Postcard from Laos

By: on May 11, 2005 | # | Comments (3)

This just in from Leif Pettersen, a travel writer who has made money from market leads here on Written Road.

"I found “Sand in My Bra” sitting in the book exchange in my guesthouse here in Luang Prabang, Laos. I’m super pumped. I gonna trade “Chasing Che” for it. From the looks of it, it’s been getting a lot of love on the backpacker circuit."

Post a picture on Amazon with your review

By: on October 27, 2004 | # | Comments (4)

I just saw on CNET that Amazon has a new feature where reviewers can post a pic with their words.

"Amazon lets customers post photos"

I checked out the page for Sand in My Bra but there weren't any there. Then I thought I'd take a look to see if there were any reviews up yet for Panties. So far the reviews are mixed. Two called the stories laugh out loud, while one unhappy customer said this...

"This is the dumbest bunch of drivel I ever forced my way to drudge through just to ignore the 8 month-old in the seat next to me in a plane. Killed 10 minutes anyway.

Keep your $10 and bang your head against the wall for free. Same humor value."

Back to the photos, the article says you need to be registered as a "Real Name" (identity proof that matches your credit card) in order to post the photos. I think it'll be interesting to see if this works. I'm not sure yet if I think this will help sell books, or just be a laugh for the the authors and publishers.

As for the unhappy reviewer, I'm not too concerned. I don't think people would be laughing so much at the events if they felt the same way. But if you have read Whose Panties Are These?, and you enjoyed it, please go leave your review. Photo or not photo, doesn't matter.

Thai Sand in My Bra

By: on October 19, 2004 | # | Comments (3)
Guess what Travelers' Tales got in last week? The Thai translation of Sand in My Bra! I had no idea...

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Will Saddam Hussein Read Sand in My Bra?

By: on July 27, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
World Hum has a hilarious post on their blog today about Saddam's potential new hobby as an armchair traveller. Jim...

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Distant Lands 2003 Book of the Year

By: on June 11, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
WOW. Huge thanks, Distant Lands! Sand in My Bra was just named 2003 Book of the Year from Distant Lands...

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The Curse of the Singles Table: A True Story of 1001 Nights Without Sex

By: on May 28, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Suzanne Schlosberg, a contributor to Sand in My Bra, is going on tour with her new book: THE CURSE of...

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Sandy Sales Overseas

By: on February 10, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
If you thought I was done promoting Sand in My Bra, you were wrong. I had a terrific event with...

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More Awards

By: on January 20, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
I wanted to blog about awards today and was shocked to discover that I'd missed the deadline for the ForeWord...

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Yahooo, Thanks Again NATJA

By: on January 6, 2004 | # | Comments (11)
I got the Chicago trip! Full details to come, but I'm very pleased. EVERYONE I know wanted me to get...

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Thanks Canterbury Books

By: on January 5, 2004 | # | Comments (5)
I was shocked today to find out that Canterbury Bookstore in Madison, Wisconsin is closing. I had just been thinking...

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Panties Deadline Extended

By: on December 29, 2003 | # | Comments (4)
I've had a few emails come in requesting extensions on the Panties deadline, and of course you can still turn...

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We Need Steve Irwin!

By: on December 14, 2003 | # | Comments (18)
We got an email this week unlike any other we've ever received. It was from our Australian distributor, Tower Books,...

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By: on December 7, 2003 | # | Comments (15)
I was quite pleased with myself for taking a couple days off the computer while returning from Detroit and getting...

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The Winning Bra!

By: on November 12, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
And the Winner Is..... The "Tropical Delight" bra! Joyce Block from Chicago who donated her bra at The Savvy...

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Home Sweet Homecoming

By: on November 4, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I am officially back. Some were suprised to see me at the Tim Cahill event last week at Easy Going,...

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Sand at Charis Books in Atlanta

By: on October 24, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
The event at Charis Books Wednesday night was a great way to end the tour! Most of the women's events...

