Playing catch up Vs moving down the road to success

I spent Monday getting ready for Tuesday. Tuesday I spent driving all over to heck and gone. First to Gainesville, where I had a checkup with my eye surgeon. He is happy with the way the eye is healing. If he is, then I am. After that I drove up to Books Inc, just north of the University, to discuss the book signing I have there on Thursday of next week.

Then I drove to Ocala and visited “A Novel Idea”. This is a very nicely laid out bookstore on Silver Springs Blvd. They just started carrying “The Big Bend” a few weeks ago. Then I drove into Silver Springs (the town, not the actual springs) and visited an old friend for a bit. When I left I headed up to Palatka to see about getting “The Big Bend” into a very nice bookstore there.

I am happy to say that Andrea’s Bookstore on Hwy 19 in Palatka is now carrying my work. Then I got to drive home.

Wednesday I did absolutely nothing and enjoyed it immensely, thank you very much. I did make a few phone calls, but doesn’t count. In the scheme of things, I have worked (if driving can be called work) one day this week.

Next week I will be working two days, since I have book signings on Thursday in Gainesville and on Friday in Bellevue.

Geeze, if this keeps up I might wind up with a five-day work week in another month or so.


About Gary Showalter

Gary Showalter was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He lived in Aruba, Florida and the Panama Canal Zone before joining the U.S. Army during the 1960s. Following his discharge from the Army, Mr. Showalter picked cotton in East Texas, baled hay in Ardmore Oklahoma, sold light bulbs in Los Angeles, California, and built cattle pens in Fallon, Nevada (during a blizzard, of course). After settling in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Showalter worked as a professional gardener before turning his hand to furniture making. In 1981, he moved to Israel, married, and raised four children while working as a furniture maker, silversmith, goldsmith, and ornamental wood turner. He served in the Israel Defense Forces Reserves for sixteen years, and when not on active duty he worked in government and private security. He has also served in senior management positions in two software development companies in Israel. During his time in Israel, Mr. Showalter published articles dealing with international terror and the Israel-Arab conflict in the Jerusalem Post, Israel national News and several political science web sites. Mr. Showalter returned to the United States in the fall of 2003, to care for an elderly parent. He published his first novel, “The Big Bend”, in the fall of 2008. His second novel, “Hog Valley”, is now in print. Mr. Showalter's third novel, “Twisted Key”, was published in the fall of 2011, and his fourth novel, "Lonesome Cove" is now available in Kindle format and should be published in paper near the end of 2012. He currently lives in Deland, Fl, where he is co-authoring "A Silent Star" with Tony Attanasio. "A Silent Star" is the true tale (though novelized, with names changed for security reasons) about the 4-person covert action team sent into Yemen to capture Osama Bin laden immediately after the bombing of the USS Cole in the Aden harbor in Yemen in October of 2000.
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