So nice to see you! I know I’ve been away awhile, but I’ve been so so busy with all the book release adventures and trekking through Promoland.
I have stopped in today to give a few pieces of advice on The Book Signing.
This is not the normal advice you’ll hear about what to wear or what to give to the book store owner. This is more of what not to do.
#1 Not to do.
Don’t stay up late to paint your fingernails.
But, if you do, only have one color on your table where you’re working. I have two colors that are very similar. They resemble the glittery ruby slippers Dorothy wore in The Wizard of Oz. One is really a hot pink with glitter and the other is the genuine red ruby color. I love them. They are so fun! However, it was 3:30 a.m. when I was brushing the glittery paint on my nails. My left hand is hot pink. My right is the ruby glitter.
#2 Not to do.
Don’t try new hair products on the day of the signing.
I have naturally curly hair. I have to use very specific products in my hair so it doesn’t frizz out! Especially, if it is humid or raining. Well, a few days before the signing I was running out of what I normally use. The store had run out too. Yes, I know, but I do live in Montana. :) So I picked up a new “flavor.” That morning, the new item turned my hair white–momentarily–but I still panicked a little. It rained all day. By the time I got home, my hair was an embarrassment!
#3 Not to do.
Don’t forget the lipstick.
I keep my lipstick in my purse. I took my wallet out of my purse so I wouldn’t have to carry that extra bag. My lovely husband even asked me, “Do you have your lipstick?” Of course, I responded and left for town. Luckily, I stopped to buy roses for the bookstore owner and realized, I had no lipstick. The dear lady at the floral counter helped me pick a color that would be good for my skin and the clothes I wore that day. Wild!
Can this day get any more crazy!!!!
Thank you Fact & Fiction in Missoula, Montana for such a fabulous day!
And thank you to you for sharing in my laughter.
…Do you have any book signing advice?