This past weekend combined a road trip, an author event, and hanging out with some very cool people, old friends and new. See why I love what I do?
After a 12-hour shift I was asked to do last minute, I made a solo drive to Beaverton, OR for an afternoon at Jan's Paperbacks. The staff there was welcoming and fun (those ladies were actually incredibly awesome). I was paired with an author much more local to the area than I was, one Anne Riley, author of Aerie. I picked up a copy that day to check out.
Aside from the cookies and the charming customers that came in pretty steadily throughout the day, it was also great to pick Anne's brain about writing and self-publishing, give our opinions about Amazon (short version, CreateSpace is awesome, but indie bookstores won't touch Amazon with a ten-foot pole).
I'm gonna take this very brief post to thank Shari, Debbie, Jody and Anne for a wonderful afternoon! I am going to definitely make them a part of my next project's promotional tour!