Monday, May 15, 2006

News from Buena Vista Library & LA Times!

I am just jumping up and down for joy….if you’ve been following…I will be returning to my old homeplace, Burbank, California, the end of September to find out just why I have this spiritual need to return and guess what I got in my email box yesterday.

A letter from the librarian at Buena Vista Branch Library in Burbank, California, telling me that she will gladly accept my book as a donation. Oh man, it was wonderful hearing from her. This is what she wrote:

Dear Ms. Thompson,

I was forwarded your email about donating a copy of
your book, “Romancing the Soul” to the Buena Vista branch of the Burbank
library. We would love to have a copy of it.

I am sure that you will be
pleased when you visit as to what’s become of the Lincoln School site. The Buena
Vista Library is a very beautiful and popular branch library that gets close to
50,000 visitors every month. I would be happy to give you a tour of the
facility. A special part of our library is that we have obtained copies of
pictures of “old Burbank” from the Burbank Historical Society and reproduced
them in sepia tones and have them on display. Across from my office is a picture
of your Lincoln School.

Please send a copy of the book to the address
below, and please contact me when you are in town on your visit.


Christine Rodriguez
Supervising Librarian, Buena
Vista Library

Now, is that cool or what? Not only are they placing my book within their library system, but I will be leaving behind a piece of myself when I have to leave and go back to Virginia. This is just so unfreakingbelievable.

But, wait, it gets better….

Someone from the LA Times has agreed to an interview! Can we say oh my god I’m going to faint? Freaking LA Times! Do you realize how huge that is?

You gotta admit, though, it makes for one fantastic human interest story. Author Travels 3,000 Miles to Hand-Deliver Book to Hometown Library. Hey, I might set a new world’s record on that one. Anyone have the number of Guiness Book of World Records? Talk about walking a mile for a Camel, how about traveling 3,000 miles for a chance to leave your legacy at your own stomping grounds you thought you’d never ever see the rest of your life? Unfreakingbelievable.


  1. That is fantastic news! You might need to spend a couple of extra days there yet. Maybe you can write at least part of the cost off as a business expense?

  2. That is so FABULOUS!!!!!! About the library and the LA Times. I'm so thrilled for you!!!

  3. Hey! That is so amazing! Yay! Keep us all posted.

  4. That is great to hear! Congratulations! I can understand your excitement and emotions. I love your new template! I'm slowing getting back into the flow of things. Hope all is well with you!

  5. This is FANTASTIC, Dorothy! And yes, that does make a great headline for the L.A. Times story. Congratulations!

  6. Well, Dorothy, I must tell you that your sensational news was definitely worth my taking a breather from working on my manuscript. LOL

    Congratulations! I can certainly see why you’re thrilled. This is simply fabulous! :-D

  7. Oh, how cool. Let me know when the interview happens. I get the Times so I will keep a look-out for it. I'll also cut out the article for you.


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