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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Fantasy Fiction Tour Report: Day 3

Day 3 of our stay in Atlanta brought the Fantasy 4 for our first "together" signing. It went spectacularly well with hundreds of retailers coming by to get books. I reiterate: remember, these retailers own or manage bookstores or even chains of bookstores. If they like the books, they order them for their stores and…the genre grows.

The taste of medieval banter between us was balm to the soul (I know, I'm weird that way), and I so look forward to more goofing around in fellowship with these wonderful people.

I'd love to tell you more, but I am just plain exhausted. Some day the tale of Author Christopher Hopper and his wife doing a beatbox rap to get us free parking must be told. But tonight, I must go and read, and then sleep much as we hit the road for Tennessee tomorrow morning.

I'd like to leave you with this photo as a reminder of why we do what we do. Bryan Davis got an email from this young man who is a fan of our books, and he was excited to hear that Bryan was going to be in town with me. I couldn't make the signing in Gainesville this evening, but Bryan was nice enough to bring this young man one of my books. The look on his face is worth more than all the royalty checks in the world.


Pais Charos said...

Indeed it is.

The more pictures I see, the more I can't wait till this weekend!

Will you have The Door Within with you? Or just Isle of Swords?

See you this weekend!!

everlastingscribe said...

To be a fly on the wall. . .


When you have a chance m'lord I have left hints on my blog about what you four will see at our store.

And yeah, I bet that is worth more than the royalty checks. I've got another story like that one to tell you when you get here. Remind me.

Amy Browning said...

I'm so happy for you all. What you are doing is blazing trails for the rest of us. I knew you'd do it!

This experience will alter the course of all of your lives forever. How cool is that?

And let Christopher know that we'll need a YouTube redo video of the beatboxing. I love it! And free parking to boot!

Amy Browning said...

Oh - and the sword is SO SWEET! My brother was just in a LOTR themed wedding and the groomsmen all got real elvish swords. TOO COOL!

He let me play with it, but when I mentioned learning real swordfighting and myself in the same sentence he and my husband both looked exceedingly alarmed and protested.

They claim I'm too "accident prone" - sheesh - you'd think they had my best interest and personal safety in mind or something. :)

And yes - I do tend to injure myself more than other people I know - but come on! It's swords - I could wear chainmail - hello!

Brett said...

I want that book! I want it! :-)
And...this is random...but that view of Christopher Hopper looks just a bit like Chris Daughtry :P

Valerie Comer said...

Thanks for the news from the front line! Prayers--and thanksgiving!--continue.

Amy Browning said...

Brett - that view of Christopher Hopper looks kinda like my husband too - as well as Daughtry.

pixy said...

Go Wayne, go!!!! Promo, promo, promo!!!

That's my little cheer for ya there. Ya like it?


Roheryn said...

Aw! that's so cool!
And beatboxing? Priceless!

I'm with Pais, the more I see, the more I can't wait!!!

The Door Within got to my house today! I shall curl up to read soon!

Pais Charos said...

Lucky <_< Still don't have it.

But this weekend I shall have Isle of Swords :)