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Update on the book signing Events

Saturday, November 06, 2010

emoticon The St. Pete Event on 12/11/10 has been cancelled.
emoticon The Gulfport Event is on 12/18/10 not 11/18/10 as stated earlier. My apologies but I was so excited my fingers locked in a knot and my brain sputtered out.
And at this point, The Sarasota Event on 1/23/11 is still on as previously stated.

You can find all this information, soon, on my website, patriciacote.tateauthor.com . I am inviting all my SparkFriends in the Gulfport area and Sarasota areas to come to the events and help me spread the Spark along with promoting my book.

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WILSLM70 11/7/2010 10:33PM

    Hope all goes really well for you

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LEAPINGLIZARDS 11/7/2010 12:17AM

    Best of luck with your book! How exciting!
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Link to The Double K Ranch book

Thursday, November 04, 2010

I'm resubmitting this blog because I've been advised that the link doesn't work. I had trouble with it myself so I'll put it at the end of this entire thing. What I discovered is, you don't want the www. on it but you do want the http:// and my computer wants to put the http:// along with the www. in front of the entire thing and then we have problems.

For those of us that like "old school" here is the link as you would have to cut and paste or key it in, ("type" for real old school). http://patriciacote.tateauthor.com


Wow! I woke up this morning to a pile of emails from my publisher and I already have 3 books signing events scheduled and the book isn't even on the shelves yet, and I don't have any for myself!

I can do double duty here, if my SparkFriends will assist me. I can spread the Spark and market my book at the same time. If SparkFriends will come to these events, you can wear your Spark shirts, or whatever and help me spread the Spark.

Here's the dates and times plus other details.

12/11/10 at Wilson's Book World 2394 Dr. M L King Street N, St. Petersburg, FL from Noon to 3pm. I am so hoping a bunch of Sparkers from Tampa and Clearwater and St. Pete are there. It would be so fun to meet a bunch of my SparkNeighbors! The store wants me to bring friends and I don't know anyone in St. Pete so I can only invite my Spark Friends.

12/18/10 at Small Adventures Bookshop 3107 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL from 6pm to ???
This is the Art Walk in Gulfport. I'll be sitting outside the store signing books and again, I need a lot of friends to walk by and stop to talk. Since I've never been to Gulfport, I have no friends there so again, I'm asking SparkFriends to come by and spread the Spark and help me market my book.

11/23/11 at Circle Books 478 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL from 1pm to ???
According to my map, this is at St. Armand's Circle! I am asking all my SparkFriends from the Sarasota, Bradenton, Ellenton, Palmetto, Parrish, Lakewood Ranch areas to come to this event to help me out and also spread the Spark.

I am so excited about these events and having my book published. You can see what the book looks like and what it is about at my website; patriciacote.tateauthor.com.
I hope you check out my website and then attend one of my book signing events. I'd love to meet you, help spread the Spark and promote my book, too.




patriciacote.tateauthor.com

  
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1BEACHWALKER 11/5/2010 12:07AM

    Do you have the dates out of order or is the first one supposed to be 11/11/10? So happy for you! emoticon emoticon

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TERWANTSTOLOSE 11/4/2010 7:28PM

    This is so very exciting! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

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My book is published and I have book signing events all over the place!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Wow! I woke up this morning to a pile of emails from my publisher and I already have 3 books signing events scheduled and the book isn't even on the shelves yet, and I don't have any for myself!

I can do double duty here, if my SparkFriends will assist me. I can spread the Spark and market my book at the same time. If SparkFriends will come to these events, you can wear your Spark shirts, or whatever and help me spread the Spark.

Here's the dates and times plus other details.

12/11/10 at Wilson's Book World 2394 Dr. M L King Street N, St. Petersburg, FL from Noon to 3pm. I am so hoping a bunch of Sparkers from Tampa and Clearwater and St. Pete are there. It would be so fun to meet a bunch of my SparkNeighbors! The store wants me to bring friends and I don't know anyone in St. Pete so I can only invite my Spark Friends.

11/18/10 at Small Adventures Bookshop 3107 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL from 6pm to ???
This is the Art Walk in Gulfport. I'll be sitting outside the store signing books and again, I need a lot of friends to walk by and stop to talk. Since I've never been to Gulfport, I have no friends there so again, I'm asking SparkFriends to come by and spread the Spark and help me market my book.

12/23/10 at Circle Books 478 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL from 1pm to ???
According to my map, this is at St. Armand's Circle! I am asking all my SparkFriends from the Sarasota, Bradenton, Ellenton, Palmetto, Parrish, Lakewood Ranch areas to come to this event to help me out and also spread the Spark.

I am so excited about these events and having my book published. You can see what the book looks like and what it is about at my website; patriciacote.tateauthor.com.
I hope you check out my website and then attend one of my book signing events. I'd love to meet you, help spread the Spark and promote my book, too.

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SCHARFRED 11/7/2010 8:34PM

    I can't come. but emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1THING 11/5/2010 10:09AM

    I can not attend but many best wishes and congratulations.

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JANETLP 11/4/2010 1:30PM

    emoticon What a great accomplishment! So proud of you! God Bless
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RONIE11 11/4/2010 1:02PM

    unless your book is about baking soda or potatoes I'm not finding this link... could you put the link in link form in a blog... just click add link and enter the address it should then put a clickable link on your page...

