Friday, June 26, 2009

An incredible author moment

Tip of the day: When you get a web site, you really should put a picture of yourself on there!

Alas, my first draft is sitting in my computer, being completely ignored as I just returned from an awesome vacation at Disney World. So my head is all filled with visions of Mickey and Minnie instead of wonderful writing advice. So I thought, what do I blog about this week when writing is so far from my brain right now?

And then I remembered. I remembered the totally awesome authorly moment in the Houston airport and I thought, that’s what I can blog about.

You see, my boys and I were in a bookstore in the airport, and I had just finished buying them each a book, doing my part to help the industry as always. As I turned away from the register, a girl about 12 or 13 was standing there and she said, “Are you Lisa Schroeder?” I said, “Yes, I am. How did you know?” She looked a little unsure how to answer so I said, “Did you know from the picture on my web site?” She said yes, and then I asked her which book she had read, and she said, “Both of them!” Her dad, standing a bit to the side, piped in and said something about her being quite enthusiastic after reading my books.

We chatted a bit more about where she was going (Paris!) and where I was going (you already know that). I fortunately had a couple of bookmarks in my purse, so I offered her a signed one and she happily took it.

It was SO great to meet a real reader like that and since the folks at the register overhead the whole thing, I think they’ll be ordering my books for the store as well!

As a side note, we left for the airport at 4:30 am that day. Do you know how happy I am that I managed to make sure my hair was presentable and that I put on a little make up as well? If I’d been in a baseball cap and sunglasses, Crystal may not have even recognized me!

~Lisa, Miss Crafting a Career


Ghost Girl (aka, Mary Ann) said...

That is fabulous, Lisa! What a beautiful author moment to cherish. And kudos for getting that hair gorgeous at 4:30 am!

Kate Fall said...

Aaah, that's such a great story, Lisa! I love it. And how smart of you to have your bookmarks in your purse.

Emily Marshall said...

How fun to be recognized!!! And that's awesome you gave her a signed bookmark. I'm sure she'll treasure it.

Summer said...

very very cool. You're like Justin Timberlake!

Kristina Springer said...

Awwwwww-- LOVE it!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG, you have paparazzi! :-) Seriously, Lis, that story just makes me smile for you and that girl.


DeenaML said...

That is incredible! I hope I have a memorable face!