Best Seasons of Her Soul Book Signing

Best Seasons of Her Soul Book Signing

It’s Day 343 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and I’m pleased to report that I had the Best Seasons of Her Soul Book Signing! Before it was officially open, a local author bought a book during set up and exclaimed, Gotta support local authors! Then a woman from my Zumba class came in – even though she hadn’t heard my announcement about the signing in yesterday’s announcement (She admits she may have been chatting…). There to meet a friend for coffee, she was delighted to learn about the book because she’s a reader. These two encounters set the tone for a good day! After that, a steady stream of fans, friends, and former co-workers came through – some carrying their paperback copies, others to purchase them and/or a CD. Coaching clients, new readers, Zumba peeps, and even someone who asked me to be a speaker at an upcoming event stopped by. I gifted Seasons of Her Soul Select, a music CD I recorded to complement the book to all who had taken the time to post reviews on Amazon. In that same generous spirit, many of the attendees posted pics and shared their time on social media. And I signed many books, thank you notes for ebook readers, and was on the receiving end of so much encouragement, support, a large chai tea latte, and love that it made for the best Seasons of Her Soul Book Signing!

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Kelly and I were Leadership Coaches at the same agency. Though we no longer work together, her beautiful spirit is still knit together with mine .                                                                                  She brought her sister with her & she has the same sweet heart.
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Me, Pink Collar Coach, right before Coffee & Connect officially began. Table is styled with pink and white and my Swan bookends. I’m in a Calvin Klein pink sheath dress, the same shade as the book cover, a ruffled sleeve cardi, sling backs & a floral bag, which did double duty as a tote.
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Me with a soon-to-be reader, Donna, who purchased the book.
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A group of wonderful women who read the book, loved it and came out to show their support. Two brought their children, who are all readers. At least one is inspired to write after today!
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These two have become dear friends. Zumba brought us together. So much more binds us now. We chatted for almost two hours after the event ended.                                                                     Marina read on Kindle but wanted a paperback signed, which she got today.                                     Angelin is anxious to get started reading. I’m singing for her non-profit – Helping Angels of Peru – event soon, and she’s already let me know how much she’s enjoying the CD she purchased.

As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose author, this day is one I’ll cherish always. I wrote Seasons of Her Soul to be a blessing to women and it’s doing just that. So many ladies took the time to share how I’ve encouraged or inspired them, not only with the book, but with my positivity. I’m deeply humbled by this and always try to give God the glory – another reason the book exists…Still, one of the most profound conversations I had was with a gentleman who bought a book as I packed up. He shared how his daughter has a restraining order on an ex-boyfriend and that a niece was murdered by one. WOW. He teared up as I signed a message of hope and blessings in the book he will give his daughter today – on her birthday. Yes, it was written for women, but it was written especially for this one – who is dealing with domestic violence. If that doesn’t make this the best Seasons of Her Soul Book Signing – I don’t know what would.

Thank you to all of you who have been Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and followed my first book signing journey. You are the best readers!

Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach

To preview/purchase the print or Kindle version of my debut novel, Seasons of Her Soul, please visit Amazon.com at 
 
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Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – May 19, 2018

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – May 19, 2018

The Seasons of Her Soul Coffee & Connect Book signing is well underway! I’ve already signed and sold some! Hope to see you – even if you were up before the crack of dawn watching the Royal Wedding! Today is a dream come true!

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Seasons of Her Soul Coffee & Connect Book Signing Preparation Celebration!

Seasons of Her Soul Coffee & Connect Book Signing Preparation Celebration!

It’s Day 342 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and I’m rewarding myself with a Seasons of Her Soul Coffee & Connect Book Signing Preparation Celebration! (Details here – Seasons of Her Soul Book Signing – Coffee Beans & Brew – Final). It’s fourteen hours until the event- and other than this post, packing the car, ironing my dress and doing my nails, I’m done for the night! Woot! Woot! It may sound like there’s still a lot to do, but for the first time in like ever, I’m not going to be up until the wee hours getting ready. But I could have. Wednesday, when I was in full-on decorating outdoor spaces mode, I almost put off shopping for/styling the event until today but am now thanking the Lord I came to my senses and spent most of yesterday and today on it. After teaching Zumba this morning, I attempted to wrestle the Square Chip Card Reader Beast to the ground, however, sage advice from someone who owns one was to avoid the anxiety this time around. The bad news is that means cash and checks only tomorrow. The good news is, with that off my plate, I put the time to much better use and nailed down final details. When I made the final purchase – new eyeliner and mascara at Kroger – I couldn’t resist treating myself to not just my regular green tea latte (non-fat of course), but to a Matcha Green Creme (still non-fat but filled in the dome lid). YUM! The perfect way to celebrate my strategic Seasons of Her Soul Coffee & Connect Book Signing Preparation!

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Me, Pink Collar Coach, in business casual for running around on preparation errands.                      I’m loving the floral trend this spring – so me – & mixing & matching them. A sleeveless top for outdoor temps & a coral shrug for indoor air conditioning. The pants, slides & bag pick up the rose & burgundy in the top. And I’ve got to stop taking pics with glasses on top of my head! ; )                                                                                                                                        All Calvin Klein from TJ Maxx. My signing is at another coffee shop but I’m equal opportunity! 

