They wanted me to come to Mesquite and go to a casino in Oklahoma with them a couple years ago. “It’s all free,” they said. “Sure it is,” I said.
“Really, it is; Julie (one of their friends) gets free rooms and free food for her and her friends. Come on! Please come, it’ll be fun,” they insisted. Oklahoma? Hmm.
“How far is the casino from Oklahoma City?” I asked.
“That’s where the casino is. Oklahoma City,” Julie said. “It’s only an hour away from here.”
“Really? Let me check on some things. I’ll get back to you.”
Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City had graciously invited me to be part of their monthly New Ink Author Showcase a couple years ago. I contacted them and accepted. I also emailed the writers’ group in Oklahoma City and invited them to the signing at Full Circle. They invited me to speak at their monthly meeting which happened to be the same week. I booked a flight, paid extra baggage for my books, ................