On this #GivingTuesday I’m grateful that sales of my book have resulted in donations of more than $300 for the Soup Kitchen and the Susan Barber Memorial Bursary. Part of that was a portion of my proceeds. But the lion’s share came from generous readers responding to requests that they donate as a “price” for my signing their books. Also collected enough food donations to fill 3 blueboxes. Many thanks. I highly recommend dropping in to the soup kitchen to see what they do, who they serve and what they need. In other news, planning to do a Facebook live interview with Marnie Stone. First placement of my book in her store, Stone’s Office Plus, sold out so we restocked the shelves. Might have another retail outlet soon.
Nadine Robinson’s cat Reese thinks my book is the cat’s ass. Those of us in the newspaper business are inured to our work being recycled by pet owners, but I thought a book might be treated with a little more respect. Hope you all keep your claws retracted Thursday, Nov. 23, when I read at the main branch of the Sault Public Library at 7 p.m. And dare I say Sex is a Four-Letter Word and Other Misconceptions could be Christmas catnip for any kitty on your list.
Awfully nice of Sault Ste. Marie’s downtown merchants to put together a festival to celebrate the fact that my book, Sex is a Four-Letter Word and Other Misconceptions, is now available at Stone’s Office Supply on Queen Street. Understand they’re even going to hold a Christmas Tree Lighting in my honour. That red glow is me blushing, not Rudolph’s nose glowing.
While you’re there you might check out the hot chocolate competition, the late-night shopping and some of the great restaurants and bars.
I’m one of those who believes there are a lot of good reasons to go downtown (besides to buy my book). And I think it’s great that young people feature prominently in the revival of the Sault’s downtown.
Big-box stores have their place, but I get better service and make more friends when I shop downtown.