Oprah-Quest 2012 – Ad #2

May 1, 2012 § 10 Comments

A few days after the first ad appeared in Oprah’s hometown paper, the Montecito Journal, the Phoenix and I hiked up the ¼ mile secret trail, following the secret map, and found the secret burial site containing Oprah’s book sadly undisturbed, although some low-tide organism had stolen her shovel.

It was sad, like leaving a carrot out for a magic unicorn and finding a squirrel scratching his testicles with it.  Not exactly like that, but you get the idea.

But I am no one to wallow in self-pity.  So the next week, with the help of the Phoenix and my fearless art director, Kelly Beck-Byrnes, we took out another ad, this one featuring a new copy of Blue Asylum inside a locked safe with everyone but Oprah on their honor not to memorize the combination.

The Phoenix carried the safe out to its location and set up Oprah’s sign. Within 48 hours the safe, the book and the sign had all disappeared.*

So it’s time for my third and final ad.  I will keep you posted, friends. Thank you for your suggestions.  And as an aside, it was great seeing so many of you at the book parties and readings.

And now, I must dive back into that O-shaped quest which has consumed my waking hours. I will be back with a new report.

*My chief suspect: Rich Siegel http://tinyurl.com/7dvg2cl I just don’t like the looks of that guy.


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§ 10 Responses to Oprah-Quest 2012 – Ad #2

  • Michele Wilhite says:

    I admire your tenacity! She’d be foolish to ignore your offer to read a novel that is going big! She could be one of the first to tout it”s “fantastic-ness!” I can’t get that squirrel out of my mind!

  • Gayla Collins says:

    Kathy, I am rooting. Meantime your book, “Blue Asylum” was chosen as my online book club’s June read. I am NOOOOO Oprah, but doing my best.

    Are you sure Oprah is home in Montecito? She moves about quite a lot. Don’t want your precious ads and endeavors to be wasted. Are you sure it wasn’t Oprah that dug up the book?

    My best;
    Gayla in Wyoming

  • Gayla Collins says:

    Loved your descriptive sentence about your woe…the squirell simiie was genius. But then so are you so I shouldnt’ be suprised.

    Gayla in Wyoming

  • jeff says:

    maybe O doesn’t subscribe to the paper?

  • cousin bridget says:

    Ok theft deterrent device for the safe next time also place a clock in side a wind up so it ticks,also strap a strong logging chain to it with a master lock . But make sure the door to the safe can still be opened. Also just a suggestion mail a copy to harpo studios or own network address to oprah from your old pale kathy. She has met so many people in her life you can fabricate some story about some place yall met before and discussed whatever it is shes into. Wouldnt be hard to look at places and parties she has attended and make up something lol that is if she contacts you and is like do i know you have we met…oh yeh that’s right at tom cruises scientology group meet ya know the one he acted so strange at.

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