Sunday, April 7, 2013

My First Book Signing Experience

What did you do yesterday you ask? Well I went to my very first book signing!!! :) I had the pleasure of meeting one of my favorite authors and fellow Oklahoman, Jamie McGuire!!!! Exciting you say? Well yes, it was very exciting meeting her and getting my copy of Walking Disaster signed. Only thing was, the excitement didn't end there. I should have known the day was going to be filled with surprises when things started going downhill before I even left the house. I was preparing for the hour and half trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma to meet her when I was putting coolant in my car and the wind had to be mean to me. Yup, the wind. As I was pouring, the wind picked up and blew my hair right into the stream of coolant!!! Ugh! Have you ever felt that stuff? It is slick and oily feeling and it stinks! Already running an hour late, I had to run and wash the ends of my hair off in the sink and quickly dry and straighten it again. You would think that was the end of all my excitement. Nope! About ten minutes away from the location, my car starts to break down! And it couldn't have waited until I was in a safe spot. NO!!! It had to be on a very busy highway, in a very busy and large city. I am not a big city girl at all. That was only the second time I have even driven in a large city. I was so scared. So I finally make it to the bookstore and meet Jamie. That was awesome! She was so nice and sweet. Thank God she was still there. I was so so so late. I missed the Q and A's, but I made it right before she left. I was so relieved. Well, I let my car sit for awhile and tried driving it around the parking lot to see what I needed to do. It started right up and acted completely fine so I started my hour and a half drive back home. Right outside of Tulsa it started breaking down again! But I learned a trick. If I let it sit for a few minutes and tried again, it would go with no problem.....for a few miles. I ended up having to pull over on the highway quite a bit. I did finally make it home though. My hour and half drive turned into a FIVE hour drive. It was so frustrating. But oh so worth it if you ask me!!! I am so happy that I had the chance to meet Jamie and I can't wait for the next time. With a new car of course lol!

See? Totally worth it!!! :) Thank you Jamie for running late that day lol Hopefully next time, I will actually be on time lol

If you haven't read her books, you should check out her web page and Amazon page

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