Hi there, guys and dolls! I’m letting Andrea and Heather take over the blog today, as they had a lovely week they’d like to share with you.
We’ve been very busy getting the word out about the latest Poppy Cove Mystery (A NATE TO REMEMBER), including a book signing at the Chapters in Kelowna on Saturday. It was such fun to see everybody, meeting new and long time friends. We’ll do it again in September, too.
But we have to share with you what we did earlier in the week. We have a number of readers that for various reasons are housebound or just don’t get around much anymore. They are fans of paper books, not really interested in electronic copies. They like the feel of a book in their hands, the flip of the page, the look of the cover. And, they like the personal touch of an autograph. So we got on the phone, made some appointments and went on house calls. It was truly the highlight of our week.
We were invited into people’s homes, given root beer floats at one place, tea and cookies at another and wonderful hospitality by all. We shared laughs, they showed us pictures of their families and told us stories of their own – how and where they grew up, what they carry with them to this day in their lives.
It was so enriching and uplifting. There was so much joy in the connecting and taking the time to speak with people, not just readers, but the actual hearts and minds within them. We wish we could meet and spend time with every person who has touched our lives, and to always remember how important that is to all of us, not just as storytellers, but also as the works in progress all of us human beings are.
Andrea and Heather
aka that Barbara Jean