Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Announcing my soon-to-be published book, "Teatime Tales"!!!


Friends, I have some exciting news today! As many of you are aware, I like to have a special year-long project on this blog that I present on Saturdays. I've reviewed tea books, made tea sandwiches, shared tearoom postcards, and this year, I've been writing bits of fiction I call "Teatime Tales" each Saturday. To my everlasting delight, several of you have asked that I compile these short stories into a book.

Anyhoo, I've talked to a publisher and yes, I will finish writing these stories soon and you can go ahead and pre-order the book now. In fact, for those of you who've so generously welcomed my little stories on Saturdays, I've taken the liberty of going ahead and ordering you three copies each. I figure that will give you one to keep and two to give as Christmas gifts. Don't worry about paying now. I've got all your e-mail addresses on file and will invoice you when the books arrive.

The great thing is, these books will be leather-bound! Isn't that cool, that these little tea-inspired stories can now be bound in leather and read for years to come? I found a company that will print them for just $99.95 each, and again, I've gone ahead and ordered several copies for those of you who've been commenting on the stories, just to be sure you don't miss out on this great opportunity.

Of course anyone is welcome to order, but only regular visitors to this blog will get the special $99.95 price. For everyone else, the price will be $125 per book. I'll invoice you as soon as the books arrive, so for most of you, that will be $299.85. What a deal!

If anyone else would like to get in on this special offer, feel free to shoot me an email at aprilfoolsjoke@areyoukiddingme.com. Thanks, and have a great day!


P.S. And because there's always that ONE person who gets taken in ... Happy April Fool's Day! I'm really not printing a book that will sell for $99.95. I do think I'll probably compile my little tea stories into a book by the end of the year, since some of you have asked, but it will definitely be a normally priced book—and I would never automatically order three copies for anyone!

16 comments:

  1. I realized it was an April Fool's joke when I got to the price...and then I was disappointed because I thought you weren't going to do a book. I hope you WILL compile all the stories into a "normal" book, and I will be one of the first to order it! Happy April!

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  2. I knew it I just knew it....as like Joy, it was the price that did it. And like Joy, we do wish you DO compile a short story book soon - but not leather bound, gotta keep the price affordable, haha. Hard sided though, if possible. You silly goose. LOL what a clever fool today. Hugs and giggles.

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  3. What fun! My first "gotcha" of the day! I AM enjoying your tales.

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  4. Happy April Fool's Day, Angela! I must confess you had me when I first started reading, and I got so excited. Then as I read on about reserving three copies for those who welcomed your stores [without payment], as well as the price, then I knew you had played an April Fool's joke on your readers. I do hope to see this message "for real" some day, however. [With a more affordable price. ;-)]

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  5. You know how to add a smile to my day!

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  6. Ha ha! You had me going there for a minute, trying to figure how I might come up with the money! Happy April ...

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  7. OMG! You had me. I was really excited about the book but was already thinking how I could get out of $298.00. Good one, Angela!

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  8. But the book will still be leather bound, right Angela? LOL An impressive photo. With the amount of books I review, I knew the price was suspect. Great fun, and of course a good idea to compile the stories into a book at the end of the year.
    Happy Easter.

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  9. Happy April Fools Day !!!!!

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  10. Loved this!!! I used to always look forward to the April 1 edition of the Newnan Times Herald. The articles were always so clever - just "true" enough that you had to ask yourself, "Is this for real?" I've saved a couple of them over the years.

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  11. Cute story Angela, I am definitely interested in a book though. and that's not a joke! I enjoy your writing and photography so much, thanks for making me laugh. Joanie

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  12. Good one, Angela. I want a copy of your real book or maybe even 3 or 4 copies whenever you do publish it.

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  13. Love your April Fool's 2015! I am happy to hear Teatime Tales will be in print too. And, yes, you read our minds -- I will order a few too! Hahahah

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  14. I had to smile as I read this post. Yes, I must know you by now, as I realized fairly quickly what you were doing. Happy April Fool's to you.

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  15. You really had me going! Thanks for a fun prank! And I still love your stories. Barbara

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  16. HA HA. Though I would not be surprised to hear of you signing a book deal one day.

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