Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Terrific Texas Weekend


Texas was a blast! I met a ton of fantastic people and the food, softball, and facilities were amazing. I ate at my first yummy Tex Mex Restaurant, I only freaked out once on the plane, and I bought my first cowboy hat for Kaci. And don't laugh, but I actually came home with sunburn in November. :) Thanks, Kim, Amanda, and Kathy for shuttling me around the great state of Texas. 
The best day was Sunday, when I met and hung out with USA Softball gold and silver medalist and the best shortstop in the world, Natasha Watley. Not only is she an incredibly talented softball player, but she is super sweet, beautiful, and shared some fantastic stories. 

What's the best news? Besides meeting hundreds of super softball players, my publisher estimated we sold and signed over 120 copies of SCREWBALL. Thanks, Texas! :) 

Ever been to Texas? How was your weekend? 

Happy Veterans Day, Dad!! And have an amazing day, everyone! 

25 comments:

Dru said...

I'm so glad you had a good time in Texas and you go girl on selling over 100 books.

Have a great Tuesday.

Kelly said...

Awesome job on the book sales! Very cool you got to meet a talented softballer, too!
I received my winning books yesterday, Keri! THANK YOU!!!!!!

Amanda said...

wow! Looks like you had fun!
I've been to Corpus Christi, texas, but that's about it. Great job selling over a 100 books! Let's celebrate! *dances, and throws confetti*

Alyson Noel said...

Yay you! Congrats on all the sales and I'm so glad you got through the plane ride!!

adrienne said...

Congrats on your book sales. At one time I stayed in Texas for a few months and could not believe how hard it rains there - glad you had better weather!

keri mikulski :) said...

Hi, Dru! Thanks! It was a blast. :)

Hi, Kelly! Thanks. You're welcome. Enjoy!

Hi, Amanda! I think my mom and dad lived there for a bit when my dad was in the army. Thanks. :)

Hi, Alyson! With your help.. Thanks. :)

Hi, Adrienne! Thank you. We had beautiful weather. :)

Tabitha said...

Glad to hear you had so much fun!! And yay for the book sales!! Woohoo!! :)

Carrie Harris said...

120 copies!!!!!! Go YOU!!!

PJ Hoover said...

Yay on the 120 copies! And I have been to Texas, though Houston only a handful of times.
Glad you had such a nice trip!

Beth said...

ive been to dallas, but only in the airport, for a layover. i dont think it really counts. i think my dad used to live there, but he doesnt talk much about it so i dont know where, exactly.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Glad you didn't leave Texas without a little Tex-Mex! My favorite food!

Yay on selling all those books!

Marianne Arkins said...

AWESOME!!! Congrats and glad you had such a good time. November is prime time to go to Texas... you missed the heat and humidity.

:-)

beth said...

I'm glad you had fun! It sounds amazing.

Amy said...

I lived in Texas for a couple of years...

Congrats on all the sales! It sounds like you had a great time.

Did Kaci like her hat?

Angela said...

Keri; way to go with the book signing! Sounds like you had fun!!!

Kaitlyn said...

I met John and Hank Green Tuesday. It was AWESOME AMAZING WOW. He signed all my books and gave me a Nerdfighter gift and it was awesome. I won a tee shirt, and got Hank's cd. And They both signed my shirt and it was amazing. I am still excited about it.

By the way John is just as amazing in person as he is on youtube. It was like amazing talking to him because it was like we were already pals.

keri mikulski :) said...

Hi, Tabitha! It was a blast. Thanks.

Hi, Carrie! Thanks. :)

Hi, PJ! Thanks. :)

Hi, Alyssa! It was yummy.. My first. :)

Hi, Marianne! The weather was beautiful and perfect.

Hi, Beth! Thanks.

Hi, Amy! She loved the hat. She's wearing it everywhere. So cute. :)

Hi, Angela! I did. What a blast. :)

Hi, Kaitlyn! Yay!!! I'm heading over to your blog now to hear all about it. :)

Shari said...

Congrats on all those sales! w00t!

keri mikulski :) said...

Thanks, Shari!!

Liviania said...

I'm glad you liked Texas! I got sunburned myself last weekend since I put only put on a slapdash layer of sunscreen before the football game.

I'm also glad you tried Tex Mex; my life would be empty without it. ^_^

Barrie said...

I want to know what the difference is between Tex Mex and Cal Mex. Glad you had fun!

keri mikulski :) said...

Hi, Liviania! TexMex is good.. :) But, I don't think my stomach is used to it. :)

Hi, Barrie! I never had CalMex.. Hmm.. :)

Big Plain V said...

When I dream about 'doing' book tours, I dream about meeting people. So first off, huge congratulations on your success, but tell me, was it surreal? Are you able to connect with the people that come up to meet you? Or is it more like the soup nazi line?

keri mikulski :) said...

Hi, Big Plain V! Great question. The couple of signings I've done so far have been amazing. Tons of time to meet and connect with the readers and their parents. I guess if you're a huge name or a celebrity, it can be like a soup line, but for me, it's filled with a lot of one on one time, which I love and look forward too. When I was in Texas, I was so inspired by the excitement, as you can probably tell from my post and cheesy smile.

The other places I connect and chat with readers are online, teen writers workshops, and coaching. The girls inspire me every day. :) Can't wait to hear about your signings. :)

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