So, we’ve been mulling over the idea of doing a book tour for “The Teddy Bear That Saved Me,” which, as some of you may know, is rather difficult for me. It’s not easy for me to be in public, and I don’t go out very often. I’m at Publix by 7am, then back home, and it is quite rare for me to leave again. There is a three block radius that I rarely shy from. And we picked this particular apartment because of that. The grocery store is just over there, and beyond those tall oaks a few streets over is the little church I like with the little thrift store where I get my books to read. The post office picks up my packages, so I don’t have to go there, and anything else I need is beautifully supplied thanks to the internet. So, doing a book tour would be quite like throwing a cat in the bathtub and expecting serenity. However, I would like to the opportunity to meet all of you. I really would like that.
I feel if I can take baby steps, then maybe I could eventually go so far as doing a full tour across the States. If book sales for “The Teddy Bear That Saved Me” get going, maybe I could rent out a little space somewhere to do a live reading and a get together here in Orlando some time in October. I feel if I can take baby steps, then maybe I could eventually go so far as doing a full tour across the States. I wouldn’t need security. That’s what Phillip is for. (He’s terribly protective, you know).
I’m sure we can come up with something, if the book does well enough. All kinds of ideas are at the ready, and being creative about the how’s and why’s can really move mountains. I really do want to get a chance to meet all of you. You’ve all been so very kind. And I want to get that beautiful moment where I get to look into all of your eyes, shake your hands, hug you and say, “Thank you for saving me….”