On Saturday November 13, I attended my 3rd Indies Invade Philly signing and it was fantastic as always! This signing is so well run and amazing. I was able to secure a VIP Blogger ticket which allowed early entry, one hour before other attendees. Because I had the blogger ticket, I was able to see all the authors that were ticketed and chat as well. It was an amazing signing!
I was also able to see book friends and catch up as well as meet many online friends for the first time. Another awesome moment was when members of a reader group I started in 2020 met for a big group photo, it was a pretty warm hearted moment for me to see how my group has grown and how much it means to everyone.
I also met up with Kelly who has an amazing podcast; Boobies and Noobies (I highly recommend this podcast!) and she’s a ray if sunshine!
Aside from meeting all my fabulous book friends, the authors were amazing and some of them, well, it was like a dream to meet them for the first time!
Here’s who I had the honor of meeting:
- Pippa Grant (she’s magical)
- Lucy Score (She’s a darling)
- Claire Kingsley
- Kym Grosso
- Susan Stoker (I almost passed out)
- Jess Bryant (this was a dream!)
- A.M.Johnson (Another dream!)
- Melanie Moreland (They are so funny!)
- Avery Maxwell (She’s super sweet!)
- Stephanie Rose (she’s a doll!)
- Sarina Bowen (😱)
- Kathryn Nolan (Freaking burst of sunshine)
- Melanie Harlow
There were many more authors there and many, many narrators as well, but, if I’m being honest, I was started feeling extremely overwhelmed because there were a lot of people in the room and not a lot of room to move around. I don’t remember the two I previously attended being quite so crushed. After the blogger hour, I hung out a little bit in the break area and chatted with people, then I dropped off my stuff at the car and went back to the signing.
I’m looking forward to next year and hopefully, I won’t feel so overwhelmed.