you say I was pleased, well that would be the understatement of all times. I was
dad will be 100 years on April 15th and he is one of your biggest fans and
probably the oldest. He loved your Vegas series and is looking forward to your
Undercover FBI series. He says he hopes
you write fast because he knows it will be a great series and he looks forward
to reading it but at his age he doesn’t even buy green bananas anymore. He has
a great sense of humor and is still in great shape and has a very sharp mind
for someone his age. I would like to ask you if at all possible could you send
him a note, card or whatever for his birthday.
I want to give him a big surprise and a note or card from you would do
Just a month earlier, I was involved in the London Book Fair with a bunch of other authors from the Freepartay group. We needed to have actual books to give out to publishers and agents. So… I had been forced to overcome my childish qualms about dealing with the pitfalls on Createspace, and get my book “Together Again” published.
You see, some years back it had been a nightmare for me trying to
get “My Cheeky Angel” published there. Rather than dealing with the
situation and learning how to do it right, like any card-carrying techie wuss, I
backed off and decided e-books were just fine. Who needed a paperback anyway?
They were going out of style in the next twenty years–right? So, no one would
even care. (Well – except for my mom, but that’s another story.)
needed a paperback to promote in London. So, I girded my loins (whatever that
means:-) and I forged ahead. Much to my surprise, either the site had been
upgraded or my brain had, but I found it relatively simple and voilà! I had me a
real live paperback.
dedication. Thanks to my wonderful formatter, I had enough time to get the story published on Createspace
(I’m such a pro!!!) and rather than sending him a card, I sent him a copy of the book for his birthday.
want to dedicate this book to my oldest and most adored reader, Norris Smith.
Recently, his family notified me to share that he would be celebrating his
100th birthday in April and that he loved my Vegas Series and hope I’d be
releasing the first of the Undercover FBI series soon. Excerpt from the letter
– “He says he hopes you write fast because he knows it will be a great series
and he looks forward to reading it but at his age he doesn’t even buy green
first reaction was ahhh! Then I laughed. Finally, it dawned on me what a wonder
it was to have someone of his years enjoy a book I created. Obviously this very
wise man knows good quality story-telling when he sees it!!!
big mushy hug from your friend, Mimi.
Much to my delight, Norris’s daughter sent me a
picture of him holding my book. With his permission, I just had to share.
you so much for the book you sent my dad for his birthday. Dedicating the book
to him was just over the top. He got the
biggest kick out of you using his green bananas story. He was laughing so hard he had to stop
reading. He received the book Monday and
has already finished reading it. He said
it was a real “barn burner.”
I’m sending you a photo I took of him this morning when he was
officially 100 years old. I can never thank you enough for making this birthday
so special for him.