It was pretty hard to contain my excitement when I saw my book, Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America. The book actually didn’t come to me — I went to it when I attended Book Expo America in New York City a couple of weeks ago. The distributor of the book, Bookmasters, was kind enough to host me for my very first book signing at one of the biggest book events around! I’m not making it up when I tell you that I almost started crying when the opened the box and handed my the first real copy of the book and got a look at the fancy, official signage to lure all those unsuspecting book bloggers in!
Even better, I got to see some lovely women from around the blogosphere, including Karen Ballum from BlogHer, Ellen Gerstein from Wiley Publishing and Florinda Vasquez of The 3 R’s blog, who all came by to wish me well, give me a hug and be some of the first to walk away with the book.
The other highlight of my mad dash to BEA was meeting and being interviewed by Kelly Wallace, chief correspondent at iVillage. Kelly and I have been chatting on the Twitter machine for a while, but met in person finally for this amazing video that’s up on their site now about getting away from the soccer mom myth at election time. AND, Part 2 of our interview is still to come.
WHEW! With that whirlwind behind me, shortly, I’ll be off to Netroots Nation where too many amazing women to mention are throwing me my official book launch party, I’ll be moderating a fantastic panel called, Tiger Moms vs. Mama Grizzlies: How to Engage Moms to Advance the Progressive Agenda, and I”ll be signing books at the Netroots book strore.
Of course, I don’t want to forget that I’ll have a chance to hang out with some good friends (and sell books, of course!) at Type A Parent Conference in Asheville, N.C. later this month. And I’ve even received my first “official” review of the book from Lara at Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom blog, who also reviews books for the Examiner.com. (Yeah, she kinda liked it!)
Needless to say, the Pundit Family thought my schedule would slow down a bit once Mothers of Intention was written and on the virtual book shelves, but, hey, a girl’s got to plug the book, right?