Last week I had the most heart pumping week at Ugly Dog. I had 2 huge author events! First I had the great honor of hosting author Sara DiVello, “Where in the OM am I?” Sara did a book talk and a book signing. The place was filled. Sara gave an inspirational, funny talk about taking the big plunge in changing careers. Many of us can relate to Sara, feeling trapped in a job day after day. She closed her talk with these amazing words,” If not now then when? If not you then who?” It was a powerful evening.
Two days later I had author Sean Stellato, “No Backing Down.” And he brought a guest, New England Patriot Jonas Gray. Another event that filled the store! This event was neat because kids came too. And it was a great event for them to hear the motivational stories both Sean and Jonas gave. They talked about the power of dreams. To never let them die. To work hard and to never give up. Autographs and photos were taken. It was another amazing evening.
This month will end on a high note when I have author Roland Merullo here doing a writer’s workshop. He is someone I admire greatly.
Driving to get my boys from school the other day I couldn’t help but smile and think if someone had asked me 5 years ago that I would be surrounded (at times) by authors, books, and folks who share my passion I would have never believed it. But listening to Sara, Sean and Jonas I should have known dreams do come true. From the words of Sean Stellato, I will continue to dream, work hard and NEVER GIVE UP!
We are now CLOSED on Mondays.
WOOF! & Happy Reading.