Friday, April 3, 2009


I have a booksigning tomorrow (Lift Bridge Books -- Brockport, NY -- 12 to 2 p.m.), and it's April.

What has one got to do with the other?

In April, USUALLY the weather starts to get better Stupid woman raking leaves

here in Western New York. When the weather starts to get better people start doing yard work. Raking up those leaves they missed (or didn't get to) last fall, clearing out the last of the dead annuals, etc.

When they're busy beautifying their yards, they aren't going to book stores and buying books.

This is not acceptable. That's why I'm doing a rain dance. So far, it seems to be working. As I type this, it's raining. Now to figure out how to keep it raining (or at least cold and gray) for another 36 hours.

RaindanceNext Saturday, I'm traveling to Batavia, NY (Present Tense Books, 1- 3 p.m.) and before I go, I'll be dancing just as hard.

If you can't be there in person, I hope you'll at least join me in a rain dance.