I just spent a delightful weekend meeting many hundreds of children and their parents at children’s book fairs in Sunnyvale and Lafayette, California. I was asked to sign so many books that my right hand may have developed permanent writers’ cramp.
Two firsts for me occurred this weekend. Even though I’d signed the books they’d bought, a family asked me to also autograph a slip of paper. That’s my first-ever autograph request (excluding signing hundreds of my books of course). Also, four families separately asked me if they could take pictures of me with their children holding the books they bought. I was honored, delighted, and surprised by their requests. I’d never had anyone ask for that before. Lest you may think such things will go to my head, I keep in mind that each of the characters below received far more requests for photos than me and they’ve not even written a book!
Say hello to some of my friends! Both photos were taken before the start of one of the events.
That looks so great, your stall with yourself.I can imagine it was great fun meeting lots of interested children and parents. It is so exciting to get autographs in the books from the author, I become like a child when I have that chance too. 🙂
Thank you, Ute. To be as excited as a child is a blessing that sadly many adults never experience. I’m happy you still have such delightful feelings.
how very wonderful!
Thank you, Beth! That’s how it felt to me.
Russ, congratulations! You work so hard at this and it’s so well deserved. 🙂
I appreciate your comment, Colleen. As a fellow author of several books I know that you know how much effort it takes to create and release each one. Your body of work is truly impressive.
You are kind Russ. I have a lot to learn and you are a great teacher. 🙂
As are you on both counts, my friend. Thank you for your generous message.