The winner of Wednesdays drawing is “outandin”! She’s one of the ones who knew that a cowbell on the bottom of a bull rope is to add weight to the rope so it will fall away easily once the rider is off.
My cover designer found a bell with a cross on it in her research and used a replica of it for my cover, which is wonderful. The cover needed some element to let readers know the book is a Christian novel.
I’d be willing to bet folks are wondering what a pen holder featuring horses has to do with bull riding. Answer–absolutely nothing! In fact, none of the little things I picked out for my readers have to do with bull riding.
But that isn’t as dumb as it sounds. The items come from specialty stores here in town–stores I approached to stock my books. Nothing helps soften a retailer faster than making a purchase! Aside from marketing this thing through cyberspace, I’m planning to have it stocked in various stores in Texas. Easier said than done when the store is a chain, but . . . doable. Just takes footwork. And as long as my feet work, I’ll keep trying!
Congrats to “outandin,” and y’all stay tuned for next week, when I have another non-bull-riding gift to give away!