Sunday, October 2, 2011

We sold out!


Sheree Klemites Nielsen, Linda O'Connell, Faye Adams, (seated) contributing writers published in Nurturing Paws, an anthology edited by Lynn C. Johnston, published by Whispering Angel Press SOLD OUT of books in two hours, at indepenedent bookstore, Main Street Books in St. Charles, MO. Vicki Erwin, Propietor.

We had a blast. Diane Peters from CHAMP brought a mild-mannered service assistance dog who acted as our "mascot" or perhaps magnet. When I think of service dogs, I imgaine golden retrievers or labs, not a full size black poodle wearing a Cardinal baseball cap, and Cardinal's bandana around his neck.

Sales were slow at first, but after noon, the streets of this quaint, little, historic river town filled with shoppers and diners and book lovers. I gave away little stuffed Ty dogs to some of the children and even an adult or two.

Imagine peering into the open door of a book store and coming nose to nose with a real dog. Lots of kiddos tugged their parents' hands. Well you know how it is, babies and puppies upstage everything. We loved it! Thanks to everyone who came out to support us, especially Lynn and Teri and Gabe.

I am having blog problems and still cannot post on some of your blogs.

11 comments:

Bookie said...

Great picture and glad you had such a successful day!

Claudia Moser said...

what a wonderful event, happy for you!

jabblog said...

Well done:-)

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Happy that you had such good turnout - and yes, the dog probably did lure a few folks in.

The Boy's school has a full-time therapy dog - even The Boy is happy to see him (and he has a fear of big dogs).

BECKY said...

Congrats to all three of you! There's the answer, Linda....Always bring along a dog, puppy, or baby!

Patti said...

Wow, sold out in 2 hours...sounds like a successful day! Hooray!!

The poochy mascot sounds great. Especially since it's playoff time and your Cardinals are in the thick of things. He was quite appropriately dressed.

Have a wonderful Sunday,
Patti

Bouncin' Barb said...

A sell out. Hope someday I get that lucky when I write my book. Congratulations ladies. That is truly wonderful news!

Val Thevictorian said...

Congratulations on your sell-out! Poodles are SO SMART! I had a miniature when I was a teenager. You could teach that pup how to do everything but wash the dishes. He understood a plethora of words. Except for plethora. If he had hands, I bet he could have communicated like Koko the gorilla.

irishoma said...

How wonderful,Linda. I'm so happy your event was a howling success. The photo of your three lovely ladies is great!
Donna

Reflections said...

Congratulations on a wonderfully successful day! Sounds like a lot of fun.

Tammy said...

Love the picture. Congratulations on the sell-out!!