Monday, August 10, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Day 15 - Myrtle Beach, SC
We are having problems uploading photos today so I will add those when we get home. Home! We fly out tomorrow and will be back in Indy by 3:00 pm!! Can't wait to get home and sleep in my own bed.
Tonight we are headed to the Myrtle Beach Books-A-Million store for a signing from 6:00-8:oo pm. I've heard it is a really busy store so it should be a good signing event! Julie, my publicist will be there and I'm very excited to see her again.
Funny story - last night Tony and I drove in to Myrtle Beach and arrived at 11:45 pm. We rushed to get unloaded and then walked out across the sand and waded in the water. It was dark and a little scary but fun. Anyway, we realized that we hadn't eaten all day and were hungry. But when we got back to the room everything was closed. We didn't want to lose our parking spot so we ate dinner from the vending machines! LOL! I had popcorn and salt and vinegar chips and Tony had Cheetos, pretzels and TGI Friday's Taters. Yum!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Day 14 - Columbia SC
Well, we're on day 14 of the tour and got a call from home saying our 12 year old cat, Tigger, was really sick. My mom and boys took him to the vet . . . we ended up having to put him to sleep. Tony and I are trying to hold it together as we drive to the BAM stores in the area to do drive by signings. Good bye sweet Tigger :-(
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Day 13 - Albany GA - Columbia SC
The Last Long Haul
Today we drove from Albany, GA to Columbia, South Carolina. Whew, I'm feeling a bit low. I'm missing my family (my boys!) my friends and neighbors and my mom and sister!! I called and 3-way talked to my sister, Jen and my mom last night. It was great! I can't imagine not having them in my life. I also miss Indianapolis!! I LOVE Indy and didn't realize how much until being gone from there for so long. I always thought I was a gypsie at heart but I think I'm getting older and love my roots now too. Tony is toast - ready to go home.
BUT - the Lord is giving us strength and grace when we walk through those doors to sign books. I believe He still has some amazing moments in store here in South Carolina. I AM TOTALLY looking forward to seeing Myrtle Beach. What a great way to end this wonderful adventure.
Here are some pics of Georgia back country (the Garmin took us on the back roads today). This land has a nostalgic feel about it of the old south. We saw cotton fields and old looking, must have been in their day, plantations. There were some small towns that looked hundreds of years old. And the trees here! They grow them in rows, like a field of oaks or maples, leading up to the plantation house. I've got to reread Gone With The Wind when I get home :-).
Met a French woman at the Albany booksigning and she bought Love's First Light (I told her not to in case I had messed up the French history - lol!). So, in her honer I will sign off now.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Day 12 - Albany GA
Monday, July 27, 2009
Day 11 - Macon GA
Please Help! - We misplaced the card where we listed all the names for this event. If you see your photo, email me and I'll be glad to add it.
At the Lamb's Well we met some really great people. The weather was heating up and I was kicking myself for wearing black pants, but the signing turned out to be very enlightening - lol!
The Macon Georgia LifeWay Team - Samantha, Terri, Angie, Elise and Rebecca. Thanks for making me feel so welcome! Angie was such a great help and so kind. A big thanks to Kevin (hope you get those windows done soon:) God's blessing to you all.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Day 9 - Columbus GA
The Second Half of Our Journey Begins
Today I had a signing at the LifeWay in Columbus, Georgia. The manager, Kevin, and his staff were once again, beyond friendly and welcoming!! Lots of ladies came in with their books that they had already read and bought a copy of LFL (my shorthand for Love's First Light). It's always such a fun jolt to meet women who have read my books - I'm still in that zone where I think I have to lure people to my table with bookmarks and then pitch my stories in my most engaging manner. But when I see a Snow Angel in hand or a Duchess, wow! I have readers!
The highlight of today was an interview with Kim Ford of Window to my World blog. Kim wrote my all time fav review of Wind Dancer so I was really excited to meet her in person. She will post the interview on her blog in the next few days. Thanks so much Kim! You are a jewel in God's kingdom!!!