This past Friday (January 28), the Books-A-Million at Northwoods Mall got a visit from Carl Weber, who was in town promoting his new book, The Choir Director.
He did not read from his book. Instead, he told the audience of about 50 how he became an author and owning the biggest independent African-American publishing company in America. He also discussed how he was able to take experiences from his life and turned his ideas into books that have hit the New York Times Bestsellers List.
There are several authors (that I and some of my fellow bloggers have met) that come across as full of themselves and think it is all about them. Carl did not come off that way. He admitted that we, the readers, are the ones who made him a success. And as each person came up and got their books signed, he asked us which one of his books was your favorite. I honestly told him (after saying Torn Between Two Lovers) that I just started reading his books, but did plan to read more in the future.
I was really happy to see Carl give us so much love here in Charleston and I hope that he (and other authors) get to come to the area more often.