When I finished writing Boldly Bald Women, my publisher, Valerie Connelly of Nightengale Press, told me the easy part was over. Easy? Really? All the research and interviews and writing and rewriting and rewriting and rethinking and rewriting until it was as good as I could make it was the easy part? That couldn’t possibly be true. Ahhhhh, dear reader, but it is. Getting a good book into the hands of the people it was intended to serve falls squarely on the shoulders of the author. It’s probably a good thing I didn’t know that when I started or the overwhelm factor would have scared me off.
My search for knowledge lead me to D’vorah Lansky’s 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge. Her challenge is analogous to a large literary antipasto tray. All the basic ingredients needed for book marketing are presented in an appetizing variety of approaches.
The most important thing I learned is just how much about book marketing I don’t know. The next most important thing I learned is there are people out there who do know and those who don’t know are wise to seek them out. It is a lot easier to learn to follow a map to avoid mistake-quicksand than it is to get out by yourself once you’re in up to your neck. Those people not only know what is needed, they know how to teach authors and would-be authors how to read the marketing map. Plus, they tie a computer-link rope to your belt just in case you are as directionally challenged as I am. I can get lost in a paper bag with both ends open. The book challenge is a fast paced trek through a terrain I’ve never seen before. That computer link to base camp (D’vorah Lansky) gave me the courage to keep moving.
There’re things to DO when you finally realize the only thing publisher and publicist have in common is they both begin with ‘p’. There is a logical order in which to do those things. In this post I’m to pick one of my favorite book marketing strategies to write about. Well, I can’t. Each strategy was equally as wonderful as the next. Throughout the challenge I felt like I did when I was a kid and got a quarter to spend at the dime store, when candy was a penny and candy bars were a nickel. I would stand in front of all the jars, a wealthy little girl, and try to decide how to spend my twenty five cents. So, I figure the best strategy to share is the logic of it all.
First, your author platform – letting the world know who you are, and where to find you. Get that right and focus shifts to building relationships with your audience by growing your contact list. After that you learn how to turn the contents of your book into helpful lessons and tips you can sell to earn back the investment of self-publishing and coaching professionals and make a living doing what you love. Finally, you learn how to expand your reach by using media and technology and reviews to get your book and informational products into the hands of those who will benefit from them. Not so hard, right? Time consuming, yes, but not so hard. Each one of those topics is broken down into smaller tasks that are eminently doable. Side trips are available for anyone who wants to delve deeper into a particular approach.
And now that the challenge is almost over? Well, I’ve signed up for D’vorah’s Author’s Mastery Circle. This is a small group of professionals who are both learning from and teaching each other, sharing insights and tips and celebrating successes.
My celebration, Boldly Bald Women, was written for all women and children who struggle with the emotional and social impacts of hair loss in our hair addicted society as well as for those who know them and want to help appropriately. As a bald woman baring my naked head to the world every day, I know those struggles. It’s not all hard being a bald woman – there’s a lot of joy and even some hilarity.
One day as I walked my granddaughter into her elementary school classroom a student shouted out, “Hey lady, do you know you’re bald?” I chuckled, realizing I’d just found my next book title. I threw him a horrified expression, looked around and retorted, “Oh NO! Who took my hair?” He looked around too, shrugged his shoulders and walked on seemingly worried I might accuse him of the theft. I burst out laughing. On my way out of the school, I stopped at the office and asked the principal to schedule an assembly for all the school, to talk about alopecia and bullying, for which I wanted to be paid seventy five dollars.
They scheduled, and they gladly paid. Every child present in school that day learned about alopecia and got to delve into their own feelings about what it would be like to come to school bald. Some told of parents and siblings who had lost hair from a variety of reasons. By the end of the assembly, the kids all agreed they were all in favor of not teasing someone who had lost some or all of their hair.
It was a great day.
Jordyn instantly became the most famous kindergartener in her school. And now when the children see Jordyn and me walking into school together they wave and shout, “I know you! Hi Jordyn’s grandma!” One elementary school down, a bazillion more schools to go.
Because of that day and many others like it, because Boldly Bald Women teaches and touches hearts, I know the next right step for me is to invest in the coaching I need to get this book into the hands of the over 2,500,000 women in the just the United States who deal with the autoimmune disorder of alopecia. Add to that radiation and chemotherapy caused baldness, trichotillomania, and various hormonal causes, there are millions and millions of women, their families, and friends who could be helped by the acceptance, compassion, humor and advice contained between the book covers. Boldly Bald Women is available internationally as both a paperback and and ebook – all fifty-six channels supporting ebooks to be exact.