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In the middle of endings and beginnings

By: on October 22, 2003 | # | Comments (4)
Yesterday was my last day of driving. It was eight hours long. I held my own at the craps table...

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Return to Memphis

By: on October 20, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
Memphis was so great the last time around, I came back. Royal Stewart and Hugh Hollowell of Midtown Books on...

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Sand at Harry Schwartz in WI

By: on October 16, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I went to Milwaukee to give some books to radio stations. More guerrilla marketing. And now I'm going to quote...

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Q and A

By: on October 15, 2003 | # | Comments (5)
Here are some questions that I've been asked this week: Q. Are you burned out? A. No. I'm not burned...

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Sand in Packerville

By: on October 14, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
Chicago to Green Bay, WI is a nice drive. It doesn't quite have the serenity of Virginia and Eastern Tennessee,...

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It's Blitz Time!

By: on October 13, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I'm in the final stretch of the tour, and only have three events scheduled. So, this weekend I made more...

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Sand at the Savvy Traveller

By: on October 10, 2003 | # | Comments (3)
I finally got to THE Savvy Traveller. This is the best travel store in the country and I've looked up...

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Look Who's Jumping on the Bandwagon

By: on October 10, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
I just did a Google search for Sand in My Bra and found new sites that are helping us promote...

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I Should've Known

By: on October 8, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
I had a feeling this morning that I shouldn't be going to the event today at the Grailville Art Center....

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Sand and the First Lady

By: on October 4, 2003 | # | Comments (8)
When I got to the National Bookfest on the mall in DC, I noticed a camera crew around a small...

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A Day of Looks

By: on October 3, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Nashville, TN to Roanoke, VA was a gorgeous drive. I was pretty tired, but couldn't get enough of the red...

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I Need Some Help

By: on October 2, 2003 | # | Comments (7)
I'm just leaving a good rest outside of Nashville, TN. I have a long day of driving and then...

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The Books are Selling without Me!

By: on September 30, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Steve's Books, Tulsa, OK Book Sales: 19 Reading attendees: 0 Square Books, Oxford, Mississippi ( I just love spelling that...

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Sand at the Ranch

By: on September 28, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Friday was a much better day. About a dozen hours of driving from Santa Fe, NM to Oklahoma City, OK....

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Sand in the Southwest—PART II

By: on September 26, 2003 | # | Comments (4)
Yesterday was a bad day. The first of all misadventures that didn't end up with any decent stories. I...

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Sand in the Southwest—PART I

By: on September 25, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
The Bramobile needs some BlingBling. As you heard, I had to leave the pink one in San Diego. The new...

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Sand at Distant Lands

By: on September 25, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Distant Landshas become one of my faves. Louann and Angel are always good to me. They were out of Sand...

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Sand with APEX

By: on September 25, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Sometime over the summer I used Craigslist to catch an inexpensive ride down to Los Angeles. I had blogged about...

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We Got THE Call!

By: on September 24, 2003 | # | Comments (9)
I'll let you guess who called us today: 1) OPRAH's producer asking for a book and press kit 2)...

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The BraMobile

By: on September 16, 2003 | # | Comments (4)
I know you need a picture. I will try hard to get you one tonight. But suffice it to say...

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Meet Me in Berkeley!

By: on September 12, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
Hey Bay Area WR fans, I'll be at Easy Going in Berkeley this Sunday from 1-3:00pm. Yep, with the BraMobile....

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Another Bestseller List for Sand in My Bra

By: on September 8, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Slap me for thinking this isn't quite right. Is it fair that Sand in My Bra made it higher on...

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Sand at Third Place Books

By: on September 6, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
The drive from Portland to Seattle was pleasantly uneventful. Jennifer Colvin, who wrote "Cultural Exposure," is from the Olympia area....

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Sand at Annie Bloom's in Portland, OR

By: on September 5, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Thanks to Dave Keener of BootsnAll, I arrived at the event on time and without incident. When we pulled up...

