Today is my birthday, the first day of fall. Unfortunately, I won’t get to goof off like I had planned. I have a long list of tasks that must be accomplished today because I have such a busy week ahead of me. Monday: After I teach my ULM classes, I must drive to Assumption Parish. Tuesday: I have a presentation at two schools, then one for the Friends of the Library there. After I finish that, I’ll drive back to Monroe if the weather is not too bad. Otherwise, I’ll get up early Wednesday and drive back. Wednesday: After I teach my ULM classes, I must go to Jefferson, Texas for the Friends of the Library there. Thursday: I have 3 or 4 presentations with the Honey Grove, Texas ISD. Friday: Another signing at the Sherman, Texas Books-A-Million. Saturday: A signing at the Hastings bookstore in Mount Pleasant, Texas. From that signing, I’ll drive back to Monroe.
Yesterday, I had a signing at the Books-A-Million in Bossier City, Louisiana. It went very well. Another sell-out. Every book of mine in the store signed and sold. From these successes, I’m building a large circuit of stores I can return to with future books (and of course, they’ll order some earlier books too.) This can’t do anything but drive up my royalties. Promoting my book is hard work, but I’m having the time of my life. I am unsure about access to wireless on my trip, so blog posts may be scattered. One thing is certain: I’ll have some stories to tell.