Just a thought... Be a Froot Loop in a world full of Cheerios. [Author Unknown]
Okay, you're going to think I'm nuts - and unless you're new here, you've probably had that thought already! And I'm right there with you on that, some days. Maybe, strangely enough, it's what's kept me sane.
But something ELSE really freaky has happened this week and you may have spotted it yourself yesterday if you clicked through to Books and Brunch, for which I am going to be a guest on Sunday, February 24 at Wooden Sticks Golf Course in Uxbridge. I'll tell you about it in a second...but first, in a wonderful bit of news (well, for me, anyway) Sunday has sold out.
But...the Blue Heron books website has announced a second event on Saturday, February 23rd. I received an email from Shelley Macbeth late yesterday with the following info:
Whew! What a day.... with Erin announcing our event, the phone/email blew up.... We go in touch with Erin and her publicist and were quickly able to cobble together an alternate event. Erin's like that! So, if you were unable to get through today via phone or email, here's the news--
We have added an up close and personal 'Dessert and Coffee' event with Erin the day before our brunch event. The details are as follows:
Date: Saturday, February 23rd
Time: 2:00 pm (doors open at 1:30)
Place: Wooden Sticks Golf Club https://woodensticks.com/
Ticket Price: $24 + HST and includes dessert, coffee/tea, a $5 coupon towards the purchase of Erin's book, Mourning Has Broken, which Erin will sign
There are two ways you can guarantee your tickets. You can phone the store at 905-852-4282 with your credit card (instant acknowledgement), or you can order online here: https://blueheronbooks.com/?q=p.book_events. If you are ordering online, don't forget to complete your order -- sometimes people omit the last step and the order never reaches us.
As we are a small store it's difficult to process many incoming orders at one time so please be patient! The store opens at 10:00 am if you are phoning in.
Whew indeed! And please, please don't call the store until after 10 am if you don't mind, as per Shelley's request. Yesterday on my public Facebook page there were many questions about advance ordering, signings and the possibility of further appearances. I can tell you for certain that there definitely WILL be more visits and as a soon as I ge details and green lights and all of the things that are out of my hands, I will post them both here in the journal and on FB and Twitter. (I do try to remember Instagram, but if that's your fave social media, just check in here every weekday for updates.)
Things move very quickly, as I've learned, and I can't always keep you posted in real time about ticket sales and such. All I can say is that there are more places to come and, if I had my way, I'd stop everywhere from Niagara Region to Peterborough (and yes, Elaine, I know you've requested London, ON).
As for signings, if you've pre-ordered a book and they're not available in time when you come to the live presentations, not to worry: I have a very nice collection of cards featuring the book cover that I will be happy to sign for you. Best of all, we'll get to spend a little time together. That's what I'm looking forward to the most.
And let me say if you couldn't give a tinker's damn about the book, I do apologize for focusing on it of late. This is a really big time in our lives and it'll settle down soon enough. Thanks for your patience.
One final angel note as we finish this incredible week: I was preparing yesterday's journal, I asked Rob to post a screen shot of the Blue Heron website. And he asked me, "Did you scroll down to see who else is coming?" and I said no. He said the name of an author who's also been booked for B&B later in the year and I almost fell out of my chair.
Okay, so our daughter is Lauren D. Davis - sharing the middle name Dawn with her mom. But honestly. Lauren B. Davis? What a lovely coincidence!
Thank you, always, for coming by. Have a wonderful weekend.
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