Tuesday, June 23, 2009

More than words...

Every single day can't be amazing- right?

I find it interesting that when I'm thrown a few curve balls, there's a back door that opens. Did you know...

Alvor is going to be at Walmart, Deseret Book, Seagull Book and Barnes and Noble by late July or August. Whew.
I set up a book signing with Hastings in Boise and they were telling me that the distributer was sold out. Sold OUT.
Bad good thing.
Good thing- the books are on their way to the distributers and then the stores.
Bad thing- you can't sell a book that isn't there to sell.

So, you're job is to make sure they keep selling out. Seriously. Tell everyone they have to read this book. You loved it. They'll love it. Everyone wins.

And, if you live in Kuna...
Thursday, June 25- 7:00 Kuna Library 457 Locust Avenue Kuna, Idaho 83634

And for all you Boiseans
Friday, June 26- 7:00-8:30 Rediscovered Bookshop7079 Overland Rd. Boise, Idaho 83709

And for anyone anywhere- go into bookstores and ask for my book. Even if you already have one. Even if you're not going to buy one. Ask anyway. The more people ask for my book, the more the bookstores will think they need to carry it.

And- if you do happen to run across Alvor at the store, make sure that it is facing cover out instead of spine out. You know, so EVERYONE can see it. And pretend you're looking at the book so the bookstores don't know that you're conspiring to get more face time for my book.

Okay, confession of the day. I just finished reading Hunger Games. It's kind of sick and twisted. Or maybe I am a serious wimp. It makes my skin crawl, but I guess people like that kind of thing. I'm the kind of girl who hides her face during the fighting scenes- violence makes me ill.

But, I like the love story part. Sweet and fresh- and even innocent. Totally appreciated that side of it.

And it is a page-turner. But I don't know if I could read it again, but then, I never could watch Titanic more than once either. There's only so many times you can watch people die. Or read about it.

So, if you're looking for some violence mixed with a little love- this is the book for you.

Could I write that book- not unless some flesh-eating zombie took over my body and brain and sat down at the computer. Would it know my secret password?

No. I guess I'm not the next Suzanne Collins.

Yes- I'm going to keep writing anyway. There has to be people out there that like books regardless of the fatality rate.


Melissa said...

Hooray! Good bad things! I'm telling everyone we know about your book. Have I mentioned how much we all enjoyed it? :) Want to do a booksigning in Delaware??? you could appeal to all the Pennsylvanians... Visit your grandparents... catch lightening bugs (we went out with momo and Bruce and caught them, such a delightful thing!)

Laura said...

I miss lightening bugs, Delaware and Pennsylvania. You guys too. I was invited to do a signing in New York. I told my grandma that if I got on my bike- and added a couple trailers for the kids- I could make it there in about a month.
Wish so much I could afford to fly right now!

Thanks for sharing my book! I'll make you the official Maryland representative.

Anonymous said...

Aunt laura your book really is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!My favorite charter is pulsar the dragon and of course Erin and Bain!!!!!!!!!!!
And i am hoping you will come to my school and do book sighning!!!!!
all my friends will be sooooooooo
jealos that you are my aunt!!!!!

L.T. Elliot said...

I'll make sure to turn your book face-out whenever I see it!