Monday, February 26, 2007

A different way to promote...

Last week, I had a true chick-lit moment. I knew Tamara Leigh's book, Perfecting Kate, was released February 20th, (my contact at Multnomah who asked me do an endorsement for the book emailed me a few weeks back and told me my quote was selected to go on the front cover!! BIG surprise!!) Needless to say, I was anxious to see it!!

So, February 21st, I had just gotten my hair washed/trimmed...and you know how every time you leave the salon, you sort of resemble a country singer? They somehow manage to put a TON of volume into your hair, and make it all flippy with a deep side part - well, my stylist here in Louisiana does, anyway =)

Forgetting that I sort of resemble a young Reba McIntire, I go running into Lifeway, straight to Tamara's book, grab it off the shelf, and literally shriek out loud when I see my endorsement right there on the front. So much fun!!

So (still resembling Reba, remember!) I rush up to the front desk where I hold the book in front of the clerk's face (a complete stranger) and jab at the cover, saying "That's me! That's me!" She was like "OH COOL!!" and the other guy working the counter grabs the book and says "Well, let's just see what you had to say about this book!!" I say "Oh, its such a fantastic story!"At this point I can feel the red creeping up my chest and into my face, and realize how ridiculous I must look. So, I say, "I'm sorry, you might not care about this as much as I do! I just had to tell someone!" and...well, apparently the Reba-hair or something was contagious because the girl behind the counter starts JUMPING UP AND DOWN and saying "awwww, you told ME first???"She starts bragging to her co-worker in a sing song voice: "she told me fiiiirst, she told me fiiirst". Absolutely hilarious.

How's that for book promoting? =)

And yes, Tamara's "Perfecting Kate" is worth public embarassment and more. I suggest you run, don't walk, to YOUR local bookstore and make a fool of YOURSELF buying it =)

Or, it's definitely worth it to click here!


Georgiana D said...

LOL! I love this story--AND I love BIG HAIR! Please 80's COME BACK!

SOunds like a good book--must add to my list! Congrats on the endorsement!

Rel said...

I agree Betsy - the book is fabulous!