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RONIE11 11/4/2010 12:38PM

    Oh please come to the west coast and you can do a book signing at the "Gold Beach Books" I'll come and bring lots of people.... we get famous authors all the time...
then you can go a few hours up the coast taking pictures of all the Lighthouses along the way.... I'm going now to check out your website... I wish you tons of success.... make tons of money then you can sit back and spark all day long...LOL Ronie

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1BEACHWALKER 11/4/2010 11:49AM

    Tampa area here...as you know, will check my calendar and get back with you. Congrats...looking forward to reading your book! Will check out the website....so happy for you!!!!!!! Connie.
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JKSATHER2001 11/4/2010 11:34AM

    I am in Wisconsin, and can't join in your book signings but if you give me the title of your book, I can certainly do my best to spread the word around here!!

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JENNYMOMMA3 11/4/2010 11:31AM

    How very exciting!! I live in Indiana, so I cannot attend but I am excited for your success!! Congrats to you!!

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Special Love

Saturday, October 09, 2010

I was surprised when a friend asked how I was the other day. She asked as though she hadn't seen me in a few weeks. I replied with the basic, "Fine," and started to move on to other subjects.
She stopped me and asked, "How are you?" Again with the underlying voice saying, "I haven't seen or heard from you in weeks."
"Wait!" I said. "You sound as though we haven't spoken in weeks. We see each other everyday, if only to wave, but we speak at least every other day. Why the sudden probing question."
"You must think I'm losing my mind. But I'm not. Actually, I sat down and figured out that we do see each other and wave every day, but we haven't spoken to each other in three weeks. I live across the street from you and I will not disturb your work. I know you take breaks, I just don't know when, so you come knocking at my house because I have all day, you only have minutes at special times."
"Three weeks, we haven't talked in three weeks? Time flies. Okay, I understand your wanting me to come to you instead of you coming to my house. I thought it was because my house is never as clean as yours."
"No, no. You're house is always clean. I don't know how you do all that you do. But what got me started on figuring out when we last talked was the fact that my cousin and I had always talked once a week for years. She missed calling me. One week she would call, the next I would call. I had to mark it on my calendar so I wouldn't forget who was calling. Anyway, she missed calling me so the next week, I called her, as scheduled. I didn't get an answer and figured she was off doing something and forgot.
"She missed calling me the next week, now I'm getting angry. I started calling everyone I knew that knew her and no one had any ideas. I finally got in the car and drove the 3 hours to her house. She was on the floor. She had been there for a long time. I couldn't even enter the house because the smell was so awful. But I could see her half way down the hallway.
"I feel so terrible because I didn't really care enough to go there the first time she missed calling me, nor the second time and the only reason I went was because I was mad at her for not remembering, not because I thought she might be ill.
"So I wondered how many other people were in the same boat. I wanted to actually care about my family and friends. So I made the point of asking how you are and really wanting to know. I guess "Fine" isn't enough. I don't think you've had any special love lately, so I'm giving it. Now, How are you?"
"I'm awesome!" I replied with a hug.

How many times have I been guilty of the "How are you?" with an underlying idea of "Just Fine, is good enough, please don't burden me with your woes. I don't want the surgical procedure laid out on my table, or the anger at some relative." But how often do I need to talk about that kind of stuff?

I think we are reminded of certain concepts and issues when we need it most. So today I am starting to remember all my friends and family. How often do I call them, Do I really care about them. Am I really taking an interest in them or are they feeling the usual "fine" from me? Do I give Special Love?

So, Friend, How are you?

  
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CTUPTON 10/24/2010 8:10AM

    Thank you for this reminder! Chris

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JANEXA 10/19/2010 10:07AM

    Thank you for posting this blog! It truly was a great reminder to take the time to listen and find out how my family and friends are doing--good or bad. Hugs, Janet

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TAMMYTH64 10/17/2010 2:49PM

    Great blog! I understand that we lead busy lives but at some point you would think, maybe I should try to make contact. But doesn't it always seem like you're the only one that initiates it? I know I feel that way all the time!

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1BEACHWALKER 10/16/2010 2:12AM

    Good point! So many times that does happen, we all get busy. Nice Blog.
Take care...Connie

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JANETLP 10/11/2010 5:27PM

    Wonderful blog! Made me stop and think! Is there someone I need to contact, cause, I've not heard from them for a few days or weeks as normal!
Thanks, Janet

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NP/W1/D2 - the dilemma

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I usually max out my SparkPoints on a daily basis, that meaning that I get all the points I can get on that day. I do everything I can to get the best number of SparkPoints I can get. So this is the dilemma - if I max out everyday, when a challenge come along to see if you can get 10 more points, I can't participate because I can't get more than max - so should I not go for broke every day and hold back so when a challenge comes along I can participate?

Not me! It would be like running a race and not going full out on your race plan and ending up anywhere in the pack except #1. Why didn't you win? Because you didn't go for the win! I guess I just have to "win" everyday at something (and usually its my SparkPoints). So I guess the dilemma is solved!

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JANEXA 10/3/2010 3:44AM

    Hi, Pat!! I feel the same way!!! Go for it every day!! Hugs, Janet emoticon

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