I had planned to enter my first LEFT NEGLECTED blog post yesterday, on Publication Day, but it was such a whirlwind day, I didn't have time. Well, that's not entirely true. I had plenty of time to be on Facebook--to spread the word and thank friends and family and fans for their support. And the embarrassingly compulsive/addictive behavior of checking my amazon.com rank began again, so I had time for that. But I spent most of the day going to book stores, signing stock, saying Hi and Thanks and jumping up and down with some of my favorite booksellers. I actually screamed when I saw this display at Where the Sidewalk Ends here in Chatham.
Oh, and I bought three copies of USA Today at Stop & Shop because Craig Wilson (Oh, how I love Craig Wilson!) wrote a PHENOMENAL review of LEFT NEGLECTED.
It was definitely a whirlwind day--hopefully the kickoff to a whirlwind tour! I have lots of hopes for this book. I hope it gives readers an opportunity to think about their own lives, to maybe slow down and pay more attention to what really matters to them. I hope it teaches readers a little bit about traumatic brain injury and Left Neglect. I hope it helps certain readers find NEHSA (New England Handicapped Sports Association), and I hope it changes their lives. I hope the story helps everyone to learn to ignore our cell phones in our cars. And mostly, I hope you all like it!
I did have a little time last night before bed to enter this post. But instead I drank a glass of wine with my husband and played Connect Four with my 10-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son. I think Sarah Nickerson would approve!