Sunday, April 26, 2009
Things you don’t usually hear at church:
While I was walking down the hallway in church, a neighbor and friend (?) yelled out to me, “Murderer!”
He is not a quiet, timid guy. Let’s call him “John”. When John speaks, neighborhood children jump. Dogs crawl whimpering under the nearest porch. Sometimes it’s vice versa.
I sidled up to the library counter. (Evil, knowing grin) “What did you hear?”
“You killed [name of beloved character in my first novel]!”
I shrugged, “Yeah, I did.”
I’m not even sorry.
His wife told me later, that he was even more surprised that I didn’t even flinch when he yelled out “Murderer!”
A couple of days later I received a lovely email from a reader in Iowa. She confessed to her daughter finding her in the bathtub, sobbing, when she read the part where [name of beloved character in my first novel] died.
Even more gratifying is picturing my neighbor, sitting in his tub (clothed, of course—what did YOU think?), sobbing his heart out, reading about the untimely demise of [name of beloved character in my first novel].
Not that crying over something like that is unmanly. I just think that crying about it, sitting in your bathtub, is an “in touch with your feminine side” kind of thing to do, especially for someone as big and manly as “John”!
It almost makes me want to knock off another fictional character.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Wait, it happened at a chamber of commerce luncheon honoring some of our excellent educators (and I am not being facetious)
In case you cannot read the quote "TEACHER APPRECIATION"
"THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO IN ARE CHILDREN LIFES"
Anything wrong with this picture? What happened to spell check? Wait, frosting doesn't come with spell check, and you can't text it either.
It happened here in our valley. I'm sure the teachers were so proud.
But don't worry, it isn't our tax dollars hard at work; it's our local Sam's Club's dollars.
At least the cake tasted good, even if it wasn't in good taste.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Join us for Ladies Night at Provident Book!Saturday, April 4, 2009
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Meet and mingle with LDS authors:
Michele Ashman Bell
Door prizes given away every 15 minutes, all night long!
661 W State, Ste APleasant Grove, UT