I was so thrilled and honored to be named 2014 Author of the Year by the Georgia Association of College Stores at their annual meeting at Callaway Gardens (Georgia) this past week.
They were also brave enough to let me speak to the attendees about writing and publishing–and about ME, of course! I was a little nervous about speaking to a gathering of college professionals but was told they like to have fun, too. So I talked about rejection. I mean, what’s more fun than other people’s pain, right? I talked about some of the weird things that have happened to me over the years (boy, have I amassed some stories!) and also read some snippets from rejections received by now-famous authors. They’re collected in a nifty little book called Rotten Reviews and Rejections. (Example: We’re sorry, Mr. Kipling, but you just don’t know how to use the English language.”)
And then I had a fabulously fun book signing.
This was also a wonderful event for me because it coincided with hubby Dave’s birthday, so we spent some extra time at Callaway Gardens celebrating that. The weather couldn’t have been better, so we did lots of walking along the lakes and through the woodsy paths and enjoying the sunshine.
Thanks again so much, Georgia Association of College Stores!