Just one more and I will go on to something else.
This blog was started to advertise my new book but I realized you might want to know more about what I do other than just writing books.
You can read my poems. my Flabbermouth stories and view my art. I hope this gives you a better idea of who I really am. I will share with you how I deal with chronic pain. Hopefully together we can help others.
My about page tells you more.
Just one more and I will go on to something else.
I thought I would take a break from daily things and post a piece of my art today.
Last night Ron and I had a wonderful evening with a special group of friends. We all know how much these special friends mean to us. Wonderful food, lots of laughs and memories from years gone by. What more could one ask. Everyone kept teasing me about taking notes for my next book. Hmmm now for a title lol.
When we are young and carefree we do not think thirty or forty years in the future and what these precious times will mean to us. Some of us at the dinner table have been friends for over thirty-five years. Some we just met last night but the feeling was one of something that can last forever.
Well, what a way to wake up in the morning. I just found out that yesterday I sold two books internationally. One to Japan and another to Singapore. I would assume the people who bought these have already bought the first book. I love the fact I can see where the books go but it would be nice to who they go to. This would give me a chance to thank these people for their support. Wahoooo international !!! Not bad for only being available for two weeks.
Carol, my sister in law got a big surprise when she opened her book. It was printed upside down. I of course replaced it but what a hoot it would be as she is sitting on the bus or in a doctor’s office to see the weird look on the faces of the others as she is reading a book that looks like she is reading upside down. I would add, “It goes to show you what we from other planets can do, stay tuned and I will show you how I can read it sideways.” lol lol
Today I was feeling nostalgic and my mind has been wandering to my youthful days. I wrote this a very long time ago and thought it might be fun to publish it again. Some of you might have these same thoughts.
Whatever happened to that friend,
I had so long ago?
Sharing dreams and sharing tears,
Together fighting foe.
I often think about that friend,
Wherever she might be,
I often wonder how frequently,
My friend will think of me.
Time does pass and life must change,
We all must go our way,
And as I watch my children,
I’d remember how we’d play.
It really, is so very sad,
What miles and years have done.
They have, taken the best of friendships,
And erased them one by one.
Whatever happened to that friend?
I loved and cared for so?
She is only just a memory,
Of a life so long ago.
We just received great news from KOBO. They are offering 50% off codes for my e books.
here are the dates and codes
October 28th – October 31st
Promo Code: CA50SALE
United States/Australia/New Zealand
October 27th – October 30th
Promo Code: GET50SALE
October 30th – November 2nd
Promo Code: UK50SALE
What a nice before Christmas gift.
Yesterday this lovely group of friends, most of who we have known for 30 years, helped me celebrate the publishing of my new book. Don’t you just want to hugs them all lol. We started out as friends when we all had young children we now call ourselves the ‘ grandmothers club’ and now show pictures of our grandchildren. Amazing.
The other day I had a very strange thing happen. I know there are many of you out there who will understand what I am about to tell you. Especially artists or authors. We all know when we accomplish something we feel very proud of ourselves for, we not only need but appreciate our family, friends and yes even strangers to reassure us that we did indeed do something worth sharing and bragging about.
When I published my latest and newest book, the sequel to A Hairdresser’s Diary / A Hairdresser’s Diary: Scissors Retired, I was so pleased and excited. I had ran into a few brick walls along the way. I cannot take all the credit because without my friends and editors, Jo-Anne and Ronnie this book would have been a grammar and punctuation nightmare. Without all my wonderful friends, family and clients I would have no stories to tell. But this time when I needed to publish I did do it myself. It was a frustrating learning experience but after pulling out half my hair I did it.
I wanted to share my accomplishment with EVERYONE. At 70 years old I needed to let others know I still had some working gray matter. Now here comes the part that I think as artists some of us are confused by. One of my FB acquaintances, while messaging me about something totally different told me she did not ‘like’ or ‘comment’ on my postings, about my book, because she was afraid I might expect her to buy one. Although most of us write books on the hope that someone will buy them, we are not so naïve to think everyone will. I cannot imagine what that would be like to have every family member, friend or person we meet buy our books, we would indeed be millionaires. But it cost NOTHING to show support for a job well done.
I have sold a fair amount of my first book both ebooks and soft covered. I already have many sales for my new book. So please do not shy way from saying, congratulations, for fear I might expect you to buy because I promise I do not! It just feels so good to hear the words or see the ‘likes’.
I have another author friend who told me not one of her family members even acknowledged her accomplishments. She has written and published 5 books and has not sold even one copy. When she tries to talk about her books both family and friends shy away from the subject, so she took them off the market. I am so lucky for my family and friends have been so supportive.
This morning I announced the publishing of my new book to Amazon and to Kindle. I now can let you all know it is also on LULU, Kobo, Nook and many other sites. What is amazing is I have already sold my first copy online. Thank you all.
It is hard to believe it took over two years to get it to this point. I want to thank all who helped me get where I am today and share the experience of being published once again.
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