Saving the day

I was in my local Bookshop Santa Cruz the other day when the owner came up to me to say, Thank you, for saving our day.  Seems that last Thursday when I went in to sign their copies of “Mary’s Christmas”cover8was the day that Stormageddon descended on Northern California, and hanging around book stores was pretty far down the to-do list of most Santa Cruzians: the store was populated by the staff, and me.  Which meant that their day’s take would have been illustrated by a really deep hole, except for you guys.  All of you who ordered a copy of this pricey little paperback for me to sign?  They filled the order that day, and your dollars saved them from a very ugly little blip to worry their accountant.  So, she thanked me.

And I, in turn, thank you.  For supporting my local bookstore, on a day when it made a lot of difference to them, and to me.

I’m going by there today to sign another stack, feel free to order if you like, from Bookshop or (especially if you’re outside the US) from the Poisoned Pen.



  1. Teresa on December 19, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Well, it’s one of the easiest sites to order from, and one knows they’ll usually have a supply of Mary Russellalia on hand so why wouldn’t one. 😉

    You’re the best.

  2. Debbie Taylor on December 19, 2014 at 8:11 am

    My copy arrived last week, what a fun Christmas treat! Thanks Laurie and Bookshop Santa Cruz. I grew up in San Jose, and as a teenager in the 60s spent many happy days in Santa Cruz.

  3. Kathy Reel on December 21, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    I will be ordering mine today, Laurie! I have it on Kindle, but I want a signed copy, too.

    I also want to say that you saved my day last week when my ARC of Dreaming Spies arrived that I’d won. It was such a whirlwind of a week that I meant to immediately sit down and thank you for making a stressful week a glorious one, but, alas, there was not sitting for me until today. Seems you make everybody’s day brighter wherever you go.

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