Coffee in Cabo-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Thanks so much for joining me for a little coffee break and some more Cabo moments. I truly am grateful for the reality of you and our time together which helps me more than you will ever know. I have some memories and pictures to share with you from the very first book signing for Back to Single! Grab your coffee and come on in. 🙂

Coffee in Cabo

We rushed back to the room; we had about thirty-five minutes to get ready and return to the lobby and set up. I already had everything I needed in my carry-on – receipt book, calculator, markers to sign, book markers, business cards, fifteen “A Cup of Encouragement for the Day” books – or so I thought!

As I was unpacking everything, Paula came over and asked if I needed any help. By this time, I realized I had forgotten a pen! She walked to the other side of the lobby – which is pretty huge, by the way – and returned with a pen. She began to help me set up some of the “Back to Single!” books. I scattered a few on the table behind me, stood some up and then put some of the other book out too. Then I put a few on the actual table that I would be signing at and it was really looking cute! 🙂

As I put the finishing touches on the table, Paula says, “Let me ask you something.” I immediately stopped what I was doing and looked up. “Sure.”

She picked up one of the books and said, “Why Back to Single!”?

I was sort of speechless.

She continued, “Because I see this man with you; you are obviously happily married and I see this book?”

I confirmed for her that yes, I am happily married, but I was single for a long time, too. I said, “This book is about a girl who went through a painful divorce; she’s a single mom, and she begins to date again, looking for love in all the wrong places. She comes to a realization, through the help of God, that she doesn’t have to have a man to be happy, but it’s a process.”

The expression on her face matched her words: “I see. I was just wondering because I see this nice man; he is always helping you so I didn’t understand.”

Isn’t it amazing what people are thinking as they watch you? As I write this, I am reminded of the cultural differences, and yet, the common thread of curiosity weaves its way through all of us.

At 3:00, I sat and waited, and waited, and waited; and I watched, and I watched some more, and I continued to watch people walk in the door – we were right by the door – and walk right past us, some looking at the sign – which definitely needs to be changed so it looks more like me because you should have seen some of the people look at the sign, then look at me and then look at the sign again, as if trying to figure out, “Is that her?”

I began to argue with God again: “Really, do I really have to do this?” His response was to change my thinking and get the focus off of me and on to the story written, the inspired writing. I also realized that because of where they had placed me, people thought I was some timeshare solicitor and if you know anything about Cabo, “timeshare” is a cuss word and definitely a thing that everyone mentally avoids, as if there was a sign that said: “Beware; timeshare representative ahead!” 🙂

Anyway, after about 45 minutes of this, I did have a few here and there that made their way tentatively to the table. And then there were several that I had connected with throughout the week that came, wonderful ladies from all over. There are a few that stand out vividly in my mind that made it easier to sit there and I truly enjoyed visiting with them. One lady asked if I was going to give like a presentation or something, to which I replied, “Actually, I like to just sit and visit with people one on one and answer any questions they may have.”

As it turned out, she did sit down with her girlfriend, and we talked for a good 30 minutes. I learned that her husband had passed away last August; that he was an author of a book called “My Middle Name is Israel,” a memoir which after hearing her explain it, George and I want to get! She is from Florida and her girlfriend is from North Carolina.

There were women from Illinois, Michigan, Colorado, Canada as well as Cabo San Lucas. That was the best part of this signing: meeting all kinds of people from all kinds of places. I hope enjoy the pictures that captured some of the moments.

awwww . . .

Carol & Patricia

Elizabeth from Newport Beach

Katherine from Michigan

waiting . . .

Back to Single Book Cover by Evinda Lepins







Join me tomorrow for one final story/memory from Cabo that I don’t think I will EVER forget!




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One Response to “Coffee in Cabo-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    Oh, love the photos. You look so happy and relaxed, even if you weren’t! You know, the thing is, you could be sitting there for just one person who needs what you have to offer. One person who will affect many others for God. Jesus was one man who changed the entire world forever. The “Living Word” is what we have to give away and it could be for just one sheep in the flock, but that sheep could be the “bell” sheep that will lead the rest of the flock to the side of the Master Shepherd! God likes that number called “ONE”.