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RWA Literacy signing

So it’s that time of year again when I post my gentle reminder about the RWA Literacy signing where I encourage readers (and other authors!) to make a point to go by the tables of authors who may not have long lines. Maybe this is their very first signing. Maybe it’s their debut book. Maybe it’s their tenth and they’re still just as nervous as that very first time they had a book out.

Whatever the case may be, you have the power to make the event that much brighter by simply picking out a few authors you may not know and make it a point to swing by. Even if you don’t buy their book, take a bookmark. Ask them about their book. Or just say hi.

Trust me when I say, that the author will remember you for that kindness and the fact that you went the extra mile to make the signing a little more special for them. And hey, you just might end up finding an awesome new author to read!

This year I’m sending my Girlie around to a few author’s tables for me since I’ll be signing, so if you see a gorgeous 12 year old sweetheart with as shy smile and big, beautiful brown eyes, that’s my baby :)

13 thoughts on “RWA Literacy signing”

  1. That is the coolest thing. As one of those debut authors there next week, I thank you for such a sweet gesture. Hope I get to meet you, if not at the Lit Signing, then maybe at the Berkley one. :-)

    1. Lea Ann says:

      I read your comment on here Mrs. Lovelace and decided to buy your book. It was absolutely wonderful! 5 stars indeed! Good luck with your future books.

      1. So glad you enjoyed it, Lea Ann!!

  2. I did this at the RT convention here in LA a year ago. I was flat broke & couldn’t afford to buy books, so I went around and collected trading cards and bookmarks and had all these authors sign their stuff. Met some lovely authors and discovered some great books this way. It was so much fun.

  3. Laura McCann says:

    I am putting that on my list!

  4. AJ Hawthorn says:

    Loved this =-) and thank you from an aspiring author who hopes to be one of those new authors one day soon.

  5. Sunny says:

    So excited! Me and a few fans from Goodreads will be there with pens ready!
    See you there!

  6. Stephanie says:

    I stopped to see you yesterday. You were so sweet and I was so nervous I hardly said 5 words in total. But thank you so much! It was amazing to meet my favorite authors. :)

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  9. Teresa says:

    So sweet to learn you’re teaching kindness and thoughtfulness to your daughter. I enjoyed your blog.
    All the best on your ventures!

  10. Mi Deighan says:

    Thanks for the article post. Much obliged.

  11. Jeneé says:

    That is the nicest thing I’ve seen! And I just want to say I will take that to heart and do the same at the next convention I attend!

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