Poster for 347 Club

I phoned Ronald, owner of the Club 347, and I explained that his club is featured in In The Mirror.  He asked why, and I told him because his club is very popular in Baltimore City.  Everyone who is serious about music goes there.  And since one of the characters plays the trumpet, I thought it would be special to have him play at 347.

I asked Ronald if I could place some flyers 347 to promote In The Mirror, and he said I could bring 2 posters!  I was so shocked and happy.  I told him that I would stop by and bring the poster, as well as a signed copy of In The Mirror for him.  The only problem was, I didn’t have a poster.  I had a little brochure that I’ve been passing out.  They aren’t even in color, because my budget is so slim that I can only afford color for my press packets.  So are the struggles of an author.  But that doesn’t mean I will not get the poster.  I designed one using Powerpoint, a picture of the cover, and a photo our daughter, Nina, took of me while we were at Cylburn Auboretum videotaping her dolls for another video for her Doll City channel.  (By the way, she is getting so good at making those movies.)

Anyway, here’s what I came up with.  I put it on my Facebook page and everyone loved it.  I’m proud of it myself.  I plan to have it posted inside club 347 by the end of the week.
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READ IT. REVIEW IT. POST IT. WIN IT!

Music plays an important role in my novels. In The Mirror has a fantastic soundtrack. So of course when I was thinking about doing a giveaway, the prize that came to mind was a $25 iTunes gift card. What do you have to do for a chance of winning this wonderful prize? Buy a copy of In The Mirror, read it, and review it, and post it online between September 10, 2014 and September 22, 2014.
On September 23, 2014, I will place all the reviews in a box and draw the winner. The drawing will be videotaped so all your friends and family can see you win.

So, get your copy of In The Mirror, Read It, and Review It, Post It.

Thanks for the support.

Happy reading.

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 http://www.amazon.com/Mirror-Odessa-Rose-ebook/dp/B00LJX54PS/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1410371402&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=odessa+rose+in+the+mirror

Everyone’s Place

This video blog is about a bookstore that is near and dear to my heart.  It’s called Everyone’s Place.  I discovered it in my twenties and have been going there ever since.  Watch and you’ll understand why this bookstore is so important to the community.

 

Great Response to “This Is Baltimore, Too”

For years I’ve been trying to figure out a way to do something meaningful and fun on my website.  I’m not the type of person to write just for the sake of writing, so blogging was very difficult for me.  Even though I love writing, I don’t want to write about writing everyday.  Even though I love reading, I don’t want to write about every book I’ve ever read.  What I do love doing is talking about the positive things other people are doing.  This Is Baltimore, Too allows me to blog everyday about the wonderful people and things that don’t get recognized.

Since launching this page, I’ve shot so much footage that I don’t have enough time in the day to upload it.  I’m not complaining.  This is a great thing.  I feel so much better knowing that I’m doing something to help make this world a little better.

Thanks for watching.

The Book

I know there are millions that will disagree with me, but I have to say this.  I love books.  I love holding books.  I love turning the pages in books.  I love going to the library and bookstore looking at the spins of books.  I just love books.  A lot of friends tell me that the Nook and Kindle are wonderful, and I believe them.  I just like holding a book in my hand, flipping through the pages.  There’s just something special about it.  Still, both my books are on Kindle and the Nook for the readers that disagree.

Happy Reading.