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The "Whenever Newsletter" containing the wit and wisdom of LDS author Susan Law Corpany is put out several times a year, but not on any set schedule. You will find the stories behind the stories, excerpts from works in progress, humorous insights, ideas for how to avoid doing housework. In other words--whatever and whenever. (Just a touch of rebellion.) Subscription is free and free from the contraint of a publishing schedule, because after all, writers are under enough deadlines. Enjoy!
Newsletter Dated: 11/24/2010 11:33:12 AM
Subject: Book Launch Parties for Lucky Change by Susan Corpany
I apologize that I am holding a couple of last-minute events. There have been some snafus with my book signing tour, as there was a last-minute cancellation when the decision was made not to carry my book, so I am doing a couple of book launching parties, one in Utah County and one in Salt Lake City. But hey, I only flew in from Hawaii, so no big deal. And when the meek inherit the earth, I've got dibs on Hawaii.
Pier 49 Pizza
296 South Main Street
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Ladies come over while your husbands are watching the game.
Marie Callender's Restaurant, Banquet Room
1109 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, UT
6 - 9 p.m.
Come have dinner or a piece of pie.
There will be chocolate mac nuts and a free book (not the new one) for everybody who comes, and everybody who buys a copy of the new book will be entered in a drawing for a week at our vacation house on the Big Island of Hawaii (vrbo.com/109651). Buy more than one book, get more than one entry.
I know this is a big shopping day, but you could wipe out your Christmas shopping all in one fell swoop with a signed-by-the-author copy of a wonderful book full of humor and heart.
Read the first chapter at amazon.com
On the way out the door after his last appointment, the sign on Bishop Rex Parley's office wall caught his eye.
"Work for the Lord. The pay is not great but the retirement benefits are out of this world."
He noticed a recently scrawled addition. "But don't quit your day job."
Here is the copy of my only review so far. (Joan gave me five stars because there wasn't a link for ten.)
Susan Corpany has done it again! I expected a pleasant book that would be enjoyable reading just like her previous books. Lucky Change was entertaining, and more. The characters are clever but their interactions allow the reader to do some self-reflection: How do I treat others? Do I feel superior? Am I always kind? Do I forgive quickly?
I read this book a few days ago and find myself recalling several passages that made serious points about relationships we have with others. I hadn't expected the story to stay with me but it has. This is definitely a book to keep and reread.
Meet the characters on paradisepromotions.blogspot.com
Because of the cover design, the LDS Bookstores have decided this book is inappropriate and promotes gambling. In reality, I tried to show all the complications from the lottery win and it is unfortunate that the LDS community is going to miss reading this awesome book.
Thank you in advance for your support. I once was about to approach a well-known author to tell her how much I had enjoyed her last book. Then I heard her whisper to her companion, "Let's get out of here before people start coming up to me." Incidnetally, it was at the LDS Booksellers convention, where that is the expected behavior. Let the record show that minutes before when she came out of the stall next to me in the ladies' room, I had let her wash her hands in peace.
So I did not go up to her, needless to say. And I said to myself, "I hope I never get so famous or full of myself that I find my fans an annoyance instead of the reason I have whatever success I have achieved." So thank you!!! You and the Big Guy Upstairs who blessed me with this talent are the reason I have experienced any kind of success. I guess He heard my prayer/plea never to become too famous or too full of myself and is facilitating that by this latest complication. I may never get off the New York Times Less-Seller List, but I think my books and columns have done some good in the world.
May you run out of fingers and toes as you count your blessings this season of Thanksgiving.
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