Now that I have two books available on BarnesandNoble.com of all places, it seemed to be a good idea to get in touch with someone from my local BandN and try to nurture a professional relationship. Barnes and Noble has a long history of helping the authors who create their primary revenue source after all.
When I called initially, I was told that the person I wanted to talk to was the Community Relations Manager (I hope I got that right) who just happened to be named Hope.
I called her this morning and asked if it would be possible to arrange a kind of reverse interview following Black Friday. I can’t tell you the entirety of the conversation, because I’m already tiptoeing on the line by giving you her first name, but suffice it to say, I made her laugh on the phone. Though it can be hard to describe laughs to people, trust me when I say that it was the “good first impression” style of laughter.
So with the appropriate holiday just on the horizon, I can honestly say that I am thankful for finding Hope this year.