Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Time is Speeding By

by Maggie Sefton


It's been a busy week since I last posted on Cozy Chicks.  I started a round of booksignings the weekend of Sept 15 & 16 which are still continuing.  This week I visited a new independent bookstore in Arlington, VA, where I grew up.  One More Page Books has a great atmosphere as well as helpful staff who LOVE books.  On Thursday, I signed at the Barnes & Noble in Fair Lakes Promenade shopping center in Fairfax, VA.  I've signed there several times over the years and have always had a great time---as well as meeting lots of wonderful readers.

Last Saturday I had a VERY busy day, travelling south to Richmond, VA where I signed at a suburban Barnes & Noble with fellow Cozy Chick Ellery Adams/Jennifer Stanley.  It was wonderful having some time to chat with Jenn/Ellery plus meet some great new readers.  After that, I drove off from Richmond around 4:00pm and headed west to Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia.  It was a gloriously warm early Fall day with sunshine and no rain.  Perfect for visiting bookstores and even made the driving easier.  Afterwards, I drove back to Northern VA and my daughter's condo apt where I've been staying since Monday of last week.  A long day into the night, but a perfect time of year to do it.

Of course I've done more than booksignings last week.  I also saw my granddaughter Natale's volleyball team dig deep and pull off a victory one evening, and I joined old friends for a wonderful dinner last Friday night.  And last night, Monday, I spoke to students and alumni at my alma mater, George Washington University in Washington, DC.  The topic was writing "Bestselling" novels.  I'm afraid I had to tell them there were no secrets to be share.  We writers write a lot, pray a lot, then offer our books up to the Gods.  Readers are the Gods.  They make you a bestseller.  :)