Sunday, August 23, 2009

My First Reading Ever!

My first reading ever at Book Soup on the Sunset Strip was AWESOME. I was really worried about attendance but it was SRO--standing room only. Wow! When I arrived 45 minutes early, fans (Whom I didn't know I had) Elizabeth and DJ were sitting up front. The book store was practically empty, and they were seated right in front of the podium. THANK YOU, Elizabeth and DJ for the big ego boost. They'd been following me on Twitter. THANK YOU Twitter.

As it turns out, they were the smart ones. The book store ran out of chairs, and most people were left standing. And for my second ego boost--THEY RAN OUT OF BOOKS. Of course it would have been nice if they had more books, but they were very nice and asked me if I'd come back and sign again. One of the clerks said it was one of the best signings they'd ever had. Ego boost number three.

Thank you everyone who attended from the bottom of my heart. And thank you Book Soup, you all made the night special for me.

I posted a few photos on my website. If you'd like to check them out Click here: e. van lowe - Where friends of E. Van Lowe can come and chat

And special thanks to Cousin Pam who catered the goodies. They were yum, yum, yummy! I am so glad I worked on my belly fat for three weeks. But I brought some of her famous deserts home so I'm sensing the return of belly fat.

By the way, that photo at the top that has me looking like a carnival barker or a rapper, is me greeting the crowd--grooving to the Black Eyed Peas. What better way to get the party started.


  1. I started reading the book, really good so far! :)And might I add the book inside is cute, I like the little skeleton design on every chapter ..

  2. That's awesome. I'm so glad it went well and you had a good turnout. :)

  3. Eleni, I know! It looks like I'm leading a chorus or something. I was just welcoming my guests. I didn't feel so animated, but when I saw the photo-wow! Still, I liked it!

    And thank you Lauren for your well wishes.

  4. The event looked amazing! I'm happy you had a great turnout.

  5. Hey E. Congrats on the reading! It sounds like you had a fantastic turnout. I'm really happy for you.

    Also, thank you very much for the encouragement. It means a lot. :)

  6. Yay! glad to hear and see that it went to well! You rock! and so does your book! And, thanks for sharing your pics.

  7. Congrats on the fabulous turn-out! I wish I could have been there. I'm trying to organize a vacation to LA some time later this fall to visit my college roommate. Maybe the timing will work out, and I'll get to make an event after all. ;) Congrats again!

  8. I'm glad DJ and I being there gave you an ego boost. ;) Twitter is awesome. I'm glad it turned out very well. I've been to lots of signings there and your's was one of the best! Congrats!