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Getting Out of Town

By: on September 4, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
I was so happy to get out of town. I will not bore you the details of the 48 hours...

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The BraMobile Gets a New Strap

By: on September 2, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
OK, I'm just going to say bugger off to all the naysayers. Thanks for the advice, Larry. The poor baby...

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Meanwhile...More Reviews are Piling in

By: on September 2, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
"In the air and at sea, from Tahiti to the Nevada desert, Sand in My Bra supplies laughs as...

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Waiting for AAA

By: on September 2, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I'm waiting for the tow truck. Now that the holiday is over with I can get the car into the...

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The Car Has Fallen and it Can't Get Up

By: on August 31, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
I was raring and ready to start my day today, but the BraMobile wasn't. She just didn't want to...

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Other Funny Bras

By: on August 30, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
If you thought sand in your bra was a little uncomfortable, check out this old bra. I was more entertained...

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AAA Jump #1

By: on August 29, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
I went to go get the postcards and the car wouldn't start. I had accidentally left the lights on for...

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Filling the Seats

By: on August 29, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
We've only got 12 bookstore events so far and that's not enough in my book. Not for a seven week...

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Yes, that book

By: on August 28, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I got a great call today. But first the backstory. Yesterday, I was trying to set up an event...

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I Need Some Help

By: on August 27, 2003 | # | Comments (6)
Just in case any of you have a spare half hour or hour...I could use a little bit of...

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Can We Say BabeMobile?

By: on August 27, 2003 | # | Comments (3)
A gorgeous black man in a champagne Nissan pulled up next to me at a light and smiled till I...

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The Bramobile Needs It's First Wash

By: on August 27, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I'm taking the Bramobile to a signmaker today to get an estimate on the stickers. But first we're going to...

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Adventures in Buying Sand

By: on August 25, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Here's a funny account of book buying that came to my inbox today. I love it when strangers write...

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By: on August 24, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
"Collection of ridiculous and sublime travel experiences" That's what it says next to our title in this week's San Francisco...

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Gone Back to Print—Again!

By: on August 22, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
We have more than 16,000 books shipped from our warehouse, and now we've put an order in for another 3500....

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Have you Seen the Sandmobile?

By: on August 20, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
This is the sandspotting report sheet for the September - October 2003 Sand in My Bra book tour. If you've...

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The Buzz is Building

By: on August 13, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
Flattery will get you everywhere. I was Googling (has that made the dictionary yet? v. the act of searching for...

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August SIMB Update

By: on August 12, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
It's getting exciting over here in Sandville. Susan told me yesterday that Sand in My Bra will be translated in...

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Sand at IN-N-OUT

By: on August 8, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I'm not even going to try and tell you that I stopped at IN-N-OUT on the drive home to pass...

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Sand On the Road

By: on August 4, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
My head is swirling with numbers, calculations, shoestrings, and cheap wheeling luggage. The only thing I can do is give...

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Thursday night event at Capitola Book Cafe

By: on July 28, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
If anyone is going to be in the Bay Area this Thursday night, we will be having another author event...

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Extreme Guerrilla Marketing: Last Pics from Montreal

By: on July 25, 2003 | # | Comments (3)
So, who is Erik the Leo-tern? He is a BootsnAll member, Travelers' Tales Editors' Choice contributor, and now follower of...

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Leaving Montreal

By: on July 22, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
The radio show aired yesterday during afternoon drive time and both Christine and I were able to hear it. It...

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Sand on the Streets

By: on July 20, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Yesterday was crazy busy. Every three hours seemed like a whole new day. I'm writing this Sunday morning Montreal time,...

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Meeting Sarah Vowell

By: on July 19, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I made it to Sarah's show, but sadly she the press sheet was wrong and she had gone up earlier,...

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Sand Backstage

By: on July 19, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Erik and I picked up my press pass at the Delta hotel where it seems several of the industry professionals...

