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Notes from a Book Fair

I participated in the Buckeye Book Fair on Saturday and it was absolutely AMAZING! It was jam-packed with people from start to finish, and sales were excellent (cuz there's nothing worse than sitting at a book fair or signing and not selling a single copy. Which has happened to me--LOL, am I not too proud to admit anything on this blog??

I really want to give a shout-out to my table mate Claire McMillan who was there with her very first novel, GILDED AGE (S&S)--a re-telling of Edith Wharton's House of Mirth.

Claire sold her first copy within minutes of sitting down.

She looked at me and said: "You must bring me good luck."

Me (already paranoid b/c my last BBF experience wasn't exactly a raging success)(thinking): Yeah, well, I sure hope you do the same for me, sister.

Let me tell you: Claire was witty, and fascinating, and so much fun! People flocked around her, examining her book--and the vast majority of those who stopped by did indeed buy a copy. In fact, she sold out before lunch. CONGRATULATIONS, CLAIRE! Her first novel, and she rocked it!

book GILDED AGE

Amazon description: ELEANOR HART had made a brilliant marriage in New York, but it ended in a scandalous divorce and thirty days in Sierra Tucson rehab. Now she finds that, despite feminist lip service, she will still need a husband to be socially complete. A woman’s sexual reputation matters, and so does her family name. Ellie must navigate the treacherous social terrain where old money meets new: charitable benefits and tequila body shots, inherited diamonds and viper-bite lip piercings, country house weekends and sexting. She finds that her beauty is a powerful tool in this world, but it has its limitations, even liabilities. Through one misstep after another, Ellie mishandles her second act. Her options narrow, her future prospects contract, until she faces a desperate choice.

“Looking for a beach read with a touch of literary pedigree? . . . [A] rich romp of a read.”Elle

"Great fun, an over-the-top social farce, like Gossip Girl for grown people."Boston Globe

As it turn out, I sold a lot of copies, too, of all three of my titles. *HAPPY DANCING* Claire proved to be just as much of a good luck charm for me. :)

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edgyauthor
Nov. 8th, 2012 08:11 am (UTC)
Congrats on all the sales! You two really do seem like you brought each other a lot of luck. :D
onegrapeshy
Nov. 8th, 2012 02:54 pm (UTC)
We certainly did!
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