Wednesday

Book Promo--Fun Aspects




With the release of a new book there is always promotion involved. And now, with all the social media, there are so many avenues to navigate. It can seem overwhelming at times.

I have what I know is going to be a fun aspect to promoting my release, Summer's Song.

First, let me start off by saying my husband and I attend a house church on Sunday mornings. We love it and the people who attend are amazing. They love the Lord with all they have!!  So when one of us does something, like writes a song for her book, another one puts some music to it. And for the last six months or so we've been singing the song at church on occasion.

Last Sunday we video taped Mike singing the song. Our elementary-aged worship leading singers backed him up. The results were awesome!!

I'll be sharing the video soon. Mike has also agreed to come to the book launch with his guitar and sing the song. I'm thrilled!!

Here they are a few weeks ago singing worship!!

Here are two of the precious girls who are in the video.

I've been so blessed by all this!  I know you will be too when you see the video.

What is a fun aspect of promoting a book you've done or seen done?

Tuesday

Meds and My Hubby And How Well He Knows Me

So last week I'm in Reno and after I get home on Tuesday I'm at the doctor on Thursday with a really bad sinus infection. I get a shot and a prescription for a z-pak and a nasal spray. The z-pak is for 5 pills, the insurance will only pay for 3 at a time, the pharmacy doesn't have the nasal spray. So, I have to go back on Friday for the nasal spray and order the other 2 z-pak pills.
When I get  home Friday I notice the nasal spray says to not stop taking unless you consult your doctor.  ??? I'm thinking.
I'm weird about medicine anyway. I have side effects that are crazy at times. And if you tell me it's possible I might have a side effect, I'm thinking I'm gonna have it.
Yesterday some of the family are chatting about how they read that Dr's. may quit prescribing z-paks. My ears perk up as I have 1 more pill to take.
Why is this? Why would they quite prescribing them?
Some long term permanent heart issues, I'm told.
Really?
I ask my hubby on the way home if he thinks I should take my last pill.
He says yes. Then he tells me he read that last week, but didn't tell me.
Yeah--he knows me all too well.
Oh, and I did take my last pill.
But I never did use the $30 nasal spray.


My daughter, her guy, me and my yes-he-knows-me-well hubby!






Monday

Long Weekend :)


 We had an great Memorial Day weekend. Our Chicago Kids came into town, we had great food every day. Visited with a lot of the family and laughed a lot. Pool time was involved as well!

Now it's back to the work-week grind. But I guess if it wasn't for the work-week grind we wouldn't appreciate the fun long weekends that we have on occasion.



 

Chicago Kids!

Did you have a nice weekend?
Happy Memorial Day!!

Today is my day to post on the F.A.I.T.H. Blog.  Check out my Memorial Day post there.

Also, I want to know if your town is having a parade today. It seems to be a thing of the past--just checking.

Sunday

Summer's Song Cover

Last week we had Ciara's beautiful cover reveal. I also received my cover for my June release, Summer's Song.
So I thought I'd share!
Let me know what you think!

Friday

Ciara Knight--Weighted Cover Reveal

 Sometimes you meet someone and you know right away you are going to be friends.  That's how it was with Ciara and I. The lady is terribly talented, extremely smart and she's so sweet and kind. I'm thrilled and blessed to call her my friend!
So when I had a chance to participate in the cover reveal, I jumped on it! 
I can't wait to read this book--the title hooked me in, even before the amazing blurb!


Weighted is a young adult post-apocalyptic with paranormal elements. It is a prequel novelette to The Neumarian Chronicles, and will be released August 2012. Book I, Escapement, will be released in 2013.
Blurb:
The Great War of 2185 is over, but my nightmare has just begun. I am being held captive in the Queen’s ship awaiting interrogation. My only possible ally is the princess, but I’m unsure if she is really my friend or a trap set by the Queen to fool me into sharing the secret of my gift. A gift I keep hidden even from myself.  It swirls inside my body begging for release, but it is the one thing the Queen can never discover. Will I have the strength to keep the secret? I’ll know the answer soon. If the stories are true about the interrogators, I’ll either be dead or a traitor to my people by morning.
Link to add Weighted to Goodreads shelf: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13647847-weighted

So tell me--what's your favorite aspect of the cover? I'll check in at the end of the day and tell you what I love about it.

Wednesday

Her Best Catch-Award Of Merit

Just had to share! Her Best Catch received an Award of Merit from the Virginia Romance Writers Holt Medallion Contest! The category---Best First Book. Praise to God--and thank you VRW!!

Tuesday

Blog styles

I belong to a group blog and we recently changed our blog template over at The F.A.I.T.H. Blog.

Even though I haven't had this template long, I find that the bright blue and the cartoon aspect isn't really to my liking. I don't feel like it truly represents who I am or what I write.

The thing is if you ask me what type of feel I'm looking for I don't think I could tell you. Crazy thing for a writer, huh?

But if I saw a template that resonated I would know it.

Have you ever had somebody say that to you? I'm not sure what I'm looking for but I'll know it when I see it.

So, what do you think? Do you like this template I have? Are you happy with your blog design? Let me know--meanwhile I'm going to be searching for just the right look.

Monday

A-Z Blogging Reflections

This was my first year to participate in the A-Z Challenge. I really enjoyed doing it. Since I did some of my posts in advance it taught me the value of scheduling and I truly believe I was able to focus more on what the challenge was about rather than getting that post up that day. I enjoyed my topic and what people had to say about reasons people fall in love. I feel like I got to "know" some people through their answers. I also found some really cool people who write really great blogs and I'll continue to read them. Thanks to all who put the blog hop on. I'll be ready to do it again next year. :)

Thursday

Blog Winners!!

Hi all--- Guess I was taking a break after the big blogging month. The A-Z was fun!! Here are the winners for the books from the last week and Monday. Susanne Jaycee Kate O'Mara Jennifer Shirk and Lynn please email me (except Susanne and Jaycee--I have your info) at belindapeterson at tds dot net with your snail mail address and I'll be mailing the books next week. So great meeting you all!!!