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Are you almost finished writing your book? Are you dreading the thought of marketing? Do you need tips to save your sanity about how to handle your tub-full of books when they arrive?

I’m not the little piggie that went to market, but I am the piggie that stayed home and planned, down to minute details, for the debut of Caring Lessons. Actions  I took before I even left home for author events. Actions that  saved my sanity when the one thousand books arrived.

One thing I did was buy a roller bag to carry my books to readings. After years of writing, I didn’t want to pack my precious cargo in a klutzy picnic basket or a battered Macy’s bag. Other actions were even more basic, things you may never see in a marketing book.

Today, thanks to Cathy Stucker, marketing expert, among other things, you can read my “Ten Things I Learned on My Way to Market.”  Cathy has also featured a photo of me leaving our apartment for an early author event, raring to go with my jazzy JanSport roller bag.

Linger awhile on Cathy’s site, sellingbooks.com, and see the multitude of ways she can help you write, publish, and sell your book.  A vital place to find out everything you don’t know yet.

And now a reminder to plan ahead. National Nurses Week is just around the corner, May 6-12. It’s gift time! Also, May is Mental Health Month; mental health is a thread throughout Caring Lessons: A Nursing Professor’s Journey of Faith and Self. Buy a copy of Caring Lessons and help promote and support the profession of nursing. All proceeds go to nursing scholarships at Trinity Christian College.