Kit and I are selling our novels in Washington. Each is entertaining and carries a wholesome message. Getting copies into circulation is a route to stimulate Internet sales. Christmas markets are one way to do so.
We fared poorly at one market. The booth next to us sold art created by a pig. The pig’s owners had put dabs of paint on canvases then covered the paint with a plastic sheet and put food on top. The pig smeared the paint with its snout while eating. 8.5 X 11 paintings by the pig sold for 50% more than our novels created by great effort and expense. Larger pig-created canvases sold for even more. People crowded to buy the pig’s art while we and our novels sat ignored. Like the prodigal son, I was jealous of a pig.
We hope you are experiencing a joyous Christmas season.