A Quick Cool Tip For Authors

I have a cool tip for authors like myself but there’s a quick story that goes along with it.

I was interviewed by AP (Alternate Perceptions) Magazine hereà http://www.apmagazine.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1122&Itemid=194 and a gal in my town read it. She stopped by my office on Monday and told me she had been wanting to read my books. Here’s how the conversation went:

Gal: “I read your interview. Wow. Your parents were UFO and paranormal investigators . . . and your books. Where can I get them?”

Me: “You can get them on Amazon or Sweets ‘N Stories here in town. They might still have them. I do have some in the trunk of my car.”

Gal: *Her face lit up* “Really?”—She motioned to go outside—“Let’s go see.”

Me: “Okay.”

We went outside, and I popped open the trunk of my car open and dug in the box. “I have the first book.”—I handed it to her. She asked me how much, and I told her—“I also have the other two books in the trilogy. If you like the–”

Gal: “I’ll take those, too!”

Me: “Okay.” I told her the total price, she wrote the check, and handed it to me. When she got in her car, she told me she’d write a review for each of my books on Amazon.

Double score if she does.

So what is my author tip?

Did you figure it out?

Always keep some of your books in the trunk of your car.


This isn’t the first time this happened to me.

Another time was when I was buying a cell phone. The gal who owned the business had read the first book (Beyond the Eyes) in the trilogy and had asked me about the second book. I’d never seen this gal in my life and didn’t have a clue she was a fan of mine. Anyway, I told her I had the second book in the trunk of my car. She was absolutely thrilled and bought it right there.

So, yeah. Keep a copy of your paperback books in the trunk of your car.