Walmart Website now carrying my book!

I was gobsmacked this morning to discover that Walmart is now listing my popular cliche origin book on it’s website! I suppose it is the dream of every author for their books to  be sold at Walmart, or at least on their website. I could never have accomplished this by asking them to list it. This just goes to the overwhelming demand by the public for this work. When it was released in March, 2013, it was announced by Amazon as a ‘hot new release, it quickly became the number one work in its genre to be brought up by Google. It rose to near the top of millions of Amazon books. It has been praised by authors, poets, professors, teachers, and newspaper columnists, but this is a new milestone for which I am so thankful! Thank you Walmart!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Most-Comprehensive-Origins-of-Cliches-Proverbs-and-Figurative-Expressions/53630316

Author Day Library Book Signing a success for authors in spite of weather

Several authors chose not to brave the elements on Saturday for the big Author Day at Magness Library in McMinnville, Tennessee. I’m a little “ahead of the curve” because they haven’t posted the pics yet, but at least 15 authors came out, and the clouds parted mid day, bringing a number of folks by. https://www.facebook.com/magnesslibrary/

I even met a neighbor whose husband I know, who had heard about my cliche origin books not even realizing  by whom they were written. She came to purchase them as a surprise for her husband for his upcoming birthday! I promised not to tell. All authors to whom I spoke sold books, and certainly both who had published with St. Clair Publications. I sold quite a few.

In the meantime head on over to Amazon.com and get your copies of Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions, original volume and the new Volume II.

Big Author Day Book Signing Coming Up!

Two weeks from this Saturday, on April 22, from 10:00 AM till 1:00 PM, a group of St. Clair Publications authors and some other author friends will be participating in a spectacular author anchor day at Magness Memorial Library at 118 West Main in McMinnville, Tennessee, I will be signing copies of both volumes of Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions, and have samples of some other books.

St. Clair Publications authors joining me with their books will be Tammy Mentzer Brown, author of A Teacher’s Prayer, a marvelous true story about her struggles in youth in a divisive environment, and time in a children’s home, and how she persevered as a result of a caring teacher. Tammy has traveled to churches, schools and back to the children’s home as well as being a guest on Birmingham’s Fox TV to tell her marvelous story. ext will be children’s author, Dee Hall. Her illustrated book, Can You Imagine? is filled wit poetic verse which delights youngsters! She is having health issues at this time, but  if she is able, we will be joined by Katy Ishee, author of the highly acclaimed book, Pieces of My Heart, the true story of how as a teen she gave birth to a baby which was forcibly taken from her. After going through a tumultuous life including time in Haight Ashbury, motorcycle gangs and traveling as a MASH double for Major Margaret ‘Hot Lips’ Houlihan, she made a vow to find her long lost son at any cost. She has been on television and the story has been read by celebrities.

Also there will be my good friend, Country Music singer-songwriter, Sunday Sharpe! In the 1970s,  Sunday hit # 11 with  I’m Having Your Baby, written by  Paul Anka, the female version of his huge hit, and  # 18 with A Little at a Time, and had numerous other great songs on the charts. She was also nominated for an ACM Award in 1977. Sunday’s great novels, What Ever Happened to Bella Star? and What Ever Happened to Bella Star? 2   reveal the true story of what happens too many times to artists in Nashville as well as the music business in general.

Other friends will take part including newspaper columnist and novelist, R.D. Sherrill, known locally as Deane, who writes fantastic murder mysteries! .

Don’t miss this great event!

If You Did This, Please Let Me Know!

Usually late November and December sales keep my business and everyone else’s going for the majority of the year. However, it has continued to amaze and delight me that Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions has sold in January at almost the same rate as December sales. And now, to top it all off, last night some one individual ordered 19 copies on Amazon.com, bringing the 24 hour total of combined sales to 25, well above daily average for that book during Christmas buying season. I want to thank this individual, if he or she will come forward, and present him or her with a free gift certificate for the stclairpublications.com site. If this was you,or you know who did this, please let me know. I will not embarrass anyone, merely show my appreciation. And again, thanks to everyone who has purchased any book from us!

Stan

Black Friday–Cyber Monday Special

Numerous individuals have purchased several copies of Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions for Christmas gifts. In many cases, people thought this was a “one size fits all” gift for family members. Think about it, with a good book you don’t have to worry about returns from a mis-fit if the person is interested in the subject matter!  So, what I’m offering from now through Monday for friends wanting the perfect gift for their curious family members is that when they order four copies of this best-selling book they will automatically receive a fifth copy FREE! If you don’t have one, you can get yours free. If you have five that you don’t know what to buy for, you get one of the gifts free! But this only applies to orders from the St. Clair Publications website at http://stclairpublications.com, and only on orders placed today through MOnday, November 30, cyber Monday. I will personally handle each of these orders, so you are assured of getting your free copy without it even showing up on your order! Happy holidays to one and all! Oh, yes, and I’ll pay your shipping, only one $3.00 fee per order!

Stan