Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

Twiggy and Lucy

“Hey what are you two doing?”
“It’s Friday Dad. We are waiting for the UPS guy.”
“Be kind to him.”
“Yes, Dad.”

 

Friday is here. I know we were all wishing Wednesday was Friday, but it was only a false alarm. The rain here is scheduled to stop for the next three days. That is a good thing. We went through some pretty stiff storms on Sunday, but even with a tornado warning, everything is fine. There is no going into the back yard, though. The landscape architect went back there on Wednesday, and I’m not sure she came out. Her car is gone, so I have to assume the best. We did receive the information that gutters need to be put up before the landscape work begins. Oh, joy another delay.

I’m heading to McKinney, Texas this weekend. There is a book fair there, and I want to meet the reading public. It is a 41/2 hour drive. So I’ll be pretty much out of pocket Friday and Saturday. Please excuse me if I miss a visit or comment. Know I’ll be shaking the bushes and begging folks to buy my books.

I’ll be having dinner with some Texas authors on Friday night, so that will be fun. Big thanks to Jan Sikes for setting it up. I’ll also give you a photo recap of the fair on Sunday.

Todays JohnKu talks about putting yourself out there. I hope you all have a great weekend.

Readers by John W. Howell Β© 2019

There’s always a time,

To meet and greet your readers. . .

You have to seek it.

 

61 comments

  1. Have a great time, John. Drive safe!

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  2. Have a safe trip and enjoy the fair. Looking forward to th photos.

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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  3. So you have a fair amount of mud in your yard. Maybe you should double check for the landscape architect. I hope your backyard hasn’t turned to quicksand. I wonder if she survived but went home without her shoes. If you receive a bill from her you’ll know. Have a great weekend, John. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. You as well. 😊

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  4. Go and enjoy yourself, John!

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    1. Thank you, GP.

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  5. A great reminder, John, that we writers need to “put ourselves out there,” I have a difficult time doing that. You inspire me. Hope you have a terrific time. And that you all get to “dry out.”

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    1. I hope to dry out too, Pamela. Thanks. They are saying rain on Sunday (sigh)

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      1. But better than a drought…. (that’s me, Pollyanna)

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      2. You are right. Our only problem is the backyard. Full of mud.

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      3. Less mud would be best; may the sun shine in soon.

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      4. Thank you, Pamela.

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  6. One of my favorite musical duos, the E-Flat Porch Band is from McKinney, and they perform locally a good bit. Unfortunately, they’re not going to be around while you’re in town, but you’ll have plenty on your agenda anyway. Have fun!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Yeah, dinner tonight and then 9:00 to 2:00 tomorrow and then 41/2 hours back home. Busy. 😊

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  7. Sorry about the storms, John. Safe travels, and enjoy your trip.

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    1. Thank you, Staci.

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  8. Gwen Plano · ·

    I’m sure you had a wonderful time with Jan and other Texas writers. So happy for you and them! We all need laughter and collegiality. β™₯

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    1. Always nice to get together with fellow writers. The dinner is tonight so I hope for a good time as well. Thanks, Gwen.

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      1. Gwen Plano · ·

        Oh my goodness, I envy the chance to be with fellow writers. Enjoy every moment and travel safely tomorrow my friend. 4.5 hours is a long drive, but maybe it’s a chance to craft your next masterpiece. πŸ™‚

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      2. Thinking and driving are good partners. Thanks, Gwen.

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  9. Good luck with the book fair, John – makes lots of new friends and loyal readers!

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    1. Thank you, Teri. 😁

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  10. It sounds like a great writing community down there in Texas. Safe trip, and happy networking. I wish you many sales!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. 😁

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  11. Hope all goes well at the book fair.

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    1. Thanks, Greg.

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  12. Best of luck, John. Oh for the days when publishers did the promoting and we writers did the writing! Safe travels, my friend!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. πŸ˜€

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  13. My mom used to say, “One thing calls for another.” And, so it is with your gutters. I’m looking forward to dinner tonight!

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    1. You mom had a good saying. Looking forward to it as well, Jan πŸ˜„

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  14. Enjoy your McKinney dinner. Be safe! β™₯β™₯

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  15. Have a great time tonight, Boss! πŸ™‚

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  16. Sell lots of books, John! Maybe the weather will be decent.

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    1. This was cancelled last fall because of rain. Maybe ths time it will be okay.

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Loved the JohnKu. I keep saying I will get out there and do that. Hope you have a great time and make new fans and sales:)

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    1. Thank you, Denise. I hope so too.

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  18. True words, John. Happy Friday and have a great time at the book fair and dinner. ❀️

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    1. Thank you, Marie. Dinner was great.

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  19. Have fun at the book fair, John. 4 1/2 hours is a fair trek by UK standards.

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    1. I could be in Paris now if I lived there.

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  20. Good luck at the show, John. I won’t be checking in much on Sunday, so have a Happy Father’s Day.

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    1. You as well, Dan. The day was made for you.

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  21. Enjoy the fair, John. Sell a ton of books!

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    1. I only brought a half ton. πŸ˜€ Thanks Jacquie

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  22. Have fun at the bookfair, John. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Kevin.

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  23. I hope the bookfair exceeds all your expectations, John. Safe travels, my friend. I can’t wait to see the photos.😊

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    1. Thank you, Soooz

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  24. Excellent JohnKu. Enjoy the writer’s weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  25. Drive safe and have a fabulous time!

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    1. Thak you, Dale

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  26. I hope you sell a lot of books, John, and meet lots of nice people too.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. 😁

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  27. I’ve had very few encounters with my readers but who knows what the future holds, right?

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    1. Right. Thanks, Hook

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