Archive | April 2013

Another year has passed!

This week we will celebrate my father’s 71st birthday.

In a few short months we will celebrate my grandmother, Evelyn Page’s 88th.

At the end of August I will be 50.

With this realization comes the knowledge that I have completed quite a few of my “bucket List” items.

Last year my parents celebrated their 5oth Wedding anniversary.  It was a wonderful gathering of family and friends, and I was able to give them a party fit for royalty.  The food was all handled by myself and my children.  My grand-daughters were their beautiful selves, and my youngest cousin, Emma, was our Guest Book moderator, a job she took on with zest.  (Nobody got through the door without being shown to “THE BOOK”, she was very proud!)

Trinity Street Painting

Trinity Street Painting

This year I am releasing my second novel, “No Strings, (Book Two of the Festival Series) in conjunction with the Abbeville, SC Spring Festival.  I was planning on attending the Romantic Times Romance Booklovers Convention in Kansas City, but as my PR group has backed out of our agreement, I can no longer afford to attend.  I will instead devote all my attention to giving the good people of Abbeville the first look of my book,  in a book launch fit for a queen!

Joe's apartment

Joe’s apartment

Stay tuned, the details have yet to be determined, but I hope I can entice my editor, Wyann McDonnel into attending with me.

Disappointment Leads to Discovery, Time Marches On!

Helen, Ga

Helen, Ga (Photo credit: greenasian)

The PR company that had agreed to take me on as a client for the nominal fee of $300 a month (plus expenses) has walked away before we even began.  I asked them to change a few things on their contract, and repeatedly tried to get in touch with them, but “THEY” walked away from ME, siting a “uncomfortable fit” as their excuse.

Upon further consideration, I feel that your company is not going to be a good fit for me, either.

I want someone who believes in my project, my writing, my style, as it is.  I just don’t see that unanswered emails and posts from Facebook are conveying the proper message.  Do you?

It’s like a relationship.  You see him (her), you approach, or tantalize enough til they approach you, and then you’re off.  The timetable differs, but the course is true.  SO, if after a viable amount of time you find yourself watching movies… alone; going to parties…alone; celebrating holidays…alone; then perhaps it’s time to reevaluate your relationship status.

That said, I am turning to my audience.  We can utilize the social media sources we have at hand, (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Constant Contact, Pinterest) and get the news flowing (trending) that my series, “THE FESTIVAL SERIES” is continuing, and we are going to start in HELEN, GA  for the launch.  I think with enough word of mouth spoken we can make the next book in the series,  NO STRINGS, even more popular!

So jump on board.  Share, comment, advise…but be a part…and if there’s a place you think I should visit, a bookstore, a library, a small town in the south…etc….PLEASE let me know!!

Until next time…..

Robin Lynn Wildes