November 4th, 2008



Photos by Sheryl Sturges 

Today is my "on-sale" day....the first day that my book is officially offered for sale.  To say I am excited is an understatement.  I'm bouncing off the walls.  I'm as giddy as a schoolgirl.  I started the day off at 6:30 am with a 14 minute interview with Bulldog, a DJ at a radio station in Ocean City, Maryland.   Don't let the name fool you.  Bulldog was gracious and incredulous at the same time.  He asked good, pointed questions and kept saying that he and his co-host were just the janitors who happened to be in the station when they pushed a button and got me.  I told them I'd have to come by and make coffee....but it would be a long plane ride to get there.

Sunday we had a book release party for 85 people at the Left Bank Restaurant.  It was hard to limit the invitations but I don't own a bank or run a Fortune 500 company that just got bailed out by the government (think AIG and a $450,000 party).  Those in attendance were people who knew my perpetrator and/or who cheered me on over the years as I made this publishing journey.  Many characters in the book attended and I read a snippet on each one right before I introduced them.  Then I signed books for two-and-a-half hours.  I'm surprised I didn't end up with a sore wrist, but I lasted just fine.  Thanks to Sheryl Sturges and Drew Mesomsub for being my official photograhers.