The Second Edition – September 2013
We have made a lot of progress since Vendetta Stone debuted in mid-August. Besides Kindle and Amazon, the novel is now available in seven Nashville-area bookstores and other outlets.
They are listed on the right-hand side of this page and I’d like to take a second to thank the owners/managers who have taken a leap of faith in carrying this book: Saralee Woods at Bookman Bookwoman, Cheryl Dalton of Barnes and Noble at Vanderbilt, Mary and Greg Bruss at Mysteries & More, Chuck Beard at East Side Story, Mary Grey James at Ann Patchett’s Parnassus Books, Robert Logue at Logue’s Black Raven Emporium and Randy Elder at Elder’s Bookstore. Randy deserves a particular shout-out because his store carries only nonfiction books. Yep, Vendetta Stone is the only work of fiction in the store.
I’ve done three signings events so far, and received several press mentions – including my first full-fledged interview. I spoke with fellow author Michael J. Tucker, who has just released his second novel, Capricorn’s Collapse. Mike and I are in a critique group that meets bi-monthly in Franklin, our interview and his review are posted elsewhere on this site. I’m hoping to line up several more interviews in the weeks ahead when I attend family reunions in North Carolina.
You noticed I began this entry with the word ‘we’. You, the readers, play a key role in this journey, and I have yet to receive one negative comment or review. It’s pretty amazing, especially in the current environment where everyone is quick to criticize. So I will again invite you to spread the word about Vendetta Stone. As my good friend, former Nashville ad exec Jackson Stone, likes to point out: Word-of-mouth is still the best kind of advertising you can get.
Talk to you next month when I get back from North Carolina.