WOW!!! I can’t be more linguistically artistic than that.
Two weeks ago I experienced two amazing things.
Firstly the official public launch of Awaken. The NERVES! It was a paper bag puffing moment when the first person approached my table. I’d practiced my 30 second book synopsis a million times and you know, I think I described Awaken 100 different ways over this two day period! *you may laugh*
I’ve never been a public person, never enjoyed being the focus of attention at all…..
Well, did this address that issue!!. I wouldn’t say I would ever deliberately put my hand up to speak at a packed house with all eyes on me, but I certainly relaxed over theses amazing two days as I talked to so many wonderful and diverse people . Some came to compliment my table decorations, some to browse over Awaken, some to purchase it, and some came over well, because they were dressed as Darth Vader!
Awaken was very well received. In these two days I sold more books in person than I have through Amazon and that was just sensational. I was so knocked out by this. It really hit home how important connecting with people is. This was further supported by all the new and lovely followers I received through Instagram and Twitter. The love and feels I have for them all is endless. I went to Supanova expecting small things. I came away from it feeling a million dollars, having made new friends, wonderful connections and learned a whole damned lot about book promoting and myself. To all who supported me, thankyou from the bottom of my full and bursting heart.
Now to Supanova itself. What an amazing event. For those who don’t know its like ComiCon. An amazing colourful, diverse pop culture event that attracts all kinds of amazing stalls. Art, film and literature. Actors visit for fan pics and autographs. There were actors from Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Arrow just to name a few. My kids were thrilled to meet some. A huge theme was Anime. The amazing costumes people were wearing just blew my mind. All kinds of genres were there both cute, gorgeous and downright scary. I met Thor, Darth Vader, Storm Troopers, The suicide Squad and the Grim Reaper who happened to be rather nice actually. Plenty of zombie contact lenses and wildly coloured hair made this an eye popping, people watching fest that was an absolute delight.
The crowds were there to have fun, good fun, polite and kind fun, not an unpleasant word or moment was to be seen or heard.
So enthralled was I, that I’m packing my car up and I’m following this show to Sydney in June. How could you not want to roll with such a fun, positive experience that doubles as a sensational book promotion vehicle.