"So what do you do?" she asked. "I write," I replied.
"Do you write books?" she asked "Yes," I casually replied.
"Oh! What, like romance books?" she eagerly asked.
"No," I replied. "I write books like this one," as I casually took my book out from my large handbag and showed it to her.
"OMG!" she replied - stunned. "My son has autism!" "I would really love to read that book," she said, as she continued to put the groceries through...
She then spoke about things that she had personally experienced when her son was younger and I could see she had become visibly overwhelmed when I told her that I'd also written about such things in my book. "How do I buy a copy?" she asked.
"Well, I can certainly sell you a book," I replied, "but I can see that you are very busy at the moment," I added.
"Can you come back to the store another day?" she asked, almost in tears, "so that I can buy your book?"
"Yeah, sure," I casually replied. "In fact, I will be back here next Tuesday morning," I added, "so I will see you then, okay?" I asked her.
"Awesome, thank you," she responded eagerly. "I will look forward to it, see you then," she said smiling, happily, as my husband paid for the groceries and we quietly left the store...
"See, I told you that you would have no trouble with selling your book," he said, proudly.
"Wow!" I said in amazement. "We come in to buy some groceries, and we leave with another potential book buyer, without even trying!" I replied, smiling, as we proceeded to load the groceries into the boot of our car.
I have since had several occasions where I have spontaneously $old yet another copy of my book: "Autism On The Frontline ~ Through A Mother's Eyes ~ The Early Years" without even trying.
Happy Reading, Writing and $elling books everyone...
(c) Heather Golding - Author - 31 March 2017
N.B. There are still plenty of my books available for purchase either through In House Publishing at:
www.inhousebookstore.com.au (or) directly through my website at: www.heathergolding.com