Thursday, July 23, 2009

How a "Homeless Lady" sold books

Okay, so we had a vacation to Whidbey Island, Washington, where our 15-year-old had a booksigning. The local rag hadn't included the press release for community events that I sent out, so for publicity I bought a poster paper and wrote "Stop! Meet 15-year-old author here! Now!" I sat on a chair by the curb and held my sign. After two hours, I put my prop away and went inside to see what was happening. A lady in there said she's seen me and thought I was a homeless person willing to work for food. (She didn't have her glasses on.) Then her daughter read the sign and said, "Mom! It's an author! Turn in, turn in!"
So the lady bought a book for her daughter, and we all lived happily ever after.

3 comments:

Valerie Ipson said...

I love it! Hey whatever works!

Weston Elliott said...

There's much to be said for having no inhibitions!! Good job!

Randi said...

I was just on Whidbey Island in May! Although, it wasn't anything as exciting as a book signing. We were just trying to get from Port Townsend to Everett. It was dusk so we missed most of its beauty. Sounds like Bron is doing well!

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