I hosted my first Winnipeg book signing at Chapters St Vital a week ago. It was the last Saturday before Christmas, and the mall was buzzing with eager (and stressed) shoppers. My table was set up in the middle of Chapters at the junction where the roads to the parking lot, the mall and Starbucks merge; all roads led to Magic at the Museum.
I started out very nervous, in fact, I wanted to run as far away as possible (perhaps to Plum Coulee) and never come back. The excitement in the mall was infectious, and very soon I was comfortable and enjoying the rhythmic buzz of the crowd.