Oh My God, Just, Oh My God (The Book Launch!)

I knew launch week was going to be great, but I didn’t realize just how fabulous and heady and exhausting and thrilling and joyous it would be. My god. Having my fellow debs along for the ride has been so great. We are a super team of cheerleaders for each other, and I’m so appreciative. Between a Facebook online party and Twitter shout-outs, between guest blog posts and an Authors on the Air interview, between the debs spreading the word and another good review, I feel like I’ve blitzed the world!

Not only that, right now I’m at the Left Coast Crime conference in Monterey, California. A conference filled to the brim with crime writers, readers, and fans. It’s perfect timing — we can talk about just how exhausted I am some other time — and everyone has been SOOOOOO supportive and excited on my behalf. Today was the first day of the conference, and my initial stack of books in the book room sold out within a few hours! Apparently, I was the fastest selling author (for awhile at least).

I’m telling you, thrilling.

And then to be signing books from old friends who’ve been excited to read it, and new friends, and perfect strangers!!!! My god.

Seriously, I feel replete. A dream come true. This is far more momentous than I thought it would be.

Tomorrow morning I’ll be introducing the novel at the New Authors Breakfast along with the other debut authors here at the conference. Am I nervous? Yep. I’m always nervous when it comes to public speaking — even when I’ll be speaking for less than a minute! But what an honor for this opportunity to be nervous.

Time for bed! ZZZZ. My first day at the conference:

Books on sale in the book room. They were selling fast!

Books on sale in the book room. They were selling fast!

Fangirl moment with one of my favorite authors, the mega-author, Louise Penny.

Fangirl moment with one of my favorite authors, the mega-author, Louise Penny.

Imagine the thrill of seeing an author you admire after she'd just bought your book! This is Catriona McPherson.

Imagine the thrill of seeing an author you admire after she’d just bought your book! This is Catriona McPherson.

And I finally got to meet 2013 Deb Susan Spann! She's wonderful.

And I finally got to meet 2013 Deb Susan Spann! She’s wonderful.

 

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Lisa Alber is the author of KILMOON, A COUNTY CLARE MYSTERY (March 2014). Ever distractible, you may find her staring out windows, dog walking, fooling around online, or drinking red wine with her friends. Ireland, books, animals, photography, and blogging at Lisa Alber's Words at Play round out her distractions. Visit her at www.lisaalber.com.

4 thoughts on “Oh My God, Just, Oh My God (The Book Launch!)

  1. “But what an honor for this opportunity to be nervous.” OMG I almost cried when I read that. It’s so perfectly captures everything that is launching.

    I’m SO SO SO happy for you, Lisa. You deserve all the success and dream-come-true kind of happiness that’s coming to you, and it fills my heart to see it happening from day one (Ms. Fastest-Selling-author!).

    BIG HUG.

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