I was in my local Bookshop Santa Cruz the other day when the owner came up to me to say, Thank you, for saving our day. Seems that last Thursday when I went in to sign their copies of “Mary’s Christmas”was the day that Stormageddon descended on Northern California, and hanging around book stores was pretty far down the to-do list of most Santa Cruzians: the store was populated by the staff, and me. Which meant that their day’s take would have been illustrated by a really deep hole, except for you guys. All of you who ordered a copy of this pricey little paperback for me to sign? They filled the order that day, and your dollars saved them from a very ugly little blip to worry their accountant. So, she thanked me.
And I, in turn, thank you. For supporting my local bookstore, on a day when it made a lot of difference to them, and to me.