How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Discussion
 Announcements & Links
 Birth of a Novel - Yesterday's Love - Pr   [ Page: 1  2  3  4  ]
 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74
Follow us on Facebook

 Moderated by: Elizabeth   (Admins )

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Birth of a Novel - Yesterday's Love - Presentation Update, 1-28-06

 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


50 posted 11-30-2005 11:31 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Congratulations, Karilea! Am I too late to get a copy? I've been computerless for over a month and just tonight received my sister's old computer that she wasn't using anymore. Let me know. I'd love to get it autographed too!
Sunshine
Administrator
Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


51 posted 12-01-2005 06:22 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Meghan, Denise...no one is too late to get a copy.  Not to worry.  When things right themselves for you, holler at me, as I would love for you to have a copy.  In fact...

check your mail!  



.
miscellanea
Member Elite
since 06-24-2004
Posts 3983
OH


52 posted 12-09-2005 08:29 PM       View Profile for miscellanea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miscellanea

Sunshine,
   Just had to pop in and tell you how I'm enjoying your novel.  Just couldn't force myself out of bed until 12:30 today because I was captivated by your novel.  Usually, if I don't get into a book by the first page, I won't read it.  Your first paragraph was tremendous, and then the second, the third, and so on.   I'm not much of a reader, so you can imagine my delight!
   misce
Susan Caldwell
Member Rara Avis
since 12-27-2002
Posts 8464
Florida


53 posted 12-09-2005 11:06 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Blah...I have been remiss because of this stupid sickness...I will send for my copy next week Karilea!  Don't write me off yet...no pun intended lol

I want to read it in between semesters...

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

Martie
Moderator
Member Empyrean
since 09-21-1999
Posts 28608
California


54 posted 12-09-2005 11:31 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Tell us sissie....how did the book sighning go??  
Sunshine
Administrator
Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


55 posted 12-10-2005 07:52 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

December 8 – First “Official” Book Signing Engagement.

Well, Martie...

They say it takes your friends to keep you going…well this is one of the friends that kept me going every time the regular day job became too much for me, and when I wanted – no, make that needed, to escape to my own writing.  Dr. Doug Kempton, of Kempton Chiropractic, was the guy who made it possible for me to stay at my computer hours on end, just to see the completion of  a dream in progress…Yesterday’s Love.



His wonderful wife, Esther, first enjoyed the rough draft [but only got a partial portion of it for review] and she was one of the local people [aside from my several friends at PiP] that kept after me to finish, finish, finish.  When it was finally submitted and accepted for publication, her next query was, “when, when, when?”  

Once the book was in my hand, she placed a very large order for several of her staff and friends, who came to the signing for a personally autographed copy!



Having friends from both near and far by my side, the book signing was a wonderful success.  Louise, our own Bridget Shenachie, proved to be invaluable help in offering to take orders and keeping names straight for me.  Friends came up from Houston, just to share in the smiles for the day.  They, too, had previewed the book before it went out the door…and were as adamant as our PiP friends…it would work!



Dr. Doug and his wife, Esther, took advantage of a local media push for Christmas, and Santa hid his stash of cash at Kempton Chiropractic.  Rich Alexander interviewed Dr. Kempton and myself, as well as staff and guests, over the three hour broadcast.  Clients who came in to guess the amount of the cash stayed and enjoyed the wine, cheese and crackers.  Some even took home a book or two with them!  The Good Times Oldies radio folk – well, they had a good ol’ time, themselves!



I have to admit, though, that I was most singularly pleased when it became apparent to us that everyone came to the party.  For those of you who have read the book, or are in the process of reading the book, it’s easy enough for you to imagine just who is in the photo below!



What, you see them, too?  I thought you would.  They look very happy, don’t they?

I’m smiling here.  I’ve also run out of space to insert those smiling icons.  It was a very good day, Thursday.  Friday was just as great as I took in some more orders via email, and regular snail mail, too!  I even heard from my brother, who is selling books for me at the nursing home he is visiting for a while.  PiP poets have been so wonderful, and I thank you so much for your orders.  

Now’s a good time to thank Nan, too!  She has been diligently working on my website, and the PayPal link is operating perfectly!  She even got me to work up a bio [and I think I told her I’m not old enough to have one, yet…] and she will soon be adding a few of my poems to the site.  I guess now is as good a time to ask her, “what else do you want to add, Nan?”

Yea, now I’m grinning.  You see, I took off Thursday for the signing, Friday for the fun of it…and I’m taking off this coming Monday, too.  It’s about 6:42 a.m. as I finish this up for submission to the site, and after that?

I’m going to get back to the sequel!  I can hear someone groaning out there.  My God…shouldn’t she just take a break?  Well, yes, I probably should, Cora…but you see?  Those who have read the book…well, they want to know when the next one is coming out…

and we don’t want to let anyone down, now do we?

Aha.  I see the rocker moving.  [Insert supergrin here…]

Thanks, my friends, for checking in.  Hugs,

Sunshine
Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


56 posted 12-10-2005 07:57 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

That's wonderful, Karilea! I'm sooooo happy for you!

I've run into a tiny financial glitch just now, so I'll have to wait about 2 weeks before I can send in my order. Just so you know I didn't forget. Save me one, please?!!

