In Which I Become All Grown Up!  

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Yesterday I went to Starbucks to quaff and be interviewed by a college student writing a research paper on “how to get a book published”. It made me feel so grown up. I have never been invited to have coffee before (mainly because I don’t drink it) but the hot chocolate came in the same paper cup with that impossibly tiny spout as does the coffee. (Note to self: next time, ask for the lid to be dispensed with, as it makes it impossible for the whipped cream to slide into the face and up the nostrils which, however unpleasant, is really the best way to get a decent helping of it into the mouth.)

I brought a camera to record the event. I didn’t want to get hate mail the way Kelly did when she failed, along with Alyson, to snap pics of themselves yucking it up at a Brassiere in New York.

What? Not the same thing at all? No comparison whatsoever?

Well, then, I guess it’s just as well that I failed to remember anything about it, so intent was I on talking about me, myself and Miss D. (to enter a free giveaway contest for my book Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind, click here. Plus, an additional way to win is to become a follower of my blog) I suspect I bored the poor college student to tears but she gamely persevered until her lunch hour was over and had an excellent excuse to flee.

Speaking of tears and fleeing, the book blog tour goes on (and on and on). If you click on the link provided, I promise you will be far better entertained there than you have been here. Jami at Superfluous Miscellany is brilliant, generous and an amazing person. If you haven't read Jami before, this is a great time to start! For those who are new to the tour and have some deep desire to catch up, here is where you go for day one. Here is day two. Day three. This is day four (just in case you missed it up above). Please feel free to comment and let everyone know what you think of their post and their blog. I purposefully chose entertaining bloggers with great writing skills (and who are all too kind to say no and currently not terribly busy having nervous breakdowns or going through a family crisis or recovering from vacation) and they deserve to get something out of their trouble to help spread the word about Miss D. (Please, don’t make me have to pay them!)

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12 wise, witty and wonderful comments

I am SO enjoying following your journey through the first few months after publication. It's fascinating. So don't you dare go and feel self-conscious and start thinking that we're tired of reading about it... because I'M not! I'm so glad that you're feeling "grown up" because you have arrived!


December 6, 2008 at 2:31 PM

I take VISA and MC. But I mostly take PLEASURE in getting acquainted with you and Miss D. Tanks again for the opportunity!

December 6, 2008 at 2:54 PM

I love your self promotion!!!

December 6, 2008 at 4:27 PM

Thank you so much Heidi... And yes, Jenna is my cousin a dear one, so thank you!

December 6, 2008 at 4:28 PM

Oh annnndddd yay for being all grown up and stuff... even if it did result in whip cream up your nose!

December 6, 2008 at 4:29 PM

buuuut, buuut, I don't wanna grow up!

congrats Mrs. Published :)

December 6, 2008 at 4:45 PM

Ah, Cindy, sweet, sniff sniff, Kazzy, bwaaaahhaaaahhhaaa! You are so funny! Nevada--really? Ah, you're just saying, that. Abra, still so sorry about your cousin's baby, thanks for visiting, Stacey--you are sweet. Really people, you have been so creative in your comments. It must be hard with the same old same old of it all.

December 6, 2008 at 6:05 PM

Just read all the other reviews. See, everybody! I'm not lying--Miss Delacourt is a delight!

December 6, 2008 at 6:34 PM

No, really I do! In fact, you've been working so tirelessly promoting Miss D, and it's so impressive that you not only wrote a book, but actually had it published, that I went on Amazon yesterday and ordered it, even though I'm entered into your contest twice :) So there, I'm not just saying it!

December 6, 2008 at 11:38 PM

Ok, weird...I know I left a comment on this post super, duper late last night. What the heck happened? Perhaps in my flu-induced haze I didn't type in the wv correctly and I didn't catch it before clicking out. I just hate that!

Anyway, that is so cool that you were asked to be interviewed by a college student! I can totally see why you feel grown up. I would too. Where is she writing about you?

Can't wait to feel better so that my brain functions well enough to read up on your bloggy tour!

Oh, and thanks for the shout-out!!

December 7, 2008 at 7:36 AM

Jami, you funny gal, you! Nevada--bless your heart! That is so sweet--you made my day! Alyson, it's just a research paper, nothing that will make me famous, but still, it was an interesting experience. She's a bright girl and one of her life goals is to-guess what?--publish a book. I sure hope you are over your flu!

December 7, 2008 at 3:50 PM

Whip cream up the nose is the only way to go. Way to go on the interview.

December 7, 2008 at 7:43 PM

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