In the past two weeks I have done eight different Costco signings for The Shapeshifter's Secret, and I have learned so much! I have met so many incredible people and words cannot express how much I appreciate those who came and talked to me. Thank you everyone for coming, I am humbled by your kindness.
Because I was at each Costco signing for multiple hours, I couldn't help but notice many humorous incidents. I thought it would be fun to list a couple of the scene's I've witnessed while promoting TSS.
Candy, Candy, Candy!
At every signing I put out a bowl of candy to lure people to my table--I mean--to pass out to people to be nice. Here is what I've learned about kids. There are three different ways children try and get said candy from my table:
1- Make the parents to the dirty work for them ("Mom look at that lady passing out candy!")
2-Very timidly (and adorably) ask me if they're allowed to eat a tootsie roll.
3-Last but not least, the "sneak and grab" as I like to call it. Kids wait until an adult is talking to me, and then grab a fistful of candy in one swift movement and run away as if a dragon is chasing them.
There are two ways adults get candy from the table.
1-Ask me what my book is about and then ask if they can have some candy.
2- Wait until an adult is talking to me, and then grab a fistful of candy in one swift movement and run away as if a dragon is chasing them :-)
The Shapeshifter's Secret. Say that 10 times fast. I know, even I have jumbled the title together. But in the past week I have had some of the funniest responses to my book title.
1- "The SHOPLIFTER'S secret? Is this a book that teaches you how to shoplift? I cannot believe Costco let you in here!"
2- "The Secret? Oh I love that DVD, so does this book tell you how to think positive in order to obtain good fortune?"
3- "The Shiftshareoieukdfjvipeupi Secret?"
I absolutely adore my novel's cover. The first time I saw it I was just blown away by how great of a job Cedar Fort had done. That being said, I have heard the funniest comments concerning the image.
1- "Does this book teach you beauty secrets?"
2- Two different elderly woman approached my table, looked at the cover and said, "I just don't like books like this." (I never know what to say after that haha).
3- "Is that you on the cover? Wow, she looks just like you!"
The things I've heard.
I can't help but list some of the random and most hilarious responses I've received while sitting at my table.
1- A teenage girl ran around a corner and was caught of guard by the sight of me. Here was her response: "Wow!" Covers mouth. "Oh my gosh, I thought you were a mannequin!"
2- Two teenage girls approach me. "I'll be honest. We're just here for the candy." Eats candy happily while I talk about my book anyway.
3- "Is this a good book?" ("It's Amazing!"). "So, have you read this book?" ("Yes, I suppose I have). Then after sometime, "Oh my gosh! You're the author?!"
I've had so much fun at the all Costco signings, and I've absolutely loved all the friends, readers, and writers that I've met and had the pleasure of talking with. Also, I'm so glad for the all the hilarious incidents that go and and keep me entertained ;-P