Susan McCorkindale

Author. Editor. Autism Advocate.

Posts Tagged ‘humor’


7-Year Itch Special!

It’s been 7 years since 500 Acres and No Place to Hide, More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl came out. It debuted on Labor Day weekend, 2011. Five months earlier, on April 13th, Stu died. I will be forever grateful to my editor  for getting a really, really advance copy of the book for him to see before he passed.

As you can imagine, the book tour for 500 Acres was very difficult for me. I was grief stricken, exhausted, too thin, and wracked with panic attacks. For example, I could drive, but only if I didn’t try to breathe at the same time. Consequently, I feel as if I never gave the book the push it deserved. Of the two I’ve written, it’s the better book. It’s funny and sad, just like real life. Maybe it’s too late now to encourage people to read it but, hopeless optimist that I am, I’m trying anyway.

In honor of the 7th anniversary of the publication of 500 Acres, I’m celebrating with my first ever 7-Year Itch Special.  If you missed 500 Acres (and therefore have yet to discover “Cluckster’s Last Stand” and what “Looking for Dick in All the Wrong Places” is really about), here’s your chance to get a signed copy for yourself or a friend who could use a little more laughter in her (or his!) life.

See the “Buy Now” button below? Once you click it, you’ll be taken to Susan McCorkindale, LLC’s spot on PayPal. Then:

  1. The lovely people at PayPal will ask for your credit card information, email, and shipping address (the $25 fee covers the book and all costs associated with getting it in the mail lickety split).
  2. I’ll receive your order summary and drop you an email asking to whom you’d like the book inscribed and where you’d like it shipped.

A little complicated but nothing an always and forever fake farm girl can’t handle. Thanks so much for celebrating with me and remember: books signed by the Author make great gifts!

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Encouragement. Pass it on.

Woman at desk

The other day I felt just like this poor woman looks. Sitting at my desk, staring into space, wondering where my inspiration (and my flat iron) went. And then I opened my email and discovered a note from a reader that changed my mood completely. I haven’t included the whole thing, just the parts that motivated me to push on and “make words” as Chris likes to say.

I so enjoyed reading both books and had many ‘laugh-out-loud’ moments… I liked them so much that at this very time I have purchased a copy of each book to send to my dear friend in Wichita, KS for her birthday next week. Rest assured that I am keeping my two books… In closing I would like to say thank you for writing two outstanding books and teaching everyone that humor is a good thing to have and yours is amazing Susan. Keep it up…”

I’m keeping it up. And I don’t even care how my hair looks. Well, maybe just a little.


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