Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ruby Slippers

Here's to the ruby slippers in whatever form they appear to you ~ Jill Badonsky

I made a wonderful, in-person connection with another author yesterday.  I went to Smithville, MO to meet Sherry Foley, author of Switched in Death.  She was hosting a book signing at a swap meet!!  It was a beautiful late Spring day, and we made it outside before the heat reached its high yesterday.

It was so wonderful to actually meet and get to talk to a published author about the business.  Sherry shared with me her background and mutual struggles with writing and her story of how Switched in Death came to be published by Winter Goose Publishing.

And she asked about my plans and routines. After I told her about my daily routine of exercise and writing, and my weekly writing goal, she described me as "disciplined." I will be the first to admit that this discipline has been a personal struggle for four years, but now that I have it down, it's wonderful.  It felt so good for Sherry to use that word to describe my routines.

Another routine that Sherry shared, and confirmed it's success, was thinking outside of the box for places to go for book signings.  I mean we were in a town square just north of the Kansas City area at a swap meet!  She also told me that she's done book signings in candy shops and other places as well. In today's world of book stores closing, this just opens up the possibilities for me to discover places to get out there once I get A Place to Call Their Own published.

I was in seventh heaven yesterday meeting and talking with Sherry about writing.  My ruby slippers couldn't have taken me to a better place. 

Here's a link to Sherry's web site:

Here's a link to Winter Goose Publishing:

Where would you like your ruby slippers to take you on your dream journey?  I'd love to hear!

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