As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose debut novelist, you can probably tell I’m excited! The thought of meeting readers I’ve never met and seeing faces I haven’t for a long time makes me giddy. In fact, even though I’m a bit exhausted, I can imagine not being able to sleep…But I’ll definitely get more than if I’d procrastinated. Thankfully, I’m becoming a little more savvy and chic and practicing what I preach to my coaching clients. Because I am, as soon as the cars loaded, I can eat my sushi dinner, enjoy my latte for dessert, paint my nails and get back to reading my Francine Rivers’ novel. I’ve always wanted to be her when I grow up as a writer. Having my first Seasons of Her Soul Coffee & Connect Book Signing – and being able to celebrate being fully prepared – makes me feel like I just might get there.

Hope you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and join me or at least send up some blogosphere love!

Be savvy & chic ,

~Pink Collar Coach 

 

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – May 18, 2018

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – May 18, 2018

While prepping for tomorrow’s Seasons of Her Soul Coffee & Connect Book Signing, I came across these perfect Pink Collar Savvy & Chic Swan note cards. Swans are my agency’s logo and the pink is exactly my shade. Can’t wait to send a client or collaboration partner a note on one. They make my heart happy! When you do what you love, there’s pleasure in the smallest details. How can you bring more of what makes your heart happy into your personal and/or professional life today?

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Styling for Seasons of Her Soul Book Signing

Styling for Seasons of Her Soul Book Signing

It’s Day 341 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and I haven’t blogged in a few days because I’ve been styling for the Seasons of Her Soul Book Signing! After two days of decorating my outdoor spaces (that’s another post) and a life coaching session this morning, I hit it hard and made a decent dent in the preparations. Styling for a celebration, event, party or special occasion is one of my absolute favorite things to do and the book signing feels like all of the above rolled into one. Knowing the devil’s in the details, I’ve put a lot of thought and time into them. Considering the book’s publication process spanned two decades, I had some years to ponder the look and feel of the final product. The fantasy consisted of pink, a feminine font, and flowers – preferably roses. The reality, though pretty, is more realistic. After all, as my publisher pointed out, the novel is not just sunshine and rainbows…Hence the darker font colors and flowers only on  the back image. Still, I got soft pink and a model who looks like she stepped out of the vision I had of the heroine, Lee, in my mind. She’s even wearing the pink dress from a one of the most romantic scenes! I bore all of this, along with my agency, Pink Collar Savvy & Chic, in mind while styling for my first book signing.

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Styling for the Seasons of Her Soul Book Signing. Shabby Chic ruffled table runner. Love how the Thanks card font mimics the novel’s! All Pink Starburst -Target. Other stationery Office Depot.

Some readers know I sing.  At age eight I performed my first solo at church. Eventually I received a partial music scholarship to attend college where our group traveled across the country to many church stages. Weddings, funerals, women’s events and speaking engagements are venues where I still sing today. My voice is not perfect by any stretch, especially because of asthma, but as long as the good Lord allows me to draw breath, I’ll raise it to point to Him. All that said, several years ago, in anticipation of publishing the book the way I envisioned it, I recorded a selection of songs that accompany the novel with a pink rose CD sleeve. Seasons of Her Soul Select (above) will play a part in Saturday’s event.

Here’s what to expect at Coffee and Connect:

Coffee

Star Quality, Fewer Bucks Coffee and any other drink or food preferences may be purchased at the regular retail price via standard payment methods.

Connecting

Connect with me, Pink Collar Coach, author of Seasons of Her Soul, and other readers and a few writers (?).

Book Signing with Personal Messages

  1. Readers who’ve purchased a paperback copy.
  2. Readers who have purchased ebooks will have a note card signed.
  3. Readers may purchase a paperback at discounted price (proof copy) and have it signed.
  4. Readers may purchase an ebook on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.com by using my laptop or their smart phone, iPad, etc. and will be given a signed note card.

Payment Methods

  1.  Paperbacks are $12 and may be purchased using cash or check. I’m in the process of getting a Square/ Chip Card Reader, but may not have it in time for the event. My apologies in advance.

2. Ebooks are priced on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com and may be purchased via                        the standard payment method.

Giveaways

  1. Pink Starburst will be complimentary for kiddos and their parents.
  2. Seasons of Her Soul Select CDs will be given away (Method TBD). They may also be purchased for $5 cash, check and possibly credit depending on above.
  3. “Ten Ps to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence”, a PDF resource, will be given to any who sign up on the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic Mailing List.

Pictures

  1. I’d love to take a picture with you, however, depending on how many are in attendance (coming in and out), it may be a selfie!
  2. Photo Release may need to be signed to post photos…More on that then.

As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose debut novelist, I can’t wait to see you! (Please click link below for info). This is special for me and I want it to be for those who attend. That’s why I’ve poured my heart and soul into styling this Seasons of Her Soul Book Signing.

Even if you can’t make it in person, I hope you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose, and  please send up some best wishes, prayers and virtual love. Thank you!

Be savvy & chic,

~ Pink Collar Coach 

Seasons of Her Soul Book Signing – Coffee Beans & Brew – Final

To preview/purchase the print or Kindle version of my debut novel, Seasons of Her Soul, please visit Amazon.com at 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – May 16, 2018

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – May 16, 2018

It’s often said, “Give people their flowers while they can still smell them.” Though I searched but couldn’t determine where the saying originated, I agree with it wholeheartedly and am thankful my husband does it often, not just on holidays. That said, I’m still enjoying my Mother’s Day bouquet. Be intentional about showing your appreciation to someone at home or work while the recipient can enjoy it!

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