Coffee, Tea or a New Book?

Okay. I’m off to work today, not my usual but the clinic is closed tomorrow for Easter. In my absence, please note the NEW page up top above the header–the Goose Creek Press “STUFF” page.

The Wizard helped me get the PayPal buttons onto a WordPress page (made far too difficult by the online “tutorials” I found). So please somebody test this puppy by being the very first to place an order. Thanks, Wiz!

I need to field test this page now while book requests come in ones and twos, so I don’t end with high volume problems later–when the requests come in twos and threes.

There are a number of folks who would rather use a credit card than write a check or send cash. All those options are open from

Check’er out! I gotta go.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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  1. Congrats, Mindy B, you are the FIRST to use the new PayPal button and apparently it didn’t crash and burn. The Joy! Yours will be in the first batch, and I’ll try to say something about your early birdy-ness! Thanks! Fred

  2. Works real well…Sure beats the mail…Though I always liked sending the check to Check.

    Since I couldn’t get that strange commenter over at my blog to go ahead and order me a copy I just had to do it myself.

  3. May not have been first and may not have gotten a review in on time – but looking forward to being a proud owner of a second First first edition. Congratulations!

  4. Much appreciated, all, and please when you get your books–if you find them enjoyable–do share the forms, links and copies with friends. I’m doing this thing one book at a time, so each one counts, especially until I shrink the volume that 1000 books will take up in this old house. I’d just throw a checkered table cloth over a dozen cases and the ANNex would look like a cafe!

  5. Much easier …. I’ve had the order form printed out for two weeks but was just too lazy to print out an envelope, write out the check and stick a stamp on the envelope. I look forward to reading your latest!