YAY! Now my Book Beh-Beh is OFFICIALLY out there in the world! And I've been hearing from LOTS of people who've bought it, so THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Hope you enjoy it!
So right now, it's 6AM, and I'm lucky enough to have found working wi-fi at the Jackson, MS airport. Woo-hoo!
Yesterday was a CRAZY day! Not only did my Book Beh-Beh come out into the world, but I left on tour! And of course, the day I left just HAD to be one of those rare Southern snow days. Because we as a region FREAK. THE. HECK. OUT when there's snow, there were delayed planes, and canceled flights all over the place in Atlanta. However, there were plenty of things to keep me entertained, like:
*** The security people at the Montgomery airport who got in an argument about my level of attractiveness rated against someone named Christina. It went like this:
Security Guard 1: "She looks like Christina, but prettier."
Security Guard 2: CHRISTINA WAS A VERY PRETTY LADY!
Security Guard 1: I KNOW THAT! I'M JUST SAYING THIS ONE IS PRETTIER!
Security Guard 2: *looks at me for a long time* "Yeah, she is. I miss Christina."
*** Seeing The Mama's IDENTICAL TWIN at the gate in the Atlanta airport. People. It was SO FREAKY. They looked so similar that I literally stopped in my tracks, thinking my mom had somehow gotten to Atlanta to hang out with me. Same hair color/cut, same glasses, same type of outfit, SAME BODY LANGUAGE. It was eerie. I tried to take her picture a few times with my cell phone, but they all came out blurry. Sad day.
***Picking up an amazing new (to me) book at the airport called A RELIABLE WIFE by Robert Goolrick. It is Gothic, and creepy, and somehow literary and "pulpy" all at once. I lurve it.
Anyway, while airport shenanigans were fun, I was VERY ready to get to Mississippi! Thank God for Team Hex! My FABULOUS publicist, Jenn, took such good care of me amid all the weather angst, and I finally made it to Jackson just minutes before my signing at Lemuria Books!
However, the wait was TOTALLY worth it! Lemuria Books is AMAZING. Seriously, if you love books (and who doesn't?) you owe it to yourself to check it out!It's one of those places where you feel like you could spend hours, and not come anywhere close to seeing all they had to offer. Their children's section was especially swoon-worthy, and children's manager Emily is THE BOMB! I had so much fun talking books with her!
A giant poster of my book, filling me with joy.
Amazing Emily, also filling me with joy, wearing a Hexy t-shirt!
Me with the giant poster of my book. Swear I didn't match on purpose!
Tonight, I'll be in Decatur, GA (outside of Atlanta), at Little Shop of Stories at 7PM. Hope to see some of you there!!