BEATING THE HIGH COST OF GAS
"Where you headed?" a fellow called out to his neighbor the other day. The man was messing
around with his RV, seemingly getting it ready for a vacation. But we all know that looks can be deceiving.
"Noplace," came the reply. "Can't afford the gas, so I figured I'd at least air it out after
it sat idle all winter."
"Have I got the solution for you!" the neighbor remarked, a grin on his face that looked
like it spread from Kansas to Georgia. And in a flash he disappeared into his house.
In less than five minutes he was back, waving a book in his hands. He walked
over to the non-camper and handed it to him.
"Here's what you need to do," he said. "Take this baby inside with you,
turn on the air conditioner, stick your feet up on the coffee table and forget about life."
As the man studied the book his eyebrow poped up, wondering what this was all about. Seeing
his consternation, the neighbor said, "It's three old broads that each got an RV--either b0ought it or rented it--and decided
to hit the road. After a few lessons on how to handle the rigs and a few busted garage doors, they were off and running."
"Of course they didn't know each other when they started out, but you know how one crazy
woman attracts another one, just like magnets. Before long they were on their way, and when they met up with each other, they
decided to continue on, caravan style."
"But heck, don't let me ruin it for you. Go on inside and take a load off your feet. Just
remember to give it back when you're done."
As the fellow climbed inside his RV, he called out, "Thanks. That's real decent of
"Yeah, and it sure beats the high cost of gas these days!"
TRAVEL NURSE HITS THE ROAD--AGAIN!
Epstein LaRue, Star* Publish's non-resident medical personnel, was hit by the
wanderlust again. This time she was heading from one job in Washington to a new one in Oregon.
Never one to take the shortest route between two points, she and her family went by way
of Idaho, where they spent some time painting a house, planting flowers, and doing booksignings.
The three booksignings were at Hastings Entertainment Centers in Couer d'Alene, Boise and Twin Falls Idaho. Jessica
Smith, manager of the Hastings Store in Boise, said, "She was a blast! Everybody loved her. We have some of her books on the
shelves. We also have some of the other Star* authors' books here too." She paused while she checked her computer. "Guess
we've got some more of several titles coming in. They are sold out, and they are on auto-reorder now."
Watch out in your neighborhood. You just never know when our Highway Hypodermic author will show up in your neck of the
woods. Have books, will travel!
HEATING UP IN CALIFORNIA
BARNES & NOBLES
On Saturday, June 23, STAR Publish author Robin C. Westmiller, J.D. Author "Blood Tastes Lousy With Scotch"How I rescued my father from greedy cousins, thieving attorneys and the Florida
Guardianship System was a featured author at the Barnes & Noble LOCAL AUTHORS DAY event in Ventura California. Over 25 people attended
the event promoted by Barnes
& Noble to "welcome an amazing collection of authors".
The organizers of this event was Starr Reina and Robin Gorley
who are also sponsoring the West
Coast Author Premier Event, July 21 2007 in Ventura, CA. which will feature Raven West (aka Robin C. Westmiller who will be presenting a workshop
seminar on the legal ramifications of copyright law and avoiding defamation.
MARKETING GURU JOHN KREMER
JOINS STAR* PUBLISH BROADCAST
John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, often called "The Independent Author's Bible," will be the guest
on "Marketing for Fun and Profit" radio program at http://internetvoicesradio.com
on August 27, 2007, at 9:30 p.m. ET.
1001 Ways to Market Your Books has been updated several times, and it is probably the most popular book on the subject.
Star* Publish's Marketing Direcor Janet Elaine Smith has been very successful in getting the books into bookstores nationwide,
so it will be enjoyable fun as the two marketing specialists spar on their tricks, tips and tactics. Mark it on your calendar
now! You won't want to miss this one.
STAR* AUTHORS KICK OFF CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Billie A. Williams (script writer of A Christmas Dream
) and Janet Elaine Smith (author of the original novel
A Christmas Dream
) will discuss the soon-to-be-released play on Monday, July 2, on Janet's program "Marketing for
Fun and Profit." It can be heard at http://internetvoicesradio.com
at 9:30 p.m. ET. "Marketing for Fun and Profit" is sponsored by Star* Publish LLC, and they strive to bring you a variety
of interesting and cutting-edge issues every week.
The 3-act play is geared towards small-medium sized community theater groups, highschool/college drama clubs, dinner
theaters and the like. The setting is quite simple, and the cast less than 20 people. The co-authors are already gearing up
for a marketing campaign to hit community theaters as soon as the script is available. Their goal is to have it presented
in at least one theater in each of the 50 states. Lofty? Perhaps, but as Susan Quincey (the heroine in the book) will tell
you, "Miracles still happen, especially at Christmas time."
The book has been compared by many readers to Miracle on 34th Street. They already have one prepublished review,
which can be seen here.