Close but no cigar…

me in booth closeup me in my booth at Thousand Springs 2014 Lita in my booth at Thousand Springs 2014My friend Lita and I spent last weekend at the Thousand Springs Festival of Arts trying to sell my books. We were moderately successful; we sold 19 books. Lita’s a huge help with that. But I was so hoping to have Death by Autopsy there to sell. People asked about it. I gave out flyers to announce that it was coming, and that there would be a launch party, but I still don’t have a publication date and so I can’t schedule my launch party, or my book signing at Barnes & Noble, or my appearance on KMVT and KTVB.

Speaking of KMVT, I was saddened to learn that my buds Nick and Danielle have moved on and that there are new faces on Rise and Shine. I learned that from the photographer who shot the video seen on Monday’s morning show, in which you can see my booth with both Lita and me in it, but you’d better not blink or you’ll miss us. He took my card, and said he’d give it to Brad and that I might be getting an e-mail.

Who’s gonna bring up the Big Juicy Colon now?

It’s getting really close, I think. I’ve just submitted my second round of revisions, which I hope will be the last ones. If so, next they’ll send me an actual physical book to review, and if that passes muster, I can release it for publication.

I’m not holding my breath, though. It’s close, but not that close.

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Coming soon…

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My fourth Toni Day mystery, Death by Autopsy, is coming out soon, really it is. As you can see, the book cover has been designed and submitted for my approval. It’s in proofreading now, then the back cover copy will be vetted, and then they’ll send me a copy of the book to review, and I can either submit more corrections or release it for publication. I’ve tentatively scheduled a book launch party, too. I won’t say any more about that because it’s tentative and could change.
In the meantime, I will be appearing with my other 3 books at the Thousand Springs Festival of the Arts, which will be in Malad Gorge State Park Saturday and Sunday Sept 27-28. My friend Lita will be there too. She’s much better at singing my praises and selling my books than I am and she knows everybody.
One change is that now with my smartphone, I can take credit cards. For that, I had to set up a Paypal business account. Both of those things worked well the last time I used them; I hope they still will. With computery things I’m never quite sure. They seem to have a mind of their own.
Hope to see you there. Even if you’ve already bought my books, Christmas is coming. Hint, hint.