Friday, April 27, 2012

Storyteller's Journey

 Inspiration for My Journey

Earlier this week I was lucky enough to attend a book signing for YA author - Kimberly Derting. The Last Echo, the third installment of her Body Finder Series was featured; as well as The Pledge, the first book in her dystopian series.


Kimberly Derting
It was wonderful to meet Kimberly and ask her questions. What occurred to me was just how normal she comes across. She is married, has three children, and lives in Washington State. Those are all things that apply to me too. I realized one BIG difference between Ms. Derting and myself...
she has made her dream come true.

Listening to her share her approach to writing, and the amount of work she has put into her craft, was very insightful. When I purchased my copy of The Pledge she not only signed her name, but wrote: Be Heard. Thank you Kimberly Derting for a special evening of encouragement, humor, and inspiration!

Do you attend other authors' book signings?
Can you share any positive insights you have gleaned from your experience(s)?


10 comments:

  1. I've only been to book signings at writer's conferences, where you quickly see that we're all pretty much just like you :) Persevere Victoria and enjoy the journey! I love what the author wrote in your book!

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    1. Thanks, Sandra. I know that you are a published author...a humble one at that!

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  2. I had a wonderful time attending this with you. Listening to Kimberly was very insightful. I'm sure she will never forget this event either. Being that we lost power and she had to sign your book by flashlight!

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    1. I thought it was a fitting circumstance to an author's night that featured paranormal books! Thanks again for driving over to Oregon, Kriston!

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  3. Thanks for sharing your booksigning experience, Victoria.

    And don't worry...one day it will be YOU on the other side of that table signing books. :)

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  4. I'd love to attend a signing but none of the authors I read ever come anywhere near where I live :(

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  5. Yes, I've been to book signings. I'm often struck as you are. They remember what it was like to be us, whether it took them 10 years to get there or 5 minutes.

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    1. It was great to see the joy that Kimberly has for writing. It reminded me of why I began writing as a vocation. The balance between writing spontaneously, and writing from a place of discipline, is still something I'm fine tuning. Thanks, Theresa!

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  6. Yes, I do attend book signs when the authors are in the area. It's so wonderful seeing how normal they really are and I've found they are all so encouraging too.

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  7. have an interesting space, a great pleasure to read you.
    if you like the poetry I invite you to my space.
    happy day.
    a greeting.

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