Friday, March 22, 2013

Big Promotion Day for Keowee Valley - Deals, Free Stuff, & More!

It’s a big day for Keowee Valley and me!

First, I’m doing a blog tour!

This means I, and Keowee Valley, will be featured on several different blogs–each of them different (and all the things I talk about different, too).

Check them out:

Keowee Valley Blog Tour:
Blog 1:
Bell Bridge Books – “Writing as a Mom”
Blog 2: Riding With the Top Down – “The Beauty of Book Clubs” 
Blog 3: Michelle Ziegler Author - “Fun Fact Friday: Katherine Scott Crawford & Her Path to Publication”
Blog 4: Goodreads - "Mining for Gold"

Second, Keowee Valley is available for a special promotion price of only $1.99, today (Mar. 22) through Monday (Mar. 25) at the Amazon Kindle Store and Apple.

Third, today ONLY, I’m doing an Author Q & A on Goodreads. At my Goodreads Author Page, I’ll be answering any questions Goodreads readers, writers, and bloggers may have about my novel, history, literary agents, publishing, the writing life–basically anything and everything under the sun! I do hope you’ll take part. (If you haven’t signed up for Goodreads, it’s FREE and fun.) In addition, Goodreads is offering a free book giveaway to lucky folks who participate!

I figure this is a fun way to get through your Friday, and to get ready for the weekend. I hope to see you somewhere on “the Web” today!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Keowee Valley $1.99 at Amazon Kindle Store, & More

Hi, all!

I’m excited to announce that Keowee Valley will be on sale for only $1.99 at the Amazon Kindle Store, this Friday, March 22 through 7 p.m. Monday, March 25th! If you’ve got reader-friends or family looking for a new read, I hope you’ll share the news.

In addition, tomorrow (Friday, Mar. 22), my publisher is running a Goodreads campaign for Keowee Valley. This means that there’ll be a Q & A with me that any Goodreads user can log into, to ask any questions you want. Goodreads will also feature two book giveaways.

If you’re not a Goodreads user, it’s free to sign up. Goodreads is basically the world’s largest online book club, and a great place to chat, list, and learn about books.

I really hope you’ll take part!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Goodreads Campaign & a Little Help from my Kin

If you’ve been reading along you’ll know that I’m due to have my second child in early May. Okay, so you’ve probably heard me wax poetic about the glories of pregnancy. Especially the 3rd trimester. I am Earth Mama. Hear me roar.

Sorry. It’s okay to be seriously sarcastic on a Monday morning, right?

Because of the impending arrival of Baby 2, my mom and my aunt arrive today to spend most of the week with us. They painted the nursery when my (now) 3 year-old was on her way, and we had a great week together. They worked hard! We also ate yummy food and drank wine. (Okay, they drank wine. But I sniffed it.) I can’t tell you how nice it is to have family pitch in in times like these.

So, because they love me and aren’t tired of me yet, they’re coming back. We’re (okay, they’re) painting my 3 year-old’s new “big girl” room, where she’ll be moving so Baby 2 can take over her old digs. It’s a bigger room, and the previous owners of our house decided–for who knows what reason–to paint it a particularly dark shade of garnet, so it may take some elbow grease. I plan to ply my mom and aunt with wine and food all over again.

On another note, my publisher is going to be running a campaign for Keowee Valley on Goodreads this coming Friday, March 22. All day long readers and bloggers (whoever is interested) will be able to write to me with questions that I’ll answer in real time. (And I’m up for answering anything!) There’ll also be a book(s) giveaway. Along with this, I’ll most likely also be doing a blog tour, where I and Keowee Valley will be featured on several different blogs.

When I get the finalized details, I will post here and at my author web site. I love Goodreads, and I’d love to hear from you!