Book Signing at Coalesce Bookstore in Morro Bay

Victoria Heckman is the author in the Hawaiian dress, the other author with her in the other photo is Karen Kavanaugh, and Sue McGinty is the other author. The other photo is of the gorgeous patio garden.

The book signing Sunday at the Coalesce Bookstore in Morro Bay was a huge success. The little chapel in the patio garden behind the store was packed with people during the entire event.

Part of the success was due to the bookstore staff who did a marvelous job of promoting: great newspaper coverage and posters in the store. The store itself is wonderful. Tiny, but packed with books, both new and used. Down a flight of stairs in back and you step into the most gorgeous garden.

We had our books on display in the garden. Inside the chapel that they use for weddings and all sorts of events, the bookstore had already set up tables for coffee and tea which they provided, plus two bottles of wine. We six authors and other members of the Central Coast chapter of Sisters in Crime brought finger food and desserts.

Each author had a time to speak and immediately afterward the audience was encouraged to go outside to look (and buy) the author's books on display in the garden. Then everyone was called back in for the next speaker. So folks ate and drank all through the event--and they bought books.

I sold 16 books which is terrific for a three hour event with 6 other authors.

More about this tomorrow with a few more pictures.



Mason Canyon said…
Sounds like a great way to have a book signing. The patio was beautiful.
Mason, thank you for the write up in your local newspaper too! That was so great! I read the first part of your review when I gave my talk, read about it tomorrow.
Brent Gill said…
I spent a couple of hours in that bookstore last summer, and was very impressed, both with the garden, and the store itself.

Glad it worked out so well, Marilyn. Maybe one day I can have a signing like that.
M.M. Gornell said…
Sounds like a wonderful event. So nice when everything goes right! Looks like a beautiful spot.
It was a well-organized signing in a beautiful spot--among good friends.

Sunny Frazier said…
So much fun to see my Sisters in action! Victoria is a beauty in the muu-muu, where is Sue's habit?

Next event I'll be there with all of you.
Guess Sue's hung up her habit. You were missed.


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