The event was a lot of fun. I even had a few people there who didn't know me personally! It was fun to see friends there, too, especially some who came from pretty far off in support. After a beautiful introduction by a co-worker, I spoke a little about the book, introduced a few people (in particular the inspiration for the Ninja Librarian), and read the first chapter. Since my chapters are pretty short (they started as very short stories), that was about perfect, and I was pleased to see that the book had appeal both for the children in the audience and the adults (the book is supposed to be YA, but really, with no vampires, werewolves, or love story, they are probably not the best group to target, and the library ended up classifying it as Adult Fiction). I thought the whole thing went pretty well, seeing as I was making it up as I went along.
A few pictures from the event.
Everything all set up and ready to go: