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Best Friends Rescue

I gave the wonderful folk at Best Friends Rescue (BFR) a paws up in my last blog.  I’m happy to announce my lovely and very generous publishers have decided to support BFR.  With every Dog Logic sold online, Big Sky will donate $5 towards BFR.   This is a real win win situation.  As both Sox and Snowy are ex RSPCA pound puppies, the plight of the unwanted dog is something close to my heart.  There are far too few feel good stories associated with animal welfare, but this is most definitely a positive one.

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Pre book signing nerves

Well tomorrow is ‘B’ Day, as in book signing day.  This will be my second ever such event and I suspect it will be quite a different affair to my first signing in Gympie, last year.  That went swimmingly and apart from a slow start, I had a fun time chatting to friends, work colleagues and family.   As an added bonus, I managed to sell about 10 Dog Logics in the hour I was there.   Tomorrow it is Mary Ryan’s bookstore at New Farm, where I know no one.  Eeek!

I have promoted this event shamelessly on numerous Facebook pages as often as I can without becoming a cyber pest, so there isn’t really anything else I can do.  As the day creeps inexorably closer, the anxiety attacks are coming thick and fast.  What if no one turns up and I don’t sell any books?  What about the awkward moments (minutes? hours?) when I am all alone at my table, the unsold books weighing heavily at my side, staring out at the big wide shopping world. Double eeek!

After doing a frantic web search for book signing etiquette, I came up with some sensible advice which quietened the butterflies. A ‘successful’ book signing is when the store has your books in stock, a chair is supplied and you sell one book… must keep this in the forefront of my brain tomorrow.

With this slant on things, Saturday is actually looking fairly good for a predicted steamy, sultry summer day.  Air conditioned shop? Check. Chair to sit in? Check. Coffee and cake close by? Check.

So with a framed Sox photo, Sox paw print and Sox adorned t-shirt in my bag, (but no actual Sox), I am ready to take on the world, or at least the Mary Ryan customers.  Wish me luck!

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