Ever done theater? You stand in the wings, frantically going over your marks, reciting lines, stressing about blocking, and then the house lights go down and your time has come.

You step into the spotlight and all those nerves burn away and there’s nothing left but a crazed exhilaration. That’s how it felt while I was sitting in my living room when the virtual Zoom event started.

I had all the butterflies in my stomach.

So many thanks to Auntie’s Bookstore and their event coordinator, Claire Davey for making what could’ve been the world’s most nerve wracking experience–into the best.

All of my heart goes to everyone who showed up to cheer me and my book baby on into the world. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate becoming a published author.?

P.S. Is that shirt not AMAZING?!