What a thrill - my first book signing at Inkwood Books on Tuesday night. The event featured Jenny Milchman, whose epic journey across America brought her and her lovely family to Tampa to promote her debut novel, COVER OF SNOW.
This was an evening of firsts: my first event, and the first time ever seeing DOG ISLAND as a featured offering. And most important - as I walked in the door, I saw for the very first time a customer actually holding it! What a humbling experience it was to see my book in the hands of a stranger, thumbing through the pages, and buying it.
Steve Otto, Tampa Tribune columnist, was there for a roundtable discussion with Jenny and I on our personal paths to publication. We signed a bunch of books, and had a wonderful time. This is one event I would do this again in a heartbeat.