Monday, August 10, 2009

A day off in Utah

It's Monday afternoon and I'm sitting around reading and checking e-mail. In Utah. I have the whole day off. So weird.

We brought our youngest with us and all the others are in Idaho with family and friends. So, it's really quiet here, in Sandy Utah.

This morning I talked to Michelle, the CRM at the Barnes & Noble in Sandy. She's really excited about the Authorpalooza tomorrow. Her exact words--"I'm really interested in how things are going to go tomorrow night. There's 32 authors. When I say I'm interested, what I really mean is that I'm excited."

She's kind of wondering how it's going to work out with 32 authors and a store full of people. Uhm, so am I. At least I have a guaranteed chair. I guess if you get too tired of standing in line, you could sit on the floor. That's what my boys did when I took them to the Brandon Mull signing in Boise.

Anyway, it's going to be fun.

Michelle is thrilled she gets to be there and have fun without being in charge of anything. Yeah, me too. All I have to do is sit around and smile and hope that some of you all want a copy of my book so I'll have something to do other than watching the fans flock around their favorite authors.

They have a nice line-up of authors coming. Michelle said that after they set the 32 authors, more people wanted to be part of it. The event grew into something that everyone wanted to be a part of. The thing is, it's going to be nothing without you. I mean, there will still be 32 authors in the store and plenty to talk about, but I'm thinking what a big bummer it would be for them to go to so much work and then not have a fantastic crowd.

Authorpalooza August 11 from 7-10 PM -- Barnes & Noble in Orem, Utah

So, you have to come. I mean, why wouldn't you? Unless you happen to live in another state or something. In that case, you're excused.

And, tomorrow afternoon I'm headed to Park City for a book signing at Dolly's Book Store from 1-3. The last time I was in Utah, someone told me I had to go there. I'm looking forward to finding out why.

Wednesday is Layton Barnes & Noble from 12-2, for those of you who just couldn't get to Orem on Tuesday night.

My two year old decided to put herself to bed and take a nap, and for some reason so did my husband. Go figure. I guess a day off once in a while is a good thing.

But, I'm reading. I know, I should be writing. No, I'm still going to read. I don't get quiet afternoons in Utah very often. Better take advantage of it while I can.


L.T. Elliot said...

32 authors? Wow. That's one huge event!
I don't blame you for taking time to read on a calm day. While my dudes recover, that's what I'm doing. ;)

Surly Jason said...

I found your post as I was investigating how much advertisement has been done for the Authorpalooza. I will be there as a local author of Alien Hand Syndrome, and I too am excited.

See you there!

Laura said...

L.T.- promise to not get sick.

Jason- find me tomorrow if you can. Good luck signing books!