On the plus side, the total sales of my books reached 900 yesterday. Yippee! Total downloads of my free books is over 9000. I know people don't read everything they download for free--I certainly don't. But if even 10% do, that's another 900. The free downloads do several things. They generate more reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. It also gets your name out there. And almost always after a free day, sales of all books go up, including the one you just offered for free. Go figure.
And it is time for another trip. Next week, several of us will be headed to Lanesboro, Minnesota and the Root River Trail. This, of course, is the basis of my newest book, Peete and Repeat. One of my tasks while I'm there is to return to the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center with a copy of the book for them as thanks for all the help they gave me. The forecast has been changing day by day, but that won't prevent a trip to the Aroma Pie Shop in Whalan. I always get a kick out of going by the Stone Mill Suites in downtown Lanesboro. It was the site (in the 40s, I believe) of my grandfather's first poultry business, Lanesboro Produce, run by him and his friend 'Specs' Wilson. Of course there will be bike rides--at least one day has to be dry, right?--and maybe a visit to the real purple goat farm, which I can't remember the name of right now. More confusion.
So, it's time to get out warmer clothes, replace all the items I have removed from the camper in the last couple of weeks (lime juice, popcorn, etc.), and come up with some cool weather menus--not needed on the last few trips. That should bring warm weather for sure.