Last week was super busy. I went in early to school, and came home late. Why? “Twas the season of report cards and parent interviews. By Friday I was tired but I had something to look forward to – a chance to hear David Baldacci speak, one of my favourite authors. I was excited to hear him speak that I went out even though I was tired and it was snowing.
I was surprised at the small number of people attending the talk. I am guessing that the event was not well advertised – and that many people have other things to do on a Friday night. The people who were present, though, listened attentively as the author spoke.
He looked just as he does on the dust jackets of his many novels. He had prepared a speech and recounted many humorous anecdotes. I laughed a number of times – totally unexpected as his novels are not funny at all.
But even though he made us laugh, Baldacci was quiet and reserved during the actual book signing. Most of the author events I have been to, the authors do chat a little with the readers. This writer, however, did not feel comfortable doing so – which is surprising as he must have done so many of these events. I guess it all comes down to personality. And many writers, I believe, are quiet people at heart.
The author event was the perfect start to a busy weekend. But those smiles are for another post. 🙂
Have you heard David Baldacci speak?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018
(This post was inspired by Trent’s Weekly Smile, a challenge which focuses on sharing all things positive.)