This is the view from my hotel window in Wilmington, NC. I love being on the river. . . the river that floods in The Lies We Told. Makes me glad I’m way up high!
I’m here doing a couple of days of promotion. Yesterday was a huge Luncheon With NC Authors, a fundraiser for the creative writing scholarships at Cape Fear Community College. The place was packed and it was a wonderful opportunity for me and several other authors to meet new readers.
Then bright and early this morning (6:30 am is way early for me. Not sure how “bright” I was), I was interviewed on WWAY, a Wilmington TV station. Last year, I had a wardrobe malfunction prior to that interview, and this year the same thing happened. Well, almost the same thing. I was caught in a downpour last night and my “TV clothes” were soaked. Plus the hem in my black pants somehow disappeared. But I was able to come up with an alternative outfit for my 60 seconds of fame this morning!
Quick nap, and then I went to the NPR station where I was interviewed by Jemila Erickson, one of the finest interviewers in the business. Jemila knows how to get to the heart of a book during an interview. Then my publicists, Tori and Kim, took me to lunch at Jester’s Corner. Yum!
I had an hour to catch my breath before my signing at Two Sisters Bookery. Thank you to my local readers for stopping by and to the new readers willing to take a chance on my books. Finally, I had dinner at Tori and Kim’s, where I played with Kim’s Sheltie, Brody–one of the highlights of the trip!
It’s been a rewarding few days. Any time I can communicate with my readers, my friends, and an adorable dog is a good time for me.