Saturday, December 03, 2011

Santa's On His Way

Today was a day of firsts for Isaiah.

Of course, when you're still not a year old, I suppose most days can be described that way.

We took him to see his first reindeer at the Hopper Bros. Christmas tree lot in Arroyo Grande. They weren't Santa's reindeer (cuz those guys are probably in hardcore last-minute training right now), but it's my understanding that Yukon and Windsong are second-cousins to Blitzen...or maybe Dasher. One of those! Either way, since this is 2011, they even have their own Facebook page.

Then we took Isaiah to his first book signing. Oddly enough, his first book signing was his dad's book signing! He was a bit confused when people started handing me books to scribble in because he's not allowed to do that at home.

Most people were getting books signed for themselves, but a lot were getting them signed as Christmas gifts for friends, girlfriends, or sons and daughters. It's so cool to know my books will be someone's gift!

Here's my view of the front of the signing line...

And my gift to the first 13 people in line was a donut from SLO Donut Co., which is where I stayed up late editing The Future of Us. And yes, within that box was the near-legendary bacon donut.

Thank you to everyone who came out to my first hometown book signing for my latest book. And thank you to the SLO Barnes & Noble booksellers for putting on this event. I'm sure I'll see you in a couple days!

If you weren't able to make it, or you're driving through San Luis Obispo in the near future, I signed plenty of copies of Thirteen Reasons Why and The Future of Us before I left. So grab one for yourself! Or better yet, grab both! Or even better yet, don't just think about your own enjoyment, also grab a few as gifts for others!

If you missed my hour-long November 30th interview with Dave Congalton (local radio dude and fellow-author), you can listen to the podcast here.


Livi said...

It looks like you all had a great day! I wish I could have gone to your signing. I called the store and asked if I could have one shipped to me but they unfortunately, couldn't do so. Enjoy all the "firsts" with Isaiah!

Santa Sam said...

I was in the background of one of the picture! :D Yay!
The Future Of Us has been amazing so far! :)

Anonymous said...

I so promote your books with doughnuts now!!! Those were some of the best pics of doughnuts and I never knew what to expect! Congrats on the new release and what a wonderful hometown experience for everyone.

Nytiah said...

I've been a HUGE fan of yours ever since 2008 when I first read 13 reasons why. I bet if you scramble through your old comments on your blog, you'll find an excited, younger version of myself commenting on random posts. I appreciate all your amazingness and you're an AMAZING author. I really want to meet you one day, and I'm going to ask for The Future of Us for Christmas! Along with 13 Reasons Why, of course. It's my favorite.

Naomi Canale said...

All the people in line have BIG smiles on their faces. You're so awesome. What a great signing. Can't wait till I can come to one too :)

Vicky said...

I'm currently reading "The Future of Us". I love it, I was the same age as Emma at the same time-- how fascinating. I remember thinking how this "information superhighway" would rather resemble the 405... I can't believe you live so close to me *not that close, but enough to be boggled*. I loved "13 Reasons Why" and I am loving "The Future of Us". Thank you both for your fine imaginations!!