[If anyone had a hard time linking to my site recently: sorry. My hubs is the President of my website, and apparently something weird happened (my technical term, not his).]
I just got back from Santa Fe, NM (my hometown) for a book signing of Back Talk. It was a blast. I felt like such a celebrity (and I got to wear one of my cute new BCBG dresses).
I did two radio interviews (check ’em out in the fabulous new PRESS section of el blogo). I was so incredibly nervous to do a radio interview. Especially since one of the radio shows is hosted IN a local restaurant. People everywhere. No pressure (hah). It was less intimidating than TV, but scary nonetheless. I had to actually TALK about my book!! Good thing it’s a subject I know well. Both interviews were very successful. I found myself thinking “Wow, this book sounds really good”—is that totally conceited?
And then I had the book signing. What a blast (and by “blast” I mean scary, overwhelming adrenaline rush). Want to know how well it went? The store sold out of copies! One by one, people started streaming in, and pretty soon the fabulous bookstore, Garcia Street Books, was packed! My signature started to suffer after a while, but that’s part of the charm, right? The owner of the bookstore told me such a sad (secretly gratifying) story: They had a New York Times bestselling author do a signing a few days earlier, and they only sold 2 copies of his book. Poor guy. And no, they wouldn’t tell me his/her name. But the story made me feel muy fabuloso for my own success!
Anyway, I won’t bore you with too many details. But I want to thank everyone who’s ordered/bought a copy of Back Talk. I really hope you like it. In fact, if you do like it, I hope you’ll write a quick comment/review on Amazon. That’d be suh-weeeet!
And even better news in the land of Alex: I just finished my 2nd book! Yeehaw! I should totally celebrate…. some shopping perhaps? Maybe a day at the beach. I’ll cuddle with the new hubs and our kitties while I think about it.