As I sit cross-legged on my bed tonight, I’m thankful for comfy flannel pajamas, and glitterified red velvet cupcakes. It’s no secret if you read this blog that I love
bodice rippers romance novels. Those and paranormal anything.. basically.
It might be surprising though that I have only ever went to one book signing before tonight. It was when I was still in high school and my mother took me to Osseo, Minnesota to a used bookstore where Lois Greiman was doing a book signing.
Tonight though! Tonight I brought both my mother and my son down to the southern side of the Twin Cities to a Barnes & Noble where the fabulous Connie Brockway and amazing Eloisa James were promoting their new anthology, The Lady Most Likely, somewhat sadly Julia Quinn was missing, else it would have been a trifecta of awesomeness and I would have won the jackpot of author signing.
There was laughter, stories (contributed by the lovely authors), and sparkly cupcakes of red velvet deliciousness. I had a great time, and even though my son, Colton did cry (just a little bit) when Eloisa held him, I think that even he had an excellent time. Especially since he got to smile at our neighbor and practice his wave.
Here are the 3 failed attempts at getting a picture taken with the ladies. They are more like outtakes, and while they offered to retake without Colton, I didn’t want to take up anymore of their time, though I did appreciate the sentiment. I'm disappointed that I forgot my camera at home. I probably would have gotten better and non-crying pictures but my mother isn't all that iPhone savvy (that's okay, I still love you!). He would have probably ended up crying anyway because it was a little later in the evening so we were toeing the line for that as it was.
One lucky lady got to go out for a glass of wine with the authors after the signing was over, and as much as I thought that would be one of the most interesting things I can imagine doing, I’m glad that even though we put our names in to win, that our names weren’t chosen as I think we would have had to decline and let them choose someone else anyway. As it was Colton fell asleep on the way home since it was a little past his normal bedtime. (At least he went right to sleep when we got home and my mother went to her respective house.)