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CBC airing postponed

By: on July 18, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
We had a good time meeting Anne Lagacé Dowson Friday afternoon. She's the hostess of CBC Homerun in Montreal. CBC...

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Sand on Canadian Public Radio

By: on July 18, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Christine and I will be interviewed today on CBCRadio--HomeRun with Anne Lagace Dowson 88.5 in Montreal. The show airs 4-6p.m....

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Hello Montreal!-with pics!

By: on July 18, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
That's how I began the event, you know, like they do at concerts. First, lets go back to the set...

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Sand in Montreal: Chapters and Indigo

By: on July 17, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
We're here! Me and the 200+ pounds of promotional material. Going through customs was a mixed bag. The first man,who...

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Staying the Course, Sand Keeps Selling!

By: on July 16, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
We're going back to print yet again! A great sign that the book is sticking to the walls is that:...

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Intern for the Weekend!

By: on July 15, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
When Erik Trinidad told me that he wanted to come up to Montreal to help me promote Sand in My...

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When to Say Stop?

By: on July 15, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
While on one hand it feels like things with the book launch and tour are just kicking in, the act...

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Bright Lights, Big City

By: on July 9, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
The Marsh event last night was a good time. A different kind of reading than any I've done before. It...

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Sand at "Just for Laughs" in Canada

By: on July 3, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I'm having a high school moment. The one where I didn't read the book but got an "A" on the...

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Nothing but Good News

By: on July 2, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Sand in My Bra was named the 2nd best selling book for June at Wide World Books & Maps in...

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Sand Pics From Powell's

By: on June 30, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
Last week I posted that I had been to Powell's in Portland and found copies of Sand in My Bra...

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Sand on the Shelves

By: on June 23, 2003 | # | Comments (4)
I spent the weekend in Portland and got the opportunity to introduce some friends to Powell's Bookstore. We joked ahead...

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Sand Out the Door

By: on June 19, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Good news from Susan at TT. She says that we're through with our initial print run of 10,000 and half...

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Blitzing for Sand

By: on June 16, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
I'm hired! Travelers' Tales wants to make the most of this crucial launch period for Sand in My Bra, so...

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Reviews of Sand

By: on June 15, 2003 | # | Comments (3)
It's great to see and hear people talking about Sand in My Bra. Susan called yesterday to let me know...

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Sand at North Beach Festival

By: on June 14, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Travelers' Tales lovers Krista, Tara, Kathy, and Tanya are helping Larry Habegger with our annual appearance at the North Beach...

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Sand on the Booksense Bestseller List

By: on June 13, 2003 | # | Comments (7)
Bill Bryson, Paul Theroux, Calvin Trillin, Isabel Allende, Jennifer L. Leo in that order for spots 3-7 of the top...

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Sand at Distant Lands

By: on June 10, 2003 | # | Comments (6)
Wow, what a great event! Louann from Distant Lands had stopped by the Travelers' Tales booth at BEA a few...

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Sand on Consignment

By: on June 7, 2003 | # | Comments (4)
Today's handselling went well. It helped that my dad knew all the main drags of the local beach towns. We...

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Pics of Sand at BEA

By: on June 6, 2003 | # | Comments (5)
BIG thanks to Deborah for capturing the debut of Sand in My Bra at BEA in film. Check out the...

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Selling Sand Door to Door

By: on June 5, 2003 | # | Comments (5)
I finally showered today. First time since Saturday. This cold has me whooped so bad. I got tired of doing...

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Sand at BEA: The Line

By: on June 1, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I was scheduled to sign and give away copies of Sand in My Bra in the traditional autographing area in...

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Sand at BEA

By: on May 30, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Susan and Krista designed us a stellar booth this year. Blue ocean backdrop, beach chairs, beach mats, sand buckets, and...

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Press kits are done

By: on May 27, 2003 | # | Comments (4)
Pink and black is a running color theme with Sand in My Bra marketing materials. I finished the press kits,...

