Warning: This is not a feel good post. I know. I’m sorry. It’s not like me to use my blog to rant but I’m shocked, confused, and more than a bit irritated and y’all know me– I can’t move on until I get stuff out through my fingers!
So, you know my next book, “Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy.” You’ve heard me talking about it. I’ve been really excited about it, right? I’m supposed to start touring with it May 3rd, right? Well, my publicist has been very tight-lipped about my schedule. The only book events I know of are the ones where several sweet bookstores have posted about my coming to their stores.
I couldn’t figure out what the big secret was, I mean, I am the one doing the traveling, right?! Well, hold on to your hats, folks, I just found out what their plan is and I’m NOT liking it one little bit. (Yes, I know they may read this, but I don’t care at this point. They aren’t listening to me anyway.)
So, here’s THEIR big idea of how to rocket this book to the top of the best-seller lists. They are having me tour, for the most part, UP NORTH! You heard me–they’re totally dissing the southern stores that have asked to host signings to have me promote this sweet little spring book up north where there is still snow on the ground and no sweet tea to be found! Dissing southern stores– that should help sales!
Don’t get me wrong. My first book with them, Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On, DID sell up north, but anybody should be able to see that the northern region of this fine nation is NOT where my major demographics are. Does the Belle of All Things Southern and Sometimes Northern sound like a fine new game plan to you?
I can’t imagine that they’re setting me for ridicule ON PURPOSE, but what else am I supposed to think? You tell me.
Oh, and one last thing. Speaking of being set up. Gotcha.
Looking forward to seeing y’all on tour, below the Mason Dixon. 🙂
P.S. If you want, get in on the game by disguising your comments to register your “shock” instead of giving me away. 🙂