Miss Delacourt Book Blog Tour Stepping Out And Stepping UP!  

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There's nothing like a blurry picture to give one a disgust of one's photography skills---yet---clearly--I am not the person behind the camera this time. No, indeed, that is me in front of the camera. (The Spouse, the man behind the camera, doesn't use it much and hasn't had the chance to learn how to compensate for its aged eccentricities nor the fact that it has been dropped on its wee head three or four times too many.) Here I am, celebrating the fact that I sold 25 of the 29 books I had brought with me to the Holiday Fair at the elementary school. It mattereth not that I sold 21 of said volumes to people with whom I attend church who were no doubt taking pity on me, or that three of the others went to more kind souls whom I know, and that only one went to a total stranger passing by (she was a hard sale, let me tell you, I practically had to chase her down the aisle which I couldn't because I was so darn twisted up in my blanket to ward off the 40 degree chill that I would have no doubt tripped and done a facer while my quarry got clean away--but all's well that ends well). What I find amusing about this picture is that it looks as if I am holding some festive whatnot in my hand.


If you look more closely (and how can you not when I have added this here scary enlargement?) you will see there is nothing in my hand and that The Spouse snapped this photo whilst I was in the midst of attempting to explain to him the ins and outs of my "special" camera (with a frozen smile pinned to my face because it was cold and because I never knew when he was actually going to push the button). All the other pics he took were even more blurry than these. (Also, my face is not like that of a chipmunk--I was tilting my head up because he standing and I was sitting--and my eyes aren't usually like little slits in my chubby face though my teeth are generally pretty yellow as pictured . . .sigh).
On to bigger and better things. I am very excited to direct you to the second stop on the Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind Book Blog Tour. Kazzy of Kazzy's Ponderings is
one of my favorite bloggers. She writes wonderfully crafted gems of posts based on her deeply intuitive and sensitive ponderings. Today she reviews Miss Delacourt and does it with such wit and style! I laughed, I cried, it was a great read in an of itself. Please do go and read it for yourself by clicking here. Just the title alone was enough to thoroughly undo me.

Meanwhile, the Miss D book giveaway is still ongoing. If you want to be entered, click here for all the details.

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32 wise, witty and wonderful comments

I hope to play host to many a book reader today!

December 4, 2008 at 8:28 AM

I hope so too! This is a great piece of writing, all by itself! (meaning, aside from the fact that it is saying good things about Miss D)

December 4, 2008 at 9:04 AM

Totally agree. What a fabulous review. She did a great job. And I'm sure she had some good inspiration, Heidi!

December 4, 2008 at 9:25 AM

It is a cute photo Heidi!

December 4, 2008 at 10:16 AM

Uh, some guy kept bumping my arm. Yeah, that's it.

December 4, 2008 at 10:28 AM

Off to read the review!

And I put your book on my Amazon wishlist. Maybe someone will get it for me for Christmas. Because I'll have to wait if they don't. :)

December 4, 2008 at 10:44 AM

can't wait to read it! I have an ongoing list and with going back to school, not sure how much leisure reading I can do but I am trying!!!

oh and there is a blog challenge for you on my blog

good luck! may you sell many books :)

December 4, 2008 at 11:17 AM

I'm in a hurry, so I will read the review a little later. Just wanted to congratualate you on your 25 books sold yesterday! And you were right when you said it mattereth not to whom thay were sold. Great job!

Dang! I can't trust my husband to take a decent shot either. Although, these days I'm kind of liking a bit of a blur to any pictures of me ;-) Getting old is a beotch!!!

December 4, 2008 at 11:40 AM

Oh, but you look lovely. Forgot to say that.

December 4, 2008 at 11:41 AM

hee hee hee. You are such a silly famous girl.

And your verifier rickl.

I went to Kazzy's but I dare not read her review until I read your book. I want to be totally surprised.

December 4, 2008 at 11:54 AM

N--you crack me up! I was on another blog today wherein the hubby took the pics. Not the most flattering--why do they do that? Crash---I don't know what to say. In light of Monday and all. Are you a fast reader?

December 4, 2008 at 12:02 PM

Came to you via New England living. Loved your comments on NYC.
CONGRATULATIONS on the book.
Sounds exactly the sort of thing I gobble up with delight.
A meange of all my favorite authors.

December 4, 2008 at 12:03 PM

I just love your realness (I think I just made that word up but whatever) You're so funny about the picture! Your hand up in the air is too funny. But enough about that. I read her review and I can't wait to read the book after I win that giveaway. I'm so far behind on things, but I'm going to put the book widget thingy on the EO. I want to say "I'm so proud of you," but I realize I'm not your mom. But I still am.

