I just want to say thanks again to all who came last Wednesday night to celebrate the release of Porcelain Keys with me. A lot of people traveled from far away and made sacrifices to be there, and I want them to know how much it meant to me to have them there.
I was pretty nervous in the days leading up to the event. Anyone who knows me can tell you that I’m not too fond of speaking in public or being the center of attention. But having so many friends and family there to support me put me at ease, and I got through my remarks with only a couple minor hiccups.
After my remarks, I gave out and received lots of hugs, then I was shooed over to the King’s English where I sat at a table and signed books (sometimes while holding a boy in my lap) for my guests.
I smiled so much that my cheeks hurt by the end of the night. I was surrounded by so many people, I didn’t even notice my boys wrestling on the floor in the children’s section (until later when one of them started kicking his shoes off into a bookshelf and a bookshop employee told him to stop).
After that, we cleaned up, handed out surplus food, and went home. It was a beautiful night, thanks to all of you!