When I went to last week’s book signing at Scuppernong Books on Elm Street in downtown Greensboro, I had no idea what to expect. The weather was awful. The International Civil Rights Museum with the world famous Woolworth counter had just closed when I got there. Patrons in this artsy district were few and far between, understandably, although I did find an incredibly delicious taco joint. But I was reminded about one element of writing and marketing a book that makes it so fun — the book club.
No sooner had I entered the store and set up my wares than a group of lively ladies came in to plan their book club’s selections for the year. They were very nice and asked about my book, and they each purchased a copy. But what was even more rewarding was eavesdropping on their conversations about other books they’d read, or wanted to read. The discussion was lively, passionate, and filled with much laughter and joy.
For me, that’s really what writing is about – sparking personal engagement and lively conversation for readers. What could be more fun?
And that’s not all the Greensboro book love I’ve received. I was also honored to have both an author feature and a book review in the Greensboro News & Record by contributor Linda Brinson during the past week.
Greensboro, you just might be my new favorite place!