Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Applause For The Neighborhood Book Club!

Well, hello Blog.
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Boy, did I miss you.
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Hope you had fun while I accomplished stuff.
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Ahem.
Gallivanting blog back in place. Story ready. Photos snapped.
Here we go!

THE NEIGHBORHOOD BOOK CLUB

What a time I had on Thursday, March 1st— the scene of the book club's review of my adult mystery. 

Several months ago, my sister, Jinni had the fantastic idea for her book club to read my book. What an opportunity. What a chance for feedback from readers I didn't know. 

I'll tell you, it was scary and exhilerating all at once thinking of what they might say. But most of all, I felt blessed to be the recipient of vital feedback for my story.

The night of the meeting, my sis treated my to a divinely delicious dinner before the book club rendezvous. So I arrived fabulously fortified and ready to go!

And guess what? Those ladies were amazing! Gracious, fun, helpful—I was with friends who graced me with great feedback.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, WONDERFUL LADIES! 
Your help & friendliness mean more than I can say. 


AND HERE THEY ARE!



My sister, Jinni is sitting on the arm of the sofa next to me. And let me tell you, she's phenomenal! We had the best time that evening & the next day!


Also, I want you to know about the people who didn't get to be in the photo: the lady who manned the camera, a couple of people who had to leave early, one super-enthusiastic gal who stopped by the next morning, and others who said they wished they could've been there. I'm thankful for them all.

And Oh My Word!—listen to this! Sarah, the awesome lady with the blonde hair and blue shirt in the back row, noshed at a Chinese restaurant during the month she was reading my book and found a marvelous fortune in her fortune cookie. She amazingly and kindly gave it to my sister to give to me!

AND HERE'S THE FORTUNE—
Thank you, Sarah!



So to THE NEIGHBORHOOD BOOK CLUB, I salute you 
& award you the prestigious 
Finest Book Club To Ever Read My Book Award
Congratulations!

And a humongous thank you to My Marvelous Sis 
for making this happen for me!
YOU ROCK!




8 comments:

J. A. Bennett said...

Oh my gosh, how exciting! What a wonderful opportunity! Sounds like you had a great time :)

Critique Sisters said...

How exciting~and scary! So glad to hear that it turned out wonderful and that the ladies of the club were wonderful as well. Congrats!

Danica said...

What an incredible opportunity! I'm so excited for you that got that chance. And it sounds like you enjoyed it too. :)

Cami Checketts said...

I love speaking to book clubs, they are wonderful! Glad it went well for you.

Charmaine Clancy said...

That would be exciting (an a little nerve-wracking).
Wagging Tales

Erin Shakespear said...

Hey Brenda! I'm so glad I got to hang out with you on Saturday. You are awesome...it would have been great if we'd had more time to chat! But I'm really glad you're a blogger, too! :)

Katie Dodge said...

So glad it turned out good for you! Looks like a lot of fun! :D

Leslie said...

That is such a great idea to have a book club read your book! And if you need more readers, send it my way! I'd love to read your book.