"The notion that such persons are gay of heart and carefree is curiously untrue. They lead, as a matter of fact, an existence of jumpiness and apprehension. They sit on the edge of the chair of Literature. In the house of Life they have the feeling that they have never taken off their overcoats."
- James Thurber, My Life and Hard Times

Thursday, October 10, 2013

I need you

Not in that way.

This month, I'm trying to be more visible on the 'net, so I'm blogging each and every day. I'm also going to the Placentia Heritage Day festival to sell my books. Here is what the prep for a festival looks like:

I'm not taking the holiday horse. I'd like to find him a home.

I need some ideas. I've got these marketing items and I want to give them away and I don't know how to give them out. Here's what I've got:

A Hit or Missus grocery/sized tote. I have my own and it's very durable.

Two Hit or Missus coffee mugs.

Four From the Horse's Mouth coffee mugs.

A baseball cap with the retro Freezer Burn cover on the front and "Get Burned. It's Cool" on the back.

A baseball cap with Snoopy's book cover on the front and "From the Horse's Mouth" on the back.

Four (yes, FOUR) Professional's Choice grooming bags (these can also be used for other stuff. You don't have to store hoof picks in them).

Should I have a blog giveaway, along with a book, and/or a gift card? It would involve shipping, but I'm willing.

Or should I give them away this weekend at the Placentia Heritage Day Festival? I do love my P-Town peeps, and I'd be happy to show them how much. But... raffle? Pull emails out of a hat?

Maybe my fans would like something...

I'd love-love-LOVE some suggestions.


kabell4 said...

Well, you could send the "I Snoopy" hat to your former engineering co-worker so she could wear it while beta-reading your next book and continue to live vicariously through your horsewoman adventures. ;)

kabell4 said...

Oh man! I used angle brackets around the word "heart" and the blogger thought it was an HTML tag. :(

Guess I should have used SQUARE brackets as in "I [heart] Snoopy". ;)

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