I hope all you mothers had as great a Mothers Day as I did. My daughter, Stephanie, took her dad and me for brunch at Reunion Tower in downtown Dallas. Aside from great food, the entire restaurant spins, making one complete turn in an hour and giving a panoramic view of Dallas and the surrounding countryside. Fort Worth is also within sight to the west. It's an awesome experience.
I've been busy doing my "author thing" for the past few days. For those of you who think being an author means simply writing fabulous, best selling books, I've got new for you. Last week I spent the entire week preparing for an all day writers' workshop that got cancelled at the last minute, and yesterday I did my bookstore crawl. I prepared packets containing info on my two recently published books, bio, contact info, ordering info, and anything else I could think of and traveled to two bookstores--one an independent and one a major chain. I plastered on my smile and tried not to grovel as I asked for book signing time and/or program time. I took along Jim, who did the jacket art for THE DEARLY DEPARTED, and offered him as part of the program. I got two "probablys." Today I tackle my list of book reviewers again. So far, I have two who have ordered review copies from my publisher and promised to review the book. Whew!
Would any of you like to review THE DEARLY DEPARTED for your local newspaper? Let me know, and I'll tell you how to get your very own FREE review copy. Nothing like bribery to get results!
'Til next time--Betsy