Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Books and More Excuses to Drink Wine!

Woo hoooooo! I'm back!! Did you miss me? Well, I missed you. As many of you know, my computer crashed. I lost a couple of incomplete manuscripts and some precious photos. I'm still trying to have the data recovered, so keep your fingers crossed. Thanks to all my friends out there that sent welcome back emails! I love you all. Hey, don't be a dummy like me...BACK UP EVERY DAY!

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Okay, back to my newest adventure. Some of you may remember that I told you I had a couple of signings at wine stores. They were by far the most successful signings I've ever had and definitely the most fun! I loved it so much that I've become a Wine Consultant for a winery in Napa Valley, CA. How exciting is this? Woo hoo! I love wine and I'm thrilled about this new twist in my ever evolving life! I'll continue to sign books via wine tastings but now I've expanded it to all my author friends. Wouldn't you love to have a wine tasting/signing here, in Cochem?

Now I know a lot of you live far away from me. I'm in Texas but I'm betting it won't be long and I'll be able to travel greater distances. I've talked to other wine consultants at the company that are already doing it six months in. For now, if any of you would like to do a book signing in conjunction with a wine tasting, in Texas and surrounding states, let me know. And there's no cost to you or any guests. Ever. It's a fun way to debut our new books and I get to make a little extra cash if any guests decide to buy a bottle. BTW, my wine vine is gorgeous!

I can't wait to do this!

Okay, these ladies have the right idea. I want a wine glass like this!

And can I have a drag off that big stogie? Don't get me started on cigars. We should start passing these fat babies out at signings too. Hey, it's like we gave birth, right? Our books are our new borns!

So, I'm hungry for new ways like this to promote our books. What about you? Please share the various ways you promote your books and participate in books signings. I know coffee tastings are another fun way. I love coffee just as much as wine and I'm all for trying out new grinds.

I'm also looking for great promo items. What clever promo items have you used in the past? I made some very beautiful beaded book thongs and they were a big hit.

Okay, give me your ideas! I'll just sit back, sip my wine and enjoy reading your suggestions!

It's great to be back!
~Fat Hug,

Contact me for Wine Tastings with your Signings at and we'll bring on the grapes!


Regina Carlysle said...

This is the coolest idea EVERRRRRR. I want to do this!!!! Hey, a friend turned me on to a new wine I hadn't tried. Shiraz is my new favorite. It's red, not too sweet and not too dry.

Cool as hell pics!

Alisha Paige said...

Aren't those cool pics? I really, really want that wine glass..snort!

Michele Hart said...

When I come see you, let's schedule a lot of these things and I'll bring my books! We'll drink wine, sell books, giggle incessantly! Time of our lives! I can hardly wait!

Guess who's my new wine expert! I love wine. Teach me everything you know!


Alisha Paige said...

I'm jumping up and down with excitement!!!! Michele, we will have a BLAST!!!! I cannot wait!!!!


Cate Masters said...

What a fun idea, Alisha! Wish I lived on your side of the US!
Great pics! Looks like a blast.

MarthaE said...

I missed you!!! Glad you are back and hope your data all gets saved! That wine stomping looks like fun! Great pics!

Alisha Paige said...

Thanks for stopping by, Cate! Doesn't it look like fun?

Hi Martha!!! I missed you too! Wouldn't you love to stomp those grapes? Big hugs!

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