When I decided to throw myself into my writing after the whole stupid cancer thing got my priorities in order, I made a promise to myself that I'd keep it fun, rather than get stressed out by things beyond my control. One of the things authors often worry about is whether or not people will show up for their book signings. Well, I've got a secret to make sure people show up: I do joint events with author pals! It's a great excuse to hang out with friends, and it often brings in a larger group of people to the bookstore.
Last week, I had two such events. First stop, Borderlands Books in San Francisco with Juliet Blackwell and Kate Carlisle. It was an added celebration that day, because Juliet had just hit the New York Times
bestseller list with her new book, Vision in Velvet.
|Gigi Pandian, Juliet Blackwell, and Kate Carlisle|
at Borderlands Books in San Francisco, July 12,2014.
|Borderlands manager Jude Feldman|
with Juliet Blackwell.
Next stop, Village House of Books in Los Gatos with Sophie Littlefield and Rachael Herron. I'd never been to this bookstore before, but it was just about the cutest store I'd ever visited. It's in a former cottage, so it has a cozy feel, and the owners make great use of space. There's even a treasure chest full of flowers out front.
|At Village House of Books.|
|Sophie Littlefield, Rachael Herron, and Gigi Pandian|
at Village House of Books in Los Gatos, July 15, 2014.
|Sophie and Rachael.|