“Oh, Carley I’m enjoying your book. I’m about halfway through it.”
For your consideration, a preview from my new novel, ANNIE DREAMING.
Check out my ‘sound bite’ on ANNIE DREAMING !
Know how “all things work together for good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose?” Well, that was my day.
I got up in plenty of time, showered, dressed, drove to A VERY LITTLE BOOKSTORE for my book signing ( with my 3 – yes, only 3! – copies of METAL MAN WALKING in a cardboard box ). Arrived to find the doors locked and a sign in the window: “Sorry but we’re closed”.
Walked down to SINGLE SMILE CAFE, ordered coffee, waited a while, walked back to the bookstore. Still closed. Got my computer which I’d decided to bring along “just in case.”
Fooled around with ANNIE DREAMING re-write, edit. Drank my coffee. At 10 a.m. when the bookstore usually opens, walked back down, found it still closed. Then the owner’s husband with key in hand opens the door. I introduced myself, say I have a book signing scheduled for today, and he says, “Well, okay.”
I set up shop at a kiddie table – after all, this is a children’s bookstore.
The owner comes in a few minutes later, sets me up at a nice metal table with a wonderful stool-chair to boot. Within the two hours I’m there, I sell 2 copies! I’m thrilled. After all, I only had 3 with me.
God is mighty good, you know.
ANNIE DREAMING is again a work-in-progress. While in New York City, I read through again. And once more I found many little words to change and several larger items to alter. I even cut an entire chapter!
So, I’ve postponed my publication date to early December.
Thanks for bearing with me as I re-write.
I have a book signing scheduled for Saturday, September 22nd between 9 and 11 a.m. at A VERY LITTLE BOOKSTORE located at 112 South Main Street in downtown Summerville, South Carolina.
If you are in the area, come on out and buy a signed copy of my book, METAL MAN WALKING.
ANNIE DREAMING is awaiting the file review so that I can either order a proof ( again ) or take a leap of faith and approve it online ( I DON’T recommend that! ).
In the meantime, I’ve started another novel. My working title is: STREET PREACHER and is about a man named Reverend Kevin Hammond. I’m on page 3…
Hello fellow readers/writers –
Like so many, I also am seeking people to buy and review my novel METAL MAN WALKING which is available on Amazon.com or at my e-Store or at a local bookstore ( if you ask the store to order a copy, that is ).
Now I know it’s tough to go out on a limb to buy a book of which you know little to nothing from a writer who is virtually unknown, but –
Read the existing reviews ( honest ones, not paid for ) and you may find out I’m a good novelist with a great story to tell.
Received my proof copy of ANNIE’S DREAM last night – cover is the wrong color.
Also, have made small changes on nearly every page in pencil. Soon will re-work it, re-submit it and order another proof.
I just proofed ANNIE’S DREAM quickly online, and decided it looked good enough to order a hard copy. I should receive it in a few days since it is printed here in Charleston. Again, I’m excited to see it in “real” life, so to speak.