Saturday, September 30, 2006

Syosset reading wrap-up

Last night I had my reading at the Borders in Syosset, and I have to admit I had a great time. I was a little disappointed by who didn't come (promises unkept), but the good outweighs the bad, because there was such a touching mix of friends old and new. A group of my current friends and neighbors came, as well some old friends from college, high school and elementary school, and even a few new faces. All together, there were about 40 attendees, which felt very intimate compared to my Book Revue event. But ... there weren't enough chairs set up and I had to ask them to bring out more, which made me feel like the reading was a smash. Anyway, I was pretty relaxed, and I think it went well.

I made my husband promise to snap some shots that I could share here, and alas every one came out blurry. (Not sure if it's him or the camera.) Here goes ...

Here I am before the reading.


Before the reading with my friend Keith and his kids.


Reading.


Signing a book for Michael, who I've known since junior high.

8 comments:

Myfanwy Collins said...

An excellent turn out! It's a good sign when you have to set up more chairs. I wish I could have been there. It must have been fabulous.

Stephanie said...

Aw, this is very sweet and sounds like it went excellently!

Susan Henderson said...

You look gorgeous! And what a cool thing to have to call for more chairs!!

Katie said...

Sounds excellent! Congratulations.

Anne Bauer said...

Congrats! What a great thing to share this with your friends and neighbors. BTW, your book is in Helena, MT on display at Hastings!

Ellen said...

Thanks so much Myf, Steph, Sue, Katie and Anne! I'm getting to the point where I can actually have fun at these things, rather than freak out. Anne, thanks so much for letting me know the book's on display in Helena. I love hearing about Applewood sightings!

Patry Francis said...

I'm still at the stage of freaking out when I even THINK about reading, so it does my heart good to see you looking so beautiful and relaxed.

Sounds like a great night.

Lisa McMann said...

Woo hoo, I was wondering how this went -- I saw you were doing it on pub's marketplace.