Monday, October 11, 2010

Events and happenings wrap up and THANK YOU!

The last week has been busy but extremely exciting, and I owe most of that to you guys, so I just want to say Thank You to all of you.

The release of Grave Witch seems to be going well from my outside view (Of course, I won't  know anything definite until I hear from my publisher in several months.) The blog tour stops have seen good traffic, the online chatter has been really positive, and reviews are cropping up! Thank you everyone who has picked up a copy already, and double thank you to everyone who has blogged/tweeted/recommend it to others. You guys are AWESOME!


Now, I promised you a wrap up of my first ever book signing. The event on Friday went extremely well (or at least I though it did). I was crazy nervous, which didn't help my already chicken-scratch hand writing or the fact that on good days letters get jumbled in my head and when I'm nervous? Yeah . . .
But everyone who came out was absolutely amazing. I must have talked to fifty or sixty people over the course of the two hour signing. Many of the readers who came to the event were familiar with my Haven series, and it was great to talk about Kita and her world with real live people (who aren't my CPs and a captive audience). I was terrified that I'd sit there all alone for most of the night, but people came and went in such a staggered pattern that I almost wonder if you guys didn't gather and plan entrances before hand. I don't think I went more than a couple minutes without someone there at the table. It was great. I can't decide now if the success of the first signing makes me more or less terrified of the Halloween signing planned for the end of the month. LOL






(WHD pictures by Scott Johnson)
The other big event of the weekend was World Hoop Day. I meant to blog about this before the fact, but I got wrapped up in everything else going on. If you're a facebook friend you probably saw my post about it, but I never actually got around to a proper blog.

I'm not going to say too much here, but if you remember my post on World Hoop Day last year, you know that the event is not only to celebrate the joys and benefits of hooping, but to raise awareness and spread the fun. All around the world on 10-10-10 at 10:10 am, people were hooping in their communities. In my home city, we gathered at the State House and jammed for a full hour.

We had a great turn out for the event, and we got decent exposure from walk by traffic--we even managed to talk several people into joining us! Very fun!




Hope everyone's weekend went well. Happy Monday!

5 comments:

Diane P said...

I finished the book last night-loved it. I went to the computer to see how long I have to wait for the next one. I added you blog to my aggregator too.
Kee writing cause I want tp find out the next adventure, Thanks

Kalayna Price said...

Thanks so much Diane! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the book. The wait won't be too long. The next book, GRAVE DANCE, is slotted for release next summer. Thanks for reading and for commenting!

Simon said...

Just finished the book last night. I would have read it sooner but I was in the middle of a David Weber book (it was military science fiction and it had vampires at the end). It was wonderful being able to see you in person. :)

Wolfy said...
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Wolfy said...

I just finished your book and I completely loved it. Boy do you know how to write some steamy scenes. Hopefully this will be a glimpse into what's in store for us for Haven #3.