You win some, lose some, and some are blown out. That says it all about the last ten days. I’ve had some good news on my latest book, Blue Water, Red Blood. It reached the May best seller list of … Sandman Book Company. No, it’s not the New York Times, however it is the largest independent bookstore – internet supplier in Southwest Florida. That’s good since the book has just hit the street.
The lose some column is headed by the fact that Blue Water, Red Blood and the rest of my books aren’t in general distribution at this time. My publisher has switched distributors and this will eventually be a very favorable change, but for right now it means pulling inventory from one and moving it around. It has me chomping the bit. I want to get out and promote Blue Water, Red Blood. Unfortunately, I’m stymied right now. If you want a book right now, visit my web site – you can order one there.
The blow out refers to a canceled book signing/garden club festival. The wind blew over vendors palm trees, the tents of authors on both sides of mine, and tipped over a hot dog cart to the delight of a half-dozen dogs who were happy to help clean up the mess. After a couple of hours, we folded our displays, or more correctly stated, we ran them down as they sailed around on the ground. As we were leaving, the organizers made it official by canceling the rest of the day. Half the vendors beat us, but we’ll try this event again next year.
Until now, I haven’t been able to discuss our thoroughly enjoyable trip to the Blue Ridge Bookfest in Hendersonville, NC. What a great show the Blue Ridge Community College folks put on! It was well organized and I’d recommend it as an event and place to visit next year. We met some amazing authors and lots of readers (my favorite folks). We’ll be back. The hospitality was second to none. Thanks to Dr. James Loy, Bill Ramsey, and all the rest of the fine folks that worked so hard to put on the event. The picture below is of the keynote speaker, Willey Cash, who was there to discuss his New York Times best selling novel, A Land More Kind Than Home, and me. By the way, it’s a very good read!
I’d also like to say a good word about the Hendersonville community. It’s located in the picturesque mountain area of western North Carolina. The town has friendly inhabitants, an abundance of things to do and see, a proud mountain heritage, and many hotels and good restaurants. It’s worth your time to visit.
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