If you haven't already heard the story, my stop at Overwaitea Foods (my first book signing) might seem strange. It's a huge BC grocery chain with a book section down one aisle. I owe a lot to Overwaitea, now called Save-On Foods, and couldn't imagine a tour without them.
|Joylene and Lorna|
Two and a half years ago, my bestfriend's (Judi's) beautiful daughter, Andrea, took a book in and suggested to her boss that she'd enjoy the read. A few days later, I got a phone call asking for more books because they'd like to stock their shelves. When I admitted I had no more books, she suggested I contact Nancy Wise at Sandhill Books.
|Lorna, Joylene, Nancy|
Don and Noreen Sawyer, good friends from Prince George, who relocated to Kelowna a few years ago, came by again for a visit and some books. Yes, God bless them! They were at my last book signing at the same store in 2009.
|2011 - cute as ever, eh?|
Why some find success early while the rest of us work for twenty-seven years, is anybody's guess. I do know that if Keith Pyeatt hadn't mentioned Lulu, I wouldn't have thought to print a few copies of my book for family and friends. Andrea wouldn't have taken one into her boss. And I wouldn't have known to call Nancy or Hignell.
Providence? Serendipity? Stubbornness? Maybe a little of each. But please know that if this can happen for me, it can definitely happen for you. Keep writing, revising, and learning, and I promise dreams can come true.
-- happy book tour.
ps. part 3 will be up in a few days. Meanwhile, tomorrow I'm a guest on Penny Ehrenkranz's blog. Hope you can stop by.