Signings, Shopping, Shots (of the photo variety)

A few weeks ago I did my first book signing. It was nothing elaborate but I had a great time and met some awesome fans, and hopefully created a couple more!

I’m excited to announce I will be doing another signing on November 29th. Yes, that’s right, Small Business Saturday, at my local independent book store, Toadstool Bookshop. They are huge supporters of indie and local authors, and have a fantastic selection with knowledgeable staff who is happy to help you pick out the perfect gift.

I will be there with several other local suspense authors discussing the writing process and signing our books. I’m thrilled to be a part of it and looking forward to a fun afternoon, and hope to see a few of you there!

You can check out the press release here, and RSVP via Facebook so you can’t possibly forget! I’m a big proponent of small businesses, and even though I will admit I’ve done my share of Black Friday shopping, I’ve consciously made an effort to hit up my local shops as well, especially during the holiday season. I’ve gotten amazing gift suggestions and found some really unique stuff – from kids toys to jewelry to maple syrup.

On that note, I’d like to give a shout out to my good friend Kristin of Kristin Hardwick Photography. She’s in the middle of a blog series highlighting some awesome gifts for the holidays from local shops on Main Street in Nashua, NH. Go over and check it out. Even if you aren’t local, I bet you’ll still get some ideas and can find something similar in your own town. And if you’re in the market for a photographer I’m going to go ahead and tell you to get in touch with her – she has a great studio right on Main Street and shoots on location as well. And she kills it every time.

In fact, I was about nine weeks pregnant and the heat was stifling, yet she still made me feel like a rock star this summer. It was partially done in celebration of being published, partially to have some fresh photos for social media etc. (which I haven’t done anything with for months…. until today). So anyway, here are a couple of my favorite shots, and I encourage you to check out her small business posts as well as her work on her website.

SS4 SS7 SS17 SS26*Disclaimer: Kristin is one of my very good friends – in fact, she’s the first person I let read Long Lost and I probably wouldn’t be a published author at this point without her pushing me. That said, I wasn’t compensated for this post and paid for my photo shoot out of my own pocket. Because she’s that good. And worth it. And so am I. (And so are you.)

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