So now that it has been a few days and I can finally collect my thoughts, here is all that went down in one of the most amazing weeks of my life:
First, I had a radio interview with Gary Zidek of WDCB (click here to listen to it!)
Then, that night, my author copies came in the mail! Super happy about that.
Worked all week, then it was finally time for the first event: the signing at City Lit Books on Saturday, November 22.
It was just about 5 PM and not too many people were here yet. My mom, dad and husband were, and I got to chat with the wonderful owner of City Lit, Teresa Kirschbraun.
Next, my two college best friends Ali and Danielle, and godchild Rachel walked in the door, having surprised me from Ohio and Colorado! (Cue tears)
Then, 28 women from my moms’ group filed in, wearing hot pink “Lisa Doyle Fan Club” t-shirts, after coming in from all over the country to surprise me! (Cue shock and awe)
So I finally pulled myself together and gave a reading and signing for a standing-room-only, sold out crowd! Click here for a video.
Then we had an amazing after-party at The Owl, a fun bar in Logan Square. (Pictures are not fit for public consumption, sorry!)
The next day I got to Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville and saw this awesome sign:
Then, we set up for the signing. Again, the treats were probably just as much of a draw as the book. (Thanks, Aunt Mary Ann!)
Then, colleagues, friends, family and book lovers started to arrive.
The reading began:
And people seemed to like it 🙂
Signed a bunch of books for happy people:
And then there were no more books to be had! (Don’t worry, you can still get them at Barnes & Noble’s website)
Oh yes, and I also got to sign the post of authors at Anderson’s. I purposely chose to sign right by Liane Moriarty because I adore her books.
So that was the weekend in a nutshell! I will certainly post about future events. I hope you join me one day soon!