Had a great time this morning signing ARCs of SAINTS, UNEXPECTED at the 2016 OLA Super Conference in Toronto. Leigh Nash, head of Invisible Publishing, my publisher (MY publisher!), brought a nice big pile along with her, none of which she'll have to carry home. In the end, only one remained (which I grabbed), a nice indicator for promotional purposes, but also because it gives a nice nod to The Niche, a magical space in the novel that delivers one perfect thing for a single person every day. That last ARC, as it were, is my very own Niche item! (Cheers, Leigh, for spotting that.)
I've signed the occasional copy of my self-published books over the past few years, but it was a completely new and amazing experience to see my novel coming to life—in quantity—right in front of me, and to talk to folks who might actually read my novel, and/or pass it along to others. And to personalize it—well, scrawl with nervous hands—for OLA people, librarians and such who love reading.
All in all, a nice step towards the full launch of SAINTS on April 15!
(Mark that calendar, readers. Or, better still, pre-order a copy here.)