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.

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I’m Ready for You to Buy My Book

That’s what I say to an acquaintance today – “Hey _________!” I sit down beside her, touch her shoulder lightly, smile, say, “I’m ready for you to buy one of my books.”

She smiles back, says, “Do you have one with you?”

“Yes I do,” I say. “Do you have $10?”

She smiles again, pulls out two crumpled five dollar bills. She asks, “Which one should I get?”

I suggest METAL MAN WALKING. She nods.

I get the book; she gives me the ten dollars. I sign the copy and hand it over. Another woman picks it up, peruses the cover. As usual, I feel a tad guilty but I’m happy to have another reader.

Could Not Put This Book Down

I wish to write a review of Metal Man Walking, set in Charleston, SC, my city. The freedom that the character searches for is no less than any of us on a given day. I loved the description of the surroundings, as if you are walking with the character.

The challenges and struggle to survive are not emphasized as much as the love the character has for his siblings. I could not put this book down and when finished reading , wanted the book to go on.

– Cheryl H.

For a Social Worker

Today I sold a copy of METAL MAN WALKING to a bank manager. She bought it for her daughter, who is a social worker. Her daughter did research on the homeless in a nearby city. I’m excited to know what she thinks of Chuck and his pursuit of happiness on the streets of the Low Country.

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.

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!

Local author sells 5

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“Local author book-signing” welcome on the sidewalk outside the front door of A VERY LITTLE BOOKSTORE today. 

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And the entrance cubby where I sat or stood to sell my novels, METAL MAN WALKING and ANNIE DREAMING. 

I sold and signed five novels: four of METAL MAN WALKING and one of ANNIE DREAMING. 

I’m exhausted, but happy.

Another Kindle Sale of METAL MAN WALKING

IMG_1088Thanks to whoever ( or is it whomever? ) purchased METAL MAN WALKING for their Kindle ( or Kindle app. )

Happy reading!

Azalea’s Spring Issue is out and about

ImageThe Spring issue of local magazine, AZALEA came out yesterday. I’d taken myself out to dinner, spied it at the restaurant ( it’s complimentary ), grabbed two copies, and headed home. Inside, I found a single page devoted to self-published books by local authors.

ImageBelow this nice description of how self-publishing has changed the world of writing, reading and yes – publishing, I found the short description of METAL MAN WALKING.

ImageSo, pick up a copy today. Just as AZALEA indicates, METAL MAN WALKING may be ordered from your local bookstore, purchased online at Amazon.com either in paperback or Kindle format.

Happy reading!