Tuesday, September 10, 2013

My First Book Signing

This Sunday's launch party for the community novel was my first book signing! This picture shows me and my mom sitting next to each other and signing books.  We were at one end of a really long table--the book had twenty-two authors, and nineteen of us showed up.  They just passed stacks of books down the table and had us all sign them, including at least one copy for each of us, of course.  I soon realized that my name was far too long to let me keep up with everyone's writing speed!  There's only so much I can do about that, though.

Physical copies of SpeakEasy can be purchased on Amazon here or (for as long as they last) at the Booktique in the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.  The text is available for free electronically, though.  The official library web site still has all the chapters linked to here, and the whole book is also available on Smashwords here.  Everyone involved seems to agree that the novel came together pretty nicely this year, so I'd recommend grabbing a copy from Smashwords and checking it out! It's fun to see how people write when they only have one chapter to make their mark on the story (the author changes show, and that's part of the fun).  And it was fun for me to see a couple of old NaNoWriMo writing buddies, too (shoutout to A.M. Coffee, who is probably reading this!), so I'm glad I made the road trip to be at the book launch.


  1. Love your Blog Elizabeth. I also had a great time at the book signing. I agree that this book is a great accomplishment. Let's try it again next year!!! Yes, I am reading your blog. :)

  2. That's great WholeHeart, what a moment to savor! I'm glad you had so much fun putting the novel together. I can only imagine how great it must feel to have that paper copy in your hand and your words filling the pages (at least some of them in this case). What a great project you guys took on! I can't wait to see MORE pictures of future book signings!