06 October 2016


The brand new library in Parker is a gorgeous structure. The most impressive thing about this new facility, however, is not the materials from which it is made or the broad windows offering views better than pictures. The steady stream of patrons entering the building and perusing the stacks of books tickled me October pink!

People of all ages are still reading, and they are reading more than 120-character tweets!

I can't even begin to count how many individuals I witnessed leaving the building with armfuls of books. How exciting!

My first public book-signing was a joy. All but four copies of "Heart Strings" I had printed up specifically for this event sold. I'm no longer in the red! When these final four copies sell (of which three have been claimed by long-distance friends), I will turn my first book profit!

Not a single seat in the airy conference room was vacant once the presentations began. Two of my dear friends, from 30 miles in the opposite direction of Denver as me, drove all the way to Parker for moral support and to surprise me. Boy, was I ever surprised!!!

Other local authors who shared the stage with me were:

Cynthia Kuhn, "The Semester of our Discontent"

Laurie Marr Wasmund, author of "To Do Justice"

Angela Dee, author of "Voiceless: Spencer's Story"

Helen Ramirez, author of "The Miniature World of Ramona Robinson"

Tori Mayer, author and artist of "Journey Home"

It was such a pleasure to meet authors trying to do the same thing as me... sell their books. After hearing their presentations, I wanted to buy all of their books! All of the other authors are much better salespeople than me. But I learned a lot, and I may even do another signing one day. Just not during fourth quarter at my regular job.

Photos cannot do justice to the beauty of this new library. This is very much a place I would like to sit and read. Sun coming in through the windows would be so warm in winter, and the views of the Front Range Mountains are just about as good as it gets from two stories high.


  1. Wow, that is awesome news indeed. Turning a profit is always a win. Good to know more that tweets are being read too haha

    1. Thanks, Pat! I thought you of all people might be the most interested in this. Although I was a bag of nerves during my presentation, I really enjoyed the whole day, start to finish. You should try it!

  2. Kuule Beanz!

    The signing was a hoot!

    1. Thank you, Lizard! I'm so blessed to have you always supporting every crazy thing I do!

  3. What a lovely library and I am so happy for you and your book.

    1. Thank you, Michelle! It was very rewarding! I'm glad I went out on a limb for this!

  4. Woo hoo! Up with books, especially yours! What an exciting day in a beautiful setting. Congratulations, dear friend!

    1. Thank you, Sue! Thank you for proofreading for me!


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