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On the Shelf

Ever since The Rose of Shanhasson and Dear Sir, I’m Yours have been released in print, I always check the shelf at any bookstore, just to see if I could find my books.  Since they’re both from small presses, I hadn’t had any luck all these months. 

Oh, I could have called and ordered a copy — but that wasn’t the same.  I wanted to just find one on the shelf like any other author’s book.

Tonight we were killing time before picking up Middle Monster from a birthday party, and That Man dropped me off at our Barnes & Noble.  I didn’t have a particular book in mind — I just wanted to look and soak in the atmosphere.  On a whim, I checked the Bs in Romance, and there, beside Monica Burns, I found one precious copy of Dear Sir on the shelf.

I pulled out my iPhone and started taking pictures of it.  I’m sure people thought I was insane.  Then I went and found the Info Desk to ask if I could sign it.  She said absolutely, so I went back and got it, signed it, and she put an autographed sticker on it.

I don’t think my feet touched the ground on the way out.

I might have cried.  Just a little.

12 thoughts on “On the Shelf

  1. Yay! That’s so cool. I’m always on the look out for books by authors I ‘know’ — haven’t seen one of yours yet but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time *g*

  2. That had to have been such an amazing feeling 🙂

  3. What an amazing surprise! Congrats.

    And, just because I’ve always wondered… did they ask to see ID before allowing you to autograph?

  4. May this be the first of many!

  5. Thanks, everyone! I’m still grinning this morning!

    Claire, they only asked the title of the book, and she looked it up on the computer to see if they had any other copies stashed somewhere. She didn’t ask for id — I’d be hard pressed to prove my id that way since I write under my maiden name!

  6. Seriously, seriously cool. 🙂 Congrats!

  7. Seriously, seriously cool. Congratulations! 🙂

  8. Oops, I sent that last twice! Oh well, the news is awesome enough to warrant double congrats. 😉

  9. That’s so cool, Joely! Congrats! 🙂

  10. OMG that is so awesome. Congrats! :throws confetti:

  11. Eeeee! Me and Pesh always look for you when we hit a bookstore. Whee!

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