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Yay! Print copies of Fur-Face arrived on Friday evening.


It's not yet available on the Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the like (watch this space for thrilling prize draw and promotional announcements), but the book parcel's arrival was well timed. I was able to take them with me to yesterday's Ocean County Library BookFest, in Tom's River, New Jersey. There were about thirty authors there, including twelve of us from The New Jersey Authors Network

I made my first sale to a young lad of (I think) about 13 or 14 who read the blurb, then went off to fetch his mom to buy the book for him. About twenty minutes later, I got up to stretch my legs and wander about for a bit. His mom spotted me. She came over and said 'I thought you'd like to know, Zack's over in the corner, engrossed in your book.' A few minutes after I got back to my table, Zack came over to tell me he was leaving, then added 'I just wanted you to know, your book is awesome!'

"That's all fine and dandy-doo, Jon," I hear you say, "but what on earth has all this got to do with having a Clint Eastwood moment?"



What has it got to do with him? Well, it made my day, of course.

How's your weekend going?


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p_m_cryan
Sep. 25th, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
Yay!!! When can I have copies for my bookstore? My wholesaler of choice is Bookazine in New Jersey.
jongibbs
Sep. 25th, 2011 03:43 pm (UTC)
Ooh, thanks Patti :)

I'll ask Karen.
ideealisme
Sep. 25th, 2011 03:22 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the edition!

I'm having a tough weekend, since you ask. Writing seems harder and harder and there's so much to be done. And other people are out in the world using their artistic talents to change and ignite the world. And here am I writing at a glacially slow place and not even sure I believe in what I am doing.

/second draft blues
jongibbs
Sep. 25th, 2011 03:48 pm (UTC)
Tough weekends = :(

Hang in there with the writing.

birdhousefrog
Sep. 25th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
I decided to take a chance on the (cheap) ebook for Miss E based on this boy's reaction to it. If she approves of it, I'll order a pb for the English teacher's personal library at school. She has boys who can't seem to find things they would like to read. (Her year-long homework assignment is for the kids to try and read 40 books.)

Oz
jongibbs
Sep. 25th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Oz :)

mnfaure
Sep. 25th, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
Awesome! That would make any writer's day. :D
jongibbs
Sep. 25th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
It did mine :)
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jongibbs
Sep. 25th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Irene :)
dawtheminstrel
Sep. 25th, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Did you run out in the street and show them to your neighbors?
jongibbs
Sep. 25th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
Lol, not yet :)
starry_diadem
Sep. 25th, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
Yaaaaay!!! Well done. I'm delighted for you.
jongibbs
Sep. 25th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Anna :)
snaky_poet
Sep. 26th, 2011 01:16 am (UTC)
Whoopee! Go you!
jongibbs
Sep. 26th, 2011 08:31 am (UTC)
Thanks, Rosemary :)
dqg_neal
Sep. 26th, 2011 03:05 pm (UTC)
It is a fine start to the print version.

Or I should say a very good start. Because the reader didn't come back and say "it sucks dead fish." Teens are rarely as polite in voicing their opinions. *grin*

Mind you.. Fur-Face would probably consider "sucking dead fish" a compliment.


jongibbs
Sep. 26th, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
Lol :)
phoenixfirewolf
Sep. 26th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
Awwww, that's so awesome! Congrats.
jongibbs
Sep. 26th, 2011 07:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Julie :)
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