Friday, July 18, 2014

A Very Significant Costco Sighting!

This photograph is very significant for me.  I know, I know, you're probably thinking, but Hannah, you just posted this exact same pic in your last post.  I assure you, dear Retro Readers, that this is not the same picture I took at my Spanish Fork, UT Costco signing.  This picture was taken at the Lehi, UT Costco near my home.

The fact that my book was in the Lehi Costco in the first place is significant for two reasons: 1) I had no idea Uncovering Cobbogoth was going into more than just the two Costcos I had scheduled signings at (Spanish Fork and Sandy.)  And 2) For the last six years that my husband and I have had a Costco membership, I've passed the Lehi Costco book table, imagining the day Uncovering Cobbogoth would be sitting there, just like this picture shows, amongst the other Bestselling titles.

Needless to say, it was one of the more surreal experiences of my life to 1) finally see it sitting there, and 2) see that people had actually already bought copies of it! That front stack there is almost gone, my friends!  YEEEEAAAHHH-HOOOOO!!!!!

Seriously though, I can't express how incredible it is to have finally accomplished a goal I've been dreaming about since I was ten and working especially hard to realize since I was 23.  I'll be 32 this year!

I know stuff like this only happens for me when God is involved.  It's like His way of letting me know He's there watching out for me, opening doors, making more out of me and my efforts than I could ever make on my own, simply because I've trusted in Him.  I've taken this journey with Him by my side every step of the bumpy way, because I knew I couldn't do it alone. I can't express enough, how humbled I am to see what we've been able to do together, and in His perfect timing.

Because of this, I haven't thought of this book as just mine for several years.  This story belongs first and foremost to my Heavenly Father.  It belongs to my husband and son, who's belief in me and support has been vital, and to my sister Bekah who's beautiful illustrations have brought this world to life. And now, like every shared story, it, in part, belongs to the readers who are daily falling in love with the world of Cobbogoth and making it part of themselves.

I can't help feeling like I'm at the beginning of something very special, and I'm so glad I get to share it with the people I love most in this world.

I hope you'll join the journey, too!  It might just turn out to be quite a ride.


  1. Hannah, this was a beautiful post, because I can feel your inner (and I'm sure outwardly expressed) elation at all this. It's wonderful! I hope to experience it myself one day :) But the thing I find most beautiful is your acknowledgment of God, and your appreciation for His hand in these things---in your life. You don't hear it often and it made me happy to hear it.

    Also, I could swear I entered a giveaway for this book, but I may be mistaken. Were there giveaways? If so, which blogs? If the drawings are over and I didn't win, I want to buy this. Is your book also available through Barnes?

  2. Thank you, Writersideup! I can't do anything without His help; I know that, and my goal has always been to glorify His name with the talents and opportunities He's blessed me with.

    As far as giveaways, I haven't done any for this book in a while. I had a few on goodreads, but that was a month or so ago. It's available on amazon and barnes and noble or just about any other online store. Thanks again for stopping by! :-)

  3. Beautiful post Hannah I am thrilled for you! I was so excited when I saw your book in Costco! I bought it for kindle three years ago and can't wait to see how it has changed since getting published this time I am only sad I missed your signing at my costco (spanish fork!) Good luck with everything!

    1. Thanks so much, Nicole! It's great to hear from you. I hope you love the new version as much as I do.
      And great news! I'll be doing another signing at the Spanish Fork Costco again this Thursday from 11-2. It would be great to see you if you get the chance to stop by! :-)