Country Living Series

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A squagillion thanks!!

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.

21 comments:

  1. How great is this!?!
    Just ordered mine and checked after: you're up to #65!!
    Congrats!

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  2. Congrats Patrice!

    I ordered my ten copies this morning, and look forward to reading it and giving it as gifts to friends and family.

    Several years ago I had a book come out which was reviewed by the Sunday PARADE Magazine. It zoomed up the Amazon rankings unbelievably. It has done very well over the years, and I would be delighted to send you a copy (I think you would enjoy the topic immensely) but do not know how to contact you directly.

    Blessings to you and Mr.

    blackfedora

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  3. Remember not to call the liberals stupid. They buy books too! LOL

    Congrats!

    It is O.K. that it will take my copy a whilte to get here. I have too much to read already as it is.

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  4. Congratulations again! Is it weird to be so proud of someone whom you've never met?

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  5. Got mine in the mail yesterday. Started reading it today at lunch and several of my co-workers are already interested!

    -Nina

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  6. Uh oh..... I foresee a whole new box of bookplates for you to sign... ;-) Congrats!!!

    God Bless,
    Janet in MA

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  7. Patrice,
    Glad to see all your hard work is paying off so well. I can't wait to meet you Friday!
    Lisa

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  8. I just ordered my copy along with a used textbook for hubby. I have a two month break from school, so I plan to read this for fun. I hope it arrives before we leave to visit the grandchildren in MT. This is so cool, I don't even "know" you, but I feel like I'm waiting for a book authored by an old friend. I hope you land on the best seller list :)

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  9. Patrice, this is awesome for you and your family. Congratuations on the success. Maybe now you can get that tractor fixed or replaced.

    Rob

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  10. Way to go, Patrice! But to be honest, nothing you do or write ever surprises us. You're the best! Oh, and you'd better take SEVERAL pens with you to Costco! --Fred & Deb in AZ

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  11. $10.85 for all the knowledge I've gained from you? Pshaw! And I spent how much on college?!?



    Cheers to you AND Husband of the Boss!

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  12. =) Good for you! Unfortunately I can't buy it yet due to severe lack of funds and overwhelming amount of bills, but as soon as this is rectified I'll be getting my copy. I am so happy for you and guess what? You DESERVE to be over the moon and a little "self-absorbed) (your words not mine) about this. =)

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  13. My copy will go to our local library when I am through. Hopefully they will be able to put it on their best seller list. By the way, I am considered a "bleeding heart liberal" but I still am a big fan and enjoy your perspective on life.

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  14. Way to go, Patrice! COngratulations on your success now & in the future ('cause you know more folks are going buy your book!) !

    Leslie

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  15. Hello,

    I bought your book last night and am looking forward to reading it. I'm sorry I'll miss the book signing though. I live in MI but was just in Spokane for a wedding last Saturday. I almost had that timed perfectly. Oh well, maybe I'll be in WA again when you're doing a book-signing for your second book.
    -Jake

    --Jake

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  16. Awww, thanks Dannie. Oddly enough I highly value the the compliments from the "bleeding-heart liberals" (your words, not mine!). I like it when folks can agree to disagree with amity.

    - Patrice

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  17. I placed my order about 8:30 a.m. (Central Time) and before midnight Amazon emailed me that it had been shipped! Woohoo!

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  18. Alright! I love it when hard work and dedication pays off! Congratulations Patrice, you're an inspiration to many.


    Steve Davis
    Anchorage, Alaska

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  19. Wow. Do you have a shipping special with Amazon.
    I ordered my copy yesterday morning along with a couple more books so I could get free shipping and I just got my copy this afternoon via UPS. That's service. The other stuff is coming later.
    Excited to get it so soon. Hope everyone gets theirs that fast.
    Steve

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  20. Patrice, I ordered the book early yesterday morning (I read my "news" with my coffee before doing chores) and this afternoon when I got home from work there it was on my porch! I used the supersaver free shipping so I didn't ask for it to get here fast but it did! I am looking forward to reading it tonight after the kiddos are in bed. It looks "tasty", I have been flipping through it and can't wait to read it!
    Teri

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  21. Congrats Patrice!!!! This is so well deserved and I am so happy for you!!!

    ~Clare

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