Saturday, February 6, 2010
A Sign of the Times
Although A Stitch in Crime officially was released Tuesday, I wanted to make sure the books were in the store before I started making the rounds to sign stock. So Friday evening, we set out. No matter that it was raining and the some of the leaks in the roof had started to drip again. We just left a lot of plastic bags and containers and hit the road. Recently we replaced Molly’s greenmobile with a sleek black Mercedes SUV. What a nice change. The car seemed to laugh at the rain.
So did we. It was useless to fuss with an umbrella walking from the parking lots to the various stores, so my husband and I sloshed through the puddles enjoying the adventure of being out on the Southern California version of a bad weather night. Of course, it was nothing compared to the blizzard hitting back east. Joanna, I hope you aren’t snowed in.
All in all, we went to the five closest bookstores. All but one had books. The one that didn’t have them was expecting them any day. The two Barnes and Nobles had them on tower display in the front of the store. Bookstar had them in New Mystery. The manager at Borders promised to put them in a special display of signed books. Everyone was very nice about my signing the books and thanked me for coming in. For once I remembered to stick a bookmark in each book.
We ended the evening with a late night dinner at an Israeli restaurant that has a menu option of a selection of salads. Not some small selection either. Twenty different kinds. It was a heavenly feast for vegetarian me with lots of left overs to take home.
There are more bookstores to visit. Maybe next week. And I finished updating my website www.BettyHechtman.com. After much ado about a fuzzy photo, I have pictures of the crochet projects from A Stitch in Crime posted on it.