Saturday, December 13, 2008

Another Person Weighs In On The Book Signing

Just wanted to make sure that people saw this comment regarding the book signing. Please click on Read More to view it.We just got back from Barnes & Nobles and...we got to have Kate sign our book! They used the same group technique at Baker House Books (good call) and we were in group 2. The line was very well controlled and we actually waited in line after we were called for less than 5 minutes. Kate was not personalizing the books this time but considering the mess that was Wednesday night and that she was only there for 2 hours tonight, it was understandable.
The staff also made sure everyone's books were open to the right spot to "maximize face time".

Kate was very pretty and extremely nice. The staff that was sitting by her asked me if we had waited long and I told her we had waited for four hours on Wed. The staff repeated that to Kate when we got up to the line and Kate said she was sorry and she said "thank you" to us for coming back. I told her how my daughter wanted to be C buddies with Colin and Cara, and Kate asked my daughter what her C name was. My daughter told her and Kate gave her the biggest smile and said, "You can be a C buddy". My daughter was thrilled. As a parent, there's nothing better than seeing a big smile on the face of your child.

So that was it. I thought it went well and there was a lot more staff than Wed night. I'm hoping all who wanted to got their books signed.


This comment was submitted by Bridget. Type rest of the post here.

13 comments:

happymama said...

Bridget,
I am so happy to hear that you and your daughter got to meet Kate, and that you got your book signed. I am more than sure, that your daughter had a big smile on her face, when she went to bed that night!

Quiltart said...

I am glad to hear that your daughter got to meet Kate and had a big smile on her face afterwards! That's great!

Lizabeth said...

YAY!! I am SO glad you guys made it back and got to meet Kate, Bridget :). I am also thrilled that your daughter gets to be one of the C buddies. That is wonderful... seems that they had to schedule more signings to make this opportunity possible, so I am really glad Kate was willing to keep signing and that Zondervan got their act together at the second and third signings :)!

Anya said...

:-)

I am SO happy for you and your daughter!

I actually thought about you and was hoping you would give it another try, but I know this is a busy (and cold) time of year and you probably only wanted to give it another go if you had a good shot of making it this time.

So glad things went well and I appreciate hearing about Kate's reaction and gracious attitude.

merryway said...

So glad your venture had a happy ending this time. It's sounds like your daughter got just what she hoped for. Super mom points for taking her twice. That was really nice of you.

Guinevere said...

Bridget, I am so happy it worked out for you and your daughter.

I'm sure there are those that think we're featuring this to push the idea that Kate is SO nice and all those that say she isn't are lying. From my perspective, it just shows that Kate is a human being, and sometimes she's nice and friendly and other times she may be tired and cranky. I'm glad Bridget got another chance and had a good experience.

Saint said...

I am happy for you and your little "C buddy."

Bridget said...

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. The new "C buddy" had a big smile on her face all night.

FIONA said...

It is great to be able to make you children happy. I am glad Kate said your daughter could be C buddies with Cara and Colin-too sweet!

jace said...

Bridget,

I'm so glad your little C Buddy got her moment. Lovely story.

Daisy said...

Bridget~what a great Christmas present for your daughter. I'm very happy for you. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

This is one of the few positive experiences with meeting Kate that I have read, and I'm happy to see it. I am glad that Kate was nice and that the book was signed.

Bridget said...

Thanks, Nancy :) The sad thing is alot more attention will be given to the incidents where Kate was featured as not being so nice.

I was pleasantly surprised at how nice Kate was and I'm happy to share that with everyone. I wanted to post on the "Shrew" blog, but my experience would probably be slammed, and I will not waste my energy over there.