I went to my very first book signing last night! I didn’t come home with a book or an actual signature from the author. BUT I did see her(the author) from a distance and it was an experience!
Why would I drive all the way to Denver, Colorado last night to stand in line for hours? Well of course it would be for the coveted, The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond!
Ree Drummond is a widly popular and successful blogger. Her blog thepioneerwoman.com was listed by Time as one of the top 25 blogs of 2009. She was recently featured in People magazine and Southern Living. I was trying to explain to my husband the significance of PDubb, What Oprah is to TV is what Ree is to the internet. Last night was an obvious indicator of her success and popularity. I also love that she is a country girl who posts pictures of prolapsed cows in between gardening tutorials, photography how to’s, home school lessons, beauty tips and of course lots of recipes AND(high pitched and energetic, just for you Kathy) pictures of HORSES, LOTS OF HORSES!
A Few Brief Notes
I love that my friend Kelli is a scrappy Wyoming girl. When we got stuck in a parking garage traffic jam instead of flipping people off or screaming at people she jumped out of the car. Did she get in a fight? Nooo she gave backing lessons to a few scared city folk and she directed traffic until we got back all the way out of that garage from the 4th level!!
The event was held at the Tattered Cover in downtown Denver. This seemed like a cool bookstore with a huge selection. The only suggestion I would make is when you are going to have a book signing, be sure to have books;)
When I realized there were no books to be had, I begged Kelli to take me to my favorite burrito shop. I get very grouchy when I’m hungry.
We did however receive spatulas as a consolation prize. I was in good need of a spatula, this a very heavy duty model. It actual scares me a little as I think of whippings from my very mean momma. These were from ChefsCatalog.com, THANKS!
From what I could hear from where I was at, Ree was soft spoken and very gracious. One woman posted she was just as sweet at 1am as she was at 7:30pm. She took lots of time with each person to sign their book, take pictures and visit with them. I can’t imagine how exhausted she must have been last night.
AND this is as close as I got to Mrs. Drummod, but if you squint and look at the very tip of my index finger you will see her. For a better picture check Kim’s blog, she had a higher powered camera;)
So Oprah you better look out! Ree Drummond for President! Finally now you know what I need for Christmas, oh and I would prefer a signed copy!