Sunday, October 03, 2010

Sightings and Signings

So, my wee book, Approaching God, has been released in the UK, Australia, South Africa and the United States. I know this for fact not fiction because I've started getting emails from friends all over the place saying that it has arrived at their door (if they ordered it through Amazon) or they've run into it in a shop.

My first sighting of it (after Jesse carried the one copy to me here in Arusha last July) was walking into Richard and Angie's house on the island of Guernsey and seeing it on their table. Then I saw it in Thames Ditton (London) at the home of Mike and Margit Newman. For my writer friends out there, I know I'm probably making a hoo hah out of nothing, but it really kind of jolts me to see my book lying around in someone else's possession.

But what's really crazy is to hear about other people's sightings of it. I received an email from a young friend named Carlee (from California) and she had just seen it in a bookstore in York, England. My friend, Janelle, picked it up in Melbourne!

Then there's the weird feeling of signing it for people when they ask. Honestly, I feel like a dork when I sign it. But I do it anyway because I think it's a nice thing.

Anyway... I promise not to keep going on about this. I think I just want to celebrate it a little.

So here's to the release of Approaching God!

I'm hoping many people will enjoy it.

12 comments:

Mama Mpira said...

So well done, Lisa - I know many will enjoy it. It's already lent out, but I'm encouraging everyone I know to purchase a copy for themselves. It's a book to keep!

Helen Monkton said...

Ordered my copy today, Carla has been speaking so fondly of it that it reminded me to place my order. She rightly won't let hers out of her sight, it's precious :O) Celebrate away Lisa, I'm looking forward to reading it.

lisa said...

Angie and Helen, thanks for celebrating with me!

dana said...

I would love a signing...

I would stand in line.

Juli and I will read it in tandem...

love,
d.

jb said...

well... you need to start spreading the word about a book release party going on here in SB when you are here. the 20th i believe?
love you and see you soon

lisa said...

Yes, if you live in SB, take note! Details of the book release party on October 20th at Jesse and Trevor's house. I'll be signing books and feeling silly but happy about it all.

roygoble said...

Wonderful! Congrats, Lisa!

lisa said...

Thanks, Roy!

Dana, I like the thought of you and Juli reading it in tandem :-)

sifluralin said...

The first of many, en'sh'Allah.

We are so proud of you.

Lisa McKay said...

It's such an exciting, wonderful, thing. It totally deserves to be celebrated! I smile whenever I see you post about this. Hope you guys are all really well over there.

Anonymous said...

YES!! Celebrate! CELEBRATE!! Wish I could be at the book signing and drink a toast to you, beautiful! I told Whitney she should try to get there, tho it may be difficult for her to find a ride from Azusa mid-week.
Lovez~Maureen

Carolyn said...

I can't wait to get my copy! Definitely celebrating with you! However, I do get the feeling of seeing your book in some other places.....it is your newest baby. It is an intimate part of you. To see that in other places....could be a bit startling! I hope you soon get used to it. Think of how you'd feel getting Jackson Browne's autograph on an album...... :-)