flag-1808671_1920Good morning, Friends! As anyone who knows me knows, I’m maybe the most patriotic person you’ll ever meet. My father retired from the U.S. Army after serving two tours each of Korea and Vietnam, my husband’s grandfather was a WWII POW, and my own brother served 20 years in the U.S. Army. Even my mother (88) is a Woman Veteran from an era when not so many women were enlisted in the armed forces. So I believe in this country, the freedoms we’ve been granted, and I have the deepest love and respect for those who’ve sacrificed their lives for those freedoms and our right to vote as Americans. So with that in mind, I believe strongly in the need for every American to vote, REGARDLESS of their political views.

Because today is ELECTION DAY, I’ve decided to give away one advance reader’s copy of ROAM to one lucky entrant.

NOTE: (10:02AM, Central Time) I am REVISING the rules for this giveaway. I originally offered the giveaway for anyone who voted and took a selfie with an “I Voted” Sticker. I’ve been advised that this is not legal…it is against federal law to giveaway anything in exchange for voting even if you’re not promoting a particular candidate, and I guess I can see why. So…to rectify that, this giveaway is open to ANYONE WHO REPLIES with a comment encouraging others to vote.


  1. Go to my Twitter or Facebook Page and find the post pinned to the top of the page with the image below.
  2. Reply with one reason you think voting is important.
  3. Bonus entries for (1) following me on Facebook or Twitter, and (2) Sharing the post with your friends.

That’s it! You’re entered! I’ll combine the entries from Facebook and Twitter and choose a winner tomorrow morning. I’ll even make it easier for you: click on one of the following links to go straight to the post you need to use.

Facebook Entry
Twitter Entry

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PLUS, I’ll give you a BONUS entry if you SHARE that tweet or Facebook post with your friends and followers. Just make sure you tag me so I see it. If you have problems tagging me, then send me a message so I can make sure to count your 2nd vote.

It’s really that simple!

So get out today and vote!

NOTE: Because I can no longer honor entries for “voting,” I am no longer able to offer a bonus entry for first-time voters. My deepest apologies for the confusion. 

FEB. 5, 2019


Seventeen year-old Abby Lunde and her family are living on the streets. They had a normal life back in Omaha, but thanks to her mother’s awful mistake, they had to leave what little they had behind for a new start in Rochester. Abby tries to be an average teenager—fitting into school, buoyed by dreams of a boyfriend, college, and a career in music. But Minnesota winters are unforgiving, and so are many teenagers. Her stepdad promises to put a roof over their heads, but times are tough for everyone and Abby is doing everything she can to keep her shameful secret from her new friends. The divide between rich and poor in high school is painfully obvious, and the stress of never knowing where they’re sleeping or where they’ll find their next meal is taking its toll on the whole family. As secrets are exposed and the hope for a home fades, Abby knows she must trust those around her to help. But will her friends let her down the same way they did back home, or will they rise to the challenge to help them find a normal life?


Now available for pre-order at a pre-release discounted price through Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

Read What Early Reviewers are Saying:  Click Here!

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“In Roam, C.H. Armstrong sings with a brilliant, powerful youthful voice as she portrays a narrator named Abby who experiences what it’s like to be homeless with her family, while dealing with the emotional and complex daily challenges of attending a new school. We, her readers, are drawn in from the first page. This lovely book has tremendous heart.” —Brandon Hobson, author of Where the Dead Sit Talking


“In her warm and hopeful novel, C.H. Armstrong has created a spirited heroine who triumphs over her circumstances thanks to those who believe in her; friends, family, teachers and ultimately, herself.” —Lorna Landvik, author of Once in A Blue Moon Lodge


“Armstrong’s book pays compassionate and eloquent attention to teenage angst and love amidst the backdrop of homelessness.” —Cara Sue Achterberg, author of Girls’ Weekend and I’m Not Her


“Roam is a compelling, accurate look into the life of a homeless teen. A must-read for all young people to understand the hardship of homelessness and how they can reach out to help others.” —Cathy Lamb, author of No Place I’d Rather Be


Published by C.H. Armstrong

C.H. (Cathie) Armstrong is 1992 graduate of the University of Oklahoma and is the author of THE EDGE OF NOWHERE (Penner, 2016), ROAM (Central Avenue, Feb. 5, 2019) and co-author of DÉJÀ YOU: STORIES OF SECOND CHANCES. She is represented by Tina P. Schwartz at The Purcell Agency, LLC.

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