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Book Expo at The Villages

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My books are ready for the hordes of readers who are expected to bust down the doors at the Book Fair/Expo at The Villages in Florida. The Villages is a huge retirement community in Central Florida lovingly referred to “Land of the Blue Hairs” by people who are old enough to remember ladies with blue hair before it was fashionable to have pasteled and multi-color hair. After yesterday when I was almost run down three times in the parking lot, I call it the “Land of the Zooming Maniac Golf Cart Drivers.”

So how was it? I chatted with new friends, sold books, enjoyed seeing old friends, laughed a lot, and will definitely go back next year.

My favorite:

Man <Flips through book>: How much is Pink Baby Alligator?

Me: Ten dollars.

Man: Will you take eight?

Me: No.

Man: <reads back cover>: How much is it normally?

Me: Ten dollars.

Man: I really want it for my grandson.

Me: ….

Man: What would you say if I told you I have only five dollars?

Me: Go make a friend.

Man <cracks up>: I’ll pay your ten dollars if you’ll sign it to my grandson and let me take a picture of you with the book.

Me: You drive a hard bargain.

Man: <laughs harder. Buys book, asks wife to take a picture of him and me with the book, takes a picture of me with the book, and walks away still laughing.>