Oh, what a wonderful night!

18 Apr
The book signing party at Osondu Bookseller was a success! I am so humbled and happy.
I had a Huge surprise, too….one of our own bloggers – the beautiful vivacious sparkling eyed Kathleen of Katsoup came to the signing! Bless her, and her husband, drove from Georgia to attend. I was astounded and overwhelmed with gratitude!
I posted some photos on facebook and on the Tender Graces blog. Below is the photo of Kathleen and I – *smiling*
I couldn’t be happier – I can’t tell how many attended, but I was pleased and happy with the response. Some came early and had to leave, some came later after the champagne toast, some stayed the whole time – but it was such a blur of excitement, I just know that my friends were there, that there were more people that I imagined (I had told Good Man Roger: "please, just let there be at least 10 people there…." well, there were more than 10 people there *laughing*
I woke up this morning with a big smile on my tired but happy face. No matter what happens from here on out, I have reached my goal: I wanted to see my book published, I wanted to have a first signing party, I wanted to sign my book for beautiful friends, I wanted my family to have my book — all done. Everything else is just icing on a big beautiful cake – which I’m also posting a photo of Christy L. Bishop’s cake – she’s chef/owner of Sugar Buzz and this cake was so GORGEOUS!
Ha! I have pen in hand! *smiling* Look at Kathleen’s sparking eyes (and can I please have that beautiful blond hair!)
cake by Sugar Buzz (Christy L. Bishop, owner chef)
signing hand! full of ink! laughing….

13 Responses to “Oh, what a wonderful night!”

  1. Pamela April 18, 2009 at 12:59 pm #

    Cool cake Kat.I am doing fine, thanks. xoxo

  2. Stephen Craig April 18, 2009 at 2:13 pm #

    Love it! What a wonderful event for a wonderful author and friend. Yeah, Smile!As ever be well

  3. Sanjana April 18, 2009 at 3:56 pm #

    oh great kathryn ………………..simply fantabulous…………………………….nice to see your dream come true………….tender graces i wonder if we could get a copy of it here………

  4. Ann April 18, 2009 at 4:20 pm #

    Even a photo of your ink-stained signing hand! Great. Love your enthusiasm and I\’m so glad it\’s all going well.

  5. Michiko's April 18, 2009 at 9:04 pm #

    It\’s wonderful news and I\’m very happy for you. I bet your face have ink stained toolol!Keeping smile!Michiko

  6. Lauren April 18, 2009 at 10:37 pm #

    looks like fun!stop by y space sometime

  7. Glenda April 19, 2009 at 12:13 am #

    Kathryn, I did want to go, but couldn\’t make it this time. JC and I talked about you and I\’m sure she was there. Thanks for sharing your excitement and success with all of us who are wishing you the very best with this book. I love following your steps in this publishing and marketing process.I posted on marketing tonight on http://www.netwestwriters.blogspot.comLet me know if you agree with what I said.

  8. P April 19, 2009 at 9:34 am #

    awesome awesome awesome. clearly, you are adored by many. :)

  9. Jorge April 19, 2009 at 5:56 pm #

    Congratulations! You\’ve worked hard for this well earned success. Wish I could have been there :-)Be well,J.

  10. KatSoup April 20, 2009 at 9:30 am #

    I had a great time meeting you. I am going to finish up the book tonight. I LOVE IT! I hope you have plans for a Tender Graces II. It is a page turner. I am going to order another book to loan out to friends. I want to promote it but, they are NOT borrowing mine! I wrote about my trip last night on my blog.

  11. Kathryn April 20, 2009 at 10:42 am #

    Kathleen! Oh, I\’m so glad you love it — I am on pins and needles waiting to hear if people love it *laugh!* eeek argh obbssessesss….I just saw I have another five stars on amazon reviews…haw! I said I wouldn\’t obsessssssssss about that, but I keep checking it ….haw!I loved meeting you – hey, I just need to copy and paste this onto your comments instead of rambling on here..huhn!

  12. Kathryn April 20, 2009 at 10:43 am #

    JORGE! P! Michiko! Nanci! Everyone! -oh I need to visit and I\’m working on – yes VK2 laughing!

  13. KatSoup April 20, 2009 at 1:43 pm #

    I put up more blurry pics…..I will swing by Amazon too :)

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