Happy Discoveries

So, I was in Eugene yesterday putting up posters for my upcoming signing at Tsunami Books scheduled for the 21st of June. And I thought I would also stop in at a few other bookstores to tell them about my book, A Place of Her Own. I had sent postcards out to several stores, but wanted to make some personal visits. My first stop was J Michaels Books downtown on Broadway, just up from Oak Street. I went jaunting up the street, my bag in hand with the now-dog-eared copy inside, ready to pull it out and show it off.

Nice store. I casually glanced into the window at the fine display of books–and stopped. There! Right in front! My book! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASee? It’s in the lower left of the right-hand window. The cover does stand out. The medallion sort of draws the eye. Well, for me it certainly does. I’ve been enjoying that cover for a while now.

Heart pounding, I looked closer. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat a beautiful sight to me. But had I thought to bring a camera? No. I still haven’t gotten used to the fact that I have a nice little camera. I need to carry it for these wonderful surprises.

Anyway, I walked into the store, and instead of pulling out the dog-eared copy from my bag, I pulled out a business card with the book’s picture on the front. Smiling, I told the proprietor I had come in to tell him about my book, but he already had it, beautifully displayed in the window.

He smiled back and told me he also had a stack of them on the table. Ah! Words to thrill a writer’s heart!

I offered to sign them, searched for my signing pen, which took a while, given my excited state of mind and the state of my bag’s interior. He brought the stack. I found the pen, and signed.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Later, I met my daughter, who lives in Eugene. We went back to Broadway, and she took pictures.

So here I am. One of the books, now signed, is back in the window with a little tag letting prospective buyers know it’s a signed copy.

And I am one happy author.

With the one Eugene event already planned for Tsunami, I hope to schedule more in that city.

Getting the word out, one place at a time. Having fun!


4 thoughts on “Happy Discoveries

  1. Gay May 23, 2014 / 10:06 am

    Janet, I am so excited for you. This is truly a wonderful experience for you and it could not happen to a nicer, more deserving person.

    • Janet Fisher May 23, 2014 / 10:25 am

      Thank you, Gay. What a nice thing to say! 🙂

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