Oh my goodness, the most wonderful surprise happened on Friday! The UPS driver drove up and delivered 100 copies of my book!
It was so totally unexpected that it was beyond thrilling. Even the label on the side was exciting.
Because I did not receive an advance for The Simplicity Primer, the publisher is more generous with other benefits, including a hundred complimentary copies. I'm not allowed to sell these but I can give them away to friends and family, and use them as promotional items.
I was so tickled that I stacked them up in piles just for a photo opportunity (I'm a little short of 100 because I've given a couple away).
I tell ya, I've seen my name in print a lot -- I have dozens of magazine articles out there as well as three years' worth of columns with WND -- but nothing, and I mean nothing, can equal the thrill of holding my very own book in my hands. My husband was laughing at me because I kept doing little bounces and dances of excitement.
The official release date is ticking closer (June 7), and now we're looking at doing a booksigning (gasp!) at one of the Costco stores in Spokane, WA. (I'll keep you posted.) Can you picture it? ME, doing a booksigning? Staggers the imagination.