Company on the mountain, lightning in the air….

15 May

Stopping by quickly. We are having out of town company to the little log house – just for tonight and part of tomorrow – so, I need to bury my head in VKbook2 and get a lot done before they arrive. It’s always fun to have people come who have never been here -we can see things a-fresh through their eyes. I hope the rain or thunderstorms aren’t too bad so they can see that distant view, but whatever the case, since they live in South Louisiana, any ridge or mountain or even a tiny hill is something to “ohhhhh!” over *smiling*
On The Read at WNC, Rod Neufeld (who writes about books and literatures and does reviews for the Asheville Citizen times) has reviewed Tender Graces, and as well done a profile on BelleBooks/Bell Bridge Books. If you go to that page, you’ll see the links for the review and for the publisher – if you do go there, thank you and I appreciate your support! I was so happy with this review. He even compared Katie Ivene to Ava Gardner *love it!* So far, I have been quite lucky with the reviews – they have been wonderful, insightful, positive, glowing even. I’ve not had a “bad” or “negative” one and that’s a great feeling (well, no ‘bad’ review yet? for I’m told I will get a bad or negative review and to just accept that as how it will be because most every writer does at some time get a ‘bad’ review – but maybe I will be one of those who do not get a bad one? *laugh* – hmmmm…let’s hope so). It’s been “one book at a time” in sales, but, frankly, I’ve decided I can’t worry about “sales” and instead must just do what I do, just as I said yesterday so I won’t repeat it. Although if my books began flying off shelves, I admit I’d probably go “whoohoo!” *laugh*

Have a wonderful Friday – enjoy your weekends. I’ll be back on Sunday to have a “Presenting!” I won’t be here tomorrow as I’ll want to spend time with our lovely company of Steve and Betty from South Louisiana.
Oh PS! My review of Adnan Mahmutovic’s novella ILLEGITIMATE is on R’s & T’s. He’s a beautiful writer (a handsome fellow *teehee*) and a true and wonderful friend.

7 Responses to “Company on the mountain, lightning in the air….”

  1. Janna Qualman May 15, 2009 at 8:44 am #

    You have a great weekend!I understand your mindset. We have to leave town tomorrow for a graduation, and then book it home for company on Sunday. And I’ve got so much to do before then! Yet, I’ve doing really well with BL and want to continue. Wish there were more time in the day!

  2. Sandra Leigh May 15, 2009 at 8:47 am #

    Ava Gardner, eh? That’s very good.Enjoy your company and your weekend, Kat.

  3. Debbie May 15, 2009 at 8:53 am #

    You must be so giddy with all of those positive reviews. And they are each one deserved! Enjoy your company.

  4. Anita May 15, 2009 at 5:53 pm #

    You have a great weekend and enjoy your company! Still looking forward to VK2!!

  5. Angie Ledbetter May 16, 2009 at 1:37 am #

    My busy friend, hope your weekend is a good one, even though filled with company and nose-to-grindstone. :) (Pat Jake for me, k?)

  6. Jessica May 16, 2009 at 7:15 am #

    Word of mouth will get you sales. :-) I read that Twilight was out for two years before it became a bestseller.Good reviews will help too. Woohoo for you! ;-)

  7. NCmountainwoman May 16, 2009 at 1:26 pm #

    I just started “Tender Graces” and I think I will really like it. The beginning is sound and I already like the characters. Yeah!

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