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Barnes & Noble

Back in the 90s and early 2000s, I used to walk into the Barnes & Noble store and take a deep breath, sucking in the smell of coffee and books like a lifeline to my soul. Do you remember those days? Heck, I could spend hours just in the calendar aisle, not to mention biographies, classics, fantasy, cooking, picture books, children and young adult, architecture, how-to, CDs, and of course, my mecca, fiction.

A few years ago, when I first started writing, I noticed my joy of bookstores was gone. Wait. How could this be? I loved books, they were my friends, my family, my life. The fact was this: it was heart-wrenching to see books on display anywhere because here were hundreds, nay thousands, of writers who had already succeeded and were winning, while I was still struggling and losing. How would I ever finish and publish anything worthy of this? It seemed impossible.

So now you will understand when I say this: I cried when I saw Rue is available at Barnes & Noble.

Me! Amy Q Barker - at Barnes & Noble! Wow!

Next goal: come across someone reading Rue on the beach or in the airport or out on the street. That will really kill me.

Anyway, thank you again for being a part of my little dream. I couldn't have done it without you!


P.S. Because of this pandemic, I haven't been in a bookstore in months and it makes me very sad. Thank goodness for online shopping.

In other news:

Thank you so much for the great reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. I'm beyond grateful.

I'm working on book number two and starting to get really excited about publishing it. It still needs some finishing touches, but I hope to publish in the next few months.

In the meantime, check out these updates:

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Barnes & Noble

Rue in other countries. Wow!

Thank you again everyone. I'll be in touch!

Love,

Amy

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