It has been AN UNBELIEVABLE DAY and I owe it all to you folks!!
Number 66 on Amazon!!
And if this phrasing is anything to go by -- "usually ships within 6 to 11 days" -- that means they SOLD OUT!!!
I am stunned, flabbergasted, dumbfounded, and any similar adjective you'd care to insert. I know the ratings will drop since most people bought the book today, but for the time being my family and I were over the moon with excitement!
And the booksigning at Costco is confirmed. Here's the skinny for those of you who are local: It's the Costco on Sprague Avenue (just past Fancher), this coming Friday June 10, noon til 2 pm. They have 54 books for sale and have set me up right by the book aisle. The folks at Costco sound awfully nice and helpful and said the only thing I need to bring is a pen.
I did that telephone interview this afternoon with two delightful radio hosts in Portland, Tennessee and had a lovely time, though I went into it with sweaty palms and beating heart. These women (Zella and Paula) put me at my ease immediately and it was just like having a long-distance chat over tea.
What a day. I'm gonna go plant some raspberries and calm down and get this blog off the self-absorbed subject of the book, but not without once again expressing my complete and utter gratitude to ALL OF YOU.