So not the case. Every new reader who stopped by to talk with me today: THANK YOU. I have to put that in all caps because I can't actually hug people through the internet. THANK YOU for taking a chance on the book. I hope each and every one of you enjoys it, and I hope I get to hear from some of you about your thoughts as well. Words can't express how much it means to a first time author.
And another huge THANK YOU to the neighboring artists who were warm and welcoming to the rookie writer--I don't think I can adequately say how much it helped me that you just said hello and asked about my work.
It's one in the morning and I have to be back in for Day 2, when I hope I'll meet even more incredible people... if you're there, come say hello at booth D426. I'd love to meet you.