Sunday, July 15, 2012

This and That

It's still Christmas in July and I have all kinds of special deals going on - afghan/kindle or nook sleeve or tablet sleeve/bookworm special deal $65 for the combination. I've finished the primary afghan and am working on the aspen and watercolor and then I've got the Marrakesh and Woodsy to complete and I'll need to get some more yarn for the Monet which is the only one I don't have since I sold that previously.

I have also cleared my desk of all the left over yarns and have made a ton of bookworms.



Don't forget my chances for the red, white, blue afghan which are now only $1 each and with the purchase of 25 you get 5 bonus chances for the drawing. The drawing is to be held on December 1 with the afghan mailed out around the 7th. I almost hate to give this one away.

Over on smashwords both "The Tulip Kiss" and "The Proposal" are free with the coupon code SSW50 and Finally Home is only $1.50 with the same coupon code at check out.

Sales this week haven't been terrific but I've had a few. I sold one copy of "The Proposal" on kindle, two copies of Finally Home in person after an introduction to a ghost hunting class at our local library and 1 copy of State of Successes to a sister from Sisters in Crime.

The presentation was called "Ghost Hunting 101" and Cat is a psychic as well as a ghost hunter. She does a 4-week, 8-hour class on the basics of ghost hunting with a field trip during that time to an actual haunted place. The two shows I kind of relate this to that I watch (I don't watch many of them since I know mostly they are "Hollywood" types and are played up for the audience) are Paranormal State with Ryan someone as the leader of that and Pyschic Kids: Children of the Paranormal with Chip Coffey and Edy (parapsychologist, but I don't remember her last name). Cat's group, Paranormal Research Organization, does similar work to that of Paranormal State. I think it would be fun to do a ghost hunting session. The class is offered in October, which is right in the middle of my busy season with all the fall activities going on for my books, at three of our local colleges (TriCounty Tech, Piedmont Tech and Greenville Tech) at various times. When I first checked the schedule upon returning home Tuesday evening, I was disappointed because the first two were on Tuesdays or Thursdays and when I pulled the third one up what was showing were the previous dates. So I wasn't sure I would be taking the class this semester but on exploring further, the class is actually offered on Saturdays at the third school, which is the same school my daughter attends and so I'm thinking seriously about taking the class in October. The Saturday class is only 2 days but the classes are 4 hours long and right after the seond class we get to do the field trip, which is a good thing since the following weekend I have a local event and I was afraid I wouldn't be able to do the field trip. I also was telling my daughter about it the other day and she said she wanted to do the class with me. So we will see how that goes.

Next month I'll be gearing up for events and am looking forward to everything planned; of course, a lot of is dependent on getting the funds up to participate in the events, so I need to sell my afghans - lol - just to cover costs. Wouldn't hurt to have some decent sales of books either.

I'll keep you posted as the events closer where I'll be, so keep reading and checking back and you never know, I may be in an area close to you soon. If I am, I would love to meet ya'll.

This week there will be a surprise posting for someone on my blog - see you all in the postings - E :)

1 comment:

Susanne Drazic said...

The ghost hunting class sounds interesting. I like watching some of the ghost hunting shows that are currently on TV. Will look forward to hearing more about the class once you've had the chance to take it in October.