Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I'm High

As many of you know, I had my first book signing on Sunday. I'm still on a high from it--and no, not because there was anything funny in the punctuation cupcakes I served.

It's because I'm so grateful and humbled by how many people came out to support me: my family, my high school friends, my writing friends, my yoga friends, my co-workers, my co-workers' friends and family, my former co-workers, my mom's friends, and even some blog friends.

Thank you so so much!

The other girl in the picture is my friend Emily. She used to be the librarian on my campus until she got fired for throwing a book at a student. I'm kidding; she didn't get fired. Nor did she throw a book at a student. Although, that would have been kind of awesome. She just got a different job. But she definitely deserves a shout out because I had her proofread every word I wrote and made her listen to every stupid grammar idea I came up with. Luckily (for me, not her), we're neighbors.

And here's where I'm not so humble: the owners told me I was the first local author to sell out of books! Isn't that cool?

And here's where I engage in shameless promotion: I am having another signing on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Barnes and Nobles in Manhattan Beach. Here's the address: 1800 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Come see me! I'm addicted.






15 comments:

Genskie said...

awww congratulations for the success of your first book signing. I wish I was there. :(

Mark said...

Congratulations :) It's really quite awesome you sold out and that's something you don't really have to be humble about.

Shelly said...

That is wonderful! Be sure and tell them after you sign their book that there will be a test on it the next day...

Felt Family said...

Yay!! Congratulations! I'm not surprised that it was such a success--your book is very good! I've enjoyed it a lot and have learned some good tricks for my own editing. Good luck with the next signing!

P.S. LOVE your dress!

Emily said...

Aww JB! Luckily for me too! (OK that may not be a real sentence...) So proud and happy for you; you were so popular on Sunday!

Kelly Polark said...

What a great photo! Congrats on a successful, fun book signing!

I got some very cool bookmarks in the mail yesterday. Thank you! :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Awesome! You're a big hit, too :)

DiscConnected said...

WIsh I could make an LA trip work-I'd stop by and get my copy signed!

If you happen to do a signing in Arizona (it's not so far!) I'm there!

Glad the signing sold out!

Larry

the late phoenix said...

hey there, pretty lady, great job! as Tim and Eric would say

one thing i've learned over the years, blog friends are nice, but yoga friends are forever. that's what my yoga friend always used to advise me...we're no longer friends, she left...

theater-goer said...

O, it was an honor to finally meet you after all the stalking! I bought two copies and sent one to another of my language curmudgeon buddies. Your sellout of the book has finally given me hope for civilization.

Shelly said...

Got my bookmarks yesterday- love them! Other teachers are jealous of me~

Andrew Theisen said...

Jenny-

It was a pleasure to meet you today at your signing. Congratulations on your book; you have a very witty and casual tenor to your writing that I am really enjoying. I always appreciate people who enjoy language as much as I do.

Also, here's a link to that Dan Baird song I told you about- "I Love You, Period."

- Drew

Jo Antareau said...

Your success is well deserved. Keep on kicking goals!

anthony stemke said...

You should be proud of the turnout, sorry I couldn't come. I'll bet it was thrilling when your students showed up and each purchased a book. Here's to your continued success, may it be continual and continuous.

Theresa Milstein said...

How nice to a friend/critique partner who lives close enough to bother day and night.

I hope the next book signing went just as well. I'm sure it did.