Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Silver and Gold

This past weekend was one of the best of my life! Yes - in large part because I had the book signing in my hometown and it was a huge success. But more so because I was with family, and was reunited with many old friends from school and jobs long ago.  I spent time laughing with friends I had gone to school with from grade one through high school. And I got to hug work friends I hadn't seen in more than 20 years.

The signing itself was very successful. When I'd asked how many books to send, the fellow said, "Oh, send 20 or so." I thought, NAH! I'm sending 100. Good thing I did, because we sold 75 books on Saturday! I think the only time they did better than that was when Jay Leno - also from my hometown of Andover - did his book signing there!

My Blog Tour continues this week at some wonderful blogs. I hope you'll stop over to visit. The title of this post comes from that old song we used to sing as a round in Girl Scouts, "Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold." I'm grateful for reuniting with old friends, and I'm grateful for the new friends I've made here in bloggi land. I'll post pictures from the signing later, but for now, here's this week's Blog Itinerary:

November 15: Donna's Book Pub
Guest Post: The two writing techniques that improved my writing the most

November 16: Sue Fitz's Books Books The Magical Fruit
Guest Post: Channeling Your Inner 10-Year-Old

November 17: Margo Dill's Read These Books and Use Them
Guest Post: Every Town Has a Story (finding ways to encourage kids - and grown-ups, to write)

November 18: Jill Franclemont's All Things Jill Elizabeth
Guest Post: Heroes & Villains - two faces of the same coin

Hugs to all,


  1. I heard about you from Donna's blog - and congratulations on your book and it's success at your first book signing! Yeah!

  2. That's awesome! So glad you were able to connect with old friends, and have a rockin' sale.

  3. Lynn and Jenny - thanks so much for coming by and letting me know you did. I'm delighted to meet you both.

  4. WOW! You Rock, Melissa! I can only hope for something close to that when I have a book signing in my area! Congrats! I'm popping over to my friend, Donna's blog to also say hello and congrats! :)

  5. Hi Becky - thanks for coming by! I've posted some pictures now so you can check them out. :-)

  6. Anonymous11/16/2011

    May it be a wonderful time Melissa. Enjoy every moment.

  7. Accidentalwriter - thank you for those words. Sometimes it feels like there is so much to do and I am afraid I am dropping a ball somewhere...but I am also making sure to treasure every moment and to have FUN! I do need reminding about that sometimes...:-)

  8. I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO proud of you!!!

  9. Congrats on your wonderful book signing! Thank you for sharing those wonderful photos, it looks like it was fun for all!
    Hugs to you.


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