Selling Books Again (And This Time I’m Ready!)

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Hello there!

I’m selling books at Pharmhouse Wellness again this weekend. Going into it, I’m a little more prepared than before.

First of all, I got business cards

Had to be done. WAAAAY too many times people have asked for my card, be it for the podcast, the book, or just because, it was getting a little embarrassing not having one. I’ll put them in the books as I sell them, and pass them out to whomever.

The next big thing: I can take credit cards now

I didn’t even have to buy anything. If you have Square, you can use your smartphone as a tap reader now. That was the big thing, because some people don’t use finance apps or carry cash. I know, crazy right?

And the last thing: I have more QR code posters

I made one for my podcast, another for people to remind folks to follow me on social media, and one for the e-book. The e-book QR is one I should’ve made long ago. A lot of people prefer to read an e-book. I prefer the real thing, so I foolishly only bring paperbacks when I’m selling in person. Now I can lure the e-book folks in. Better late than friggin never.

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If You’re in/near Grand Rapids, MI…

Come out to Pharmhouse Wellness from 10am-3pm for food, cannabis, art, music, and fun. (21+)

I’ll be out front near the toke tent and food:

christopher tallon at pharmhouse wellness artist market in 7/29/2023

Check out the Pharmhouse Episodes

I’ll be out there with my podcast again. Check out the previous Pharmhouse episodes here:

Ep.56 | Casey Kornoelje – Grand Rapids’ Only Local in the Cannabis Game Creative Ops

Casey Kornoelje is the sole owner of the only locally-owned cannabis dispensary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. You might ask, "There are so many dispensaries…how is Pharmhouse Wellness the only local one?"  Great question. Listen for the answer to that, how Casey got into growing in the first place, how the shop came to fruition, and what his plans are for the shop and the community around it going forward. . . . Check out Pharmhouse Wellness on their website,, on Facebook @pharmhousewellness, and on Instagram @pharmhousewellness. . . . Follow the show and its host at and on all social media @TallonWrites. . . . And leave a review AND a rating for the show wherever you download podcasts. Thanks!

Ep.73 | The Pharmhouse Wellness Art Market: A Podumentary… Creative Ops

Pharmhouse Wellness, Grand Rapids, Michigan's only locally owned and operated dispensary, had another art market. Again I sold books and (someone else's (my daugher's!)) art. This time, however, I brought my podcast gear and made a whole thing of it, talking to a little bit of every kind of person around: pot smokers, local celebrities, art enthusiasts, art vendors, budtenders, and one of the event organizers. And Mike Logan did a great read of the back of my book Switchers, which I encourage you to read. Your future self will thank you… .   .   . The interviewees are: Mike Logan | IG: @icecoldcomedian  Matt "soon-to-be from GR" Sweda | IG: @mattsweda Frankie | IG: @stolenchapstick K.C. | IG: @kcnextdoo_ & @nailzbykc_ Loyiso "Lou" Matanda | IG: @loyisomatandabey Ashley Nash | IG: @nashleyillustration ; Kate Lewis | IG: @claykate ; Dean from BEDROOM CEILINGS | Insta and Facebook @bedroomceilings .   .   . Shout out to my tent sharing artists from the two markets: Los The Artist and Savannah Jade. One more to Michigrown for sponsoring the event and giving away some nice freebies! Hope to see you at the next one August 20, 2022, at Pharmhouse Wellness in Grand Rapids, Michigan!  

Ep. 82 | Everywhere BUT Bookstores Tour (9/27/22): Pharmhouse Wellness Artists’ Market Creative Ops

I'm on my Everywhere BUT Bookstores Tour promoting my novel, Switchers, a scifi story that pits teens in 1996 against their adult selves in a winner-take-all time travel war. Pharmhouse Wellness is more to me than a few pit stops on the tour, they are a partner I've worked with to promote the book and to sell it in their lobby. I'm grateful for the opportunities they've provided me, as well as many other creatives in the Grand Rapids area. This episode is comprised of 6 interviews: 1) Casey and Megan Kornoelje – owners/founders of Pharmhouse Wellness 2) Dennis the frisbee guy – Founder of Wino-O Frisbee in Grand Rapids (Facebook Group)  3) Darcy Weiss aka Doodle Mittens – artist/vendor ( 4) Chadwick Belbeck – artist/art market attendee/personal friend (IG: @cwick_b) 5) "Uncle" Mary Brandt & (Aunt) Tay Martinez – artists/vendors/adorable married couple (IG: @maryfragdalene & @taymartiart) 6) Abdul – owner of  CHAR, the caterers of the event ( . . . for all things show/host related. Love ya. Mwah! . . . Please have a listen to The Reluctant Book Marketer if you're into any part of the publishing process. It's a fascinating podcast.

Be There, Dude!

Hope I see you at Pharmhouse Wellness this Saturday. It’s on 831 Wealthy St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.



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Christopher Tallon is the author of the dark, adventurous, time-travel novel Switchers.

Row row row your boat / Gently down the stream

Merrily merrily merrily merrily / Life…is but a dream

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