Have you seen that movie? This orphan kid gets a pair of Michael Jordan's old basketball shoes and suddenly turns into a superstar basketball player. With his new found ability to make every shot, he is inducted into a big bucks team.
But when he gets there, he wants the autograph of all his basketball heroes.
I kind of feel like that kid. I'm going to Utah in a few hours to do some book signings. I'll give you the list again....
Tomorrow- Saturday- August 8. Book Table from 12:30-3:30 29 S. Main St., Logan Ut
Tuesday, August 11, Park City at Dolly's Book Store from 1-3. 510 Main, Park City UT
Same night -Barnes & Noble in Orem for the Authorpalooza from 7-10 PM.University Crossings Plaza 330 East 1300 South Orem, UT
August 12 from 12-2 in Layton at Barnes & Noble 1780 North Woodland Park DriveLayton Market Center, Layton, UT
Okay, now back to the Like Mike story. I'm going to the Authorpalooza - and I'm going to see all my writing heroes there. But instead of being one of those people standing in line to get their autograph on my book, I'll be sitting next to them signing my book.
Uhm, but I still want their autograph. I mean, these people are big time. Some of them I've been waiting forever to meet. And now that I'm an author too, I wish we could all be good buddies.
But I still feel like that orphan kid who gets thrown into the big leagues. Maybe he can play basketball really well, but that doesn't change the fact that he's looked up to these other people for a long time- respects them and hopes to someday accomplish as much in their career.
At least all of you have good motivation to try to make it to Orem Tuesday night. I mean, you'll get to see me... ha ha. And all those brilliant other authors. I know I'm super excited. I plan to come out of there with several autographs. Maybe even a few bookmarks. The possibilities are endless.
And, I even made sure to have clean, freshly pressed clothes to wear to make my publisher proud.
Seriously, it's going to be so much fun. You know, on second thought, if none of you come, I'll get all those other authors to myself. That wouldn't be such a bad thing either. Think of all the conversations I could have if the store were empty.
Okay, I probably shouldn't say that- I mean, the CRM at B&N in Orem is a super cool lady and I wouldn't want to spoil her evening.
Besides, my real heroes are regular people who do something great. People like you who decide to read my book and tell everyone else to read it too. I hope I get to see some of you in Utah.
Hopeful or Hopeless?
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