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Oot and Aboot!

By: on May 27, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Confirmation came in this morning that more than 1000 copies of Sand in My Bra are on shelves in Canadian...

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Sand at Book Passage

By: on May 26, 2003 | # | Comments (3)
Book Passage is probably the common link between all travel writers in the Bay Area. It is where we've always...

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Back to the Printer

By: on May 25, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
We are out of stock of Sand in My Bra in the U.S. (1000 waiting to be shipped to stores...

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Fog Party Fun

By: on May 24, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Thanks to everyone who braved the cold and wind and made it to Ocean Beach last night. Especially Chris and...

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Sand Excerpt on World Hum

By: on May 23, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Many thanks to Mike Yessis and Jim Benning, the masterminds behind, for excerpting a story from Sand in My...

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Sand at Easy Going

By: on May 23, 2003 | # | Comments (3)
It is always a pleasure to come home to Easy Going Travel Shop & Bookstore. I might only see Audrey,...

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After Hours Networking

By: on May 22, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Some people call it networking. For me, it's all an excercise in namebuilding. What am I talking about? You know...

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Sand at Get Lost Travel Books

By: on May 22, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Doing the events for Sand in My Bra this week is every bit of a Homecoming for me. Buy your...

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What Bra?

By: on May 22, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
So there I am in the TT bathroom transforming from jeans girl to Event Girl, and Susan asks, "Did you...

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Just for Laughs!

By: on May 21, 2003 | # | Comments (3)
Montreal turns into total madness during their Just for Laughs comedy festival, known to be one of the the biggest...

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Sand in My Brain

By: on May 21, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Sand Francisco here I come. Here I am actually, and yes, I meant to spell it that way. I got...

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Jen on KABL Radio

By: on May 20, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
I just got down to San Francisco for the Bay Area launch and Susan told me that I'm all set...

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Pics from the event at Mother Kali's

By: on May 16, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Chris just posted the BootsnAll perspective of the event for Sand at Mother Kali's last week. What will I do...

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Beach Party!

By: on May 15, 2003 | # | Comments (5)
Everyone keeps asking me what sand in my bra feels like. I say, come try it for yourself! Travelers' Tales...

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Hot Summer Nights

By: on May 14, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Travelers' Tales is turning up the heat for Sand in My Bra this summer. We just got the budget ok...

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Sand at Mother Kali's in Eugene, OR

By: on May 10, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
The one thing I was worried about, how I'd look, was no worry at all. It was fun getting ready...

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Getting Ready for the First Event

By: on May 9, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
Some people need to practice what they're going to say, but I'm more concerned with what kind of first impression...

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Sand is Selling

By: on May 7, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Distant Lands reported to Travelers' Tales yesterday that they sold all eight of their copies of Sand in My Bra...

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By: on May 6, 2003 | # | Comments (4)
Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures is available on for only $10.75 through booksxpress. Ships in 24 hours....

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Grass Roots PR

By: on May 4, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
How do you get people to find out about your event? Besides industry event listings, local paper calendar sections, alumni...

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PW Review Is In

By: on May 1, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
Sand In My Bra and Other Misadventures: Funny Women Write From the Road "Travel writer Leo has collected 28 short...

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By: on April 28, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
I've been waiting all morning to see if anyone would fax me the review of Sand In My Bra from...

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New Release of the Week

By: on April 26, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I got a newsletter from California Authors this morning and as I was reading it, I thought, what a great...

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Want to Learn How to Publicize a Book?

By: on April 25, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
TT is looking for a publicity intern to help promote Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures: Funny Women Write...

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Sand in the South Bay

By: on April 23, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Here's another finalized event... Come join us at: Capitola Book Cafe 1475 41st Ave. Capitola, CA 95010 831-462-4415 When? Thursday,...

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Double Cover

By: on April 23, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Apparently there was a very nice cover shot of Sand in My Bra in the April 14th issue of Publishers...

