It’s been two weeks since my book was published and available for sale on Amazon. I feel like my life has gone into overdrive ever since then. I still can't believe it though. Looking at my book is still very surreal to me, but I am very proud of it. I wanted to share how my first two weeks as a published author have gone.
I have sold 30 books so far! Huzzah! I’m just pleased people are buying it! I really had no idea what to expect. I know a lot of people would think 30 is not a big number but I knew going into this that this was a passion project for me. I am just following God’s call on my life. My biggest prayer is that it gets into the hands of people who need it.
The first weekend that the book was out I was invited to sell the book at the Help-a-Heart Superhero Run. I was so excited to get my first “gig”. The event went very well, even though I only sold four books. I am starting to learn just how many people are affected by congenital heart defects which in a weird way is great because I grew up feeling so alone in that aspect of my life. I met wonderful people and was really moved by the amount of support many families showed for their heart heroes.
I have been blessed with the opportunity to share how and why I wrote this book with three special ladies in the past two weeks. They are all looking to write their own books and wanted my advice. I felt so humbled they asked and so excited to share my story with each of them. I hope to be an encouragement to all of them as they pursue writing their own books.
This next Saturday is my book launch party! Everyone is invited! If you haven’t gotten a book yet you can get one at the party and I will sign it. If you have one already bring it with you and I will still sign it. J I will be giving a speech at 2:30 to kick things off. We will keep the party rolling with a photo booth, a coloring table, and a book signing booth. Plus a popcorn bar, a dessert bar, and beverages. We will also have a special booth for Help-a-Heart the non-profit organization I work with. I will tell you more about that on Wednesday, so stay tuned! It will go until 5 pm and it’s an open house style party. So please come and go as you can. It’s gonna be a lot of fun and I hope you will be able to join us!
It’s been crazy, fun, and a blessing to see God move in people’s lives through my book. Here’s to more author adventures!