Monday, May 12, 2014

Looking to Expand?

by Chad Cummings from THREAD END, by Amanda Lee

Seriously, this is a nice little set up you guys have here. All you people from different walks of life...Marcy, the embroidery shop owner...Peggy Lee, the garden shop gal...Caro, the pet therapist...Reagan, with the consignment shop, Jessica, the writer...all kinds of bakers, shop owners, and divas.... There's bound to be a way we can make money here, don't you think? Some cheddar, for you bakers! (Laughs) Oh, that was a good one.

You see, that's what I do. I'm a financier. I invest in people's businesses and, hopefully, turn a profit. (Strokes his chin.) I usually do turn a profit.... (Jerks his head toward the window.) Yep, that's my Bugatti outside.

So you should think about letting me turn this little blog thing of yours into something bigger. (Paces.) Hey, how about Cummings Publishing?! If you guys could all write books about what you do and what life is like in your individual towns, then we could.... (Flicks his wrist.) Nah, that's too far-fetched, even for me. Besides, based on my recent experiences in Tallulah Falls, some of you small-business owners aren't broad minded enough to even consider exponential growth.

I'm only in Tallulah Falls for a museum exhibit--I'm hoping the owner of the antique textiles is willing to sell a few things--but I'm first and foremost a businessman. If any of you people are interested in franchising your businesses...or, hey, if any of you think that book idea is just crazy enough to work, here's my card. Let's talk.


Hi! Amanda Lee here. That Chad is...well, he's something. I'm interrupting his sales pitch to invite you to join me on the blog tour for THREAD END, releasing June 3. The blog schedule is available on my home page. I'm actually doing two tours, one with Escape with Dollycas and the other with Orangeberry Book Tours. The grand prize during the book tour is a $50 Amazon gift card, and there will be book giveaways throughout the tour. It isn't listed on the blog tour schedule, but the real kickoff begins with Marcy Singer's blog Sew Deadly on May 28 in which Marcy offers blog commenters a chance to win a $25 Etsy gift card. In addition, members of the Cozy Cavalry will have additional giveaway opportunities. I do hope you'll all help me celebrate and maybe win a prize or two!


  1. Cute post. I had to stop and realize I knew most of those people - Caro, Reagan, Jessica . . .

  2. All these people better be careful with Chad on the loose. Why am I not feelin' the trust?


    1. Yeah, I agree about Chad not inspiring too much trust. :)


  3. Sounds like a wonderful book! I'm looking forward to the Blog tour!

  4. Looking forward to reading this book