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Read in the sea, 
by a tree, 
with me, 
sitting on a giant pea... 

Read it with your dog, 
on a log, 
knee deep in bog, 
next to a frog...

Read it in a chair, 
on the stairs, 
at the fair...

Snap a picture or video yourself reading your favorite part of Alzheimer's Trippin' with George



I am excited about a promotion idea and I HOPE that you will get excited too.  I think it will be fun!

I will talk about that first and then, after that,  I will give you a peek into what is happening now.

Video Trailer


I have learned that books have to have trailers now days. Just like a movie.

 I bought one for cheap.   It is actually pretty good, considering.  I will share it in the next post, it isn't quite done yet.

But I got an idea of just a video showing people reading Alzheimer's Trippin' with George.  Maybe I will add it to the professional video I have or make one on its own... who knows.

BUT I would like to get pictures and videos of YOU or your pets or strangers
reading the book. Please send your pictures and videos to Susan_trikes at yahoo.   Put "Video Trailer" in the subject line so I know it is ok to click on the attachment.


 If you are brave, post the video or picture on you facebook page and tag me (Susan Straley) so I will see the video or picture and can get it.
  This should be FUN!!!   Maybe I will have a VIDEO REVEAL PARTY and invite everyone who submits a picture or video.

Spread the word! 

Share your book around with those that don't have a copy but are willing to pose or become a film star in the trailer.  Share the link to this blog around.  Remember to hit the "JOIN" tab above if you didn't get an email about this blog you are not on the list!  You get on the list by joining.

DEADLINE! DEADLINE! 
Gotta have an end date, don't we?
Submit your stuff by midnight March 19, 2019.

Now you may be thinking...

What NON-Book stuff is happening, Sue?

I have made a decision!  Pretty epic for me, Miss Indecisive.

I don't want to live anywhere else.  I love it here.

My sister or someone told me after George passed to not make any big decisions but instead, create folders of ideas of what I might do.  Then for the first year just gather information about each option and put it in its respective folder.

I created three folders.

STAY HERE
MOVE (to where the job pay is better and a college town for continued learning)
BUY A CAMPER (live South in the winter, North in the summer, finding part-time seasonal jobs)

But there are two deterrents to moving.
1) FRIENDS
2) This is an affordable place to live right now.


Today I went on our usual Thursday bike ride.  And Debra had invited a bunch of us gals to turn off and do a girls only picnic ride.  It was a lot of fun.


Another couple friends (Dementia Divas) had their husbands pass.  I went to a funeral, and then I invited the new widows and my fellow "Dementia Diva Graduates" or ... what do I call us now, "Wacky Widows"? over for dinner and it was a great time of sharing and celebrating in our accomplishments as we move forward in our lives.





I still hang out with my friends, Debra and Glen.  They are dealing with health issues and I am working on book stuff, so we don't hang out as much.  PLUS so many of our friends from up north are here, so our social calendars get pretty full with dinners, and music, and rides and such. 

Frankie and Dennis and Debra and Glen and I went to a concert downtown a few weeks ago.  Frankie and I did some wild dancing.  I guess it got too wild, Frankie hurt her knee and couldn't bike much while it healed.

Back to the Books



I am looking forward to getting pictures and video... there I go again... thinking about the books project.


I am sorry, I feel driven.  Don't know why or what I am trying to accomplish.  There is no end goal, I am just driven to keep moving in this direction.  I fear getting obnoxious. 

Maybe the entrepreneur spirit in George got transferred to me.

Coming Events


I have been invited to be interviewed on Gary Solomon's Laidback Bike Report... a YouTube show all about recumbent bikes and riding them.  So tune in on March 17th.  I will share the link in a future post.

March 23, 10 a.m., Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters, Tompkins St., Inverness book launch celebration.
 
I will have a table as part of the local authors program at the libraries in Citrus County, FL

April 8 1:30-4:30 at the Crystal River Library
April 9 1:30-4:30 at the Inverness Library



After the first book's kindle launch I will be taking Ice Cream to Memory Lane to celebrate with those folks.  That was our dementia support group that helped George and I so much in our last year. 



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