How does an author feel before a book launch? I spend weeks of preparation: sending postcards, e-mails, contacting local newspapers, posting on Facebook and Twitter and then reminders as the date approaches.
After I spend two hours baking Emma’s famous muffins, labor intensive but delicious, I think I’m ready.
There’s always excitement and a feeling of trepidation. What if no one shows up? What if the books don’t arrive on time? What if the weather is bad?
This particular book has a medical theme. As a retired nurse, I’ll give my audience a lesson in brain anatomy, some surprising facts. And, I asked and received a blurb from Michael Palmer, MD., New York Times best seller of medical thrillers.
Usually my worries are for nothing. I generally have a good turn out and, since I am an experienced speaker, we all have a good time.