I’ve never been very good at self-promotion. It makes me distinctly uncomfortable to put myself forward and try to convince other people I am worthy of notice. And yet, here I am, pitching a shameless plug out into left field of cyberspace!
Some of you will recall that I wrote a book a couple of years ago called Changing My Mind: Reinventing Myself In Retirement. I published the book under my real name, Dorry Curran. That entire process was an extremely meaningful and exciting experience for me. While the book was never going to make any best seller lists, it did have some success in the market. The real success, however, was in personal satisfaction. I was so proud that I was able to accomplish this lifelong goal.
I thought that Changing My Mind was going to be a one-and-done.
Guess what? I have just completed my second book, Random (A)Musings by Dorry Curran! Don’t tell me the quarantine cloud has no silver linings! Who says you can’t make lemonade out of lockdown? The book is a wild ride through my brain, in which I muse about my bizarre personality, my aging body, my existence in the great state of Florida, my obsession with all things Disney, and other random topics. The book will be available on www.Amazon.com on Tuesday, 6/2/20. Paperback ($11.99) and kindle ($4.99) editions will be available. Please consider purchasing one or more of my books. Okay… here is the absolutely most shameless moment of this blog post…. The book is awesome! I love it! It is super-fun. I think you will enjoy it. I would also be grateful if you could share this information with all your friends and relations… your enemies, too… in the interest of creating some degree of buzz about Random (A)Musings.
I want to be responsible and respectful in this time of social separation, so I won’t be having a face-to-face launch party for Random (A)Musings, as I did for my last book. I may be able to arrange some sort of IRL celebration in the future, but it just doesn’t feel right to cram a bunch of people in my living room just yet. HOWEVER…wait for it…. I am going to host a virtual launch party on www.zoom.com at 6:00pm EDT on Tuesday, 6/2/20. I hope you will want to join me. Please email me at email@example.com to let me know you want to come. I will need an email address to send an invite giving you access to the party.
For my last launch party, I did incorporate a virtual component by using a conference call service. A few family and friends who do not live locally joined through conference call. Frankly, it surprised me (and disappointed me a little) that none of my blogosphere friends joined. I am hoping that this time, with everyone getting more comfortable in the techno-virtual environment, some of you will zoom in with us. I’d love to meet you!
Okay… end of shameless self-promotion… I return you now to our regularly scheduled programming!
Will you read Random (A)Musings when it is released? Why or why not? You can be honest. Feedback is a gift… or at least that is what “they” tell me. Please share your perspective by leaving a comment. In the alternative, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE REMEMBER TO EMAIL ME WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN INVITE YOU TO THE ZOOM PARTY!