The hardest, and most important, lesson I learned during the challenge was that not investing in the tools I need to help those people Boldly Bald Women was intended to help would not only be counterproductive, it would be downright selfish. When alopecia took my hair away, Poppa God gave me a little light and a choice. I could hide it or to use it to help.
Comments from previous site
Patti Tingen on Thursday, June 05, 2014 7:45 PM
LOVE your sense of humor and your beautiful smile Pam!! Every blessing to you as you get your book in the hands of all the women who can benefit from your wise counsel.
Pam on Friday, June 06, 2014 2:31 PM
Thank you so much, Patti. It is my hope and prayer that everyone reading this post will share Boldly Bald Women with their sphere of influences. It’s going to take a lot of exposure to get the book where it needs to be. Thanks.
Sara Hathaway on Thursday, June 05, 2014 9:10 PM
How impressive you are. Taking something that many people may shy from and making it your mission to help others! This just shows the true breath of your character. I wish you every success in your journey. Great comments on the challenge as well. Kinda felt like reading my own sentiments. Lol!
Sara Hathaway on Thursday, June 05, 2014 9:11 PM
Sorry for using the wrong name. I meant Pam not Patti, obviously it’s time for a break!
Patti Tingen on Thursday, June 05, 2014 9:19 PM
Ha, ha!I was wondering why you thought I was so impressive Pam. Glad you clarified it to give Pam the credit she deserves. 🙂
Pam on Friday, June 06, 2014 2:34 PM
Thank you Sara for your support.
Loretta Alvarado on Friday, June 06, 2014 3:59 AM
What a wonderful story. I think it is great what you have been able to do with one of those things that life throws at you. And, as one of those radiation affected individuals, I can certainly relate. Thank you for having the courage to shed light on this issue.
Pam on Friday, June 06, 2014 2:36 PM
Thank you so much Loretta. Please keep Boldly Bald Women in mind to share with others you have met along the way. Thanks.
Astrid Nicholls on Friday, June 06, 2014 12:54 PM
Ah! If someone had told me about the marketing part, I’d have run a mile too! Luckily, no one did. And since I started writing at age 7, I’m not sure I would have cared then 🙂 Wishing you all the best getting your book out there!
Pam on Friday, June 06, 2014 2:40 PM
Astrid,isn’t that the truth? Ignorance may not be bliss when we have to learn all the stuff we didn’t know from the beginning, but it sure is a blessing when we focus intently on writing big stuff for the first time!
Nancy R. Smith on Friday, June 06, 2014 2:22 PM
Great article, Pam! And, as others have said, great sense of humor! Like you, I have thoroughly enjoyed the Book Marketing Challenge and hope that my submission gets me into the Blog Hop. I just opened my Facebook Author Fan Page and invited all my FB friends to like my page. I saw D’vorah’s Author’s Mastery Circle but there wasn’t enough info about it. Good luck with your marketing!
Pam on Friday, June 06, 2014 2:43 PM
Nancy, holeymoly I knew there was something I forgot! The Author Fan Page! Thanks for the support and the reminder!
Peggy McAloon on Friday, June 06, 2014 3:55 PM
What a great blog and wonderful story! I thoroughly enjoy your passion, professionalism, and the good natured fun you bring to every discussion! I shall miss all my friends here. Thank you for being an inspiration!
Pam on Friday, June 06, 2014 4:55 PM
Peggy, there is still email and, if you had a gold membership remember the facebook group and information/interview replays will remain available.
Pam on Friday, June 06, 2014 5:02 PM
L.Shoshana Rhodes, an over-comer, huh? Hey, cancer an alopecia were easy. It’s the chocolate addiction that appears to be un-over-comerable! I picked up my granddaughter from school again today and it was so cute to hear all the kids shouting “Hi Jordyn’s gramma and rushing to show me all their loose teeth after one little boy showed me the tooth in his hand. Jordyn stood by with a smug-proud grin. Gotta love the bald lady!
L. Shoshana Rhodes on Friday, June 06, 2014 4:24 PM
Pam: What a great blog! Girl, you are an over-comer! I love how you handled the elementary school comment. We should all be that spontaneous! Blessings to you in abundance!
