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Pounding the Pavement and Knocking on Doors

Taking a look at the calendar, I noticed that the next couple of months will call frequently on my woefully lacking marketing skills. Oh, joy. Promotion. What’s that rising up within? Heartburn? Acid reflux? Incipient panic?

Some of us prefer to remain unnoticed, to blend, chameleon-like, in the crowd. Deliberately drawing multiple pairs of eyeballs to our existence can be a trifle uncomfortable. But, that’s the gig. I knew it was part of the deal when I signed up.

"Reunion" Signing


This previous Wednesday I enjoyed my first – and, I hope, not last – book signing as an author. I’ve attended a signing on the other end before. Bruce Campbell signed my copy of “If Chins Could Kill.” Good guy, Bruce. But this time I was holding the pen.

Things From Another World, the Portland store, hosted the signing. I don’t know if the free munchies and beer served as a greater draw than I did, but the event appeared well attended. My thanks to those who organized the event, especially Elizabeth Allie.20140604_181441