Last night was cool. Teresa took me to hear Donald Davis, Antonio Rocha, and Bill Lepp tell stories at Orem High. They were simply brilliant. It was a lot of fun. Today Teresa and I performed a puppet show, “Awesome Animal Adventures” at the SCERA theater. It was well attended, and I think we did great. Then I read at LTUE. It was great. I had a lot of fun rediscovering the Bent Sword, and I had my little audience laughing a lot. At a later panel I was watching, it suddenly occurred to me that the room was packed with hundreds of people, and I had hundreds of bookmarks I needed to get rid of. So I went to the person in the back and said, “Take one, pass it on.” The audience then proceeded to do all my marketing for me. It was brilliant! I actually only had about a hundred bookmarks with me, so I drove home, got more, and by the end of it all, I’d passed out about five-hundred bookmarks in the easiest way imaginable. I also locked myself out of my car. Luckily a saber-toothed tiger was there to help me pop the lock with his teeth. Teresa says I have to tell the real story. I called the UVU police, and they popped the lock.
Stephen Gashler › My Life › Puppet show at SCERA – read at LTUE – brilliant marketing – saber-toothed tiger