Friday, August 1st 2008
A Novel Approach to Distribution

The whole book thing really freaked me out. For awhile. I didn’t want anyone to actually KNOW I’d written it, or that it was out, and that’s really a ridiculous un-author-y way to be. It’s fading a little.It still feels completely bizarre to sign them. “Enjoy! Blah blah blah. -Kelsey Kilgore”Which actually translates directly to: “OH. MY. GOSH. IF YOU HATE THIS, PLEASE DON’T EVER TELL ME. -Kelsey Kilgore.”I mean, y’all. That’ s not even my name. It’s my Pretend Name. Have you ever tried to sign your Pretend Name? Right. Probably not, because most normal people do not have such things.Anyway, at least I AM making myself sign my Pretend Name and send a few out into the world. If you’d like one, just tell me. If I haven’t already sent one your way, I will. Mike orders them in bulk and proudly passes them out on the street corners, so I figure I could at least give them to y’all. (No blog required.) Leave a comment. Or email me. Include your address. Whatever.You know what’s really strange? Signing a Pretend Name in a book for my mother, who knows FULL WELL who I really am.Clarification: DON’T put your address in a comment. There are crazy people out there just looking for addresses to start loading you up with junk mail catalogs full of faux crocs and other such stuff. Somewhere to the right are the words: Contact Me. That’s how you email me to send your address.Clarification: I’m not a croc snob. I have no preferential views for the ‘real’ crocs vs. their lookalikes. I think they’re all bizarre and do not understand why so many of you love them. Let’s just agree to disagree on this one. (But seriously? They aren’t even real shoes, y’all!)[ Here's the book. ]UPDATE: Okay! I’m out of free copies. If you go HERE you can order (or pre-order, should it be currently unavailable) a copy of your very own!


24 Comments on “A Novel Approach to Distribution”

August 1st, 2008
3:26 am

I’m a great lover of Chick-Lit and would love a copy of your book – however, how will you make a profit if you GIVE them away?

Will the book just be available on amazon, or will I be able to find it on my local book stores shelves soon?

August 1st, 2008
4:23 am

I would LOVE a copy! Signed. Perhaps with some chocolate truffles gently nestled in the package with the book. :) I am so bad about dropping subtle hints.

BTW, Thomas and I were just talking about you and Mike yesterday. Nice things. Honestly. I hope we can get together again soon.


Amy @ Experience Imagination
August 1st, 2008
12:59 pm

Ooh, yes! Yes, please. I’m e-mailing you right now. :D

August 1st, 2008
1:21 pm

I would like one!

August 1st, 2008
3:18 pm

Oh, Absolutely yes please! :)


August 1st, 2008
4:00 pm

i think it is SO AWESOME that your book is on amazon. couldn’t be happier for you. :)

August 1st, 2008
8:28 pm

Your book is WONDERFUL! I could not put it down. I read it in 2 days. That is pretty hard to do with a six month old :) Thanks for the signed copy!

August 2nd, 2008
12:29 am

I’d like one too!
And congratulations, I am so proud of you!

August 2nd, 2008
3:10 am

I’d love a fake name signed copy!!! I’m so excited for you!

August 2nd, 2008
3:23 pm

I’d love to have a signed copy! Contact me, please? :)

August 3rd, 2008
2:38 pm

I’ve been looking for your book in the stores ever since you mentioned it in a previous post! I’d love a copy, but would gladly buy one if I knew where to get it besides Amazon. I’m on Amazon restriction, long story. As mom to a Kelsey, if you had to use a fake name, Kelsey was a good one to pick!

August 4th, 2008
3:11 pm

I love reading your blog so much I know I’d love to read your book! I’ve been looking for a new one to read after I finish the one I’m on right now. I’d love to have a copy. Is it available in book stores?

August 4th, 2008
5:21 pm

Your blog is wonderful. I’ve got 4 kids and a full time job (and I’m a writer) – so I don’t have alot of time to read. But I keep coming back to read yours – you have a wonderful way with words.

Becky Bittle
August 4th, 2008
6:45 pm

me too me too!! :)

August 4th, 2008
7:23 pm

I just found your blog via My Garden Hat – love the background and header! and the post on potty training. I’m keeping my 2 year old (and 7 year old) granddaughters this week and potty training is not quite complete here either. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. Sometimes she runs screaming to the bathroom only to make it just to my freshly washed bathroom rug. Just have to ask this question – why a fake name? If you’ve posted about that in the past just point me in the right direction and I’ll go read it. :) Blessings, marlene

August 5th, 2008
1:08 am

Im emailing you for it! I love readin gyour blog and I have to say it cracks me up so much. Im sure I will absoulty love your book, not to mention give me something fun to do when Im nursing my 4month old!

julie carobini
August 5th, 2008
7:07 pm

I already have mine from Amazon…btw, they knocked down the price AFTER I bought it. Wazzup with that??? Lol…Seriously, I was happy to plunk down the bucks for my favorite blogger (don’t tell all my other favorite bloggers that I just said that…hahah)

p.s. It starts out great. Hope to get to read it as soon as my own deadline has passed! Can’t wait.

August 6th, 2008
3:46 pm

I would love a copy! Would you be able to send it to Canada? :)
I’ll be sending an email your way!

PS – I’ve been reading for a while, I’m just a lurker.

August 7th, 2008
2:56 am

Oh Kelsey how exciting that your book is here at last! I doooo want one, extremely I do!!!!!
Wrapped in chocolately brown ribbons, too, which of course will only set of my chocolate yearnings, but hey — reading your book, eating chocolates—how much better could life get? (well…..unless we win the lottery)
When are y’all coming to see us again?

August 14th, 2008
4:35 pm

Oh really? I would love to have one pretend name and all!

August 18th, 2008
12:26 am

Congrats on the book! It’s been a while since I’ve been around, but so happy for you!!! Going back to skim some posts now!

August 19th, 2008
11:15 pm

Oh my goodness! I despise crocs and their copycat counterparts as well! Even my kids think they’re weird. I did try on the Croc flip flops during the great sandal search of Summer 2008 and they were quite comfy. However. I refuse to pay $40 for a pair of flip flops. That’s just crazy talk! Congratulations on your book!

Julie (formerly Desert Diva)
August 21st, 2008
11:20 pm

I got the book yesterday and so I grabbed it as hubby and I were headed out the door for a CA getaway. I got to sit in a chair at the beach today and devour it. I admit to wondering if it would be as funny as your blog and IT WAS. I laughed out loud so many times my hubby was a bit embarrassed. Beginning to end it was funny, charming and endearing. Can’t wait to read your next one :-) I’ll get a review on my blog soon with some of my favorite passages (I marked the pages).

August 28th, 2008
6:38 am

OH wow! I’ve been offline for awhile and I am just now learning that your book is available. Congratulations! I was going to order it, but Amazon says they’re all out. Does your offer still stand I would love one signed with your fake name.

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