Peg Hubbard on Friday, June 06, 2014 4:43 PM
Pam — You are my new hero! Your zest for life, your ability to take something like the effects of a condition and make it work for you instead of against you is truly inspirational! Great job, and fun sense of humor!
Everything about this challenge has been just wonderful — and the icing on the cake is the connections I’ve made with people like you! I hope we can support each other along the way, because you are someone I would love to have in my life!
Pam on Friday, June 06, 2014 5:05 PM
WOW. Your hero?! Aw, shucks, Peg, it looks like we belong to a mutual admiration society, because I’d like to have you in my life too. And there is no reason that can’t happen!
Desiree A. Cox on Friday, June 06, 2014 5:30 PM
I love your sense of humor Pam and your story! You are an inspirational person through and through.
I was right there with you, I had no idea how much I didn’t know. I feel more empowered now, still walking on shaky legs, but at least walking.
Pam on Friday, June 06, 2014 5:56 PM
Desiree, it’s kind of like walking down the yellow brick road – it’s nice to have company!
jacci on Friday, June 06, 2014 5:36 PM
Love your page!
Pam on Friday, June 06, 2014 5:57 PM
Thank you so much Jacci!
Jan on Friday, June 06, 2014 6:08 PM
OMG! You are such a character. I love your energy! My friends who have lost their hair due to cancer sure could use some of your boldness and spirit. Look forward to continuing on the Book Marketing journey with you and D’vorah – and of course – all the other amazing Authors! May you continue to boldly go where no woman has traveled before…
Pam on Friday, June 06, 2014 6:35 PM
Jan, you are so right. Women who have lost their hair due to cancer therapy have told me they are more concerned about hair loss than the cancer. And those of us who have lost it for other reasons are often hugged and smiled at and told to be strong and we are in their prayers. On those very rare days when my energy level is not up to teaching, I hug them back and thank them and tell them all prayers are very, very welcome. Tell your friends, or better yet have their loved ones buy them the book. Cancer can leave you feeling pretty low anyway. To lose your hair on top of it is almost more than some women can take. The stories of 25 women dealing with bald heads and how they handled reactions – there own and others – is like a balm of understanding and sisterhood and laughter that will lighten their load at least while they are reading. I can’t stand the thought of a woman feeling ashamed or afraid or guilty because they have no hair. Please, please help those you know to see themselves in a different light, in a different mirror where they can be both bald and beautiful no matter how old they are or young or what their body looks like. So many women I have spoken with have eventually seen baldness as one of the best things that ever happened to them because of it’s impact on personal courage and growth and the reduction of fear that has morphed from being about having no hair to being about the wonder that is within every woman if she will only see with new eyes.
And as for the treki reference, I believe the very first bald female was on a star trek episode and she was remarkable for her intelligence, beauty, sexiness and mystery. Good old Star Trek. It was always way ahead of the most fantastic imaginations.
Gina on Friday, June 06, 2014 7:11 PM
Look at you go, Pam! I will, without doubt, share your information with others. I’ve enjoyed your passion and humor throughout the challenge. I’m happy I finally had a chance to tell you that!
Pam on Saturday, June 07, 2014 10:28 AM
Thank you so much Jan.
Mili on Saturday, June 07, 2014 12:31 AM
Hi Pam! Long time no word. I have enjoyed your post very much. I am terrified of loosing my hair, even though both my parents have thick hair, and my dad has just started going grey in his mid 50s. (Unfortunately, I did not get that gene, since I had grey hairs at 12.) In October of 2011, a natural hair dye I’ve been using for years made a third of my hair fall out. I was terrified. There I was in my shower and clumps of hair kept falling off of my head. My scalp turned all red and crusty. At the same time this was going on my skin has already exploded with acne (I was 29 at the time). I was very sick at the beginning of 2011, and since then I have developed severe allergies to vegetables and eggs of all things. Now, I know that if I have a bit of an egg I break out like crazy, but then I was just a miserable mess. Long story short, I was as depressed as can be, even though at the time even with a third of my hair gone, I still had plenty left. Fortunately my hair grew back, but it is not as it once was. Then last year it decided to stop curling… These days, I have given up worrying about it. There are things I can control and there are things I cannot; my hair is obviously one of them. By the was, my book is also about hair. 🙂 The kid in the story has too much of it and has to go for a haircut only to discover endangered animals hiding within. Good luck with all your endeavours!
