When plans fall apart, it is great to have Linda around to glue the pieces back together!
My first order for Deadly Sins was for 100 books. Then, at Art in the Park, in Orange, the books were such a success I was left with 15 of the original hundred. (I'd mailed some out for reviews, etc.)
Then came my move (don't need to explain that difficult process!!) and I forgot, until a week away from my book launch in Orange, to order more books. Not to worry, the printer can print them in a week, right? Well, they can if their machines don't break!
The day before the launch Linda calls and says--yep, the machines are down, no books!
The folks at Bayou Trading, where the book launch was held, had advertised in the newspaper, sent out a mailing to over 200 customers, etc!
Well, I was about to cry in my beer when Linda emails with a plan--a plan she stayed up all night to put into place. She created bookplates, IOU's, and a decopage plaque of the Sabine Lighthouse featured on the book cover. Folks willing to prepay and wait a few days for their books received all of the above as a gift! A couple of folks who got books even bought the plaques!
The event went off without a hitch, folks had a great time, and everyone was patient with the circumstances--thanks to Linda's work!
I never felt so proud to have the L & L Dreamspell team as partners in my writing venture!! Can't get much better than that!
Hope Linda got a good nights sleep Saturday night! You gals are the best!