Last summer, one of my awesome neighbors bought a paperback of Blossom and the Beast. She is just a super nice lady and I figured she was just trying to be supportive. When she finished reading last fall, she caught me mid-walk around the neighborhood to ask me a bunch of questions. She was so excited and impressed and it was such a cool feeling to have a real live person express their support of my books right to my face. Hooray!
Little did I know that she would go to our local Book Club and recommend it for the next month's read. And they picked it!
For those who don't know, I live on a military base. All my neighbors are military wives. Our husbands all work together. Our kids all go to school together. And all of the sudden, they were all reading one of my books together!
I would go to the gym and someone would tell me they were halfway done and they couldn't believe what was happening! Or the lady serving my husband lunch in the galley would ask him when the next book was coming out because they needed it! It was a super super super cool feeling.
And finally, yesterday, I was invited to a local winery to meet with the Book Club as their guest author and talk about my writing and my books. They asked about my pen name (RS McCoy), why I started writing (a distraction during cancer treatment), how they can see my books become movies (magic fairy dust), and when the next installment will be released (this summer).
All in all, it was a really fun and rewarding experience I hope to repeat many times in the future. So, I'm putting a button on my website so any book club and request a Skype meeting (since I can't be in all places) for their local event. I'm stoked to start branching out this way! I seriously have the best job ever!!!!!