Miami Book Fair

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Today I did a booksigning for the Miami Book Fair at the Murder on the Beach Book Store's booth. I managed to get lost big time to the location. I'm not all that familiar with Miami and many traffic signs remain damaged/twisted. I missed the exit and Lord knows where I was and what it took to circle back. Eventually, I found the correct exit by a process of elimination only to run into a long line of cement trucks. They're building a high-rise and decided today would be when they poured cement...right by the blocks cordoned off for the book fair. Really lovely traffic snarl.

However, I persevered and found my way to the booth. One must keep in mind that I don't have one ounce of sales personality. How people make a living at sales is beyond me. But I piled Hersey's kisses in front of my books to lure the poor suckers close and handed out bookmarks. I also did get to autograph for a number of book who bought my book. After chatting with a few fellow authors, I raced home to watch the Ohio State-Michigan game.

A girl has to have her priorities.

:) Carol Stephenson