Well, here's how the week started!
On Monday, publicist to the stars Dana Kaye came by to autograph a carton of her new book Your Book, Your Brand.
I bought a carton so I could send a copy to each of my clients toiling away in the publicity and promotion trenches.
I emailed Dana to ask if she had a favorite pen, or color.
She laughed, thinking I was joking.
Of course, I was NOT joking about pens! Heaven forfend!
|pen choices for Dana|
In fact, as a true pen snob, I had tested EACH pen to make sure it wrote smoothly.
I'm sorry to report that nearly ten pens were not up to the task, and found themselves ruthlessly discarded. Talk about Write Or Die!
Then, out came the books, each marked with a sticky note with the author's name so Dana could personalize each of them.
Fortunately Dana runs marathons and triathlons, so she was up to the autographing task!
Now comes the extra-fun part: mailing all these out. Fortunately, I remember my publicist skills and mass mailings are old hat. I am however going to make someone else cart these to the post office!
And just to make sure our conference room didn't get lonely, we also hosted an autographing part for Laird Barron!
Yup those are bookmarks for Swift To Chase.
Each one individually signed.
And if you don't think finding the right pen for signing on black card stock was fun, well, you are an old sourpuss! It was GREAT. And I found a new white pen that I just love.
There are 600 bookmarks to be signed. 150 of them went to a give-away. Another 100 or so will go up to Laird. That leaves me with quite a few. If you've purchased a copy of Swift to Chase, drop me an email with your (US) mailing address and I'll send you a signed, NUMBERED book mark. Because yes, Laird signed them, but I numbered them.
Fortunately some friends stopped in to ease the writer's cramp
|Chris McEwen, Pouya Shahbazian, Laird Barron|
And yes, we opened it and had ourselves a swill.
Sadly, camera shy John Langan is not pictured. T'was he who arranged the book marks so artfully, and also made sure Laird got to the right office. [Since I've repped Laird I've had three office addresses!]
And if you think this week is going to be less busy, let me show you what turned up on my desk this morning:
In other words, why am I still here when I could be home reading???