Saturday, November 21, 2009

Omigosh!

So I picked up my sister at the airport yesterday for Thanksgiving. We stopped by Tempe Marketplace to grab a bite for lunch. While we were there, we decided to step inside here:



While there, I checked out this section:




And look what I found!




I had to take pictures, because I knew I'd wake up this morning and think I'd dreamed the whole thing. For years I've wandered through stores like Barnes & Noble and Borders, dreaming of seeing my books on the shelves, but somehow never quite believing it would ever actually happen. But here I am at last! Being in Costco is cool, but being in Barnes & Noble...NOW I feel like a real author!

(For the record, Illuminations of the Heart is also at the Barnes & Noble at Dana Park on Val Vista off US 60. Those are all the B&N's I had time to check out yesterday. :-) )

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Which is not to say we're not "real authors" if we don't have a book in a brick and mortar bookstore. We are! It was just the fulfillment of a dream to see my book there. Of course, now I hope they don't just sit on the shelf, but that they actually sell!

12 comments:

Lynnette said...

Awesome, Joyce. Congratulations!

Nichole Giles said...

Congratulations, Joyce. That must be a wonderful feeling, which is fitting for such an amazing accomplishment.

Nichole

CherylS22 said...

Congratulations! You've earned it!
Cheryl

Valerie Ipson said...

Oh my heck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a thrill! I'm so excited with you and for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rachel Andersen said...

How thrilling! I'm so very happy for you.

Suzanne Barker said...

Awesome, Awesome Awesome!!!! Yahoo!

Rachelle said...

Congrats! You and your book deserve it! I love that book. :)

Joyce DiPastena said...

Thanks everyone! I couldn't believe my eyes...hence the snapshots. It still feels like a dream, but an amazing one. (I do hope someone actually buys the books now that they're there, though!)

laurie said...

Congratulations Joyce that is so great!

Melanie Hahn said...

How awesome is that??!!!! So exciting!!!!!

Miss Mae said...

Oh, wow, is that cool or what??? How thrilling!

Becki said...

That is awesome! Congrats!!