Congratulations again!
Sunshine
Administrator
Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


57 posted 12-10-2005 08:00 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Denise?  Consider YOURS put aside.     Not to worry - I know where I can get more!  
Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


58 posted 12-10-2005 08:03 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Fantastic! Thanks, Karilea! Can't wait!
Sunshine
Administrator
Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


59 posted 12-10-2005 08:09 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Denise?  Check your email!  
Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


60 posted 12-10-2005 08:20 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thanks, Karilea!

[This message has been edited by Denise (12-10-2005 08:52 AM).]

Startime55
Member Elite
since 04-05-2003
Posts 2182
Alberta, Canada


61 posted 12-10-2005 08:51 AM       View Profile for Startime55   Email Startime55   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Startime55

Oh my gosh....I have to have one...Please!!!!!!....I only just read what you have been up to and am thrilled...I will be going to get a money order today...I hope you have one for me....CONGRADULATIONS....This is such a wonderful and very exciting surprise...I just can't wait to get my hands on your book....****BIG BIG HUGS****
Sunshine
Administrator
Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


62 posted 12-10-2005 09:02 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

That would be wonderful...thank you!  Just follow the website...and I'll have it off to you immediately!
SEA
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 5 Tours
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 01-18-2000
Posts 24152
with you


63 posted 12-10-2005 10:11 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

I'm just grinning... this is so fantastic....and I'm only about half way through and so glad to hear there will be more to come!!! There is already so much to the story, there has to be more!!
Martie
Moderator
Member Empyrean
since 09-21-1999
Posts 28608
California


64 posted 12-10-2005 10:58 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Thanks for the update, Sissie!!  These days I can hardly wait to get into bed with your wonderful book!!  
kayjay
Member Elite
since 06-24-2002
Posts 2334
Oregon


65 posted 12-10-2005 12:19 PM       View Profile for kayjay   Email kayjay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kayjay

This is truly a great time for you, Karilea, and you have earned every moment of it.  You have made this all happen for yourself, by yourself and with support of those who love and care for you.  Now is the time to get to book 2!!  Hugs Ken

Through rubble and trouble and dark of night
The yawn of a dawn will hasten the light

Enchantress
Member Empyrean
since 08-14-2001
Posts 37801
Somewhere in time~


66 posted 12-10-2005 12:49 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

I am SO proud of you!!!
Sending heart hugs your way.
Balladeer
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 06-05-99
Posts 26302
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA


67 posted 12-10-2005 08:25 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well, I would give a longer response but I'm too busy reading my copy!!!
Nightshade
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Laureate
since 08-31-2001
Posts 14673
just out of reach


68 posted 12-10-2005 09:09 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

  
Sunshine
Administrator
Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


69 posted 12-10-2005 10:11 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Smiling with all of you...

especially those who are busy reading!  

You're all...

Wonderpoets!

.
serenity blaze
Member Empyrean
since 02-02-2000
Posts 28839


70 posted 12-10-2005 10:33 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

and hugging you...for what must be a dream Christmas for you, Kari.

you inspire...
Sunshine
Administrator
Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


71 posted 12-10-2005 10:48 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


If I weren't so black and blue...I think I'd be read and green, serenity...

In a year where so many things that weren't so good has happened to others.... ...it's been hard to know what to share, and what to just hush up about.

But people like you, m'dear...well, let's just say I hope you'll be given some breathing space to just enjoy it when you can.

It's been a HUGE learning experience....and it reminds me every day...that I will always have something to learn!

Love you!

.
Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


72 posted 12-17-2005 09:44 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

It's been quite a long time since I had a book in my hands that I couldn't, didn't want to, put down! Enjoying this tremendously, Karilea!
latearrival
Member Elite
since 03-21-2003
Posts 4407
Florida


73 posted 12-17-2005 05:30 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Okay,I know I should have finished this book by now but I have been dragging it out so it would not end by, leaving it at work. Now I have it home for the weekend and will finish... Darn. It is so good. Can't say a word because of those who have not started.  But I am living it along with Katrina. Thank you for this unusual book. How wonderful for you to have  produced it. martyjo
Sunshine
Administrator
Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


74 posted 12-18-2005 10:35 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you, ladies! It's been a lot of fun sending out the various orders...one can't even count it as work!

I'm tickled that the small town area where my husband went to high school - well, the local librarian was contacted by a friend from the neighborhood town of Solomon, and we have since talked with one another.  I have a presentation / signing for January 28, 2006 scheduled.

Solomon Valley Tribune was the first small paper to publish the Soddy Series - and as those who have read that series, and since, the book, might realize that there is good reason for me to hold my first presentation where "it all started", in a sense.

In a second conversation with the librarian, she was quite pleased to tell me that upon her telling others of this coming event, she has received some great enthusiasm toward it, and the Editor of the Solomon Valley Tribune wants to "do a full article" including photos for the January issue of the Tribune, which will come out before the presentation itself.  So we have a meeting on 12/26 to get all of this done.

Color me excited!

I'll keep you posted on the upcoming events!

Super warm winter hugs...as I snuggle deep under 8" [and more coming] of white stuff!

Sunshine will be notified of replies
 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Discussion >> Announcements & Links >> Birth of a Novel - Yesterday's Love - Pr   [ Page: 1  2  3  4  ] Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors