On Thursday of this week, an email arrived:
I have gone back to this post dozens of times and I love it more with each read. The past two years have been quite an adventure. Following your advice, and the advice of this incredible community that you brought together, I finally published my book!
SANE ENOUGH TO KNOW SHE'S CRAZY became available on Amazon this past November. It felt weird, but I even left my comfort zone and did a book signing to promote it. It was in a jewelry store and I sold ten copies, which was an incredible shift from years of begging people to read it for free. I must admit, it was pretty cool.
Meanwhile, back in my hometown, my sweet 80 year old mother had a marketing plan of her own. Armed with one of her three copies of my book, she marched herself in to her local Barnes and Noble and asked to see the manager. I expect she was quite charming, as she ended up leaving with his contact information and an offer to host my next book signing.
A couple emails and a phone call later, my book and I have a date with a book store! You bet your biscuits Mom will be there with me. We're going to do bold together.
Much Love and Thanks
All in all, a good day here at the Reef.
All y'all are amazing.