How Much Fun Are You Allowed to Have?!
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Yesterday (May 9th) I was fortunate to have my second kid’s book signing for Who Ate the Gelato?!, at A Twist On Olives in uptown Westerville, Ohio. The shop owners, Rosa Marchi and her son in law Scott were so gracious and made me feel right at home, even going so far as to buy some of the wonderful gelato from Coppa Gelato, who hosted my first signing last month! To top it off (the gelato and the event) they introduced all of us to a new creation for the gelato, a wonderful Strawberry Balsamic Fruit Sauce topping that was truly delicious! What can I say but mangia-mangia!
Book Signings and Meeting Your Readers!
I had barely set up my display near the front window when my first patron arrived … and she was all of 3 years old! Clutching a copy of Who Ate the Gelato?! as if she would never let it go, little Piper and her mother told me this children’s book had been a gift to her from friends and she wanted to meet the author and have it signed! I was overwhelmed to say the least … here’s a young child who cannot read yet, but was so taken by the artwork that she had to have this children’s book! This is what propels you forward when you sometimes have doubts of own your abilities and direction (which usually happens in the middle of creating your project!) … finding someone this young and enthusiastic really made my day!
After Piper’s visit, there was a multitude of patrons that came into the store and among them were many friends wanting to buy their copies as well! And of course they were sampling and buying the wonderful imported olive oils and balsamic vinegars too! At the end of the three hour book signing, I’d sold kid’s books and talked myself silly to anyone who would listen, sampled the delicious new flavors of olive oils, enjoyed some gelato and made new friends … not too shabby for one afternoon, I would say!
A multitude of thanks for the experience, and best wishes to Rosa, Scott, and Meghan at A Twist On Olives for their continued success! Grazie a tutti!