My first book signing

I had my very first book reading/signing last night, and had such a great time! A huge thank you to Grass Roots Books and Music and OSU’s Women’s Studies Department for helping me put together a wonderful event. The venue was very welcoming and cozy, and Jack (the owner) told me that turnout was much larger than they receive at their other book readings. That sure makes a lady feel special!

He also told me that we sold every single copy of I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim in the store! Definite WIN!

I spoke for a little bit about the book, read an excerpt from it, and took audience questions. There was some great conversation–Q&A is always my favorite part.

I even got to sign a few books:

Photo by Warren Lawless.

A really wonderful first book signing experience. I had so much fun that I’m going to try and book a few more readings in the next few months in Oregon around Portland and Eugene. So stay tuned for announcements!