Happy New Year! I can’t believe 2019 has arrived, and with it comes the countdown for the release day of ROAM! If you’ve not been keeping up, ROAM will release in just 34 short days! It feels like it’s taken forever for February 5 to arrive, and yet it also feels like time is speeding by so quickly as I get ready for launch. But more about that later…
I have so many exciting things to tell you in this first blog post of 2019! So buckle up and keep reading…I’ve got tons of secrets to share and some really awesome news!
First up is the release of ROAM and the multi-state book tour that kicks off the day BEFORE the release with a special pre-release launch party at a local high school. Yes, that’s right! I have a special day planned for the high school that inspired the high school in ROAM. I’ll be leading four presentations with students throughout the day, and the kids will have an opportunity to be THE VERY FIRST to get their hands on finished copies of ROAM. Additionally, the students will be hosting a drive to collect items for the school’s S.O.S. room which provides necessary items (hats, gloves, blankets, easily portable foods, etc) for students in need. All students who participate will have the opportunity to win lunch with me at Rochester, Minnesota’s, own premier Italian pizza restaurant, Pasquale’s Downtown Pizzeria. Huge thank you to Pasquale for generously donating this prize for the students!
The ROAM Multi-State Book Tour is Coming!
In keeping with the theme of the ROAM Book Tour, I’ve begun creating events on Facebook so you can keep track of where I’ll be. If you’re interested, you can use this link to find a location near you. If you see an event in your area or where you know people, I’d be grateful if you’d share or invite your friends personally! And, if you come to one of these events, please don’t remain anonymous! Introduce yourself and tell me we’ve talked or that you’ve followed me on social media or this website! I’d love to meet you!
Exciting News About THE EDGE OF NOWHERE!
Now for some REALLY exciting news I’ve been keeping close to the vest for months. About six months ago and by mutual agreement, I parted ways with my previous publisher, Penner Publishing. It was an amicable “divorce,” and was the right thing for both parties. As a result, you may have noticed that THE EDGE OF NOWHERE is no longer available for purchase from bookstores or Amazon. Don’t worry–this is actually a GOOD thing! You see, the AMAZING publisher for ROAM (Central Avenue Publishing) has bought the rights to publish this novel, and together we’re working on edits to clean up the writing and probably add new material. Don’t worry–the story is not changing! We’re simply cleaning up some of the issues I had with my original writing and may add some additional content at the end of the book. And this is where YOU come in! I’ve had tons of questions over the years about the novel, the people who inspired the characters, which parts were real and which were fiction, and even “what happened to the characters.” This is your chance to let me know what you’d like included in this second edition! If you have a question you’d like answered or resoled in this second edition of THE EDGE OF NOWHERE, send me an email! I want to hear from you! But do it soon…my edits are due to the publisher soon and I’ll be working hard on those changes in the next week so we can hit our projected release date of June 2019! That’s right…only 5 months away! And guess what? We have a new cover, and y’all are the first to see it!
Pre-Order Your Copy of ROAM While It’s On Sale!
As always, just a heads up that you can pre-order your copy of ROAM before the February 5th release date and save money! The cover price is $14.99, but you can get your copy for much less if you pre-order instead of waiting for the release date when the price is certain to go up to the regular price. I’ve done an exhaustive search of the web and found significant price drops through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart and Target that make them (in my opinion) the least expensive outlets to purchase a copy, with a savings of somewhere between $3 and $4.50 off the cover price. So shop early! I’m including some links below I’ve found of places you can pre-order ROAM.
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million |
IndieBound | The Book Depository |
Target | Walmart
A Huge Thank You!
In closing, I just want to send a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me, my writing, and my publishing goals. Many of your names I know, but there are probably far more I don’t know. To each of you, I send my most heartfelt thanks! If you come to one of my signings, please introduce yourself! Pull out your smartphone and let’s take a selfie! I’d love to meet you and put faces to names!
In the meantime, I send to each of you greetings for a wonderful 2019! May this new year bring you and your loved ones many wonderful surprises!