Friday, April 18, 2008

Pens and other goodies...

I attended a booksigning last weekend at the New England Romance Writer's conference in Massachusetts. I sat at the table with a stack of my book Cradle of Secrets along with a pile of Craftie Ladies of Suspense highlighter/pens and a stack of Steeple Hill bookmarks. I'd also put these items on the "goodie" table outside the conference workshops and they were snatched up as soon as I put them down!

Anyway, I was sitting there and people continued to remark about how much they loved the Craftie Ladies of Suspense pen/highlighters until one woman came to the table and told me she already had one. I asked her if she'd picked it up on the "goodie" table and she said no, she'd picked it up at Stop and Shop when she bought my book. She was stopping by to tell me how much she enjoyed Cradle of Secrets and couldn't wait for the sequel, Her Only Protector, and oh, by the way, she loved the pen/highlighter.

See, when Cradle of Secrets hit the shelves, I combed the area around where I live and I signed as many books as I could so readers could have a signed copy. I also left stacks of bookmarks and Craftie Ladies of Suspense pens. I was so thrilled that this reader was able to pick them up since most of the people I hand deliver the pens to are writers. So if you are a reader and would like a Craftie Ladie of Suspense pen/highlighter, please send me an email at lisa@lisamondello.com with your name and address and I'll send one right out to you. I have about 50 pen/highlighters left so it will be on a first come, first serve basis until I get my new batch. This is to thank you for checking out our blog and reading Love Inspired Suspense books.

Until next time, many blessings to you! Lisa Mondello

4 comments:

Debby Giusti said...

Hey, Lisa! What a great idea to leave the pen/markers with the books. Did you ask the bookseller to distribute them? Or did you attach them to the books? Hope you get lots of readers asking for the great little markers. I use mine all the time.

Lisa Mondello said...

Hi Deb, I asked the manager of the store if I could leave goodies when I signed the books. None of them minded. In fact, they were all for it. I'm just glad I got a chance to meet a reader who actually picked one up.

PamelaTracy said...

I did a booksigning tonight. During a lull, I decided to head over to the romance section, pens in hand, and give them to people and mention a few romance authors were signing. I spotted two friendly looking women right away. I handed them pens and gave my spiel. One of the gals said to me, "I know you." I'm thinking past student, grown up, etc. She said, "Did you use to go to Northwest Church of Christ?" Come to find out, this was a pal I hadn't seen in 17 years! We were in the singles group together. We did camp and all kinds of things together. I may not have recognized her, but I remembered her, and have often missed her. So, the power of the pens!

Cara Putman said...

What a fun story, Pamela. I love book-signings. You never know who you'll run into. But my favorites are when a group of us Indiana ACFW members get together for signings. Then we can catch up with friends in any of the lulls.