December 4, 2008 at 12:28 PM

You rock! and that review was so nice!!!
Im looking forward to reading the book! :)

December 4, 2008 at 12:39 PM

Elizabeth, you have me wondering what the heck I said about NYC. Was it on Alyson's blog or yours? (Now I'm obsessed. If I said something a savvy New Yorker such as yourself loved, I will indeed have to repeat it somewhere--you know, more in the deep south so it won't LOOK as if I am repeating myself). Heather, thank you! Don't get your knickers in a bunch about it, I know you have tons to do right now that is far more important than the widget thing, Sabrina--wasn't that a nice review? It's the only one my mom called to congratulate me on!

December 4, 2008 at 12:48 PM

I have literally about 2 pictures a year with my kids because I take all the photos. When Mike finally does take a picture of me I always have food in my mouth or something. I mean sure, I love a meal and all but must I always have preserved memories with food in my mouth! Geesh!

December 4, 2008 at 12:54 PM

How exciting to sell so many books. You know - it starts with family, friends and ward members, and then they recommend it to others and pretty soon strangers galore will be purchasing it.

Most of my pictures look fuzzy like that. My husband always says, "don't move until after the picture is taken." That doesn't work, I tell ya!

December 4, 2008 at 2:19 PM

Jen--me too! Erin--you think? I hope! Wouldn't that be great!?!? Sadly my book won't really appeal to the rabid pre-teen set so . . .in fact, I just heard from my grandfather-in-law today--he loaned his copy out to three residents of his retirement home and, according to him, none of them liked it. What's wrong with those old people?!?!

December 4, 2008 at 3:31 PM

Yea for the book signing! Our book group is meeting next week to figure out the next year and I am going to suggest your book. Some of them are cheapies, so I am going to ask our library to get a few copies. Hopefully they will. Good Luck! Have you sent a copy to the Romance lady at the CC Times? Maybe she would do a review? Not sure.

December 4, 2008 at 3:50 PM

Katie, I got a review in the Clayton paper--just google Clayton Pioneer if you are intersted in reading it--page 19 of the dec. 1 issue. I hear getting one in the CC times is pretty hard but I should still try, huh? The book is a fast read so passing around one or two copies is a good idea and requesting it at the library (the more requests the more they might buy but their budget might be busted for this year so asking in January is a good strategy)is a really good idea, too. Thanks for suggesting my book! There is a link to a great review in today's post, as well.

December 4, 2008 at 4:00 PM

I wants one!

Congrats on embarking on this great adventure! Ah, the bravery required!

December 4, 2008 at 4:33 PM

Okay so why do you suddenly look 20 years old? (Not that you looked old before) but Seriously? Man!

And, I laughed so hard my daughter asked me what was so funny, and I couldn't have possibly explained it all to her so I just said: "Nothing, this lady on here is really funny." She said: "Oh! When do we get to watch that movie of yours?"
So you can see, I made you sound oh so impressive...
Sorry.
I'll try harder next time.
Oops.
She just glared at me and told me: "I'm reading this you know."
It's true, she' standing here over my shoulder... so I should probably stop before I REALLY embarrass her (it is possible I think)

December 4, 2008 at 4:43 PM

Kim--you bet! (I take it that means you are entering?) Abra--wha . . .? I am utterly lost. (not that it's unusual, my fault, I'm sure, not yours. Lost is a place I visit frequently. The state of mind, not the TV show). I have read your comment three times and finally I have to conclude that you have me confused with some other blogger who is young and on TV and has the power to impress children with mere words. SOOO not me!

December 4, 2008 at 5:04 PM

Bahahaha!
See, there you go, being funny again...
I just meant that I brushed Piper off so well, she really wants to watch Mr. Kreuger's Christmas, and that's what she was talking about...
The rest of it, you all read well enough!
You Heard me!
You look young...

December 4, 2008 at 5:35 PM

Okay, I concede. I look like a young chipmunk as opposed to an old one. I feel so much better now.

December 4, 2008 at 5:39 PM

Kazzy, you could totally go pro. That would convince ANYONE to read that book.

And I'm one of them!

Also, if you're a chipmunk, then they are the new fashion, my dear. You look hawt.

December 4, 2008 at 6:04 PM

Girl in Brazil, you're referring to hawt Kazzy, correct? (but thanks!)

December 4, 2008 at 7:00 PM

Brazil, are you entering the free giveaway contest? Because I can enter you, what with flattery getting you everywhere and all that . . .

December 4, 2008 at 7:00 PM

Heidi, I DID IT! I figured out how to put a picture of your book cover on my blog, along with a little review of said accomplishment. I am so proud, (but I hope not in a prideful way).
Roxanne

December 5, 2008 at 8:32 AM

Yay Roxanne! Good job!

December 5, 2008 at 8:36 AM

Yay on selling so many. Neighbors totally count.

December 5, 2008 at 10:35 AM

Look at you!

Congrats :-)

December 6, 2008 at 5:55 AM

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