Then . . . it struck me:
MY SECOND BOOK IS NOW ON SALE! OMG!
Have I already become so jaded that I can’t see an opportunity to celebrate? What is WRONG with me *laughing!* I need to be jumping up and down and yelling YEEEEHAWW!
Some of you have already emailed me to say you’ve ordered SG from Amazon or straight from Bellebooks and have asked your bookstore to order copy(ies) –THANK YOU! If SG isn’t in your library or bookstore (yet), please ask them to order it. Sometimes that’s what it takes to get it there.
Part of this celebration is to announce the top winner of the promo contest Angie Ledbetter began. As I told you all in an earlier post, her mother has brain cancer and lately has been really not doing well at all, and then her good friend was diagnosed with cancer. Angie simply had to abandon her blog and twitter to take care of what’s important. So, the contest slipped behind the scenes, of course!
BUT! From the promo ideas that I was able to accomplish, the most successful one was:
Titus’s “Naked Reading” – or as I call it “Nekkid Reading” Titus will receive a signed copy of Secret Graces, plus a “basket” from me of things from and of my mountain. CONGRATS TITUS! What makes this so funny is Titus didn’t think I’d do it, she just sort of tossed that suggestion out there…*laugh*
There were other fun and good ideas, and what I have decided is, since I can’t figure out which to choose as the two “runners up” (the contest ended April 1), I am going to put the other names in a hat and when I see Angie Gumbo Writer this weekend, I will have her draw the two names to receive copies of signed Secret Graces. So, I will have those two winners announced when I return from the writer’s conference in South Louisiana.
When I receive my own copies of Secret Graces, it will seem even more real! But, yes, this is happening. I have two books out now! Why haven’t I been Hooping and Hollering!