Pam on Saturday, June 07, 2014 10:38 AM
I know I’ve been quiet at this end. Got a lot going on, and D’vorah gave me permission to let the last week pretty much slide since I have a gold membership and can pick it up again when I get to that point. I am sooo looking forward to delving into what we’ve learned on a deeper level and have some accountability that I actually get the needed tasks actually done via the Author Mastery Circle. It’s like switching from a telescope to a microscope. Both are fascinating, but the microscope provides the best opportunity for learning how this author growth process works. Hope all is well.
Kathryn on Saturday, June 07, 2014 11:31 AM
YEA to you dear, brave, Pam! I’m so glad you did the presentation on bullying and the challenges of being bald in a “hair addicted society.” That is just great and something those kids will never forget and hopefully will use that empathy and knowledge in the future if a bullying situation arises.
I’m hoping my book, Rumble Tumble Joy, will help women and girls stop bullying themselves and each other for not meeting superficial societial expectations.
Thanks for posting on the blog hop. I’m at: http://www.kathrynvwhite.com/blog/easy-ways-to-market-your-books
Pam on Saturday, June 07, 2014 1:45 PM
Kathryn,yea for you too! Things change when we put the pebble of our experiences and how we’ve risen from them into the pond of life. With each pebble a ripple of change spreads out and out and out touching and rebounding from other ripples until the whole pond is alive with the energy of new possibilities.
Sharon Smith on Saturday, June 07, 2014 1:14 PM
I love antipasto and really enjoyed meeting you on this challenge. You may not have hair but you have $%#^@!!!. Thanks for sharing your story and your mission. I’d love to keep in contact on FB https://www.facebook.com/S.A.SmithsBookNook
Pam on Saturday, June 07, 2014 5:58 PM
Linda, I worked in a retirement home when I lost my hair. One of the other reasons I decided to skip the wigs came from a resident who only had a few wisps left on her head. So, every day before she got herself wheeled to the dining room (nursing home wing), she would put on her wig. Most times it was on sideways and if anybody noticed she glared at them. The first thing she did when she got back to her room was throw off her head. She never seemed happy. After wearing a wig for a couple of weeks I started feeling the same way. For me, bald is definitely best!
kate loving shenk on Saturday, June 07, 2014 1:20 PM
Hello Pam, do you remember Bernie Siegel? He worked with cancer patients, particularly, young children, and shaved his head to be more in resonance with them! It worked wonders! Here is to your continued success!
Pam on Saturday, June 07, 2014 1:48 PM
The name is so familiar, but I can’t place him. I keep thinking of the movie about the doctor who used laughter to help kids beat cancer…is that the right one? Thank you for your kind wishes.
Pam on Saturday, June 07, 2014 1:50 PM
Thank you so much Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Armstrong, Ph.D. on Saturday, June 07, 2014 1:38 PM
Your inclusion of analogies provides interest and a visual associated with your words. I agree that the authors marketing skills are necessary to get our product into the hands of the reader. It is inspiring to read how you transformed a real life experience into a book that benefits many. Kudoos.
Pam on Saturday, June 07, 2014 5:53 PM
Yep, God’s got a great sense of humor, and choosing to make being bald a positive rather than a negative makes life easier and a lot happier.
Linda Chappo on Saturday, June 07, 2014 3:40 PM
Hello Pam, Thank you for your blog post and sharing your funny stories. I did LOL. And of course I would, I’ve been a hairstylist/salon owner on and off throughout my life. So hair is important to me. I operate a salon in a retirement home where most residents complain about hair loss … no humor there! But we also have a gentle black man/physical therapist who loves to come by and request a spit shine. Anyway, I digress. Thank you for your humor. All the best to you!
Pam on Saturday, June 07, 2014 6:48 PM
Linda please see reply under Sharon Smith. Don’t know how it got attached incorrectly, but it’s obvious I need a bit more practice at this lol!
Dvorah Lansky on Saturday, June 07, 2014 4:21 PM
Pam, from your beaming smile, to your bright welcoming blog color palette, to the fearlessness and joy you bring to your message – you will lend courage to many who hide behind closed doors. I can see you in the center of a joyous dance circle, taking this message to a global level!
