My husband and I stopped at Creekside Books & Coffee in Skaneateles on the way to meet some friends for dinner to take some photos of Where Are the Cocoa Puffs? – you know...actually on the shelves...looking like a real book...official and all.
So it was pretty cool. They had my novel right on the checkout counter, which was great! And they also had it in the new and notable section. So I stand in front of the shelf, smile my goofy smile and my husband snaps a couple shots. One of my friends just happens to be in the bookstore too, so it’s kinda festive and exciting. I smile; my husband takes another shot and then pulls the camera away and gives me a funny look. “What?” I say. “Is there something wrong with my hair?” I push my fingers through my short tresses; push it a bit forward toward my face. (Something new I’m trying…. Not that I want to look all Justin Bieber or anything…just a little more artsy and authory.) He shakes his head. “Did you notice what book is right next to yours?” I turn to the bookshelf, look at my beautiful cover and then to its right, and gasp. “Are you kidding me?! No way!” I quickly grab Sarah Palin’s stupid smiling face and remove her from the vicinity of my novel.
Unbelievable! The woman in the bookstore was quite apologetic. I am hoping this unacceptable product placement will not be repeated! Meanwhile if anyone is going through Skaneateles, NY, be sure to check out Creekside Books and Coffee! And if Sarah’s anywhere near my book, please move her!