"You're right that libraries would be more sympathetic to local authors, and so should local bookstores. I only suggest an explanation for some of the unresponsiveness the person mentioned.
As to other book clubs and libraries, these things are…"
"Great blog, Jill Jepson. When I wrote my first novel (The Dordogne Deception), I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, other than knowing the story and characters kept pouring out of my head; plots developed as I typed, and could barely keep up…"