When I approached the Sooke branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library about being a venue, they cautioned me that these events did not tend to draw big crowds. I told them that was my job, not theirs. But I didn't know who would be interested. I had no idea what to expect. A few? Maybe a dozen?
We filled the room. Not an empty seat to be found. I was flabbergasted. I ran out of books to sell and took orders for more. Wow!
Thank you! Thank you for coming out with curiosity and support! Thank you for making it less terrifying to show the author side of me that was hiding.
I'm glad it's over, to be honest. I can move on with polishing Dragon's Talon now (next book, but not a sequel). The library was incredibly helpful during this, and I need to go pick up a thank you card for them tomorrow. We were the biggest author reading they had ever seen. For all the nervousness it generated, it was a huge success.
I talked about where the stories came from and how I worked to get it done. It's the sort of thing for another post, but for now, suffice to say this book is out there to enjoy. I hope people have fun hanging out with Sair and Cinder and Elora and all the dragons. I hope they enjoy the adventure.
But again, wow. And THANK YOU. Thank you to those who came, those who sent support and regrets, and those who took a chance on the book.
I guess I'd better work on the next one.
D. Lambert, author
Fantasy novels that entice, inspire, and entertain.