March has been a wonderful whirlwind. On March 3rd, Borderlands Books in San Francisco graciously hosted the launch event for The Song of All. The seats were full as was my heart to see so many smiling faces looking back at me as I shared how this amazing journey all started and answered questions about the book, writing, evolutionary biology, and family folktales.
San Diego’s Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore kept the magic going as they opened their doors to me for an author talk and signing on March 22nd. It was great to be back in my hometown, seeing old friends and meeting new ones as I answered questions about The Song of All.
The book signing in San Diego also came with the opportunity to attend WonderCon for the first time and be part of a stellar panel with Jenna Rhodes, R. A. Salvatore, and Patrick Rothfuss. I have to admit it was intimidating to be a debut author among these tremendously talented writers. My friend and artist, Ramona Szczerba, painted this gorgeous mandala stone for me to keep in my pocket as an Introvert’s Talisman. It definitely gave me the confidence to speak in front of a large audience.
Thinking back on all the fabulous opportunities this month has afforded, I am most grateful for the incredible community of friends and supporters who have encouraged me every step of the way. When I look at these pictures, I see the power and magic of human connection.