My first booksigning

I went to my first ever booksigning yesterday. It was for a local author, Cindy Gerard. She has her first romantic suspense out this month and it looks really good. I never would have heard about the signing if there hadn't been an article in the paper last week. The used bookstore where it was at is one I only go to every so often, even though I love it. After all, I do have a lot of books already, so I don't frequent the UBS regularly.

Cindy was really nice. I've never read her books, so I couldn't really gush about how much I loved her. *g* I did promise to blog about her book on here once I'd read it and then send her the link. So I'm going to work on reading the book sometime this month. Meaning sometime in the next week and a half since I'm going on a mini-vacation the last weekend of the month (to my in-laws. I LOVE my in-laws).

I really like the bookstore where it was at. I hope that they are expanding like it looked when I was there. I'm all for independent bookstore expansion. I think I need to make more of an effort to support the place, too.

I just wish that there would be more advertising about these things. I never would have heard about it if it hadn't been in the paper. I wonder how many other signings there are that I don't hear about. Guess I'll just have to make it a habit to hit the bookstore more often. Not to mention I love the ladies who work there.

Okay, on to writing some reviews of those books that are on my sidebar that say I've finished reading them. They were all pretty good, too.


Misty G said...

I have an old Katherine Sutcliffe book - the one that started off the de Bastitas books. I bought it at a UBS, and inside the cover is a little sentence and her signature. I thought it was kind of neat to find a book that Sutcliffe signed.

Nicole said...

Very cool. I also bought a used copy of Take a Chance on Me by SUsan DOnovan and see that it's autographed by her.

Tara Marie said...

I just hopped over from Maili's blog, she mentioned you had gone to your first book signing.

I posted over there that I've been to a big one with lots of authors. These are great fun.

Anonymous said...

Just wondered, Cindy Gerard would be a "local" author for me, as well, since I live in the Cedar rapids area, and I'd love to know which bookstore the signing was at. Sounds like a good one, and any bookstore that is expanding sounds promising indeed.


Nicole said...

Lene', it was at Basically Books on Edgewood Drive. I live in Cedar Rapids. :-) Oh..there is also going to be a chat about romance by Leigh Michaels at the Hiawatha Library on, I think, the 28 or 29th of May. I can't come because I'll be out of town, but it looked interesting.

Suzanne said...

I really want to get that book! She has a cool new website to promote her single titles, too, if you haven't been there and might want to check it out! I swear I'm not her publicist or anything, LOL. I don't know her.

Nicole said...

Yeah, I've been to her site. It's really cool.

Gena Showalter said...

Oh, I will have to get this book. I'm on a RS kick right now.

Cindy Gerard said...

Hi Nicole. I stumbled onto your blog by accident. So cool!! thanks for mentioning TO THE EDGE. It was great talking to you at the booksigning at Bobbie and Donna's. Oh - and I received a note on my website ( from a friend of yours. You bought a copy of EDGE and sent it to her. Now that's a friend!!
Take care and I'll try to stop by from time to time.!!
Cindy Gerard