Friday, October 16, 2009

Illuminations of the Heart at Costco!

Remember that "new venture" I mentioned yesterday that will leave me limited time for blogging in the immediate future? Well, that's due to the fact that Illuminations of the Heart is hitting the big time...sort of! For the next two and a half months, I will be signing copies of my sweet medieval romance, Illuminations of the Heart, at various Costco's in Arizona. I'll be signing three days of the week, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday afternoons for four hours a day, rotating between four Costco stores in the Phoenix metropolitan area. However, though my book signings are only four hours each, my driving time back and forth to each of these signings will add another four hours to each of my days. So I'll be forced to cut back on some things such as email and...yes...daily blogging! If I have the energy, I'll try to share some of my Costco adventures with you along the way when I can. (If I have any adventures, that is.)

I'm posting my signing schedule below. If you live in southern Arizona, I would love to have you drop by and say "hi!", whether you buy a book or not. If you have friends or relatives who live in southern Arizona, I'd love to have them drop by and say "hi!" too! And if you drop by on Oct 22, 23, or 24, you'll also be able to meet my editor, who is flying all the way down from Utah to give me moral support my first week!

And remember, even if you already have a copy of Illuminations of the Heart...they make great Christmas gifts! :-)

Click on the city for each date for a link to the address and a map:

Thursday, Oct 22nd
1-5 PM             GILBERT

Friday, Oct  23rd
1-5 PM             TEMPE

Saturday, Oct 24th
1-5 PM             CHANDLER

Thursday, Oct 29th
1-5 PM             CANCELLED

Friday, Oct 30th
1-5 PM             TEMPE

Saturday, Oct 31st
1-5 PM             GILBERT

Thursday, Nov 5th
1-5 PM             TEMPE

Friday, Nov 6th
1-5 PM             MESA

Saturday, Nov 7th
1-5 PM             CHANDLER

Thursday, Nov 12th
1-5 PM             CHANDLER

Friday, Nov 13th
1-5 PM             GILBERT

Saturday, Nov 14th
1-5 PM             TEMPE

Thursday, Nov 19th
1-5 PM             MESA

Monday, Nov 23rd
1-5 PM             GILBERT

Wednesday, Nov 25th
1-5 PM             CHANDLER


Friday, Nov 27th
1-5 PM             GILBERT

Saturday, Nov 28th
1-5 PM             CHANDLER


The Heartless Gamer Girl said...

Congratulations, Joyce!! Have someone take lots of pics to share with those of us who are too far away to visit. :o)

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

that is so very exciting! Just out of curiosity, how did you get that deal? Who did you/your publisher talk to to get Costco to carry your book in Arizona?

Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

Congrats, Joyce! You are going to be one very busy lady. Enjoy!

Joyce DiPastena said...

My book distributor set it up and I don't know who she talked to. I'll see if I can find out.

Nichole Giles said...

Yahoo! I've been waiting for one of your books to hit the big time. This is a step in that direction and I think Illuminations will do really well. How exciting!


Cindy R. Williams said...

Hi Joyce, I just checked locations, and the Gilbert one looks like it is directly across from my hubbies office so I will try to make one of the two there. Hey maybe I'll go crazy and make both. Excited for you and proud of you Joyce. You are living the dream!

Valerie Ipson said...

Wow, what a schedule, Joyce! Take your vitamins! It makes me tired just looking at it.

I don't think I can catch you this first round (though I'd love the opportunity to meet your editor) but we have our son's wedding this week. I'll be there another time for sure.

Get your smile on and have fun! At least shoppers will be reasonably pleasant, more so as the Christmas spirit descends.

Joyce DiPastena said...

Cindy and Valerie,

I'd love to see you ANY time you have a chance to drop by! Looking at the schedule exhausts me too, Valerie. And I hope the shoppers will be nice, because I'm terrified! Hope all goes great for your son's wedding!

Marielle Carlisle said...

Are you coming to any Costcos up in North Phoenix?

Joyce DiPastena said...

Hi Marielle,

I'm not currently scheduled for signings in Phoenix, but if I do well in the East Valley, maybe they'll try to get me into Phoenix after the New Year.