Dancing Priest is now available in the paperback print edition from both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. To celebrate the event, my publisher is sponsoring a giveaway of an autographed copy. Post a review at either bookseller between now and Jan. 1 and a winner will be selected at random. (Those who have already posted reviews are already eligible for the drawing.)
I have to say, it feels strange to be the person autographing a book for a giveaway. I’ll probably get over it.
Two copies of the paperback are already winging their ways to a certain mother and mother-in-law in Louisiana. My mother seems rather awed by having an author in the family. I had not said anything about the book to anyone in my family, so the news took her by surprise when I told her two weeks ago.
When we talked this past Sunday, she was full of questions. How did it happen? Where did the idea come from? How long had I worked on it? And was it okay for her to brag to her friends?
My mother-in-law is a great reader. I think she’s known for some time about the book; my wife has talked about it (and talked about how much time I’ve spent on it). At one point my wife wanted to print a copy of the manuscript-in-process for her to read, but I wasn’t ready for anyone to read it at that point.
My wife has also been waiting for the paperback. She read the manuscript some two or three years ago, but it has changed since then. I offered to let her read my Kindle or iPad version, but she wanted the paperback.
The copies going to my mother and mother-in-law are scheduled to arrive Monday. While both are elderly, they will not be my oldest readers.
That designation (currently) goes to a woman named Grace Miller, whom I have never met but who posted a short review of the Kindle version at Amazon. Here’s what she said: "I've read a lot of good, and not so good, and this was part of the best. The death had to be, but was not dwelt on to the point of being revolting. Jimmy is someone I've known. Sarah I liked. Michael is someone I would like to meet. My Nook and e books are a lifesaver."
She is 92 years old.
She is 92 years old.
I ordered it yesterday even though I've read it on my Kindle. Like the feel of a book in my hands. And it's a keeper!
Great quote from your oldest reader. And she's into electronics!!
Congrats on the print version. (Not sure when interview will be up. I think it's a time difference, as I'm ahead by a few hours.)
nice glynn this is awesome! congrats again on the book and def getting my copy...
What a gift to give to your mom (and mother-in-law). And thanks for introducing us to Gladys. What a delight!
Are you giddy?
The feeling must be incredible ... if not humbling...
Autographed copy? Oh my. I love that!!
Congratulations Glynn! What a wonderful accomplishment -- don't bother to 'get over' it' -- it's a feeling worth treasuring always. And an author who is always excited to sign books with joy and awe is a gift for every reader.
How exciting! You've worked so hard and deserve this. Praise be to God!
I'm ordering the book today. Read it, thanks to Susie "loaning" it to me on line, but am a hand-holding book reader.
The fact that a lady of that elderly fashion could use these more modern elements to read means there's hope for me, too, even though I tend to be too non-techie.
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