Three Novels Sold

So today I get a page from a nurse at work; he has his checkbook and wants to buy my novels. 

“Which ones?” I ask.

He says he’s not sure.

I am just leaving to head to THIRD THURSDAY book signing in Summerville. I say, “You know, I’m going to sign books. Why don’t I come over and sell you my novels?”

And that’s what I do. He buys GANI & SEAN and another of my books. Then he helps me sell METAL MAN WALKING to another nurse who happens by. He talks my books up; he is such a fan!

How lovely.

At THIRD THURSDAY a bit later, I don’t sell any books but I peak the interest of several people.

All in all, a nice day of sharing my works.

Thanks to my readers and my small but slowly growing fan base!

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Third Thursday

Sold one book yesterday evening at THIRD THURSDAY in Summerville. Met another author from out west who is writing a book on Alzheimer’s disease — a worthy undertaking — and sold GANI & SEAN to a man who likes to read.

Drank a little wine, a little beer, ate 2 grapes, a half of a chocolate covered strawberry, 3 corn chips, and a bite of Brie.

Although I hate selling, I had a pleasant 2 1/2 hours as I played carnival hawker to my novels — by the end, my voice was a tad raspy to say the least.

Sales

Once again, I posted this to the wrong blog…
I also sold 2 copies of my latest novel, GANI & SEAN the same evening.

Grace Partakers

Tonight at THE FINISHING TOUCH in downtown Summerville, South Carolina during the Third Thursday event, I sold —

1 copy of AFTER JEWEL

1 copy of METAL MAN WALKING

1 copy of ANNIE DREAMING

No one purchased THE EIGHT FOOT BOY which is one of my favorites.

All in all, a productive evening.

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Little successes

Dropped off three copies each of METAL MAN WALKING and THE EIGHT-FOOT BOY to the shop downtown Summerville named The Finishing Touch; at the same time spoke with a lovely lady about my novels and about two book clubs she belongs to in the area. Also picked up a commission check from the owner of The Finishing Touch and cash from a sale made since my Third Thursday visit in April. 

Actually brought home some “bacon” today. Of course, the leavings are minuscule but tasty nevertheless.

SC Artisans’ Center in Walterboro

Drove to Walterboro this afternoon with my friend, bought a print of a fish ( the artist takes a real fish, puts ink on it, wraps it in special – usually rice – paper and… well you get the idea ).  While there, I SOLD a copy of METAL MAN WALKING to one of the storekeepers. She thinks it might be a good read for her book club!

Here’s to that!

I also stopped at Single Smile Cafe to set up another book-signing for October 5th 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Book-signing…

My cozy spot in the shade outside SINGLE SMILE CAFE. I sold four of my novels this morning. I also met many patrons of the coffee shop and enjoyed conversing with them. Except for the humidity and the heat, a wonderful morning.IMG_1223

A New Review of METAL MAN WALKING

A Great Take on a Modern Trouble, July 31, 2013

This review is from: Metal Man Walking (Paperback)

Really, a book about a homeless man? How good could it be? But I bought Metal Man Walking because Carley is my friend and I wanted to read my friend’s book.

Honestly, it sat on my shelf for quite a while until one dull, rainy Sunday afternoon. I had nothing better to do, so I figured I’d read a couple chapters. After those couple chapters I was still turning pages . . . straight through to the end.

I was thoroughly amazed at Carley’s development of her main character and his life, where he came from, his relationships, his potential and his reasons for being homeless. Carley weaves the story from the present to the past and back. You meet his family, his baseball buddies, his friends, and most importantly his sister with whom he has a special connection that keeps him going when times are really difficult.

When I closed the book, slowly, I had been touched by Chuck and his hardships, his strength of character, and most especially by his choices.

This is a great story of the trials of modern times. Read it!

Sold A Copy

Today, I sold a copy of THE EIGHT-FOOT BOY to a fan. An avid reader – and one who is enthusiastic about my novels – bought my most recent novel.  She’s read the others and enjoyed them.

Once again, the best part was signing it to her.

Nice to have fans!