Gas Station Fame!
My book Captive Heart came out in October of last year. I have had moderate success with sales on Amazon, nothing to brag about by any means. Had a couple copies sell over-seas, that's really cool. But I think I've sold almost 200 copies through my work place. My boss is kind enough to allow me to have them sitting on the counter for sale. There's no big signs or anything, but my co-workers are so supportive and never hesitate to give me a plug or two.
It's really encouraging while I'm at work, doing what I do, and someone comes up and tells me that they love my book. It is such a warm feeling and I love it every single time and never get tired of hearing praise for something that I created. It's flattering and and I am humbled that they took time out to read the book in the first place and that they made the effort to tell me how they felt about it. (I wish they'd put a review on Amazon, but I'll take what I can get! lol)
So anyway, today as I was leaving work and filling up my gas tank at the local QT, a woman came up to me and asked me if I had written a book called Captive Heart. A bit taken aback, I told her "yes".
She went on to tell me how much her mother LOVED my book. And that she's been passing it all over the place at her work and this woman was patiently waiting for her turn to read it. She felt as if she practically knew all the characters as much as her mom talked about it but her mom would say, "she didn't want to give anything away."
I loved it! It was so shocking and so flattering and happened so quickly and then she bounced away with, "Just wanted to let you know!" while I stood there with a big stupid smile on my face. I almost forgot about my gas!
It was a good day. :)
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