What a great day!
I ate much too much cake and sold all my books (about 30 copies). I really thought I had enough - both cake and books. Even people I'd given free copies to came and purchased more.
My artist friends loved that some of my book friends and neighbors bought art and jewelry. a book club group invited me to attend after they read Romancing Rebecca (that'll be my second book club appearance).
The local supermarket turned a digital photo of my cover into an edible picture for my cake.
Artists highlighted in the publicity brought food and helped entertain attendees.
It didn't hurt that the book review in the weekly arts and entertainment section was absolutely terrific. http://verdenews.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=25561&SectionID=74&SubSectionID=114&S=1
I got more newspaper space because of the joint event with the coop gallery's artists.
It was great fun for everyone. And the little gallery was filled with people all afternoon.