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Available in the UK

By: on April 22, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Sand In My Bra and Other Misadventures is now available in the UK on Amazon. If you want to...

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Ask Me Anything

By: on April 21, 2003 | # | Comments (7)
I'm putting together a self interview for and want it to be entertaining first, informative second. Off the wall...

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First Event in Eugene, OR

By: on April 21, 2003 | # | Comments (5)
Join us at Mother Kali's to kick off the tour for Sand In My Bra. DATE: Friday May 9 TIME:...

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Bras for BEA

By: on April 18, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Oh yeah. There's nothing like cheap and creative PR. Big thanks to Joe E. of Travel Gear Blog for passing...

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Sand Update

By: on April 15, 2003 | # | Comments (5)
Review mailings are out the door this week from TT HQ. More events are being set. Just in is…Capitola Book...

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Expanding the Tour

By: on April 11, 2003 | # | Comments (4)
We've just booked Distant Lands for Monday June 9 at 7:30 p.m. That'll give me a full week in SoCal...

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Stamp It

By: on April 11, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I have a new toy. It is an "IDEAL 100" premium quality self-inking stamp machine. now dispenses at the...

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TT is for Total Teamwork

By: on April 10, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Yesterday I got an email from a leading women's tour company and put together a sales pitch letter that I've...

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International Audience

By: on April 9, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
At first glance, I have no idea what this language is, or what country this web site is from. But...

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By: on April 8, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Have you seen it? I've been linking to it, but I haven't announced it on my megaphone yet. is...

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Do You Wear Clothes?

By: on April 7, 2003 | # | Comments (3)
Sand In My Bra is up on Amazon but not yet available. Which is fine with me. We have a...

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Free Content

By: on April 5, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
We're moving forward with giving away free content to lifestyle/feature sections of newspapers. Well, nothing is free, is it? This...

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Glory Days

By: on April 5, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
My childhood friend Heather and I used to talk about the Glory Days being when we were going out with...

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Here Come the Reviews

By: on April 3, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Almost…we've been told that there is going to be a review of Sand In My Bra in an upcoming issue...

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It's In

By: on March 31, 2003 | # | Comments (3)
Newsflash, I just got an email from Susan at TT and she says it's time to pop the cork on...

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Write What You Know

By: on March 30, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I know, I know — you've heard that one before. But it works. It makes writing easier and less intimidating....

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Final Check

By: on March 28, 2003 | # | Comments (3)
It's 12:30pm and I haven't heard from Susan Brady, Director of Production, at Travelers' Tales. Is this a good sign...

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The weight of a letter

By: on March 24, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
The book is about to be shipped from the printer. That means it'll be on bookstore shelves in about three...

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BEA 2003: Autographing for Sand In My Bra

By: on March 20, 2003 | # | Comments (7)
I've been accepted into the BEA signing program. I had no idea that I had to pass some kind of...

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Soon Soon Soon

By: on March 18, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Last night I worked on coding some of the content for which will be launching fairly soon. That makes...

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By: on March 10, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Props to Susan Brady at Travelers' Tales for her patience and negotiating skills — but mostly for her patience in...

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One More Month!

By: on March 6, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
The publicist side of me screams as I look at the mounting to-do list til launch, the editor in me...

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Bay Area Events

By: on March 6, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
We've just booked author events at my three favorite book stores in the Bay Area! That makes four events so...

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The flip side

By: on March 5, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Today I was on the other end of the story. Krista, the Senior Publicist at Travelers' Tales, got a call...

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Laurie Nataro

By: on February 23, 2003 | # | Comments (8)
Dammit, I missed a good author to have in Sand In My Bra! From her web site Laurie Notaro seems...

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Cranking Up the PR Machine

By: on February 3, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I'm headed down to San Francisco for a week. I'll be at Travelers' Tales every day working on kick starting...

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SAND IN MY BRA: Update, I Can't See the Fat Lady

By: on January 19, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Well, we had to cut five more stories this week. Maybe only four...still trying to save one. I'm not too...

