Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Interesting Developments

Since I did my stint in the back room of Jenuine Junque a couple of interesting things have happened.

First, Sabrina Ziegler, the young reporter I wrote about who came to interview me, did a very nice piece about all the activity in Springville on Saturday, which appeared in the Monday a.m. edition of the Porterville Recorder. It was on the first page, continued on an inside page where she'd written several paragraphs about my appearance. For someone who just graduated from high school, she did a wonderful job of writing.

We took some time off on Monday and went to see the movie, Australia. (Great movie, by the way, but a warning, it's three hours long so don't buy a huge drink.) When I got home, I had a message on my answering machine from a reporter from the Times-Delta, a newspaper in the next largest city after Porterville, Visalia. He wanted to know if I'd be interested in being interviewed for an article they are doing on local authors. (Of course!) I wasn't unable to get hold of him, but left a message.

He called today and made arrangements to call me tomorrow at 10 a.m.

I also received an order for a book via PayPal. Unfortunately, I'm all out of that particular book, though I have ordered more. However, the buyer specifically wants it for a Christmas present. I thought awhile and realized that they had a couple of copies of that book at the Patton House (nice little gift and 2nd hand shop in Springville), so I went up there and found the book and gave them copies of Kindred Spirits on consignment.

The book for the Christmas present I've already sent.

I'm not sure if all this means I'm getting some name recognition or not, but it certainly can't hurt.

Believe it or not, I've never really liked talking on the phone--email, blogs etc. are so much easier. However, I've overcome a lot of phobias I had as a younger woman. If an author is introverted--he or she should really force him or herself to do things that aren't comfortable. The more you do, the more comfortable you'll become.

Anyway, that's more or less what's gone on in the last two days.

Marilyn
http://fictionforyou.com

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