Flying solo at a book reading

I attended an event last night, for the SWFA’s reader series. And I went by myself. I was originally going to attend with friend (and writer) Angel McCoy, but she had a slight schedule conflict called “being the guest of honor at a convention in Finland.” So I invited another coworker, who had family drop in unexpectedly and texted to say he couldn’t make it (a likely story). I’m your average introvert. I can do parties as long as I’ve got backup, but I was []