Monday, September 29, 2008

Recent Book Signing

Last Saturday at a booksigning, some good friends showed up. Kimberly Jensen and her daughter Erica, and I go way back. Kimberly and I used to be in book group together when we lived in California--over eight years ago. Then we both ended up moving to Utah about the same time.

We kept in touch for the first few years after moving to Utah, then it faded to Christmas cards. So I was really excited to see them. When you run into an old friend, it seems that no time has passed at all, and you pick up right where you left off.

They had read all of my books, and each wanted their own collection signed.

Kimberly was curious about when I started writing. In California, I had no inclinations and I told her that it didn't start until after coming back to Utah. It took that empty office to entice me I suppose. When my husband changed jobs, and left a full-service office in the basement, the hidden dream finally blossomed.


J.K. Coi said...

That sounds like a wonderful booksigning!

And thanks for the tip about Far World, I was wondering whether or not to pick it up for my nephew and now I'm going to go get it!

Nancy Campbell Allen said...

Thank goodness for that empty office! Isn't it amazing how things evolve?

How fun to see old friends. I love that!

Kimberly said...

It's funny you should mention that. I'm hard at work today cleaning out the upstairs office in hopes of turning it into a writing haven.

I'm in the middle of your book and am completely caught up! Glad I didn't know how fabulous a writer you are or I might have been too intimidated to ever comment here.

Heather B. Moore said...

J.K., definitely buy Far World. My 13-year old is reading it now, and my 13-year old nephew just finished it and loved it.

Nancy, thanks for your comment. Hopefully I'll see you soon at some booksigning :)

Kimberly, I'm glad you're liking my book. I'll expect a full report. Just kidding!

Julie Wright said...

Heather, I for one am glad for your realized talent. I love your books and am so glad your signing went great!

Janette Rallison said...

Glad it went well! It seems that booksignings are either great because you get to see old friends or bad because you see no one at all.

Josi said...

Isn't it funny that something so much a part of your life now was completely dormant 10 years ago. I find that fascinating. And it is so fun to reconnect with old friends, congrats. My signing wasn't nearly so fun.