Pam on Saturday, June 07, 2014 6:02 PM
Thanks D’vorah. I sure hope everybody in that circle knows how to do the Snoopy happy dance, ’cause that’s my best one!
Christine Rowe on Saturday, June 07, 2014 6:22 PM
Pam~ Getting a school to pay you to talk! Gotta love it, and am sure all the staff and students did too! Keep that light burnin’
Pam on Saturday, June 07, 2014 6:44 PM
My publisher used to be a teacher. She said schools have a fund for this kind of speaking and if you don’t ask for the moon they are happy to oblige! Who knew?
Kateryna Kei on Saturday, June 07, 2014 6:24 PM
Pam, I am positively impressed by your wisdom, by your inner strength and by your positive approach and humor! you are a great person and everyone has a lot to learn from you. Best of luck for everything you are doing!
Pam on Saturday, June 07, 2014 6:45 PM
Thank you so very much for your kind words. I believe we have all learned from and inspired one another.
Sally Ember, Ed.D. on Saturday, June 07, 2014 7:45 PM
Hi, Pam, I loved your anecdote and the way you wove it into the blog post. Excellent writing and a great story! Thanks!
From the BMC Blog Hop! When I can, if you put up your FB series or author page, I LIKED yours and would appreciate a reciprocation: https://www.facebook.com/TheSpannersSeriesbySallyEmber or a FOLLOW: http://www.sallyember.com Best to you!
Pam on Sunday, June 08, 2014 11:02 AM
Thank you Sally, I do have an Amazon Author Page – www.amazon.com/boldly-bald-women-Pam-Fitros/dp/1935993410. I will be happy to like your page as well.
J. R. Baldini on Saturday, June 07, 2014 9:55 PM
enjoyed your post story – you certainly are quick witted. What an excellent way to talk to kids about bullying – you will never know the impact you’ve made.
Yes, so true about when you’ve achieved something and see the finish line, only to realize, you’re just beginning. I’m a little overwhelmed right now to be honest. I need a writers support group…lol
Pam on Sunday, June 08, 2014 11:18 AM
Thank you JR. I, too, believe we never know the impact we have. And, in the end, we really don’t need to know. We just have to live our own story fully and leave the rest to God.
Pam,your post spoke volumes to me as an almost-book-author and as a hair-challenged woman (brain tumor surgery/anesthetic, hormones, heredity…..). Until I read what you wrote, I wasn’t really aware of the internalized shame and deer-in-headlights frozen panic over comments like “You’d feel a lot better about yourself if you got a good wig”. Your book, your anti-bullying activism….thank YOU! K-12 can be brutal on all sides of the desk.
And I love how you differentiated between difficulty and time when it comes to using social media, technology, reviews to get our creative expressions seen by readers. More time than difficulty translates into doable. Yes!
Shine on, Pam!
Pam on Monday, June 16, 2014 7:58 PM
I think that deer-in-the-headlights response to people saying you’ll feel better with a wig is one of my hottest red buttons. Of course the people who sell wigs would tell you that, and women who wear wigs and actually do feel better (I haven’t met many of those) would tell you that, and well meaning family and friends, many of whom have not dealt with their own discomfort about your baldness would tell you that. But what about just taking the time to show you options?
There are various types of head coverings if women want them. But when hair loss first happens and all the shock and dismay and grief and embarrassment and depression are brand new and swirling around it’s hard to take a breath and say, “No, I want to look at all my options before I decide.”
That’s why it is so important for us to reach out and help each other, offering acceptance and understanding and providing a gateway to resources of information and support. Thank you for taking the time to comment. I want you to know I soooo get the anesthetic part of your comment. Not only does it impact hair, it took months before I had my vocabulary back. It’s hard enough losing words to age, but losing whole files of words and meanings to anesthetic just adds insult to injury! Stay well. Be strong. Love every moment of every day. Life is a gift that becomes more and more precious the more we recognize how fragile and fleeting it is.
HL Carpenter on Sunday, June 08, 2014 12:03 AM
We humans have strange cultural norms, don’t we? Wonderful that you have such a generous, humorous approach, and even more wonderful that you are willing to share that generosity with others. Best wishes with your book!
Pam on Monday, June 16, 2014 8:01 PM
We do have strange norms, don’t we? And yet the most wonderful things about those norms is that they, like languages, are in a constant state of growth and change. Sometimes all it seems to take to make a norm budge is enough focus on the illogic behind it.
