Shannon Stacey

A little milestone

The Easter Bunny’s pretty straight out right now, what with gazillions of eggs to prepare for hiding and all, so he gave me the list of books my children requested of him and sent me to Borders.

Of course I had to detour through the romance and see if Forever Again was there. Just a quick peek. But there were three copies, so I was faced with a dilemma. What I wanted to do was pick them up, fondle them, put them back on the shelf, then pick them up again and buy them all without drawing any attention to myself. But I knew that wasn’t the right thing to do.

So I sucked it up and took all three copies to the desk where I meekly asked if it was okay if I signed them. Needless to say, it was. The handwriting is probably atrocious in the first copy as my hand was shaking so badly. But I signed all three and they’re back on the shelf waiting for somebody who’s not me to buy them.

My neighbor has the first-ever signed copy of my book, but really we just giggled a lot and made fun of me. This was my first “I’m the author” moment, and I managed not to throw up.


10 comments to “A little milestone”

  1. Mel
      · April 14th, 2006 at 6:18 pm · Link

    whooo hoooo Shan and congrats on a milestone. I’ve been lucky enough to have always had the unshy husband with me who, while *I* am checking to see if they have my books even there, walks up to the info desk and announces who I am and to see if they have anything I can sign. *sigh* I’m always mucho embarrassed.

    Tell ya what, I’ll fly up to New England and we shy people can get together for a under the table booksigning. Deal?
    Smooches and YAY… I wish I lived closer cuz I’d go buy me one of those signed copies. Dammit~!

  2. Ann Wesley Hardin
      · April 14th, 2006 at 8:14 pm · Link

    Good for you! I haven’t had the cajones to do that yet. I want to, though!

  3. Shannon
      · April 14th, 2006 at 8:57 pm · Link

    Oooh…how clandestine. Slip a copy of the book and a handful of Doritos under the table drape, and then receive the book back, autographed and slightly smeared with orange spices.


    Go for it, Ann! Drive on up here and sign the copies of Layover they have! And mine while you’re at it. :nod:

  4. Laurie
      · April 14th, 2006 at 10:04 pm · Link

    congratulations! :cheer: thats so cool, there are2 copies in the Borders in Fresno, so next time your out this way, I hope you sign ’em so I can pick it up (again!)

  5. Charlene
      · April 14th, 2006 at 10:32 pm · Link

    I hope you’re prepared to send out bookplates. Cuz I want my copy signed. :whip:

  6. Shannon
      · April 14th, 2006 at 10:33 pm · Link

    Ooooh, that reminds me! Must buy new printer…yesterday. :doh:

  7. Shannon
      · April 14th, 2006 at 11:39 pm · Link


    Just for grins I figured out that if I (alone) drove to Fresno and back, it would cost me 805.49 in gas and 184.86 in coffees. (Based on our local gas and coffee prices.) :rofl: Some people use Mapquest to plot a trip. I use the location finder.


    I am working on getting some nice bookplates printed up, though, that I can sign and send to people. :thumb:

  8. HelenKay
      · April 15th, 2006 at 9:31 am · Link

    That’s awesome. What a great feeling! :thumb:

  9. Sunny Lyn
      · April 15th, 2006 at 1:14 pm · Link

    :cheer: AWESOME, Shannon! What a marvelous accomplishment to get where you are…writing wise and author wise. BIG smile for you.

  10. Jaci Burton
      · April 15th, 2006 at 1:46 pm · Link

    I’m so damn proud of you. That was a HUGE moment! I’d use the hugging emoticon you have up there but…well, it’s a little intimate. So here. :cheer: and :baby: cuz I know how hard that was. Well done, babe.

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