, sounds like a fantastic event. Congratulations, Tina!