Linda Easthouse on Sunday, June 08, 2014 1:22 AM
Pam, I love your story. I love your vulnerabiltiy. Your book does need to get into the right hands. I think I need to read it so I can recommend it to clients who need it.
Pam on Monday, June 16, 2014 8:19 PM
Linda, I am so happy to read your decision to read Boldly Bald Women so you can recommend it to those who would benefit by it contents. Thank you for being a sister-in-heart-and-arms. You are the kind of person I am hoping to find. My neighbor thought that she didn’t need to read the book because she didn’t have any hair loss issues. I said I hoped she’d read it because we’d been neighbors for twenty years and I would love to get her feedback. She read the book. Two weeks later she waved to me when I was getting the mail and said she was amazed. No sooner had she read the book than two women in her church were facing hair loss. One from chemotherapy, one from alopecia. I’ve learned that all we have to do is to be willing to be of help and God will bring the people who need that help to us in one way or another.
Shirley Corder on Sunday, June 08, 2014 2:55 AM
Pam, I love this article, the things you learned, and the way you lay them all out for us as well. I love your sense of humour, and I love the way you turned a “bullying” insensitive remark into a whole teaching opportunity that will help children for years to come. And if there are too many loves in this comment, tough! We can’t have too much love, right? I would LOVE (here we go again) to have your testimony for my cancer-related website, www.riseandsoar.com. Please email me? Thank you!
Pam on Monday, June 16, 2014 8:21 PM
I will reach out to you via email. Thank you for the invitation, I’d love to!!!!
Shirley Corder on Sunday, June 08, 2014 2:57 AM
Me again, Pam. Would you be interested in doing an interview for your book? I’m sure it would help to get it into other hands. Please do email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gayle Mullen Pace on Sunday, June 08, 2014 3:07 AM
What an inspiration you are with your generous spirit and good natured humor! I wish you all the best with your book!
Pam on Monday, June 16, 2014 8:23 PM
Thank you so much, Gale, for your kind wishes.
Kateryna Kei on Sunday, June 08, 2014 12:30 PM
Pam, thank you so much for pointing out the error on my site! I’ve just fixed it (sigh). However, I don’t seem to be able to reply to your email directly. Is that supposed to be so?
Thanks again, that was precious!
Pam on Monday, June 16, 2014 8:26 PM
You are so welcome. I am grateful as well when folks help me out with glitches. I’m so glad it was an easy fix. My email is email@example.com if you want to contact me directly.
Edgar on Sunday, June 08, 2014 8:44 PM
One great value I found in the Challenge, as you did, Pam, is how much I don’t know yet.
Pam on Monday, June 16, 2014 8:29 PM
Edgar, isn’t it wonderful to know we don’t have to stop learning? When I’m not shutting down from overload and washing my dishes in warm soapy water instead of the dishwasher as a means of centering myself, I’m doing a Snoopy Happy Dance that there is so much to learn and I have access to the information now. What a gift!
Sarah Butland on Monday, June 09, 2014 12:00 AM
Your story is beautiful and will reach so many beautiful souls as you market it more and more.
Enjoy each journey, as I’m sure you do. Thanks for sharing your brave story and beautiful smile.
Thanks for reading,
author of Arm Farm, Brain Tales, Blood Day
Pam on Monday, June 16, 2014 8:32 PM
Thank you Sarah, this is such an interesting journey to add to the ones my life has already provided.
Pam on Monday, June 16, 2014 8:37 PM
Thank you Helena. It makes me giggle now too, but then? I felt like the stone I had so proudly pushed and wrangled to the top of the mountain changed directions and bowled me right over, rolling me with it as it tumbled back to the bottom of the mountain and landed on top of me with a thump and a splat. Now I figure I’m at base camp one again and moving ahead one step at a time. The joy is supposed to be in the journey, right?!
Helena Kalivoda on Monday, June 09, 2014 1:37 AM
Pam, your ‘the easy part was over’ made me giggle. Right, what a bummer, all that writing and then marketing as well! Thank you for being yourself; I much enjoyed reading your blog. Wishing you all the best writing and marketing!
Pam on Monday, June 16, 2014 8:39 PM
Phooey, I did it again. My reply to your comment got attached to the comment above. Sorry. Still getting the hang of this.