Saturday, May 05, 2007

Signing Little Hands & Stories


Book Signing
Originally uploaded by *A*L*I*.
The little girl sat on the chair next to me and watched as I signed copies to a couple of people at the bookstore. She then posed next to me with a copy of my book in her hand for the photographer.

"Your wrote this?"

"Yes."

"This is your name?"

"Yes."

She got excited about the prospect for some reason. Her other friends gathered at the table too. I normally get quite anxious around children.

"Can I get your book for free?" she asked me.

"I'm afraid you can't," I said, "They belong to the bookstore. But I can give you this!" I handed her a couple of Moments bookmarks and signed them for her and her friends.

Then, Yara offered me her hand and asked me to do the same.

"Sign on your hand?" I asked.

She nodded excitedly. I obliged with a big smile.

She then sat back on the chair and began going through the book. She wanted to read something so I helped her find a story. She read the first couple of paragraphs from Lemonade & Snowflakes.

I had a wonderful time at Friday's book signing. So for all those who turned up and bought Moments, and those who stopped for a chat, thank you.

2 comments:

Priya said...

Apologies for not being able to make it to the book signing. Will definitely buy your book though. I'll let you know what I think when I'm done!

Ali Al Saeed said...

No worries priya, next time hopefully. Look forward to hearing your comments on it. :)