One of the funniest things I’ve run across the past three days: men who walk by my booth thinking it’s something else then either back away suddenly or go out of their way to avoid eye contact. Or, as one guy did, start to talk to me, realize I write romance then say, “I gotta go.” Part of me feels like a streetwalker.
The other part of me thinks it’s the funniest thing ever to watch the reality sink in for someone who stopped by because they were just browsing all the booths on my row. The look of surprise is just priceless. I’m not sure what they think I’m peddling when they stop – or if they think you can catch ‘romance’ bugs from books – but it sure does make me laugh!
On the opposite end of the spectrum, the most incredible experience ever is having someone walk up to me and say they have one/all of my books on their Kindle/Nook/whatever already. There’s no way to describe that feeling when a complete stranger walks up to tell you they recognized your work while walking by! Holy smokes – it’s better than a peanut butter-chocolate sundae!!