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Life has a funny way of showing you things


There was me, sitting watching tv over my laptop, as is my norm, when the phone rings. It is the lady where I keep my horse. First thought is, oh my, has he slipped in the slushy snow - because I am a panicker like that. But, no, it isn't that. Her first question was, have you got any more books? Meaning "Games of Adversaries". I do as happens, since the crystal store wanted to do a display but I haven't had time to get out there yet.
Long story short, the local library had heard that I was a local author and wanted one, plus someone else did, plus horse lady's own copy had been 'stolen' already. So for all my mini ranting yesterday, good old word of mouth got me at least six more sales. And even if that is a little weed trying to poke through the forest detritus, it is a beginning. The next question was - would I do a talk at the library?  Oh my. Why didn't I write a kid's book. I could talk to kids...

Today's picture - Merlin and friends at Ghost Lake Ranch.

 


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Tali Spence
02/01/2013 9:25am

Oh, do talk at the library! I did a couple of those and they were lovely. Libraries LOVE local authors (at least in my experience) and so do the people who use them most. Many have book clubs. And they always promote by notices in the local paper, which may bring people out. Everyone is friendly!

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Susan
02/01/2013 9:37am

Oh I will. At first I thought, what on earth would I say about a science fiction novel to small town Alberta? But then I realised I have a lot to say about how and why this was written. So if it happens I will do it.

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02/01/2013 9:39am

Kids can be tougher - believe me : )

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Susan
02/01/2013 9:57am

I know - little fidgets :) brains working nineteen to the dozen... Have you met my grandaughter?

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02/01/2013 2:56pm

See? Just a little snowball can start an avalanche

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Susan
02/01/2013 3:56pm

Lol, a definite irony there.

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02/05/2013 4:15pm

That's so awesome! But Andrea says kids are the worst! They are a tough audience! She says go with adults because kids will embarrass you and they don't care if you know they're bored lol. So good luck and let me know how it goes :-)

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