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You Didn't Think Editing Was A Glamour Job, Did You?

By: on December 7, 2002 | # | Comments (1)
I just found out tonight that we need to cut 30 pages, or about five stories from the humor book....

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Kick It Up A Notch

By: on December 4, 2002 | # | Comments (1)
Try pushing yourself a little bit harder for a day and see how you feel. I've been working hard the...

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Almost done

By: on November 13, 2002 | # | Comments (1)
The editing session for Sand In My Bra & Other Misadventures was fairly productive even if we didn't get as...

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Travel stories I don't want to read

By: on November 13, 2002 | # | Comments (2)
I would love to do an anthology of the worst submissions ever. The mass market wouldn't understand the humor, but...

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Sand in My Bra

By: on November 11, 2002 | # | Comments (1)
I rode the dog down to SF for a whirlwind edit session with Larry on the humor book. It's coming...

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Final Edit For Sand In My Bra & A Humor Contest

By: on November 8, 2002 | # | Comments (1)'s time for the final edit. Part of which I'll be doing this weekend, and then I'll be doing the...

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Last push on Sand In My Bra

By: on October 18, 2002 | # | Comments (1)
New and edited stories have come in this past couple of weeks and I'll be working on that this weekend...

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Sand in My Bra gets a great start!

By: on October 15, 2002 | # | Comments (1)
This just in...a sales and marketing meeting with our distributor went very well today. There was strong interest from our...

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The Final Final

By: on October 4, 2002 | # | Comments (1)
Ok travel writers, this is the very last call. Turn in your humorous travel stories to me by Oct 20...

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Title saga continues

By: on September 23, 2002 | # | Comments (1)
I knew that this would never be settled until the book goes to print...and so far that seems to be...

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Humor book covers are in

By: on September 17, 2002 | # | Comments (1)
As soon as I got up this morning I found that our production director Susan Brady had sent two covers...

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Hold My Beer While I Take A Shower

By: on August 28, 2002 | # | Comments (2)
Well, we can now say that it is the true and legitimate beginning of doing this women's travel humor book...

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The new & improved book title

By: on August 27, 2002 | # | Comments (1)
So, the book title saga continues. We asked the sales reps and some family members and so far it has...

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Catalog Copy Due

By: on August 26, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
I thought the title for the humor book was settled, but not quite. With catalog copy due to our distributors...

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Book Title

By: on August 23, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
Ahhh the process...We are finally getting closer to getting the humor book done. Today we're discussing the different aspects of...

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Deadline extended...for me

By: on August 16, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
Well, I will let you know that I'm human. I need more time on the humor book. And I fessed...

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Submissions and Rejection letters

By: on July 30, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
Where have I been the last seven years? I just found out today that Travelers' Tales doesn't do rejection letters....

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Sarah Vowell

By: on July 29, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
Has anybody read Take the Cannoli:Stories From the New World by Sarah Vowell? I'm trying to pick a selection from...

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Title for the women's humor book

By: on July 22, 2002 | # | Comments (1)
Hey Everybody, I'm up in the air about a title use for the women's humor book. I'd love your feedback....

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Kickin it into high gear!

By: on July 22, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
Yeah! I jammed on the humor book this weekend. Gathered some good leads for interviews and content for the radio...

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Last minute Leo

By: on July 21, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
So I'm reading hard and fast cramming for the humor book. Trying desperately to find some big names for my...

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7 days a week

By: on June 8, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
It's Saturday afternoon and luckily I enjoy enough of what I do to be able to work through the weekend....

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My first solo book contract...ask your worth, prove your worth.

By: on May 2, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
I walked into Larry's office and he closed the door. He smiled and kind of chuckled as he said he...

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The hidden costs of making a book...Re: Hold My Purse While I...

By: on April 24, 2002 | # | Comments (1)
What do you think a publisher pays for when producing your book? Besides your advance, of course. Well, some of...

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