Saturday, June 19, 2010

Cozy Chick Central

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

Did you know that the Cozy Chicks send out bookmarks to our readers?  Well, we do.  There's a little announcement up on the left, and we also have a "page" devoted on the blog to tell readers about it.  (All you have to do is send an email to cozychicks@gmail.com with your full name and address and we'll pop them in the mail to you.  But please, if you've already requested them (some people have requested them up to three times) give someone else a chance. Thanks.)

I'm the keeper of the bookmarks for this purpose.  (Jennifer is in charge of sending them to libraries.  Way to go, Jenn!)

To do this very important job, I have devoted a part of my office (a very TINY part) that I call Cozy Chicks Central.  I don't have an inch of flat space in my office that isn't covered with important (well, they might be) papers, boxes of bookmarks, books, and Star Trek episodes.  So Cozy Chicks Central is actually part of a shelf on one of my office bookcases.  (I have three--and not nearly enough room for all my books.)


I keep the Chicks rubber-banded bookmarks in a cigar box--only because it holds up a lot of OTHER papers that would otherwise fall down.  I also keep the stamps, the rubber stamp pads and stamps, copies of my books (the ones I wrote), pens, bookplates, nail polish remover, post-it pads (you know--all the life sustaining supplies), which means I have about a 12 x 6 inch work space on the shelf that allows me to put the stickers on the envelopes (Cozy Chicks and return address labels, plus real stickers--usually cats, as many of us have cats in our books.  If I could find some black/standard poodle ones, I'd put those on, too. BTW, if you click on the picture, it'll get bigger).

Since January, we've sent bookmarks to over 300 of our readers (and many, many libraries).

Have we sent YOU some bookmarks?

15 comments:

Heather Webber said...

I'm laughing at the nail polish! Love the idea of using a dedicated shelf. I have to borrow that. Hmmm. Now to clean off a shelf...

Kelley said...

I have some of the bookmarks!! I love mine and have them set aside for the books they each fit! I have an author bookmark for all my favorite series now and I am happily reading each and every one!! Thanks so much for your generosity and fabulous books!

Dru said...

I have bookmarks and I'm looking at one right now.

I was wondering about why the nail polish remover was on the Cozy Chicks shelf.

Vicki said...

Yes, you have sent me some bookmarks...thanks! In turn, I sent a few of them to my mom in NY to share. I'm going to take a guess that your nail polish remover is used to remove ink or permanent marker. I use it in my classroom for that purpose, so I thought maybe you'd need it for the same reason. :)

Cozy in Texas said...

I stopped by your blog today. Bookmarks are a great idea. I'll pop on over and leave my info.
Ann

Kate Collins said...

Lorna, you and Jenn deserve a round of applause for doing all the mailings. CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP!
Thanks to both of you. I know the readers and libraries appreciate it.

Rural View said...

You sent me bookmarks a few months ago and I use them all the time. I like that they are sturdy and colorful, very cheerful for when I'm reading a tragic story. Thank you again.

Lorna Barrett said...

Actually, Vicki, the nail polish remover is ... to remove nail polish. But usually I just let it wear off. I usually on put nail polish on if I have a signing -- or my nails are getting long. They're mostly broken now, so I need to let them grow for a while before Sally Hanson's Hard As Nails comes back out again.

Sue Yowell said...

got my bookmarks today-they are awesome!!! Thank you

Marlyn said...

Nail polish remover also works to get rid of adhesive on book covers (like from price tags). Used to use that when I was a bookseller.

Babs said...

I got my bookmarks a week or so ago and us them :). Thank you for sending them.

Andrea C. said...

Yes you have - and I love my bookmarks! :)

Ellery Adams said...

Hey, I like that kitty card! :)

holdenj said...

I love my bookmarks!

Anonymous said...

I got my bookmarks. Thanks. Your shelf looks like the ones in my bedroom. Of course I have pictures of my 4 kitties displayed.