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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Thoughts on the great circus

I just got back from a weekend trip to NewYork City, put together by my publisher, Tate Publishing and Enterprises, LLC. And what did I think of it? Well, I thought it was not a total waste of time.


To be honest, it was a lot less than it could have been. For all the money spent, I believe that Tate could have, should have  come up with something more than what they did. The whole event was poorly planned, and executed. Now to give them some leeway, it was their first ever such venture. And it was put together quickly. What was originally going to be a December outing to NYC, with two book signing events, instead was a quickly thrown together November event, with just one "book signing" (which, it turns out, was just a publicity stunt, and not a real book signing). And ironically, I was talked out of going to the event in December, and into the one in November.

But then why do I say it was not a total waste? Well, I did come away with a couple of good things from the weekend. The first thing is that the tourist things we did were quite a bit of fun, and especially my wife and I going on a walking tour to ground zero, and seeing the memorial (which I understand was in large part designed by the daughter of one of my great friends and fellow physicians). It was remarkable for its understated eloquence. And one more thing that I got out of the trip was a chance to interact with someone in the know about how Hollywood works, and a subsequent chance to "pitch" my project to a producer. Now, just what will come of that I don't yet know, for there is considerable work to be done.

But to tell the truth, most of the time in New York I felt more like I was in some kind of circus-type event, and it was not my circus.

But speaking of such things, I do plan on being a part of an event called "Geek the Library" this coming weekend at the Rogers Public Library. But this will be quite different, for I will be in control of what I plan to sell (my books). This is some sort of "Geekfest" held annually at the Rogers Public Library in Rogers, AR (711 South Dixieland Rd, November 14th, from 10 or 11 in the morning till whenever). And with geeks being some of my favorite people, even if I don't sell many books, I plan to have a great time!
If you do happen to have any geekiness in you, or if you just want to come on by, you know where I'll be on November 14th - just hangin' with my friends at the circus!

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