Good morning, everyone! A few things to share.
Well, I just completed my first Goodreads giveway. I was happy and elated to discover that 437 people requested my book, and more than 186 of those lovely readers have added Folly Beach Dances to their list.
I received the winner information via email today, and I’m happy to say I’m sending a complimentary copy out to Carolina M (sent you a direct message) in the next week.
I’ve opened up the Goodreads Q&A panel for the first 3 weeks of August, at one question per week, so feel free to pick my brain.
Connect me with at Goodreads, on twitter at @ShereeKNielsen and @follybeachdance. Click on Folly Beach Dances to visit and follow our facebook page. And our official website is Beach Dances to order books.
Our photography exhibit and Folly Beach Dances booksigning at Van Buskirks Chocolate Bar went well last evening.
A constant stream of people, including friends, and new faces came by to chat with Russell and me. They enjoyed espresso, chocolate, libations, and purchased books supporting our mission to donate 10 percent to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Some shared their love of Folly Beach with us. Others admitted the book would make a great addition to their guest room. And a friend from high school, Steve, said he was going to kick back and enjoy Folly Beach Dances on his deck with a good cup of coffee. Another friend was the winner of another giveaway – a lovely matted print with prose from the book.
Our booksigning was a little bittersweet, as well. We said farewell to our favorite Van Buskirk’s female barrista, Alexis, who is moving on to big and better things. She was the sweet smiling face you’d see when entering the cafe. She crafted some of the best espresso drinks west of the Mississippi. With her super personality, natural good looks, and street smarts, I’m sure she’ll do well. Hope she comes back to visit once and awhile.
Another event is scheduled in the next week, August 9 – a booksigning at Main Street Books, St. Charles, Missouri on August from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
See you there!