Oh, my. Oh, yes. Omigod. That seems to be more and more my response to news these days about my book, Arn? Narn. And at this point, it’s all good. I’m not certain I had any specific expectations about the response the book might receive. Oh, sure, I had hopes, but they’re all too easily dashed. So I just quietly waited.
Then the first reviews came in. I’ve written about them already, but they were good. They were very good. Then the first book signing at a private home. What fun.
Now what I’m about to report all that happened just yesterday! First, a two-hour stint on a radio program about Canadian music with a focus on Newfoundland and my book. Very enjoyable. It was shaping up to be a good day. Little did I know how good. Let me stop right here and warn you there are going to be a fair amount of “thens” in this post.
Then two of my interviews appeared online yesterday and I don’t think I came off too much like a raving lunatic. Well, maybe not too much. They alone would have been fine for one day. Then I booked two radio interviews.
Then a very nice piece in our weekly arts and entertainment weekly touting the book and mentioning said two hour radio show and upcoming book signing. Then of course is the big book signing this evening.
Then I received an e-mail from the first person in Newfoundland to have seen the book. I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t important to me. I wanted to make sure their impression of the book was positive; that I had portrayed them and their situation accurately and honestly. The response was perfect. Her words, “I love it and… haunting.” Oh, myyyy. I did not want to misrepresent them in the least. It appears I haven’t.
Then, yes another one, I was at an event late yesterday afternoon and the number of people who knew of the book and its signing was amazing. This whole thing is amazing and very gratifying.
So that’s where we are today. The book signing is this evening followed by dinner with friends. This just keeps getting better. So, to Mr. Takei… Oh, myyyy. Indeed.