Saturday, April 11, 2020

April 10 Newsletter

Hello Everyone!
I hope you are all healthy and happy during this stressful time, and doing things to keep your spirits up.  We're sending good thoughts out to all of you.  
Unfortunately, the news right now isn't what we had hoped it would be regarding Carousels of Paris . 
The book signings have, of course, been cancelled.   Signings, as you know, boost book sales and revenue.
There is still hope for, some day, a fun French theme party/signing at the wonderful Sugar Island Bakery and Bookstore on Topsail Island, NC.  You know I'll keep you posted.
COVID quarantines have also put a different spin on what we had hoped to do in the way of give-aways.
Donald and I have been to the post office once in the past three weeks. And that was after hours to check our box.
Because trips to the post office are going to continue being few and far between for us we will not be mailing out packages.
So. That means the personalized books and tote bags and a couple other surprises we have planned as give-aways will have to happen at a later date.
What we are going to do is have a book give-away contest that will have a copy of Carousels of Paris mailed to one winner from the bookstore of their choice.
This means, of course, that the book will not be a signed edition. 
The contest will take place between Monday, April 13th and Friday, April 17th.
All you have to do is send an email to
Please type "Carousels of Paris Contest" in the subject line, your name and mailing address in the body of the email.
That's it!
I'll put the entries in my magic pink Willie Nelson baseball cap.
And we'll draw a name on Saturday, April 18th with Annabelle acting as witness.
I will then contact the winner and ask from which bookstore you'd like to receive your book.
This is an opportunity for us to help support local independent bookstores, but that will, of course, be up to the winner.
The winning name will be posted at the webpage.
Good luck!

In the meantime, we've made a few changes to the webpage, and there will be more to come, so do drop by from time to time.
A fun thing that is happening today is that The Poisoned Pen Bookstore is running a series about authors’ reading distractions during this time of COVID lockdowns and quarantines.
I am honored, SO honored, to be included.
You can read the piece here, and be sure to check out the other authors Poisoned Pen is featuring talking about their own distractions.
And finally - 
To those of you who have bought the book already, Thank You! 
I hope you're enjoying it, and we appreciate, more than you know, your support.
It has been, truly, a project of love and one Donald and I will forever have fun memories of doing, and being able to do together. 
It means a lot to us to be able to share it with you.
We'd love to hear your thoughts.

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