Beverly graciously gave me her advice (I blogged about it here), and later I spoke with her as she signed a book I won. I was so star-struck and nervous, I could hardly talk to her!
|Beverly Lewis and Me|
Over the past three years, Wanda has had Beverly Lewis, Tracie Peterson, Lauraine Snelling, Cynthia Ruchti, and Julie Klassen at that little library in Upsala, Minnesota, a town of only 427 people! The crowds are always large and the people are so supportive.
The day I announced my contracts with Barbour last year, Wanda sent me an invitation to talk at the Upsala Library!! We agreed to wait until both books had been released, so we set the date for August 5th.
I'm writing this post just a few hours after my very first author talk! I was a little nervous before hand, but not nearly as nervous as I was when I met Beverly. :) The ladies who came out to meet me tonight were so much fun! It was an honor and a privilege to spend my evening with them.
So much has happened in three years. I wish I could go back to the day I met Beverly and tell myself dreams really do come true, and that one day I'd be the guest author! I'd tell myself it would be a lot of hard work, but it would be worth every moment.
Your Turn: If you could go back in time, knowing what you know today, what would you tell yourself?