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Nancy Roman

Stop The Presses!!!!!

I’ve done several posts celebrating really good days.

Today is another one!

My local newspaper gave me a half-page interview (with photo that is not so hot, but I am overlooking that) on my new book. They interviewed me

AS AN AUTHOR!

I am an author. And a good one. Me. Really!

Here’s the link, if you want to see what local newspaper coverage is like (admittedly, on a slow news day… Page One was “Car Show Draws Hundreds For Fundraiser”).

My Mom was thrilled.

So I was having a pretty good day.

And THEN!

Last week I wrote a little note to Marlo Thomas. Several years ago, she included an essay that I wrote in her collection, “The Right Words At The Right Time, Volume II.” So I wrote and told her that I had written a novel, and truly felt like I was reinventing myself,  which is the topic of her latest collection, “It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over.”

And today, she posted this on her Facebook site (sorry it’s a bit blurry – I may be a ‘real’ author not, but I am not a ‘real’ techie):

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And she has a link to my Author page on Facebook AND my Amazon page for the book! And although it says “7 people like this” – as of 10:29 tonight, I hit 103 likes (which is more than the Page One car show drew).

I am naturally thrilled (and a bit Starstruck – I love Marlo!  Since 1966, when I wanted to be just like her on “That Girl,” and forty years later, when she liked my little essay, and oh, my, especially now!)

Can I challenge you to go to Marlo Thomas’ Facebook page,  and like that post, so I get lots more than 103 likes?

I’ve always wanted to be well-liked.

me and book

Photo, Ryan Flynn, Torrington Register-Citizen

37 Comments

  1. I love Marlo too. So of course I am going to her page! Congratulations, and that photo is pretty good…..really!

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    • Thanks… Marlo was such a sweet innocent soul on her TV show in the 1960’s – but she was also ON HER OWN in that show… that was really a first for television women. And her inspiring books now are quite wonderful – the book that included my essay – all the profits went to St. Jude Research Hospital.

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  2. I am so impressed! Congrats, I read the article and liked the post.

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    • Thanks! It thought they were very good too – the reporter couldn’t really take as many shots as I take selfies – so I will forgive him for the picture. At least I look happy.

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  3. I always loved Marlo Thomas….and wow! Congrats on having her write about you on her FB page–next thing you know you’ll be on a famous person’s Twitter feed and then you’ll be a famous twit! LO? Now I’m going to go to her FB page and like her post…then I’m going to Amazon to order your book! Congrats, Nancy…well deserved.

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    • I need to be a famous twit! Right now I have 8 followers on Twitter – EIGHT. But you have to start somewhere…

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  4. Sweet! Good for you – and a wonderful article 🙂 We can say we knew you “when … ” MJ

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  5. I don’t think it is possible to like you any more than we already do…but I am on my way over now. 😉

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  6. Tim

    I am so happy for you!

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  7. Laurie

    Awesome!

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  8. You’re such an inspiration! Congratulations.

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    • I don’t think I’ve ever been an inspiration! (More like a cautionary tale). So wow! Thanks!

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  9. Nancy, done and done! Congratulations! You deserve it.

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  10. Okay, girlie–had to tell you that I just bought your book a few minutes ago from Amazon.ca and I’m sitting here at Chapters in the Starbucks cafe area where I read the first two chapters of it. I’m hooked! I knew I would absolutely love your style, and I do…..am anxious to read more and by the way, I will be writing and posting a review for you on Amazon.ca–I don’t think there is one there yet so I will mark the path for others to follow. Glad I popped in to visit you this morning!

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    • Oh, I do hope you like it! And I’d love a kind review on Amazon.ca… my CA friends are very important to me. I am Canadian-French on my father’s side, after all…..

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  11. Congrats on both items! I’m off to check the link to the newspaper article and then to Marlo’s page. And I wanted to be just like “That Girl” too!

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    • Of course! We are two of a kind (and with the same husbands, no less!)

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  12. WOW. Now that’s really cool.
    Always like “That Girl” – tossing that hat and all – the humorous plots and her expressions.
    Nice to know she’s a nice person in real life
    (and YEA for YOU!)

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    • I’m really happy, and she is now my favorite celebrity…. (sorry, Ralph Fiennes)

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  13. Congratulations! That is huge! I agree with Patsyporco – you are an inspiration to me to never give up the dream.

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    • My favorite quote, which I have framed on my desk:
      “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

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  14. Congratulations – just going over to Mario’s page to like.

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  15. You are indeed an author! And a wonderful thing to be!

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    • It is what I always wanted to be. Don’t get me wrong, I like my day job… but creating a story and sharing it…. it feels amazingly fantastic!

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      • I hate my day job…that’s why I find it more of a recognition. A verification of self, if you will.

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  16. The facebook endorsement of your book by Marlo Thomas was well deserved. I just finished reading your book and found it wonderfully entertaining. In fact, reading your post reminded me that i want to post a comment on Amazon regarding your book. 🙂

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    • I am so happy you liked it! And I definitely appreciate reviews!

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    • Just saw your review on Amazon! Thank you SO MUCH!

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      • You’re more than welcome.I placed it on Amazon.ca and Amazon.com.
        I found your characters endearing and it’s really a treat to read a novel without violence. 🙂

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  17. Trina Brooks

    That is such good news. I’m an author still waiting for my big break. I remember when I was thrilled to receive a personal rejection note from Neil Gaiman’s agent. He’s one of my favourite writer’s so when his agent addressed me as Dear Author. I felt I had really made it, even though it was Dear Author, Sorry but… Even the smallest recognition can make my day. Congrats on your big recognition, Marlo is an amazing woman.

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  18. Congratulations, that’s awesome! I’m so pleased for you. 🙂

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