Dallas, hometown love.
Some of you may know that I now call Dallas home, at least part of the time. I will always remain a Vegas girl at heart, but c’mon. Dallas has tacos.
Dallas is also home to the Fresh Fiction bookclub, which is more than a bookclub, it’s really a community of readers. They’re smart, voracious, knowledgeable, and fun, and I’ve gotten to know many of them through the events Fresh Fiction has throughout the year, like Boas & Tiaras, and Readers & Ritas — basically, they bring authors and readers together, and they really brought it at last night’s Dallas signing:
First, dinner, where we all talked about books, what we’re reading now and next.
I answered a few questions about Kit and Grif, too:
Then on to the bookstore where, after a brief intro by bookseller Robbie, I read from THE LOST:
My good friend Dan Hale took time from his teaching schedule and his duties as
the Exec. VP of Mystery Writers of America to stop by and say hi. He made me nervous:
Q & A — my very favorite part of signings. Seriously, if you go to an author signing,
please go with questions in mind. We love it because it keeps us from just standing
there and staring at you … staring at us. Yanno?
Fresh Fiction also had giveaways for those who could answer questions related to both my Signs of the Zodiac series and Celestial Blues. It was great fun. Then on to the signing.
This is James, my Facebook friend. Here’s our convo in a nutshell: “Were you saying what I think you were saying at the end of THE LOST?” “Well, I don’t know. What did you think I was saying?”
It was all very deep. And Jennifer! My other Facebook friend
who skipped a hockey game to come see me. That’s dedication:
Eric, Cassie, and Nancy always come to my Dallas signings — I’m telling you, I’m really starting to know readers here — and this year they brought Leah, who probably knows more about the Zodiac books than I do. Yes, I photobombed my own signing. What? We can be normal … for a moment at least.
Finally, the dearest Sara Reyes of Fresh Fiction, ie., the ringleader:
A cheerleader, too, for authors and readers. If you’re in Dallas, get to know her. You won’t be sorry. Thank you Cody, and all those at the Dallas B&N, and thank you Fresh Fiction. You’re what makes Dallas home.
Today, I write.
Tomorrow, at 4:30, I’ll be in Houston at the wonderful Murder by the Book, one of my very favorite bookstores.