Saturday, March 21, 2009

Fun Events and Company

We woke up to a dusting of snow yesterday, but by afternoon a full-fledged spring rain fell and melted several mounds of the snow filling our yard. It didn’t completely dissolve all of the winter white, but it did assure us spring is on its way! The rain seemed to brighten everyone’s spirits. I’ve had company from Nebraska this week, and ‘us women’ visited several antique stores yesterday. The stores weren’t bustling, but everyone was so cheerful. Even though we had to run across the parking lots to keep from getting drench, we had a wonderful time, and found some unique treasures.

I’ve been invited to participate in a Mustang Run on May 16th, and have decided to display my car as the “Romance Car”. Yesterday, I found a wonderful little bookshelf for the trunk to display my books, a fun picture frame to display information about the car, and the material to make pillows for the backseat. I will use several pieces of my Elvis memorabilia in the display as well. (Picture a life-size cardboard cutout of Elvis standing beside my car.) My two teenage grandsons are going to the event with me, and I’m really looking forward to it (we all have matching Mustang t-shirts). I’m also getting very anxious to get the car out of storage. Last week I swore I could hear her nickering for me to let her out. But my husband said not yet because she’d sink up to her hubcaps in the spring mud. My grandson and I have been planning the display, and are still looking for ideas, so if any of you have thoughts for the car display, send them my way.

Our company left today, and tonight we are attending the Wild Turkey Federation Banquet, which is always fun. This week I’m attending a self defense class, mainly for research, and a Taste of Spring event put on by local caterers, it's great time and the food is outstanding!

On the writing side…I’ve signed a contract for Kendra's Choice, a short western historical, and am looking forward to receiving print copies of An April to Remember. I’ve sold several advance copies, and people are waiting for them to arrive.


Paty Jager said...

You have to take photos of the Mustang at the run! I want to see this. I told the dh yesterday that my next car will be a Mustang no matter what! He just rolled his eyes and said well you better keep this one for winter driving.

We had snow yesterday and today, but thankfully it didn't stick.

Congrats on the sale.

Nancy Henderson said...

Definitely take photos, can't wait to see them. That's so cool!

Shelley Munro said...

What a great idea for promo. Photos are a must. :)
Make sure you have bookmarks or post cards to hand out as well or maybe little excerpt leaflets.

It's autumn here in NZ. We're having stunning weather at the moment. It's crisp and sunny and each night when we go on a walk, the stars are out in full view. I'm dreading the onset of winter and rain!

Congrats on your new sale.

Lauri said...

Yes, I will take photo! It will be so much fun!

Paty, please do keep the other car for winter driving...but come summer we can do our own Mustang run!

Thanks, Nancy!

Thanks for stopping by Shelley, and I like the excerpt leaflet idea!