Tag Archives: Florence

#209–Northern Bridge Tour second time around . . .

  Considering we’ve had over 50 inches of rain since Christmas and we can remember each of the very few days without rain since then, we were really lucky on the first two bridge tours. We had a brief shower … Continue reading

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#208–14 bridges in three tours—Tour 2 (Florence to North Bend)

  Would it rain (Plan B) or not (Plan A)? We were ready either way.  My 11 folks who’d signed up for the Southern Bridge Tour, plus Benny the bus driver, were ready to check out bridges. We had rain … Continue reading

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#207–14 bridges in 3 tours—Tour 1 (Florence to Depoe Bay)

  The forecast was for cloudy. I was so thankful after days of torrential rain. The day started out with drizzle, which is nothing compared to what we’ve been having. I didn’t want to head up the coast to see … Continue reading

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#195––Who’d a thunk it . . .

  Occasionally life surprises you––sometimes for the good and sometimes not so good. Three times in the past few weeks were who’d-a-thunk-it situations that I’d like to share. The green hills of California Usually when I visit California, the green … Continue reading

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#185–5th Annual FFOB, a grand time . . .

  The weather was great, and we had good crowds both days. Mostly, we were relieved that we had about 50 at the Publisher’s Panel Friday afternoon and slightly more than 100 to see and hear Jane Kirkpatrick deliver her … Continue reading

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#178–I’m back––134 books in 10 days . . .

I could have named this post “Back in the saddle again” or “Road trips are fun!” But the numbers were what blew me away. By following my usual game plan of calling ahead before hitting the road, I sold more … Continue reading

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#156–Busy, busy, busy but good . . .

  “So what else is new!” That’s what I hear you saying. Hear me out. Things are also looking good, which means that all the busy times have been worth it. Books During my quirky week, I did three presentations: … Continue reading

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#145–Pre Launch Prep . . .

  It’s possible to sell a book before there’s an actual book, of course. But it’s sure easier when you’ve got the book in hand. I only had five copies, and didn’t intend to sell any. But I sold one … Continue reading

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#144–It’s a book . . .

  Around Florence is no longer a manuscript of loose pages; it is now a bound book full of pages that you turn. Five advance copies arrived in the mail yesterday. It is exciting to see the work of this … Continue reading

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#142–Progress on all fronts . . .

4th Annual Florence Festival of Books Since May 19, the FFOB application has been online and they have been coming in on a regular basis. We have room for 60 tables, and we are at about half full. Our deadline … Continue reading

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