While in-store signings donâ€™t sell millions of books, they can be a wonderful way to
readers. Itâ€™s always a thrill to meet people whoâ€™ve already read my books but itâ€™s equally
thrilling to be introduced to new folks and hopefully make them one of my lifelong readers.
I donâ€™t sit behind the table waiting for random customers to walk up to me because most
wonâ€™t. Perhaps they find it intimidating or they donâ€™t realize that Iâ€™m there selling my
Youâ€™d think the sign with my picture on it would be dead giveaway.
To engage customers, I usually stand by the table and strike up conversations with those
wander by and make the egregious error of making eye contact with me.
Once you do thatâ€¦.youâ€™re all mine. Bwahahaha!
Most people are really cool and want to chat with an author but othersâ€¦not so much.
Also, if you think that an author can get a swollen ego at an in-store signing, think
events can be humbling experiences. However, if you keep your sense of humor intact, itâ€™s
Here are 10 frequently asked questions or conversations that have taken place at my
1. Whereâ€™s the bathroom?
2. Do you work here?
3. Customer: Youâ€™re the author?
Customer: Soâ€¦you wrote it?
4. Can I borrow your pen?
5. Do you know the guy on the cover? Is he real?
6. Customer:Oh! You write schlock? Yâ€™know. That crap they sell at the airport?
Me: (Blank stare)â€¦..
7. Me: Do you like romance novels?
Customer: No. I donâ€™t read. Iâ€™m only here for the coffee.
8. You wrote this? I wrote a book too. Can you tell me how to get it published?
9. Customer: What kind of book is it?
Me: Itâ€™s a romance.
Customer: Ohâ€¦so lots of sex? Do you do personal research on that?
10. I love your books! When is the next one coming out?
All of these interactions make me smile for one reason or another but that last one is the
I am grateful for every single person who reads my books and if you come see me at a
save me from the bathroom seekers, I totally love you! I know you have a lot of choices out
and Iâ€™m honored that you include my books among them.
Sara is a graduate of Marist College, with a B.A. Degree in English Literature & Theater.
initial career path after college was as a professional actress. Some of her television
include, A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns and Rescue Me. In
Sara's novel UNTAMED won two PRISM awards--Dark Paranormal and Best of the Best. Sara has
lover of both the paranormal and romance novels for years. Her sci-fi/fantasy/romance
began years ago with the TV Series STAR TREK and an enormous crush on Captain Kirk. That
obsession soon evolved into the love of all types of fantasy/paranormal; vampires, ghosts,
werewolves, and of course shape shifters.
She also writes spicier contemporary romance under the name Willow James, so that her
be totally mortified by her choice of career.
Sara is married to her college sweetheart, Will. They live in New York with their 4 boys.
full list of Sara's books and reading order, please visit her website.
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