Well, I survived my first real book-signing and had a fabulous time!


Everyone was so sweet and asked such wonderful questions that the time flew by much faster than I expected.  I talked a bit about my background and why I write what I write, shared a few opinions, and probably babbled a little more than I intended. Then the librarian asked me to read a couple of her favorite bits from Have a Goode One, and it was so rewarding to hear the chuckles and giggles from everyone. After that, it was time to answer questions and sign some books.


One of the highlights was seeing a couple of fellow local authors who came out to support me. For such a small town, we seem to have an awful lot of artsy people.  Maybe something in the water?

Look! It's Connie Myres!
Look! It’s Connie Myres!

Afterward, I was asked to help put together a local writers’ group. I’m nervous about taking on that responsibility, but I’m thrilled at the prospect. I guess there’s no point in complaining about the lack of a support group if I’m not willing to start one myself!

My biggest fan: my sister!
My biggest fan: my sister! (It’s okay; I’m HER biggest fan, too!)

All in all, it was one of those experiences that I’m going to remember forever as one of the best days ever. I want to thank everyone who supported me, encouraged me, and helped push me just a little bit out of my comfort zone.


Author: A.J. Goode

I am a romance novelist, single mother of three, and a high school lunchlady. To be completely honest, I have no idea which of those jobs is the most rewarding and which is the biggest challenge. I love them all. I write romance novels about the kind of people who might pass me on the street every day. My characters are often hurting in some way, and need to learn to trust others in order to heal themselves. I also blog about trying to focus on writing, and about my day-to-day experiences in small-town America. I write about life. The good, the bad, and the just plain odd.

7 thoughts on “Thanks!”

  1. Oh how fantastic! Congrats on the book and on taking on the challenge of setting up a writer’s group. I do wish I lived closer, I’d have been there for the book signing. And I’d join the group. Love your photos – you look so very happy.


  2. Oh congratulations on such a wonderful experience you had with your book signing!! I love that you have the support of other writers and what an incredible opportunity you have in creating a new group! It will be fulfilling, I’m sure of that!


  3. I had a great time at your author talk! You’re a wonderful speaker and author. I’m looking forward to our writing group. I’ve never been in a face-to-face writers group, but I’ll help out any way I can. ( The librarian talked me into doing one in Aug/Sept. Should be fun. I’m glad a lot of pictures were taken, they’re a great way to remember the event and to validate you as an author. 🙂


  4. Congrats on this great achievement!!! This is the beginning of a series of successful events. And you look great in the photos!


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