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What I’m Up To

debbieIn lieu of my usual Feature Friday, I’m taking a brief break to update you about A STONE’S THROW and its sequel that is almost ready for submission as well as share with you some other projects I have on the burner.

Today, March 4th, is the first meeting of the new writer’s club I’m starting at my public library. I’ve had men and women of all ages express an interest, and I’m excited about participating and sharing with both unpublished writers and those like myself who are published but still new to the field. Our group will initially meet on the first Friday of each month. I’ve prepared a questionnaire to determine the experience and interests of those who join. I know the value of a writing community, and it’s wonderful to be able to offer this type of benefit at the library where I work.

Ruff DraftsNewsletterThe first Ruff Drafts newsletter was sent out on March 1st with the opportunity for a lucky subscriber to win a free, autographed book or a $10 Amazon gift certificate. The contest is still open. To subscribe, you simply fill out the pop-up form that opens when you visit my WordPress site and then confirm the email you receive from MailChimp. Alternately, you can contact me with your email, and I can add you to the list.

Unlike this blog, the newsletter will contain only information about my writing. Subscribers will be informed of the latest news about my books, be sent exclusive content, and be eligible for special offers and giveaways. The newsletter is an attempt to help grow my fan base, so I hope all of you who read this blog will consider subscribing.

Next month, I’ll be speaking and signing copies of A STONE’S THROW at my local Barnes and Noble bookstore. Several of my co-workers and patrons as well as family members and friends will be attending. The event will be advertised online and in the store.

masendiesinnyWhat else am I up to? Besides adding the final research and revisions to the sequel to A STONE’S THROW that I hope to publish some time this summer. I will also be signing books at MASE at Foxwoods Casino in June and at INDIES IN NY in August. Tickets are already on sale for both events. Further details and any specials I’ll be offering at these events will be listed in an upcoming newsletter.

A STONE’S THROW continues to be on reserve at my library, and several people have been kind enough to purchase a copy to support my writing. Other libraries as well as Barnes and Noble have begun stocking it. If you request it at your local library or bookstore, they can order it through Amazon or Ingram.

reviews

For those who have already read the first book, reviews are very helpful to a new author. They don’t have to be complicated or long. Reviews can be submitted to Amazon, Goodreads, and/or barnesandnoble.com.

I hope this update has answered some of your questions about what I’m up to now and will be working toward in the the next few months. If you have any others, please comment.

 

 

 

 

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Update on A STONE’S THROW

teaser2fireI want to thank those of you who have already purchased A STONE’S THROW. For those who haven’t, I’m holding a special Goodreads giveaway starting tomorrow, February 1st. If you participate, you have a chance to win two free autographed copies. For more details, follow me on Goodreads

 

 

I’m currently preparing the sequel for submission and hope to have it published in late spring/early summer. I will continue to update everyone through this blog and my Facebook and Twitter pages.

teaser3agathaBuy links for A STONE’S THROW:

Amazon U.S.: http://amzn.to/1MjaJgN

Amazon Australia: http://bit.ly/1Sdh82D

Amazon Canada: http://amzn.to/1SdheHi

Amazon U.K.: http://amzn.to/1QutXBW

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1nQPyv4

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1KGYHep

Also available on iTunes and Ingram

Thank you all for your continued support.

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Spreading the Word

debbiehicksvilleFollowing on the heels of my author talk at the Hicksville Public Library on Friday, January 22nd, winter snowstorm Jonas hit Long Island.

2016-01-24 14.22.02While my husband, daughter, and I were snowbound, after catching up on some housework, putting away the remainder of the Christmas items, and organizing my closet, I spent some time editing the sequel to my novel, A STONE’S THROW (November 2015 Limitless Publishing) and planning my calendar for 2016. I’ve also begun listing my upcoming events on an Eventbrite calendar I’ve added to this blog.

Although my calendar of events is a work-in-progress, it’s beginning to fill up. Here is my schedule of appearances so far through Summer 2016:

2016calendarTuesday, April 12th 7 pm-8pm Author Talk and Book Signing at Barnes and Noble, Carle Place, NY

Saturday, June 4th MASE (Mystic Author Signing Event) Foxwoods Casino, Mashantucket CT

Tuesday, June 21st 7 pm-8pm Author and Publishing Talk at Farmingdale Public Library

Saturday, August 6th Indies in NY 2016 Author Signing, The Westin New York at Times Square

I hope some of you can attend these events. If you would like me to speak at your library or any author events, please contact me to schedule an appearance. Also, if anyone wants to purchase a copy of A STONE’S THROW for me to sign at any of my signing events, please let me know ahead so I can reserve a copy for you.