Friday, February 15, 2013

Can I Get a Witness?

Okay, so the Marvin Gaye song "Can I Get a Witness" really doesn't have much to do with my post today, I just love Marvin Gaye. His music makes me want to jump up and dance.

And anything that makes a 28-week pregnant lady want to jump up and dance is a good thing.

(Check him out on YouTube. A little Marvin is always a good way to start the day.)

But the title of this post really should be, "Somebody Help Me!" For that, I guess I'd need to call on Steve Winwood and the Spencer Davis Group.

But help, I need. More like good juju. Good mojo. Send it my way, man. I am in need.

Why? Life is conspiring against me this month, and I need to write. I need to write the rough draft of my critical thesis for my MFA in Writing advisor, and I need to work on Novel 2. And my belly--oh, who am I kidding? My entire self--is growing bigger with Baby 2, and I'm tired, and my 3 year-old needs attention, my house needs readying for said Baby 2, and my dog and my husband are neglected.

Help! I need somebody. Help! (Okay, add the Beatles to the morning playlist.)

But what I'll take are good thoughts. If you've got them, please send them my way. You'll have my eternal thanks.

In other news ...

Just a few reminders:

1.) Today is the last day Keowee Valley is available at a promotional rate at the Barnes and Noble NOOK Store: only $1.99!

2.) Don't forget to vote for Keowee Valley for the SIBA Book Award. You'll be rewarded in the afterlife. Somehow, I'm sure.

3.) If you live in the Raleigh, NC area or will be there on Friday, Feb. 22, I hope you'll come hear me speak and have lunch with the Wonderland Book Club, starting at 10 a.m. Register here.

That's all, folks. Happy weekend!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Keowee Valley $1.99 on NOOK

Happy Ash Wednesday–or, as some call it, pouting, the day AFTER Fat Tuesday. (I’m looking at you, husband.)

Just thought those of you out there who are NOOK fans should know that Keowee Valley is currently only $1.99 at the Barnes & Noble NOOK Store. It’s a quick promo: only runs through this Friday, February 15th!

Check it out here.

Hope y'all are recovering well from any Mardi Gras celebrations. If you did or ate something particularly fabulous, I’d love to hear about it!

Monday, February 11, 2013

SIBA Book Award Nominations

I'm a proud member of SIBA: the Southern Independent Booksellers' Alliance. Right now, SIBA is accepting nominations for the SIBA Book Award, their "best Southern book" of the past year. Books should be Southern in nature, or penned by a Southern author.

If you enjoyed Keowee Valley, or if you have a hankering, I hope you'll consider nominating it. Click here for the link to the nomination form.

(Nominating ends this Thursday, Feb. 14th. Both individuals and bookstores can nominate books.)

And thank you!