This summer of change and opportunity continues to roll along with more surprises every day! As I continue to switch this site over to a more fiction-centric location, I want to take this week to focus on fiction as there’s an important date coming up.
Summer Plans and Other Disasters – my debut novel – releases September 15, and I don’t feel ready at all. Writing the book was only the first part. Finding a publisher was only the second. Now I’m in full-on marketing mode, and it’s a new experience for me! I’m taking this opportunity to read back over past posts and tips to see how to make the most of this book launch.
One thing that I know that I need to do is take advantage of social media to spread the word. That’s why I’m hosting an entire WEEK of events, and I hope that you’ll join me for an up-close look at what it takes to launch a debut novel!
September 15 – Release day –Join me on my Facebook page as I celebrate throughout the day
September 17-21 –Each day of the week I’ll be giving away a free copy of Summer Plans and Other Disasters but I’ll also be celebrating a different part of the book with a fun, book-inspired gift. They include:
Monday, September 17 – Lighthouses: I have two beautiful lighthouse ornaments from Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, including this one.
Tuesday, September 18 – Music: Callie loves music, so I’m sharing the love with the treble/bass clef decal. It’s hard to describe, so you’ll have to trust me – it’s awesome.
Wednesday, September 19 – West Side Story: Kyle knows how much Callie loves West Side Story (it’s her favorite!). Find out why when you win a copy of the soundtrack.
Thursday, September 20 – Michigan: There’s something about living in the Mitten State that gets in your blood. You can put the magic of Michigan anywhere you want with a special Michigan decal.
Friday, September 21 – Surprise: You’ll just have to check my Facebook page to see what I’m giving away!
All of this is new to me, so I thank you for your patience as we navigate this together. As I’m learning, I hope you’ll provide feedback:
– What works for you?
– What’s not working for you?
– What do you want to know?
– How can this website better serve you and your needs?
Please stay in touch so this blog can become what you need it to be (and not what I think I might want it to be).
Have a wonderful week!