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One month to go – Eeep!

Yes, I’m still alive. I was just following the principle of it being better to remain silent and thought a fool than open my mouth (or write a new post on nothing) and remove all doubt. 😉

So, it’s ONE MONTH until Bonnie’s Story: A Blonde’s Guide to Mathematics is released! Yes, I am excited… and hopefully not the only one who is.

To celebrate the release I am having another book launch. This time in my lovely local Adelaide Hills at the Mount Barker Community Library. The event is free to attend, but as they’re putting on refreshments they’d like a rough idea of numbers, so if you can make it please book here.

I hope to see you there. As it’s an eBook I can’t exactly sign it for you, but can sign one of my cards. Plus, once Bonnie’s Story is up on Amazon, I plan on signing up with Authorgraph and so hope to be able to provide a cute little e-signature that way. Watch this space, erm blog, to find out more.

It’s also lovely to see some action with Bonnie’s Story at Goodreads. So far the reviews have been fantastic, keep them coming! Remember, I’m always open to constructive criticism. So if you felt it sucked, explain yourself or be seen as a sour puss sock puppet.

I’ve also made some pre-sales on Bonnie’s Story and yes, you only have one month left to get it at the discounted pre-sale price of $4 AU. So head over to Hague Publishing and buy one now! I am really touched by the pre-sales… even if I feel they came from me asking people to buy a copy on my birthday – and they did! 🙂

What else can I share right now? Well, my latest manuscript Isis, Vampires and Ghosts – Oh My! has already gathered some interest by two small indie publishers I’ve shown it to (yes, talks of contracts already!) And so, on some sage advice, I am now doing the Literary Agent door knock again. This is going to be a slow process as they get a lot of enquiries and I now must show some patience and wait for their response. In my usual super stellar positive attitude, I am indeed expecting more rejections. Hey, I’m called an emerging author for a reason – I need to push my way through all the rest and emerge at the top waving the hardest and yelling the loudest to be seen. Simple.

But if there is a Literary Agent who accidentally stumbled onto this post and is reading it… send me a note. I really am a published author now and really do have publishers already offering me contracts on my latest work.

Okay, that’s it for now. Really excited about the month to come as I don’t know what’s going to happen. I really don’t expect much, but am still looking forward to see if I flop or fly!

Until next time,

Janis.

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Writing

 

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We’re getting close to the pointy end!

Yes, only a few weeks to my official eBook launch at the SA Writer’s Centre during Adelaide Writer’s Week. Your invite can be found here.

As cheesy as it sounds, it really is a dream come true to be a part of the festival as well as a book lover going to some of the events. You can even find me in the official Adelaide Writer’s Week program! Look really closely on page 51 and there I am.

In other news, Bonnie’s Story: A Blonde’s Guide to Mathematics now has a free sample for you to read up on the Hague Publishing Website. There is also the option to pre-order it if you find the sample interesting enough. And I really do hope you find it interesting enough, or why else am I working on a sequel? 🙂

Did you know Bonnie’s Story: A Blonde’s Guide to Mathematics now also has a Facebook page? Come along and like me there too. I’m a youngest child so I obviously demand attention, or so I’m told.

It can also be found on GoodReads now too. Yes we are getting out and about on the Internet!

I’ve recently also had my first, and hopefully not only, little fifteen seconds of fame too! I have had interviews with two lovely local newspapers and even had a photo shoot for one of them. Both articles, I believe, will appear in editions of their papers The Courier and The Weekender Herald just before the March 2nd Launch. So, if you’re local, keep an eye out. If I can, I will try and offer links to the articles for those who aren’t local, but are still interested. Aw bless you for your interest.

To top all this action off, I’ve received the official flyers and business cards for my eBook from Hague Publishing. And so, will be handing them out liberally to anyone who dares make eye contact. You have been warned. I am a passionate writer and a passionate mother, and as this eBook is like a fourth child to me, I will be parading it about proudly and making you all have a hold.

I will end my blog with a little brag, I know I shouldn’t, but I am mortal. I happened to be lucky enough to get into a Twitter conversation with one of my all-time favourite authors from my teens – Isobelle Carmody. It was all about genres and how you would really classify what a book is today in the ever changing genres that are out there. Like, yes Bonnie’s Story: A Blonde’s Guide to Mathematics is speculative fiction, but what really is the sub-genre, seeing ‘spec fic’ covers so much? Some have suggested Young Adult (16+) while other even Chic Lit or even Light Science fiction. It really is a good topic of conversation and one I am hoping to openly discuss… once more people have read my work. I am very curious to know. And hey, Isobelle Carmody!!!! If it hadn’t been for my eldest preferring the name she ended up with (long story, not being told here) her name would have been Elspeth!

Well, that’s me done. If you’re going to be in Adelaide on the 2nd of March and need something to do for an hour or so around 6:30pm come and see me. I can’t offer you a free book, but there will be nibbles and I’ll even sign a business card or flyer for you. 🙂

All the best – Janis.

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2013 in Writing

 

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