Wow, time has really flown. I see that my last blog was September 24th, when I was sending off my final draft to the publisher, and I was promising to keep everyone up to date on the progress of the publication of Sins of the Fathers. Now, suddenly, it’s the day after my official book launch and signing, and I’m finally getting back to you with that update. Oh well, you all know about best-laid plans.
Yesterday was a great day. At times, during the weeks before, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with everything that had to be done, but it went off without a hitch. There was a good turnout, and there was a lot of food and conversation for everyone. Some people were buying books for Christmas presents, or they were buying them for themselves, which is a very worthwhile reason.
The administration of the municipal library was gracious enough to loan me the use of their facilities, and people were able to mill around, catch up on the news, and make new acquaintances. For me, I was fortunate enough to know everyone who walked in the door. We’re a small community and we try to encourage everyone’s endeavors, and yesterday was no exception. I’m sorry I don’t have more photos. I took my camera, but it was difficult to find time to use it, and I forgot to ask anyone else.
I have to shout out a huge THANK YOU to my family. The help I had from them was unbelievable. From the setting up to the taking down, they were there every step of the way. My husband, brother, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephew and niece were there to lend a hand. My aunt and my mother-in-law made it out to give moral encouragement. I couldn’t have done it without them. We ended the day with a supper party at our house, and once again, everyone pitched in.
Today, I’m a little tired, but happy. The dogs are exhausted, can barely keep their eyes open for five minutes, and I know exactly how they feel.
As for Sins of the Fathers, the reviews are coming in very favorably, and that gives me a great feeling of satisfaction. If someone can read a book and escape in the pages for a few hours, and I could have a part in that, that’s all I need. I will continue to work to promote it, and I’ll enjoy doing it, but I’ll also make time to work on my next novel.
I doubt that I’ll be blogging again before Christmas (there’s still lots of stuff going on), so Happy Holidays to everyone!