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Monday, December 9, 2013

They Sold, They Signed, They Survived!

Cathi, Linda, Lynn (front)
Donna and Alice (rear)
Last Saturday, I had a great time visiting with four local celebrity writers (Cathi LaMarche, Linda O'Connell, Lynn Obermoeller, and Alice Muschany) at Barnes and Noble in St. Peters.

Coffee and Critique's own Alice Muschany is one of the four local contributors whose true stories of survival are included in "We Will Survive" by Grammy Award-winning artist, Gloria Gaynor, and Sue Carswell.

I arrived at the event a bit late -- after 2 p.m. -- straight from celebrating my baby sister Bridget's birthday lunch at McGurk's in O'Fallon. (Yum)

By the time I got to the book store, I stood in a rather long line. One of the contributors told me they sold out of the 25 copies of books the store had ordered in the first hour of their signing, so the ladies had to run out to their cars to get their private stashes of books.

In addition to the four local celebrity authors, I met several other celebrities: members of Alice's family, including her granddaughter Peyton, who was also celebrating a birthday on Saturday, and chatted with local writers Tammy, Teresa, Kim, and Jack.

Thanks to Kim for taking this photo with my iPhone.


Marcia G. said...

Great photo, and quite the successful day. Jim & I stopped by after the Saturday Writers Christmas Party and also had to wait in line to congratulate these authors. Well done, Ladies!

Sioux's Page said...

I was unable to make it (due to dog rescue work) but what an event it was. Selling out of books is quite an accomplishment.

Dianna Graveman said...

Wish I could have been there! I heard it was a lot of fun. Congrats to the authors on a sell-out crowd!

Linda O'Connell said...

Donna, you are so supportive and we all appreciate your being there. You are one of the nicest, most accommodating writers in this town! Thank you for stopping by.

Alice said...

Donna, that's for the shout-out on our book signing at Barnes & Noble. So nice of you to drop by on your busy schedule. Thanks also to Marcia who brought along her hubby. I snitched to him that his wife had shared their first date story with C&C. A good time was had by all. By the way, I made it 29 minutes before I started in on the chocolate. A new record!