So, it was a big week last week. Live TV was pretty awesome! I think I could get used to that gig. <http://www.tucsonmorningblend.com/videos/126519263.html>
We had the first book signing for Second Chance at Mostly Books on Saturday. <http://www.mostlybooksaz.com/mathis-kate-0>
Some family were there, which that support is alway appreciated. A really cool thing was that two women who purchased Living Lies at its very first book signing in 2009 showed up! So Great - I only wish there'd been more time to actually talk with them.
I think for future events I want to have time set aside for afterwards to go out for drinks or just to chat and get to know people. What do you think? Anyone out there?
Anyway, a suggestion was made that "I pop these out faster" a suggestion which I am prepared to follow.
What's fun was asking what they think was going to happen in Book 2. I haven't heard back so here's hoping that they like Second Chance. What's hard is not spilling any book 2 secrets – mentally I've already moved on to Book 3 - still no title. I should've done the Janet Evanovich's number thing or Sue Grafton's alphabet titles - oh, well, too late.
The promotion machine is still churning out signings - Clues Unlimited on Sept 17th <http://cluesunlimited.com/> Bookman's pending and I've got a signing at Warwick's in La Jolla on November 13th! <http://warwicks.indiebound.com/>
As far as tips for writing - it's getting easier. With each book (just finishing YA fantasy) I'm getting smoother with the first drafts. There still is a huge process with editing and rewriting but I feel more confident with each step.
Thanks again to everyone who came to the book signing - it really is a pleasure to speak to you all again.