by Maggie Sefton
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. :)