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Monday, September 25, 2006

Syncopated Fun

I'm having fun with the book. I'm about to run out, though, which is a crisis. I got 20, and we sold from the stock the publisher had brought on Saturday, and I took the four they brought we didn't sell. I've ordered more since then, and running out before the new ones get here looms over the fun. Still, I'll just play in the shadow, and I'll have the new supply by at least October 10.

The other disappointment was my little stove didn't get in Friday. I'd won it on eBay on Tuesday, but they didn't send it until Thursday, thus it was "tried, not delivered" on Saturday when I was at the Civic Center instead of the Courthouse and would have welcomed their bringing it there. Little did they know. The display suits me now. I've got the little saxophone, which I bought when I decided to put my big tenor sax on the display table and signed onto eBay to get a saxophone stand, and this one, with stand and case, seemed much easier to cart around along with boxes of books and such than my old sax. I decided the stove was needed because the story is about Louisa Lorca's summer trying to replace the leaky kerosene stove on which the 12-year-old cooks for a family of five as well as getting a saxophone so she can take up the offer of a scholarship to a private music magnet school in the fall.
Danny Birt signing by dipping
medieval style pen in ink

I guess I'm not very good at this marketing. I'm sitting here talking about the book and you'd have to look at the previous post to know the name of this book. It's Syncopated Summer. That link gets you to the books own web site. You are certainly invited to link to that website from your blog, too!

I met some neat people Saturday. They included Martha Hannah and her husband/illustrator Larry Dowell. I love the idea of the period pieces, and I love medieval history. Besides, Larry's a great illustrator and photographer and web guru. I want to be them when I grow up. I met Danny Birt, who convinced me as bad as I am at remembering names not to forget his. No, it's not the medieval costumes that draw me. Or maybe it is. But they know how to do book signings! I signed books with Tom Townsend, author of 27 books, the latest from, L. C. Hayden who told a delightful story about a contact from Oprah by email and her response -- twice -- to "Oprah." Can't we all imagine the real person being too neat to believe!

Jim Johnson, Gladys Hume, and Ginny Greene were at the Abilene Writers Guild just across from me, which was handy since I spent a good deal of the day trying to recruit members. I think we snagged some good ones! I ate lunch with Robyn Conley, Elaine Coleman, Olyve Abbott, and Sheryl Nelms. I visited with Nancy Masters and Jim Wilson, whose websites I do as well as Elaine's.

Speaking of websites I do, I never announced the grand opening of Peggy Martin's. That's an oversight I really can't correct at the bottom of a long entry, so I won't try.

I'm looking for places to speak and opportunities to meet students, parents, writers, and plain people. Email me to talk about what I can do for you.

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