Saturday, February 19, 2011

When life hands you lemons... You conjure up lemonade!

The old saying goes.... When life hands you lemons… you make lemonade. Or in my case you "conjure up" lemonade.


So what is an author to do when their planned book release event gets canceled due to the fact that the Borders where the event had been scheduled is now closing its doors?
Well I did not  get my knickers in a twist… Instead I hopped on the phone and found a classy independent bookstore in the area and booked an event there as a lovely alternative.

Mission accomplished. This is why you make and keep good relationships with libraries, book stores, book store owners, and the book sellers.  In my case one pleasant and cheerful phone call resulted in a new author event that would take the place of the cancelled one.  Oh and for fun, I offered to give a free talk as well -on the topic of “Psychic Protection & Hauntings”.  Here is the information on the new signing and the talk.

MARCH AUTHOR EVENT
Date: Sunday March 27, 2011
Place: Main Street Books
621 South Main Street
St. Charles, Missouri 63301
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Join award-winning author Ellen Dugan, at Main Street Books, In Historic Saint Charles, as she signs her newest book, Practical Protection Magick. Also Ellen will be giving a free talk afterwards on the topic of Psychic Protection and Hauntings. Come down to Historic St. Charles, a place well known for it's ghosts and hauntings and enjoy the afternoon!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Main Street Books in the historic section of Saint Charles, Missouri is one of those dream bookstores that sort of reminds me of a shop on Diagon Alley. I love this store. They have a wide variety of topics and titles and its always fun to go to a classy independent bookstore to do an author event. When one has style and atmosphere… it’s even sweeter. You can visit the bookstore’s website at www.mainstreetbooks.net


So I am very excited to kick off the release of Practical Protection Magick,  by doing this new event and giving a free talk. I hope some of you will come out and pick up a copy of the book, have it signed and stay for the talk. It promises to be an enchanting afternoon.

Blessed be, Ellen


6 comments:

  1. I love this! Witchcraft IS about being empowered, not about being subject to every whim of Fate. You successfully navigated a roadblock that others would have let defeat them. Bravo! May all Witches do as well ;-D

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  2. I'm loving the picture of the old books....where did you find that? Beautiful. Wish I lived closer...would love to be present at your book signing and be able to meet you in person.

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  3. Wish I lived in Missouri!!! Ever think about coming to the Syracuse NY area? I love independent book stores the best! Can't wait to get your new book, Ellen. I think of you as one of my mentors.

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  4. If I lived near I'd be there.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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