Susan Speaks: Lots of stuff


Please bear with me, guys. I’ve got a ton of stuff to tell you about.

First off, today was the Bridgewater Book Fest. What a well-run, well-attended event! Thanks to organizers Val and Cassie Brkich for a great afternoon. I got to hang out with my friend Holly Christine and her awesome husband as we chatted with the attendees. Be sure to check Holly out, if you haven’t already. She rocks.

HUGE thanks from me to the Tour Manager, who got up at 6AM with me on a Saturday morning (earlier than we usually get up). To his parents, who invited our kids into their house for a sleepover. To MY parents, who came down to the event to see me, and to my best friend Bridget, who I can always count on to take care of me. I was especially touched that my dad came with his camera and bought Holly’s book. (Holly’s mom bought a copy of Demo Tapes: Year 1 from me. Cool, huh?)

Also a big thanks and a big plug to Annette Dashofy and the lovely Pennwriters who were hanging with her. Annette and I had each other’s promo material and were helping steer traffic to each other. That’s the sign of a classy writer’s group. Even if you’re not in Pennsylvania, you can be a Pennwriter.

NOW. Onto more good stuff. (Whee!)

1. Demo Tapes 2 is now available at In fact, if you’d like to buy a copy from them (a sales contest is now going on), here’s a 10% off coupon for you to use: Click “Buy” and enter code ‘LULUBOOK’ at checkout.

(If you’d rather save the postage ’cause Lulu charges a lot, and let me get a higher royalty rate at the same time, drop me an e-mail. I can autograph books, too!)

2. Calling all e-book/digital readers! I’m now on Smashwords! You can download BOTH Demo Tapes books in a variety of formats, including for the Kindle.

3. Demo Tapes: Year 2 is NOT available in the Kindle store yet. Hopefully this week.

4. Want a review copy of either Demo Tapes book? If you’ll read a digital copy, holler. I currently have no money to send out print copies.

5. Not helping the royalty/money situation, but definitely good for the karma and the “do the right thing” standpoint, Smashwords has begun an Operation eBook Drop for deployed servicemen and -women. The agreement is that we authors send the servicemen a coupon for a free copy of our books and they… read our books on their digital devices. If you’ve got a Smashwords account, or have the ability to make your book available through Smashwords, please join in. Readers are precious people and our servicefolk are even more precious. I don’t have to get all patriotic and political here, do I?

Whew. I think that’s it. I’ll be back soon with this week’s Sunday Scribblings, which is TATTOO. Tailor made for this rocker chick, huh? (and nope, no pictures of mine!)



  1. Alice Audrey

    September 12, 2009 6:18 pm

    Considering what day yesterday was, I think it’s perfectly all right to get all political and patriotic right now.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..The Lamp: A Shaggy Dog Story =-.

  2. Mama Zen

    September 12, 2009 6:38 pm

    Operation eBook Drop sounds like a marvelous idea!
    .-= Mama Zen´s last blog ..Review: The Mystery Of The Third Lucretia =-.

  3. On a limb with Claudia

    September 12, 2009 6:43 pm

    Congratulations Susan! This is wonderful stuff – very exciting! And also thank you for Smashwords – what a great idea. I will add my books to their program!
    .-= On a limb with Claudia´s last blog ..Saturday Stories – Denver Cereal – Chapter Sixty-Six : One or two plans =-.

  4. Lesley

    September 12, 2009 8:20 pm

    Congrats!!! That’s such exciting news!
    .-= Lesley´s last blog ..You thought he was a figment of my imagination… =-.

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