Yesterday, I spoke for a large group of women for a ministry named "Buckner" -- it's a wonderful ministry and the houses that one family dedicated to the community for single mothers -- was amazing!
At the end of the event, I signed books for lovely people who gave me grace (I am not the best speaker being very ADD) and I have to say, it was so much easier to offer up the book of devotionals, "Delight yourself in the Lord, Even on Bad Hair Days" because it was a group project. It wasn't about me. And some of its proceeds will go to Ovarian cancer research. As two of our writers (Sandra Bricker and our own Diann Hunt) have fought this awful disease, I felt solid in its power.
I feel the same about "Smitten" because it's such a celebration of friendship and how different the four of us in the book are. (Colleen Coble, Diann Hunter, Denise Hunter and myself.)
I cannot sell myself to save my life. I watch some of these authors and they have no trouble telling you how fabulous their book is, but I just see the flaws. Isn't that a terrible flaw? I can't see the good in a lot of life, and yet, I see it in all of those lovely people around me.
What kind of promotion to do you love/hate from your favorite or even less-favorite authors?