Back In The Public Eye

Life is coming back again, yippee! Last week I had the first book presentation event after one and half years of lockdown. It felt so strange being around so many human beings, I was scared to return home with a virus.
The sales went well, books were well received, we had many laughs, good food, and wines.

Somehow I am not convinced we will have the same care free life as we had it before the virus. I was used to kissing and hugging everyone, I was a very warm person, now I like to stay distant, in fact I asked the organizer of the event to make mandatory wearing a mask and maintaining a distance. So sad.

I am not sure what the future will hold for me and everybody else, I am not sure if I will continue to organize book signing events in person. Being in the public eye is fun, I get to meet so many new people and make new friends, but getting someone’s virus is not exactly what I want.
I was thinking selling books online is so impersonal, there is no comparison with selling in person. Shaking hands with your readers, let them hear the intonation of your voice, your laughter, the eye contact, telling stories, taking questions, signing your own books, are all invaluable experiences.

Do you think the design of making robots out of human beings is working?

Anyway, enjoy the picture of the group who came to my book signing event before I started my presentation.
Mask off just for posing. Ciao,
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Copyright © 2021 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

Valentina Cirasola is an interior-fashion designer, author of 6 published books, a storyteller, and a blogger of many years. She has conceived a few new books of various subjects to which she is working simultaneously. Her books are non-fictional practical ideas to apply in the home, fashion, cooking and travel. Get a copy of her books on

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dgkaye
    Aug 04, 2021 @ 03:12:33

    I surely know what you mean about needing to be around people and life again. Good for you and since this seems our new normal, just continue wearing masks in crowded places. The sad new normal 🙂



    • Valentina
      Aug 04, 2021 @ 23:03:35

      Hi Debby, it is a sad new normal. I must say. Yes, I am wearing a mask in public. We took our masks off just to pose for the picture, we wore it the all time we were together. Not seeing people’s smile for me is a real pain. I know what you are going through, if you need to talk to someone I am here. 🙂 Thanks for the visit.

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  2. robbiesinspiration
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 04:55:30

    Its lovely that you’ve had a book signing event, Valentina. We will all adjust to the new normal with time.



    • Valentina
      Aug 02, 2021 @ 06:04:27

      Hi Robbie, I was missing my life… I don’t have any family here in California, lockdown has been very tough on me.
      I saw the cover of your new book, it’s beautiful. Let me know if I can help you with the launch.



  3. C.E.Robinson
    Aug 02, 2021 @ 04:50:40

    Congratulations, Valentina! Your book signing event happened even though distancing was in place. Not quite the same, I agree. I’ll just launch my book
    online in the Fall. Not counting on having freedom from masks & distancing. 📚🎶 Christine



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