As I mentioned last week, I had to drive to Shands Medical Center in Gainesville this morning. I will be driving back on Thursday morning for another ‘final’ bit of surgery on my left eye.
Not one to waste a perfectly good trip on one goal alone, I set up meetings with book store owners in Gainesville, Ocala and The Villages. I also made arrangements to drop off a brochure and a copy of “The Big Bend” at The Villages Daily Sun newspaper.
After meeting with the eye surgeon I drove up to “Books, Inc” on 13th St, then to Ocala to the “Novel Idea” bookstore on Silver Springs Blvd, then down to the the “All Booked Up” store in The Villages. The owner has two stores in the area, and will be carrying The Big Bend in both. We will be doing signings in July at both stores.
The newspaper in The Villages will run a review on the Sunday before the signings, which will be on Monday, the week of the 19th July.
I have yet to contact the Gainesville Daily Sun to see if they will run a book review for the signing at the Books, Inc. store on 13th St. I’ll get to that tomorrow.
I left the house at 7 am and pulled in around 5 this evening. A very long day, indeed.
I’m going to be ordering a lot of books in the next few weeks.