Thursday, July 30, 2009

Allie Jo

I believe my book has been doing fairly well. It was written for children ages 9-14 (middle grade). However, I am finding that the adults like it too. I am being asked for volume two (which is in the writing process) from the people who bought volume one, "Trail to Tomorrow".

My Brother's Granddaughter dressed up for the- Allie Jo look- and I think she did a great job.

All of this is great and wonderful and I feel that I am on top of the world. But my world is small. I have not ventured outside of my small community where I am loved and supported by my friends, neighbors and family.

Now comes the hard part. I have to go out into the world where nobody knows me or loves me and market my book. Out in the big world I know that I am nothing more than another author trying to peddle my wares. My nerves quiver at the thought of beating the streets, so-to-speak, and having to COWBOY UP. And that is what I'll have to do. I will put on my hat and boots and my cowgirl outfit and hit the marketing streets.

TRAIL TO TOMORROW is being sold at, and Geri's Little Book Club in Molalla, OR. Also, my book can be found at the Aurora Colony Museum in Aurora Oregon where I will be doing a book signing and storytime on Saturday August 8, 2009 from 11am-4pm. It is during the Aurora Colony Days Celebration. A big event for Aurora.