Hello all! I remember when I finished the page proofs for Better Off Friends in May thinking it was going to be FOREVER until the book would finally be out. But we are almost here! We are ONE WEEK away from Better Off Friends being out in the world!
I've already talked about the inspiration, characters, and setting, so I thought I'd have this last pre-release blog post be about where you can pre-order a copy of the book, where you can see me this spring, AND where you can win one of EIGHT signed books being given away! That's right, it's the PAR-TAY post! Plus, I have a special note for each and every one of you below (see Final Thoughts).
Since I can't be everywhere at once, the lovely folks at Boswell Books in Milwaukee are currently taking pre-orders for anybody who wants a SIGNED, PERSONALIZE copy of Better Off Friends (or any of my books!). I'll be there on the 25th signing away, so if you want a signed book give them a call at 414/332-1181.
Below are the current list of events I'll be doing this spring. I do know I'll for sure be in Los Angeles and Philadelphia area, but don't have that information yet. As always, keeping checking my EVENTS page for updates.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
I'm so fortunate that a group of awesome Wisconsin bloggers are not only reviewing and doing blog posts this week leading up to the release, but each will be giving away of a signed book. That's right, EIGHT CHANCES TO WIN A SIGNED BOOK! (HUGE thanks to Liza at WhoRuBlog for spearheading the #BetterOffInWi blog tour!)
Feb 16 Liza – WhoRuBlog – Review & some more recipes & giveaway of a signed book
Feb 17 Sarah – Novel Thoughts - Review and and giveaway of signed book
Feb 18 Jaime and Erin – Fiction Fare – Quotes from the book with Wisconsin references & giveaway of a signed book
Feb 19 Andrea – Mrs. Payan Reads – History of Culvers and giveaway of a signed book
Feb 20 Erica – The Book Cellar – (still to be determined) & giveaway of a signed book
Feb 21 Heidi – YA Bibliophile – Irish references and giveaway of a signed book
Feb 22 Rachel – As told by Rachel – Pictures of places mentioned in the book from Wisconsin and giveaway of a signed book
Feb 23 Kelly – Belle of the Literati – WHEN HARRY MET SALLY: Can girls and boys be friends? Kelly is asking her friends for for their thoughts!
Feb 24 Jillian – Heise Reads and Recommends – Reviews from Students & giveaway of a signed book
I keep having to pinch myself that my FIFTH book is about to come out. Not only that, this Thursday will mark my third anniversary as a full-time author. Three years ago, I thought I'd take a year off to write and see where that would lead me. Never did I think I'd still be doing it three years later. It isn't easy being a full-time author (hello health care premiums and paying loads in taxes!), but it's the best job. I don't take it for granted for one minute. I have no idea where I'll be in a year, but I do know this: each and every day I wake up and get to have the best job in the world, and it's because of YOU. Authors are nothing without people to read their books. Thank you for making my dreams come true.