Paying For Readership and Saving Old Yeller

December 27, 2011 § 7 Comments

 

When my first novel, House of Gentle Men, came out, I paid twenty college kids $20/hour to sit outside Texas’s largest independent bookseller, Book People, and read my book.  Kind of a literary sit-in, except with hard cold cash as its instigator rather than any political or social agenda.  Maybe I should have paid extra to make them actually look interested.  But many of the kids did use their hard-earned money to buy my novel.  Ahhh the Youth!

On a different note, now that dear Sammy is in heaven, a bit of good news. Old Yeller lives!  I got tired of him making friends with the little boy, then getting bitten by the wolf, then getting rablies and trying to eat the little boy, then the little boy saying I love you Blam! Anyway with the help of my friend Beckett I came up with a solution. Happy New Year and welcome back, movie dawg!

 

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