Shameless Self-promotion

At heart, I’m a shy, timid  soul.  Some of my friends–possibly every one of them–will not believe this; however, I’ve  always had trouble asking people to do something for me.    One example of many:  when I was a Brownie, I could not sell Girl Scout cookies.  The thought of going up to a neighbor’s door and asking them to buy a box terrified me.  Fortunately, my family liked cookies because we had  dozens during that time of year.   

And, yet, I find promoting my books very easy.  I think I may be able to play a part:  AUTHOR.  As author, I have no trouble handing out bookmarks to people I’ve never met, entering bookstores and introducing myself to staff, asking if I could blog on a site, or making any number of pushy requests.

But I believe I did my most shameless bit of  self-promotion a week ago.  As I’ve written, June 18th I had surgery on my droopy eyelids.  As the gurney I was on was shoved into  pre-op, I promoted my latest book to the anesthesiologist.   She seemed very interested.  Only wish I’d tucked a few bookmarks in the pockets of my hopsital gown.  

Can anyone top this?  (And please forgive any typoes.  I still cannot see well!)

4 thoughts on “Shameless Self-promotion

  1. I DON’T believe you’re shy at all. I DO know you’re funny as heck.

    I’m glad you opted to have the surgery. You’ve got to be able to see. I hope your recovery is easy, swift and painless.

    I enjoyed reading your blogs leading up to the big day.

    1. Thanks, Kathy! Perhaps I hide my shy self behind humor–no, I don’t believe that. Had the stitches out yesterday but am NOT a patient person. I want to see NOW!

  2. I was once that shy little girl as well–although I did manage to sell Camp Fire mints in the neighborhood! I bet that was a memorable day for the anestheologist… LOL

    1. I am so impressed with your courage. You actually did sell your mints! Huzzah! The anesthesiologist seemed very pleased to chat about my book–or, could be she was a pleasant person who listen to patients soon to go into “twilight sleep.”

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