So just a few days ago I sent out my first batch of personalized, hand-written letters to booksellers in my home state of Idaho and also Washington where I grew up. I figured booksellers probably get a ton of advertising for upcoming books but probably very few handwritten notes. Well, I already heard back from one bookseller thanking me and telling me they've ordered my book. So to David and Beverly Hartz of Book 'n Brush in Chehalis, WA--Thank you! You made my day!!
Surely, there will be more responses like that. Check back for updates.