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"The Yard Sale" continues to remain in the top 100 best sellers in comedy. Right now, it is #8. Yay!
Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
My six sentences are from my new release on Amazon. It's a short funny story called "The Yard Sale" and I hope it is the first of many. So far, "The Yard Sale" has done well. After its release last Saturday, it made the best seller list in Comedy on Sunday. That was one of the most exciting days ever for me as a writer.
The story is about Jennifer Riley, the narrator, who is broke and needs money so she has a yard sale. She's lost her job, the bank is taking the house and her husband has left her for the pianist at Cloverdale Baptist Church. Below is a clip where Theodora, the Gossip Queen, has stopped by Jennifer's sale.
The Gossip Queen lit up. Theodora Mae Trussler lived and breathed for such moments. She lowered her syrupy voice. "That girl may have been playing piano on Sunday morning like a little angel. But, the rest of the time she was the devil's bitch."
Gail and I fell back in our chairs, stunned speechless.
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Sunday, April 22, 2012
I'm thrilled to announce my short story, "The Yard Sale," is currently on Amazon's Best Seller list. It is ranked #5 in humor. It has been an overnight success! I'm just beyond words and I certainly wish I would have done this a lot sooner.
I have always enjoyed writing short stories set in the South with amusing characters. A shorter version of "The Yard Sale" did well in several contests years ago. It placed in finals and was published in a literary magazine made up of contest finalist entries. It was always my favorite. So, I decided to take the core story and make it a longer story with more wacky characters. I added a touch of romance at the end for good measure and it has a positive ending as all my stories do.
I hope "The Yard Sale" will continue to do well and I am working on the next story in the Down Home Humor series, "Laid to Rest." Laid to Rest features Darlene, Richie and Tommy Ray, three of the funniest characters I have ever written about. I love them and plan to do more stories with this hapless trio.