My Real Life

April 19, 2013

Yeah, That Was Cool

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:00 am

I had my first book signing last night.

I’m not going to go into painstaking detail, but I will say a few things.

1.  They had wine and cheetos.



That’s right.  I had Cheetos for dinner.


2.  Someone walked up to the book signing table, pointed at me and said my name.

When I asked how she knew me, she said it was because she had seen me on the front page of the paper.

Highlight of my night.


3.  Despite the fact that I spend my entire life speaking to children and adults, in large groups, sometimes in the hundreds and never even break a sweat, as I started to read the essay I chose for the night, my hands started to shake like Shakira’s hips.

And they don’t lie, my friends.

So, I put down the paper and started talking with my hands, which is more comfortable anyway.

I may have actually sung a little.

That part is a bit of a blur.

I don’t think I was nervous, but the shaking was present.

Could have been my blood sugar.

It also could have been the fact that these two were staring me down all night long:




4.  We had one hater.

Some woman walked by the table, looked at the book disdainfully and said, “Oh…it’s the Pee Alone book,” and walked off with a haughtiness that I haven’t seen since Dynasty went off the air.

But, you haven’t arrived until someone hates you, right?


5.  We sold tons of books, we loved chatting with the women who came to buy, and we signed our names in beautiful 80’s glam colored Sharpies all night long.

It was a great night.


Please, please, please check out the blogs of these women.

They are all the real deal.

Genuine, funny, kind, moms.

So grateful to have met them all.

Let Me Start by Saying

Random Handprints

The Fordeville Diaries

Bad Parenting Moments

Please also check out The Farmhouse Store.

That place is incredible.

Beautiful, beautiful furniture and decorations.

They practically had to kick us out at the end of the night because none of us wanted to leave the comfort of the store.

Could be my new favorite place.


  1. Congrats, Amy! Would have loved to have been there for you, but the schedule didn’t allow it. So glad it was a great experience!

    Comment by Stacey Maisch — April 19, 2013 @ 6:44 am | Reply

  2. Congratulations to you Amy and all the other ladies!!! Sounds like a great time and yes, you haven’t “arrived” until you have a hater! LOL

    Comment by Debbie — April 19, 2013 @ 8:21 am | Reply

    • Thanks, Debbie! It was a great time. 🙂

      Comment by Amy — April 19, 2013 @ 8:22 am | Reply

  3. I was so happy to meet you in real life. You are sweet, funny and have a great voice. And, if it makes you feel any better, you did not seem nervous at all during your reading. I hope we can connect again soon.

    Comment by BadParentingMoments (@BPMbadassmama) — April 19, 2013 @ 7:57 pm | Reply

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