As I drove back from Boone this afternoon (yep, waved at Bellingwood. I can’t help myself, it’s the Bellingwood corner and I’m the only person around who knows that!)… Anyway, as I was driving past golden rows of corn and beans, hoping to beat the storm that’s hovering overhead, I realized something. I almost feel guilty (notice the almost. Not quite, not really and any I have I’ll get over it) for the amount of happy I have going on in my life.
I’m doing something that I never dreamed of doing (writing and publishing stories for those of you who need a little extra help along my meandering thoughts). I get to do fun things for people, I get to do fun things with people. I get to meet fun people and all of this fun is extraordinary!
Why was I in Boone? There is the coolest print shop there and since I spent 20+ years owning one of those crazy things, I have a little background. Boone is an eclectic mix of interesting people. Some days I feel like I’m in the middle of Soho – they are just that odd. Other days, it is so small town Iowa. There’s a lot of history in that community, but the printshop is a block off the main shopping district, in a wonderful old building with creaky old wooden floors. It’s awesome. I was picking up some new bookmarks and notepads to put into books and giveaways. Because, I love paper and printing and designing and all of that fun stuff.
Now for the party…
Bellingwood Wine & Trivia Night
September 18, 2015
6-11 pm, CDT
Join me on the Facebook Bellingwood page. I’ll be drinking wine (you can drink whatever you’d like) and asking trivia questions from the first ten books in the Bellingwood series.
Rules for play? Just a few. Every half hour, I will post a trivia question. You can cheat off your neighbors, look it up, do whatever you want to answer it correctly. Along with the question, there will be a picture of the prize to be given away. If you don’t want to be considered for a particular prize, don’t comment on the question. I will choose winners on Saturday (because the insanity is much too great Friday night) and notify you on your comment as well as in a separate post.
Now, there is something you can do to ensure that Bellingwood posts show up in your feed. I’ve started doing this with my favorite pages.
Click the drop down arrow on the “Like page” button and it gives you the option of seeing posts first. It has really helped my Facebook feed. I’m no longer seeing a lot of garbage (okay, I spent time hiding and un-following companies and people who constantly put garbage up there, but still) and I am seeing things that I want to see.
Prizes for the party. I’m choosing fabric this afternoon for the frogs. I have a Star Wars apron to give away – my friend, Fran, is a wonderful seamstress and wow it’s cool. There will be Sycamore House mugs and Sweet Beans mugs, prints of the image from Book 1 (taken and produced by my husband, Max), as well as ebook and paperback copies of Book 11.
You don’t want to miss this if you can possibly help it. Stop in any time throughout the evening and if you really want to participate in the contest, you know I won’t be awake until late on Saturday, so scootch in early Saturday morning and get your answers into the mix. You’ll still be eligible.
The best part of this evening for me is a chance to get to know you, so be sure to say crazy things, hold a conversation with me, do whatever. We’ll have fun.