So Friday morning at the LCC/2012 Convention. Writers who had new books out in 2011 were honored with a breakfast. So, here's the thing...I had a table for Saint Charles Place, which was really-really nice, but March 30 is my sister's birthday. What's the problem you ask? Well, I always call my sister with a birthday song on March 30...because it's her birthday. What'd you think I randomly chose March 30 every year to...
Anyway we were all given a moment or two to stand up and speak about our new books that had come out in 2011 and introduce ourselves to the crowd. Do I call sister or go to the breakfast and give my little dog and pony spiel?
I go to the Breakfast and use my introduction to create THE GREAT WEST COAST MYSTERY TABERNACLE FLASH MOB! Yes, I did. This was a completely foolish idea, to throw away my spotlight...or was it? Everybody joined in and laughed. It was great. I got it on tape an will post it under a Flashmob heading. Turns out all through the day people would stop me and say, "You know, you really stood out during breakfast..." It was great. In one of the afternoon panels I heard people in the row ahead of me talking about it. (Nicely, thank goodness.)
This was a great lesson to me. It's true, it could have sunk faster than the Titanic and that's the thing about taking chances, you never know.
Here's a picture of the breakfast people:
And if any of THE GREAT WEST COAST MYSTERY TABERNACLE FLASH MOB are reading this, THANK YOU.