You know that rush you get when you snort a line of coke right after chugging a Red Bull? Me either. But I imagine it would get you as charged up as I felt at last night's Literacy Signing at the RWA national convention here in Anaheim. For three hours I got to meet readers and hear how much they enjoyed my books - that's a big enough high to be illegal. And for others who were attracted by the book cover, I got to introduce them to my new series and my past books. I hate promoting myself, but when they actually come to me...well, I can be persuaded to brag a bit.
The books are donated by the publisher, and all proceeds go to literacy organizations. RWA donates tens of thousands of dollars a year through this event, thanks to the generousity of the publishers and readers. And I get an entirely selfish high by connecting with my readers.