Sunday, April 09, 2017

No other place

The book signing I mentioned earlier in the week at the Library was canceled. A problem arose
that couldn't be resolved prior to the event so they decided to cancel.

I'd been advertising the event on my social media, and had people who planned to attend.

Calling the local mall, I asked if it would be possible to sign books there. The mall manager said she would love for me to come and sign books.

I mentioned the change of venue on my Facebook page and wrote about the change at the end of my column that ran in today's paper.

Neither Jilda nor I had high expectations but we said we'd do it and we did. As it turns out, it was one of the best events I've had in several years. We saw old friends we haven't seen in a long time and met some new friends.

Life is funny like that. I could have gotten all foldy-army about the problem at the library, but those folks do a great job...sometimes Life Happens.

Instead, we decided to go out and mall watch. If we managed to sell a book, that would be icing on the cake.

Today, we had an opportunity to do both. The local community access TV channel showed up with a film crew and did an interview for an upcoming program of People and Places. I love small towns. On the way home afterward, I thought to myself, "There's no other place I would rather have been."


  1. That is so nice Rick. Congratulations on a great signing day with friends and new friends.

  2. I hope you sold a bunch to boot!

  3. Hissy fits are often a waste of precious energy. I am so glad you had a good time, and hope that book sales come of it.

  4. Wow, it sounds as if it was a Win-Win! Great! :)

  5. I'm glad it turned out to be a great event for you. I hope you sold a lot of books.
    Hugs, Julia

  6. Wow that is wonderful how things turned around for you ! They say everything happens for a reason. Sometimes we never know why, but in your case...the proof was in the mall!

  7. That's great news! 'Foldy-army' ... made me smile.

  8. The silver lining shone a bright light.

  9. Anonymous1:54 PM

    "Click your heels together three times..."

  10. Wonderful, that sounds like a gift out of the blue. I love it when a potential chain wreck offers a great stop. Glad it went well!

  11. You definitely know how to make lemons into lemonade.

  12. One road went left, the other right. Right was washed out, so you went left which was much better.

  13. Congratulations on a great day!

  14. What a great plan B!
    Congrats on the TV recognition. Your gonna be famous! Haha.
    Hope you sell lots of books!

  15. I am glad it has turned out ok

  16. Ah, the wonders of modern technology - especially when it works for the best - and mall watching beats foldy-army every day. lol.



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