This last Saturday, I participated in my second Meet the Authors event at the Colony Library. As always, it was a fun event. The people at the library are all just so lovely, as are the authors who participate. I came home with several new books I am itching to read. Since After Death will be coming out in just a WEEK, I might actually have a little extra time to read soon! Hooray!
I also participated in a new event this year called Jazzed About the Library, a dinner and fundraiser for the library. It was quite the glamorous event with two live jazz bands, a photo booth, a wandering magician, and eight local authors (myself included).
My favorite moment of the night, however, was near the very end when my new friend, Chase (author of the self-help book Have a Chase Day: IChase IDream), and I were packing up to leave. We’d been talking to this one little girl and her brother all day. She was a third grader, he was in Kindergarten. This little girl is one of the brightest girls I’ve ever met. She was happy talking to us for hours about animals, everything she learned in school, and our favorite Disney characters. At the end of the night, Chase and I both told her that if she ever had any questions or if she’d ever thought about writing, to contact us. It was then that her dad took her by the shoulders and said, “You see them? You see how hard they’ve worked and what they’re doing with their lives? That is what I want for you.”
That, my friends, is the best compliment I’ve ever received in my entire life. I was so touched, I didn’t know what to say. I know this little girl will go on to do whatever she sets her mind to. She just has that spark.
As for me, my new goals for the year include reading and reviewing a stack of books (mostly published by fellow Indie Authors) that I’ve had sitting by my bed for forever.
I think that is a fairly attainable goal.
Happy Monday, y’all!