Today’s the day! (and soothing fields of cotton)

November 7, 2017


Well, I’m launching the new book today! It’s been at our local Page and Palette bookstore since last Friday, but tonight is the launch party. If you are in the area, 6pm  (Tuesday, Nov. 7th), you are most definitely invited. There will be lots of fun people, Southern snacks and drink specials at The Book Cellar. Above, is the photo of me signing my first book for my friend Bill. I walked into the bookstore Friday night and saw the display for the first time and Bill asked me to autograph a book. I joked on Facebook that the store had to give him a discount because I cried all over his book!


All you nice folks are invited.


This is a blurry photo, but it is so adorable of my friend from high school, Teresa, who blew through town on her way from Texas to Florida and didn’t even have time to stop for a visit, but rushed straight to the bookstore to get two of my books. Is that not the nicest thing in the world? She always was a sweetie-pie (and had excellent taste in reading materials)!!!


It has taken much longer to publish a book than I ever thought. With tiny details to tend to, and now the job of marketing, it isn’t just as simple as writing anymore. If Mark Twain had to deal with all this social media mess, I don’t know if he’d ever write anything again. He’d tell his publishers what they could do with their hashtags and Instagram posts — but he’d say it with such style and charm!

And here’s my ugly-cry face when I saw my display for the first time. Page and Palette received their shipment of books before I did, so this is the first time I ever held one!


I’m so overwhelmed with details (frazzled),  it was nice to drive through some gorgeous cotton fields and calm down a bit. Simmer down, simmer down. Alabama snow. Calmness. Peace. Beauty. Deep breath.


I’ll take lots of photos and let you know how the party goes. Thank you to every one of you for reading and being so supportive. I’ll also let you know at a later time my updated schedule for future signings and on-line availability. Hope to see you tonight!

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  • Congratulations again! I’m so excited for you. I hope the party went off without a hitch. I’m sure it was a wonderful evening you’ll cherish forever.

  • I am so proud and excited for you Leslie Anne! You have started on a grand adventure! Even though I can’t be there tonight I will be there is spirit and toasting your success with champagne!! ? ? When things settle down after your tour with the rich and famous, I hope we can get together and I can toast you in person!

  • Yay, love that southern snow too! I just ordered a copy, it will be waiting for you to sign and they are shipping to me! Have fun tonight!

    • Oh, thank you Lori! The folks at Page and Palette are always helpful and nice. I’ll look for your book and take great care of it! Hugs!

  • Congratulations! I am so excited for you. Wishing you all the best.
    Cotton fields are truly one of my favorite things.

    • Thank you Sandy. The fields this time of year are almost like looking out at the water on the Gulf. Very calming!

  • Congratulations LA! So proud of you! We need to talk…I’d like to publish my book in 2018.

    • Go for it! You are an awesome, talented writer. I’d love to sit and chat one day. You can fill me in on the library world. I think every library in America needs a copy of my book . . . don’t you? Hope to see you soon.

  • This is a wonderful accomplishment for you Leslie Anne and I know you have been over the moon. Cotton fields and south Alabama and it’s natural beauty is just what you need, a drive through the countryside to the beach for a little relaxation. Sure hope your book signing schedule brings you to Tuscaloosa. Wish I were there now, you know I would at your big celebration at Page and Pallette. Have a wonderful time………

    • Thanks Emily. It would be fun to see you there tonight, but maybe I’ll schedule a Tuscaloosa signing just for you!

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