A Piece of the Black Forest in Dallas*

On Tuesday, the day before the RWA conference started, I dragged Kris Alice to a nearby mall (and a very lovely mall it was!) (even though most shops were somewhat above our budget). OF COURSE I had checked there was a bookstore in the mall or nearby, thus we ended up in a huge Barnes&Noble. And OF COURSE we had to march to the romance section and check whether they had CASTLE.

“Ooooh!” I wailed, standing in front of the shelf with the Ss. “They don’t have it!” (Accompanied by sad-little-puppy face.)

Kris gave a grunt, reached up, and — “Don’t they?”

“Oh,” I said. Then beamed at her, “Look! They’ve got TWO copies! TWO!!!”

A this point Kris started to do some reorganization on the shelf (which was easily do-able since the books weren’t tightly packed at all), while I searched for my camera in my handbag.

“I need to take a picture!”

Sigh.

“And another one!”

“Sandy.”

“And another one!”

“Sandy.”

“And –“

“SANDY!”

And thus I was cruelly dragged away from the two copies of my book. Just imagine how much fun it would have been to spend the rest of the day in front of that shelf and be on the look-out for potential readers!! I’m sure the two books felt totally and horribly lonely when I was forced to leave. They probably even cried…

* This is a somewhat embellished account of the events of Tuesday, 10 July 2007.

2 thoughts on “A Piece of the Black Forest in Dallas*

  1. Laura Vivanco

    This is a somewhat embellished account of the events of Tuesday, 10 July 2007.

    And with the inclusion of that one little footnote, Sandy demonstrates that she is both an academic and a storyteller.

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