Mini-Me and Murphy’s Law

What does a true-blue introvert do when her debut novel is coming out the next day?

Why, she flees the country, of course!

Yep. On Wednesday, hubs and I will fly away to a warmer, sunnier clime for a little rest and recreation. Truth is, this long-overdue vacation with family has been planned since early last fall, when I didn’t know the Calmer Girls release date yet.

Murphy’s Law took over then, making sure that out of the fifty-two weeks in a year, the release had to take place during the same week I’m missing in action, on the day after I get there!

Oh well, there isn’t a thing to do about it, only keep abreast of the event via the “interwebs” and if necessary, emails and phone calls. Smart phones are wonderful things, aren’t they? I won’t be able to take a complete holiday from technology like I usually do when I go down south, but I suppose that’s the trade-off (and a cool and understandable one at that) when one has a novel published.

There will be plenty of time to work on marketing when we return. At that time I’ll look into hosting a giveaway, and as the weather improves, there will be a book-signing to plan. It’s all good.

On another note, I’m sharing a childhood picture today. 

Already a hardcore bookworm at 11 yrs. old
Already a hardcore bookworm at 11 yrs. old

Yes, I know it’s only a Charlie Brown Peanuts book but (besides the fact that I consider Charles M. Schulz brilliant) it was still a book to bury my nose in so I wouldn’t have to socialize at an extended family gathering. So shy and introverted, I couldn’t even bring myself to look at my aunt, the photographer. Not much has changed; I still prefer to be on the other side of the camera. 🙂

If you knew my granddaughter, you would not believe the resemblance.

  ~ Hey! I just realized what my long-lost natural hair colour was! ~

See you all again when I get back. In the meantime, please check out my new Author home page, and if you are so inclined, like me on my new Author Facebook page.

Thanks, and have a great week!

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26 thoughts on “Mini-Me and Murphy’s Law

  1. What a sweet picture. I can see the little girl in the present author. Please let me know when and where you are doing a book signing because Lewisporte is not too far from you. And we’ll keep the reading in mind.

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    1. Thank you Kath. You’re right about that, a writer who can engage a child to read is clever indeed
      As far as I can tell my book is doing okay. Now that the paperback is out that will make a lot of people happy. Not everyone is into e-readers it seems, which I understand. So really I’m just getting started with the promo stuff. Meanwhile I still have some polish to apply to book 2.

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