Monday, April 9, 2012

Jimmy Thomas, a Book Signing and a Little Lad in Training

What in the world does Jimmy Thomas, a book signing and a little lad in training have in common? Yep, I thought the same thing.
I've posted several times before about the wonderful sayings that come out of the mouths of babes. And just when I think nothing else would surprise me, bang, there it is.

It all started when Temptation in a Kilt was published. As every author would do, I privately reflected and asked myself, "What if this is a NYT Bestseller? What if this is a USA Today Bestseller? OMG! What if it's both? Wait, reality is sinking in... What if it gets really bad reviews and bombs?" *shaking head and clearing out negative thoughts*

When things start to bother me, I like to talk instead of keeping all of my musings inside to fester. I started talking to my kids about how I would promote the book. We talked about promotional items, what I would take to the book signing, etc. You know--anything to lighten said dark thoughts.

My daughter smirks and says, "Boy, it's too bad you can't have Jimmy Thomas attend. How great would that be to help you sell your book?"

For those of you that don't know, Jimmy is the Highlander gracing my website and blog and also the Highlander in the Temptation in a Kilt book trailer.
Of course I agree with my daughter. How could I not?

Right on cue, my son says, "I'll do it. Buy me a kilt and I'll do it. But... I will only do it if you buy me the shirt, shoes and dagger. I want to look like a Highlander. Then I can pass out your bookmarks and say, "Thank you for buying my Mom's book." And I swear this was entirely my little lad's idea. Both of my kids are verra proud of Mom.

As any mother/author of Scottish historical romance would do, I ordered my little lad the complete Scottish get-up from Heritage of Scotland. 

And it arrived...

I can admit that I may be a wee bit partial. But I think my son will do great at the book signing! What do you think? A future Highland laird mayhap?

20 comments:

  1. He's adorable! And such a good little helper! Enjoy the ride. They grow up way too fast!

    Best! Here's to many sales!

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  2. What reader could resist such a fine looking lad? He'll have the ladies vying for his attention and HIS autograph too! ;-)

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  3. He makes a great Highlander! I love the outfit! Definitely a future laird!

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  4. Thanks, Darcy. No kidding!

    Maeve, I thought of that as well. If he keeps asking the lasses to touch his sporran, we might have an issue though.

    Thanks, Vonda! He's been trying to overthrow the current laird with no success. ;-)

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  5. He looks verra handsome in his highlander kilt. He will certainly sell many a book :)

    Congratulations on your new release!

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  6. Thanks, Sidney! Now if my daughter would only quit calling it a skirt to irritate my little man...

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  7. OMG!!!! Victoria, he is ADORABLE! Your kids are so wonderful :) Take lots of pics, I want to see!!!

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  8. Will do! Thanks for stopping by, Eliza!

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  9. Hehe. Great shot! Thanks for posting. Yeah, I'm sure teasing her brother for wearing a kilt is a wee more temptation than your daughter can bear.

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  10. You know it, Derek! He's already tackled her more than once.

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  11. Definitely a Highlander,Victoria. He'll do well with the ladies!

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  12. He thinks so too, Cynthia! He's still at the age where he doesn't like the lasses. It won't be long...

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  13. Jennifer (JC Page)April 9, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Yes, a future Highland laird! and the young lasses...will be chasing him soon :) Congrats with your success!

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  14. Jennifer, thanks for stopping by. And yes, the lasses will be chasing him soon. Grrr...

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  15. OMG! He's adorable! You should be verra proud of him for offering to wear a "skirt" and help his momma sell her books.

    He's going to be a ladies man, for sure.

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  16. Thanks, Denise. I am verra proud. I only hope to be able to keep the lasses at bay a little longer.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. If he is not the most adorable lil man I've ever seen in a kilt. Like everybody has said, I know you are so very proud of him. He's such a sweetheart to think up something like that. :)

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  18. Thanks, Jamallah. I'm really proud of him. As I said, he's my little lad in training.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Well it looks like Jimmy Thomas has tough competition!! What a great start to a family run business - So very happy for you and proud of you!

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  20. Thanks for the support, Christa, and thanks for stopping by!

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