Please Consider this Powerful Ministry

sponsor a child inn ministries

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Borders at the Woodlands

Had a great signing at the Borders Bookstore at the Woodlands (Just outside of Houston) here in Texas. And as the saying goes, they do things BIG in Texas! This was a monster of a Borders store.

Leslie, the store manager, had a great spot for me in the front of the store. We later decided that we would set up chairs and do a few readings upstairs. A couple of families showed up right away. These were fans of The Door Within books and had just purchased Isle of Swords. Very nice people...very happy with my books, so I was very grateful. The evening wet very well. I had the opportunity to hand-sell and introduce my books to a dozen new readers--always a good thing.

I read "Echoes of Cannon Fire" and "Race for the Mill." Lots of fun. Can I just tell you, I love reading scenes with Jacques St. Pierre. He's such a winning maniac! lol

Funny anecdote. Do you know what happens to people who come to a toll booth but don't have the cash money to pay? I didn't know either...until this afternoon. My publicist picked me up and drove us to the Borders event on I610. Apparently, I610 is a toll road. Who knew? We hit the first toll booth, and my publicist says, "Uh, oh. I don't have any cash." I reach for my wallet. "Uh, oh. I don't have cash either."

So my publicist gets a ticket. Off we go. Five miles later, another toll booth. Repeat steps 1-3, and now my publicist has two tickets. I610, a toll road. Who knew? Now we know. lol

13 comments:

Crystal said...

cool! I'm glad everything went well for you, even if the un expected tolls caused a little mahem (lol)

supossedly one of the borders in Puerto Rico is the biggest, but I doubted that borders in Texas is HUGE!!! I'd get lost in there!!! =)

Dream Home!!! lol

James Somers said...

Sounds like everything is going very well for Isle of Swords! Can't wait to read the next. Have fun in texas...it's like a whole other country as they say!

The Writer said...

Ah, yes, our numerous unexpected tolls. They add a heaping helping of fun to your driving experience.

But, as the saying goes, Houston: It's Worth It.

Haley said...

Note to Self: Always have money when driving in Texas. You never know when you might hit an unexpected toll.

Pais Charos said...

Oh, I HATE that! I did that once before! It wasn't fun... I had to fill out a form promising to pay, and I had to mail the money in. Oy.

Glad the signing was such a blast! And indeed, Pierre is an ... interesting character :P

Pais Charos said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Pais Charos said...

And when I did it it was in Maryland. I lived in Maryland for 15 years, and ended up having to drive on a road that was a toll road, that I didn't know was a toll road. It was the ... *thinks* Chesapeake Bay Bridge, I believe.

Of course, I'd only been driving for a couple of years at this point...

Christopher Hopper said...

Look at you go, wild fantasy man! You're all over the place! Houston? Sa-weeeet!

CH

Justin B. said...

Many of my friends have gotten into the books and they wanted to know if you would do a short tour stop in Philadelphia! This is coming from them, not me! lol! Anyways, hope you had a good time in Texas, home of the Chili Dog

Victoria Lee said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Victoria Lee said...

Sry about the tolls. Hope you enjoy your stay in Houston, Texas!!

Kathy said...

Always keep money in your "ash tray" in the car. Never know when something will come up ; )

Anonymous said...

610 is not a toll road. You were on beltway 8. :)