Saturday, June 27, 2009

Finger Lickin Fun

My daughter, Sarah and I recently experienced our first book signing at Border's on Michigan Avenue in the heart of Chicago. We raced through gnarled rush hour traffice to purchase the new book (fifteen in the series) written by Janet Evanovich. We raced...only to reach a line that, about 500 fans deep, wrapped around several floors of Borders. (Borders is my "happy place"..all the books, packaged so brightly, the titles jumping out at me - all the trinkets, the displays the signs marked 30% off!!!, I love it!)

We waited in that line, some 3 and 1/2 hours.
Where We saw some interesting sites...

We made lots of new friends...all of us bonding with our first book signing experience

"Hi, guys!!! Rememer to write us an email or check out our URL's!" {we exchanged urls} They were lots of laughs.

This lady kept herself busy. She balanced the book on her head. Perhaps she's one of those paranormal types, able to absorb the text through the bookbinding and her cranium straight into her memory banks. Nah, she was just bored.

This is Sarah, happily waiting in line. Doesn't she look happy? This is a good thing. Sarah's been going through some tough times. I was glad to partipate in some fun with Sarah that kept her occupied.
Love you baby!

Sarah and the prized book.

Finally I spied a clue.

Janet's can of Diet Coke.....we must be getting near!!!!

TA! DA!!

Waiting in line didn't compare obviously to the fatigue that Ms. Evanovich felt after signing 600+ books. The gracious lady had a new foot fracture, from a signing the night before and was obviously tired beyond words by the time it became our turn for the shot. She turned and smiled for the camera, and we were thrilled.

Thanks Sarah, for including me on your adventure!


Robin said...

You both look beautiful! (and skinny - all that point counting was worth it)

Susan said...

Oh, how exciting! I've never met a real live author. I guess I don't have the patience to stand in line at book signings, cause I'm sure there are plenty of them in the Columbus area I could attend.

Sorry to hear your daughter has had a rough time lately. I hope things will be better soon.

You both look fabulous in the pictures! You look so cute with short hair. I wish mine would look that good in a short style. I would head to the salon tomorrow. This heat is killing me.

Bacardi Mama said...

Sounds like you had a great time. I've been to five book signings. Four of them were my son-in-laws and the other was with Dom Deluise for his childrens book, Charlie the Caterpiller. We never had to wait 3 1/2 hours though. You are a true fan!

Tricia said...

Hey lady. Just giving you a shout out. I hope that your holiday wasn't too crazy. We thought that the weather was going to play a factor down here, but it ended up clearing up and being really nice. We did the annual picnic with the extended family. Have you ever noticed that 10 screaming kids can seem like 30? I can't tell you how much I enjoyed meeting you and Sarah at the book signing. I will keep reading both of your blogs and will try to stay in touch. I will also let you know when the next Scrapbooking convention is in St. Louis. Take care and if you ever find yourself in Southern Illinois, give me a call.

Tricia Shelton
(your fellow Evanovich fan)