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Monday, October 11, 2010

Saturday at Cornerstone Bookstore in Boone

I enjoyed an afternoon at Cornerstone Bookstore in Boone this past Saturday. This beautiful bookstore is one of the most inspirational shops I have ever been in, so what a nice gift to be able to sign copies of all my novels there, along with author Marybeth Whalen (The Mailbox).

One of the highlights for me was to see my childhood friend, Jo Moore Haynes. My novel, Hatteras Girl, is about friendships and childhood dreams coming true, and Jo is connected in a round-about way to that. When she and I were at Kyoto International School in Japan, we used to spend our Saturdays writing love stories. Jo seemed to love mine and her encouragement has played a part in my own story of becoming a published novelist. So, to see Jo, her husband, and the many friends she invited to the bookstore, was a fabulous treat!

The store had a pen engraved with my name and one for Marybeth. They also served refreshments to the customers while we signed. The Russian tea was delicious!

Marybeth and I will be in Wilmington on Saturday at the Salt Shaker Bookstore and Cafe from 2 to 4 PM and at Family Christian Stores on 301 Crossroads Blvd. from 11 AM to 1 PM on the 30th. Hope to see you there!


Angela said...

Does it ever get old to see YOUR book on a shelf? I know you've been there done that, but I'm excited for you. I imagine it's crazy exciting every single time. Wish I was close enough to have come to the book signing. I so would have been there. I spent the day working on a proposal. Fingers crossed!!

Alice J. Wisler said...

No, Angela, it never gets old to see my books on the shelves. I can't wait to see more of them!

Good luck with your proposal.

~ Alice

Tina said...

Love all the pics. How fun! Wish I would have been there.

Alice J. Wisler said...

Wish you could have been there, too, Tina!