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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Random facts continued...

There was a little speculation about random fact #1 and #7. Here's the proof. Lol







13 comments:

Brett said...

Ah........the glory days! :P

Amy Browning said...

LOL! Oh Wayne - that ROCKS!!

You were totally awesome in the 80s. I love it! Is this how you snagged your wife?

Amy Browning said...

Okay - so I did it. I went to my local Christian book store, Branches.

I asked the first lady who came up to me if they had a Christian Fantasy/Sci-Fi section or if it was just under the heading of Fiction. She said that it was all under Fiction and asked if I was looking for anything in particular and I mentioned The Door Within Trilogy. At this, she beamed and started raving about how great the series was and how she had bought the second two because her nephew had finished the first in two days. I agreed that they are amazing as the clerk led me to the YA section.

Here's the cool part: At the end of the aisle there was a big display with all three books in it. It was in the main thoroughfare through the store and there they were in all their glory. :) I was impressed.

Next, the clerk asked if there was anyone else I was looking for and I said Christopher Hopper. She went up to the computer and said they were expecting to get the new one in stock in June. But they also had one title available to order. I thanked her and continued to peruse.

In a cool twist, I found the hardcover of The Hobbit there. I also found an amazing devotional journal for my daughter called "God and Me" for 10 -12 yr olds. She's only 9 but whatever.

As we were checking out with a different clerk I said, "Can I make a suggestion?" Then went on to suggest a section for spec. fic. and she said, "Well - we have a few," Here, I said "yeah - and that's great, but there's a need for a wide variety of Christian Fantasy and Sci-Fi. I told her that there was actually a demand for it and she thanked me and said "well it's great to know, because unless our readers tell us, we have no idea."

YAY!

WayneThomasBatson said...

Amy, that's so cool that you went on an evangelistic fantasy mission. Did you enter The Challenge over at Becky's site?

And, no, I actually snagged my wife at a Bible study. ;-)

everlastingscribe said...

Yay! Good job! Amy! I would love to have you in my store as a customer!

everlastingscribe said...

I never doubted ;) Though I cry for you poor, unplayed guitar. *sniffle*

pixy said...

HA! Wayne, that's just completely awesome!

Rock on, dude!

And Amy! That's just perfect. Great job!

Valerie Comer said...

ER...cute, Wayne! :P

WayneThomasBatson said...

Ah…back in the day…

Amy Browning said...

I'd love to come to your store Scribe! That'd be sweet. It was really fun to become a part of such a worth while cause. Like Wayne says, it's a "revolution."

And thanks Pixy! :)

It's cool, cuz Becky is actually going to post my comment about it up at Speculative Faith and on her personal blog too. I feel very honored and supported by my fellows.

Not to get too mushy, but this whole thing started with Wayne's blog and I've found so much fun and fellowship that it's touched my life in a spiritual way that nothing else has. So thank you to all my new friends and to Wayne for starting the "REVOLUTION."

Brett said...

I think we all feel the same, Amy.
There needs to be more sites like this one that inspires Christian writers (and readers!). I tried using HarperTeen for a writing contest...but their book had to be about witches, witchcraft, etc. I feel free to express myself here, and hear from fellow writers. Very encouraging. Thanks Mr. Batson!

Eve said...

Love that hair, Wayne! *smiling*

WayneThomasBatson said...

Wasn't it Bon Jovi who said he put a hole in the ozone layer b/c of all the hairspray used back then? lol