Painting ©2018 John Clark III
Early morning, cool breeze rustling the trees, birds singing, , clear blue sky, coffee in hand.
Probably the best part of the day. Late at night's pretty good, too, but here in Texas, it can still be a little warm late at night during the summer. Early morning is probably best.
Well, the first big marketing campaign for the book is over, and it wasn't a rousing success like the publisher was hoping, but it wasn't a disaster, either. I don't have the final download numbers, but the book is out there, people are reading it, and excellent new reviews are being posted on amazon.
If you missed out on the free offer, the e-book is now listed for .99. That's right -- 99 cents to download on your Kindle. If you don't have a Kindle, there's a place to click and download the Kindle app for free, then download the book. You oughta get one! There's also a beautiful paperback.
And plans are underway for promotion no. 2, so stay tuned.
Meanwhile, it's a beautiful Saturday, with nothing much to do in the way of chores, besides laundry (clothes already in the washer), picking up a few groceries, and I think that's about it. The house is quiet. Big Katie is still away on business, and Little Katy is out of town on business, as well. My little baby girl (nearly six-feet tall and 21 years old now) took a road trip down to Houston for a big modeling event. This is the third of these to-dos since January, and the first time, I drove her down there, dropped her off at the hotel, came home, then went back two days later and picked her up.
A few weeks ago, she told me she had a meeting in Houston and she had reserved a hotel room on-line, and adios, I'll see you later, dad. She drove herself down there after work, spent the night, went to her meeting, came back the next day. I was impressed. A friend laughed when I called her Little Katy recently. Hey, she's been Little Katy since she was two years old. It's a dad thing.
So, I'm on my own for the weekend. Well, except for Bug, our neurotic miniature dachshund, who right now is plopped down in in the sunshine in the backyard. I can see her through the screen door. Hopefully, no butterflies attack, or stray leaves sweep in to disturb her peacefulness. Pretty much anything scares her.
Thirteen more days of school on the calendar. I can hardly believe it. This has been a long, difficult year for me and everybody I work with, and we are all ready for summer vacation. Blessed be the day.
Ciao, y'all ...
A few reviews of John's books
The 30-Day Optimism Solution:
“Part memoir, part informative text. You get both when reading 'Depression Blues' by John H. Clark III. Mr. Clark shares his struggles with depression in an honest and real way, and as the book progresses, so does his hope. Woven into the story as jumping off points are bits of information about depression and ways to "conquer" the sadness, loneliness, and despair that comes with it.
Mr. Clark becomes more than an author in this book; he becomes a friend who understands the pain of depression and provides light. I recommend this book to anyone looking for light or to anyone who knows someone with depression and wants to learn more.”
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