FRUSTRATION

My new book is out. I did well at Arts in the Park and at Thousand Springs. My launch party was a success. I’ve sold enough books to pay off my initial investment of 100 copies of The Body on the Lido Deck.

But I’m frustrated.

Usually by now I’ve been on TV in Twin Falls and in Boise. There should have been an article about my new book in the Times News. I should have been able to advertise my new book and my launch party that way.

But my sources seem to have dried up.

I contacted both my contacts at the TV stations here and in Boise by email, twice.

No reply either time.

I sent a press release to the Times News. I scheduled an “event” on their website for the launch party.

Nothing.

I scheduled a book signing at Barnes & Noble for Nov. 5. Thank heavens the same manager who knows me is still there. I scheduled the ‘event’ on the Times News website. I got an email saying that it had been scheduled.

So how come that didn’t happen the first time? What’s the deal here?

Did you ever feel that you had become invisible? Like you could run screaming through the halls and nobody would even notice? Like if Donald Trump ran out in the street and shot somebody nobody would arrest him?

That’s how I feel.

Except I probably would get arrested, and that’s not how I want to be portrayed in the media.

There! Now that I’ve got that off my chest, I’ll shut up about it. Because I do have my loyal reading public right here, and countless people at the hospital who read my books, and people at church, for whom I’ll hold a book signing after church on Dec. 4. Right after the Art of the Gift at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts on Dec 3.

Rhonda, who loves me to bits and pieces, would tell me to get a grip.

Henrietta would agitate for her din-din and not give a flying flip one way or the other.

Suck it up, princess.

 

 

Writer Wednesday – Jane Bennett Munro

Just going through all my bookmarks and deleting those that no longer work, and found this.

Book In The Bag

Let’s start with the basics. Who are you?
Jane Bennett Munro

Tell us (briefly) about you…
I’m a pathologist. Not a medical examiner. Just a general hospital based pathologist in a rural hospital. I was solo for 24 years. Now I have three partners. I’m 67 years old and semi-retired. I’ve done a number of coroner’s cases, have given depositions and testified before a grand jury, but I’ve been lucky enough to stay out of court. I served 8 years on the Idaho State Board of Medicine and was chairman for two years.

…and a bit about what you’ve written…
My books feature a female pathologist in a rural hospital, sort of like me, only smarter and more kick-ass. My first book, Murder Under the Microscope, won an IPPY award. My second book, Too Much Blood, came out last summer. My third book, Grievous Bodily Harm, is inpublication and should…

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