Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Me

Last Saturday, I attended Susan Elizabeth Phillips' (SEP) one and only book signing for her re-release, Glitter Baby, and her new release, What I Did For Love. Her wit and gracious attitude held over 100 fans' rapt attention for almost an hour.

SEP generously introduced her Windy City RWA sisters, and joked with her forum regulars. While SEP read hilarious passages and challenged the crowd to name the book, her husband tossed Starbursts to the lucky winners without poking any eyes out. Amazing.

Some technical genius streamed the whole program live on the Web, and SEP answered questions from the audience as well as folks writing in from the Web. Isn't technology wonderful?

At the end of the hour, she signed a ton of books and smiled for fan photos. It was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon.