Signing Books, Sending Emails, and Meeting Blog Friends #AuthorLife

This has been a fantastic week at the Creation Museum, and I’m kinda sad that Friday has arrived so quickly.

Throughout this week I’ve had so much fun following my adopted parents around and helping when possible (yay!). I’ve spent hours back in the offices sending Where Dandelions Grow out to dozens of new reviewers, answering lots of emails, working on editing Echoes, and other writerly tasks. (Today I sent out the information regarding the Cover Reveal that takes place next week! *cue happiness*)

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I’ve also had a delightful time meeting new people each day after Dad’s concerts and workshops. Yesterday I talked to a family with six young boys who said they love my book and keep the audio version in their car. That was incredibly, fantastically encouraging! That kind of feedback is what helps keep me going even when writing gets tough, and reminds me of how blessed I am to get to write.

It was also fun getting to sign some of my Cool Critters of the Ice Age books. Nothing like signing a book to make me feel like an actual author. 😉 When not signing books (which, in reality was most of the time), I had a good time getting to answer people’s questions about what songs are on what CDs, and which DVD I would recommend, and all that exciting stuff.

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One extra-cool thing that happened the other day was I got to meet some people in real life that I’d only known through blogging/emailing. A couple of years ago a guy introduced himself to me at a conference, saying he’d read my blog before after seeing a link shared by a mutual friend. I didn’t stay in contact with him, but two of his sisters ended up becoming beta readers for various books of mine. I’ve had fun emailing them on and off, so it was so neat and unexpected to suddenly meet them in real life. (YAY for blogging friends!)

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If you’d like to be a part of the Cover Reveal team, email me at: (Any type of social media works for this – you don’t have to have a blog.) Thank you to everyone who has already signed up – y’all are amazing!

Question of the day: Have you ever met a blogger in real life? If you could meet any blogger in real life, who would you want to meet?

Have a totally delightful weekend, y’all!

8 thoughts on “Signing Books, Sending Emails, and Meeting Blog Friends #AuthorLife

  1. Bekah says:

    I’m so glad you had an awesome week! Signing books is so amazing–it definitely makes an author feel very author-ly. How awesome that you got to meet some beta-readers. At a homeschool convention I attended in Chattanooga where I sold my books back in July, I got to meet another homeschooled author. Her name is Alicia A. Willis and she written several historical fictions books that I absolutely loved. It was nice to meet her after getting to know her via Facebook and her blog. And of course, I would want to meet YOU! 🙂 You’re probably the blogger that I would most like to meet.

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Amen to that! So authorly indeed! 🙂
      Ah yes, I’ve read some of Alicia A. Willis’ stuff. That’s really neat that you got to meet her! So cool!
      I’d love to get to meet you, too! Your probably one of the people who has hung out on Noveltea for the longest over the years, and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you. 🙂


    • Lydia Howe says:

      Aww, you’re so sweet! (Seriously, I wasn’t looking for y’all to say that when I asked!) I’m so glad we got to meet – that was totally one of my highlights of the week!


  2. Truly Skrumptious says:

    Nearly two years ago I got to meet up with Kendra from A Proverbs 31 Wife on our Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky (for the Creation Museum 🙂 ) trip, practically the other end of the country for us, nearly 2 years ago. I’ve been reading her blog and linking up to it for several years, so it was really fun to meet her, attend her church and meet her mom and siblings. I took a risk and just asked if she’d like to meet and she said yes. It was so much fun!! 🙂

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      That is so cool! I’m so happy you could meet her! And good job for taking the risk and asking her! I think for the most part bloggers are totally delighted when people ask to meet up with them from their blog.
      Your trip sounds like so much fun! I’m glad you got to visit the Creation Museum, also. 🙂


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