Wow. If you actually TELL your friends you’re doing a reading, some of them will come to your reading! Who’d have thought?

I don’t normally tell my friends when I’m doing a reading because I don’t want anyone to feel obligated to come. Or worse, obligated to buy a book. But my critique group gets on me for that, so…this time I told people.

I did a reading at the Museum of Natural History, of all places, this past Sunday (as part of the Celebrate Iowa Authors thing). I did it with my friend Tess Weaver, which was nice because if no one came at least we’d be alone together. But I told people and she told people, and clearly we both have very intelligent and resourceful friends because they actually FOUND US up there. They had to wind through a bunch of exhibits and find a door to go upstairs and then wind through some more exhibits. It wasn’t easy!

Anyway, we actually had people there, which was nice. I wouldn’t call it a crowd, but it was a respectable turn-out. And we didn’t even know everyone there.

It was my first reading of The Truth About Truman School and it went well except for the fact I found an error on page 8. There is a sentence that doesn’t have a period. ACK!!!!

Cause and Effect

2 thoughts on “Cause and Effect

  • April 14, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Congrats, Dori! And don’t feel too bad. I just read 13 Reasons Why, a book I really liked and which has gotten all kinds of buzz. And there were two or three copyediting errors in it. I was surprised! But it happens all the time. Irritating, yes. Fatal, no. I’m sure you did great on your reading!

    • April 15, 2008 at 7:17 pm

      Oh, I LOVED that book! I often find copyediting errors in books, so I know it happens; I just hate when it happens in MY books. And I don’t remember whether I found errors in 13 Reasons Why…I was really caught up in that book when I read it!


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