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Mrs. Beatty says, “harrumph”

I love bookstores. I love them. So to support fine bookstores everywhere, I’m giving away an exclusive short story to anyone who boldly ventures into their local bookery and pre-orders Songs of Willow Frost (or pre-orders online from an honest-to-goodness brick-and-mortar bookstore).

Just text me a pic of your receipt or order confirmation, or heck—just send me a photo of you smiling with your friendly neighborhood bookseller and I will be delighted to email you a copy of Middle, Lost, and Found, a 7,000-word tale featuring Mrs. Beatty from Hotel on the Corner of You Know What. (And if you include a mailing address I’ll also send along a signed bookplate).

You can text images and contact information to (951) 750-9419 or email your information to me at bookstoresmatter@gmail.com. Name, address, the usual…

Books are a physical record of the human condition. And people who maintain these records deserve our support. Though I’m somewhat biased because I met my lovely wife at the public library and later dropped to one knee and proposed in a bookstore. (You can’t do that on a CENSORED). 

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Reader Comments (9)

I knew there was a reason I was waiting to preorder.
August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle champion.
Whoa, wait, you proposed in a bookstore? My fiancé did too! Great minds think alike. ;D
August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristan
I did! Had friends and family hiding behind the stacks. It was during an open mic night. :)
August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJamie
I just preordered mine! Can't wait!
August 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterwendy

I shall order it from McCabe & Co Booksellers up here in the mountains. However, I am sure to be back in Hollywood by the time it gets here!

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJuliet Montague
Ordered mine! Can't wait
August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Gaer
Yay! I preordered. Love local bookstores and the support you are giving to them.
September 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMariko Gjovig
um if I go to a bookstore to buy it in person tomorrow - do I still get the short story?
September 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAda
Hi Ada. Sure, shoot me your email and I'll send you the story :)
September 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

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