janet fisher~writer

Following strong women through history

First Launch Party

A wonderful crowd came to my first book launch party at ECEC in Elkton, Oregon. It was great fun reading to this group from Martha’s story, A Place of Her Own, and I especially enjoyed the lively Q&A afterward. Many of my friends know I worked a long time to reach this point. This has been a recurring dream that finally came true.

ECEC ReadingPhoto by Robin Loznak

Back at the signing table (below), I’ve just signed a book for my newfound cousin, Linda Noel, who helped me so much in my research for this book. I was so glad to hear that she liked what I did with the story of this great-great-grandmother we share. She expressed to the group how much she appreciated seeing Martha and our other ancestors come to life in the pages, people she’d heard about all her life.

ECEC with LindaPhoto by Robin Loznak

So many friends came to cheer me and wish me well in this venture. Several surprised me when they came in the door, some I hadn’t seen in years. The warmth and goodwill made it such positive experience. Great conversation. Many books to sign.

ECEC SigningPhoto by Robin Loznak

I had a fantastic time. I want to thank everyone who helped make the event so successful, the ECEC staff, my family. Special kudos to my grandson, Alex, who did a lovely job playing background music on the keyboard.

This morning before the event I had just come into my house after gathering flowers for the refreshment table, when I looked out the window and saw the white hawk. It swept past the house and soared up the hill, low to the ground.

white hawkPhoto by Robin Loznak

Those who’ve read the book will know what this bird’s presence means to me. And what it meant to see it on this special day. I knew then that the launch would go well, and it did.

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6 Comments

  1. Congratulations, Janet! I’m so pleased for you!

    • I really had a good time. Naturally I was nervous beforehand with my first signing. Would people come out in this small town on a pleasant Sunday afternoon? Would they like the reading? Would they ask questions? Well, when people starting pouring in and lining up to buy books, I realized I’d better get to signing. Then the response to the reading was great. Lots of good questions afterward. Engaging interaction. A friendly crowd. Great launch.

  2. Debbie Burke

    May you sell so many books you get writer’s cramp from signing 🙂

    • lol! Thank you, Debbie.

  3. Andrea Engholm

    Congratulations! I’m looking forward to your book signing i Portland.

    • Thank you, Andy. I’m looking forward to that one too. And looking forward to seeing you.

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