Monday, April 28, 2008


. . . a-a-annndd the novel Red Glass by author Laura Resau goes to our reader, Lafreya, who was one of our Milestone Monday candidates. Congrats! Lafreya shared that she had just signed with an agent. That is such an behemoth accomplishment. If you'll email me your address, Lafreya, by clicking here, I'll get a copy out to you right away. Boy, and get ready for a treat. It is an exceptional read!

Next on our list of important announcements is that we are now just three days away from the start of our National Independent Bookseller Month. There is still time for you to send in the name of your favorite indie. We plan to feature a different one each and every day during the month of May. Please help us celebrate these very deserving souls!

Robin and I challenge you each to think of something you can do this month to honor your local independent bookseller. They continue to champion our field day after day after day with their love and knowledge of literature. Do you have a writing group or writing buddy that you can brainstorm with?

Last week, the writing group that Robin and I are in went down to a local park with a photographer and had him take some group shots of us. We plan to pick one of these photos and make a big poster for our local indie to put up that will read something like: Local Children's Authors Love to Shop at Chaucer's Books. Help Us Celebrate Them During May, National Independent Bookseller Month. Once we get it done, we'll post it here so you can see it.

This is just one way that we can bring attention to the good work that they do. We'd love to hear your ideas! We challenge YOU to do at least one thing to commemorate them in May.

The clock is ticking. Get ready, folks.

Indies rule!


Anonymous said...


Congratulations on your big news. I did try to post on Milestone Monday when I first read it, but it didn’t go through for some reason. I’m having a heck of a time getting acquainted with all of today’s techno gadget-thingies. Anyway . . .


(Can’t wait to see what happens with your novel!)

Anonymous said...

I don't know if you already know these but...

One of my favorite is Maria's in Durango, I've been known to detour hundreds of miles to stop by.

Maria's Bookshop
960 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
Tel: 970-247-1438

Another favorite is up in Medocino...great finds every time; once I stopped there before a week with a cabin on a creek and bought some fantastic books I'd never heard of before, including some amazing poverty urban street teen lit, which is funny given its location.

Gallery Bookshop and Bookwinkle's Children's Books
PO Box 270
Main & Kasten Streets, Mendocino, CA 95460
707-937-BOOK (2665) FAX: 707-937-3737

Karen L. Simpson said...

Wow Thank you so much.


Barrie said...

Here's my favorite indie bookstore:
The Yellow Book Road
7200 Fletcher Parkway Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942