REMEMBER! There have been SIX other posts that have gone up this week. The links are all at the top of the blog for easy access, so DON'T forget to check them out!! And I've got fun prizes at the end of the post, so read through to find out what they are!! :D
You have a novel releasing in 2012! What are you planning to do to celebrate?
|Krista Phillips ~ Sandwich, With a Side of Romance|
Abingdon, Fall 2012
Krista: To be honest, haven’t planned that far ahead yet. Ask me after edits!
Katie: I’m in the very, very beginning stages of planning a launch party. I’m envisioning a book store and lots and lots of chocolate. Perhaps truffles.
Beth: Because of an extended illness, I didn't celebrate when Baby Changes Everything, my nonfiction book released in 2007. So, believe me, I've told my family we're celebrating the debut of Wish You Were Here in May 2012! I've already brainstormed the book launch party a bit, and let's just say that there's been talk of wedding cake and wedding gowns (yes, plural!) and even . . . a llama or two!
Streamers or confetti?
|Katie Ganshert ~ Wildflowers from Winter|
Waterbrook/Multnomah May 2012
Krista: BOTH. And the streamers have to be double, two colors, twirled in that cool curly way that I can never do right.
Katie: Hands down, confetti. And how about some silly string, too?
Beth: Confetti -- More fun to toss up when you're celebrating and "whoo-hooing!" although not so much fun to vacuum off the floor.
|Beth Vogt ~ Wish You Were Here|
Howard Books May 2012
Cake, ice cream or multi-colored pretzel M&M’s?
Krista: Chocolate cake, white icing, leave off the M&M’s.
Katie: Ice cream! (I'm like that dog in Up, only ice cream is my squirrel)
Beth: The standing joke in my house is that the only reason you have the cake is to hold up the icing. So, I'll say cake, but you understand I'll be the one snitching finger swipes of the icing, right?
|Keli Gwyn ~ A Bride Shop Opens in El Dorado, California|
Barbour July 2012
Big crowd madly crushing forward to get your hot-off-the-press book or small, intimate celebration?
Krista: I’d LOVE the first option, expecting something more like the second!
Katie: Can I say both? I’d love a big crowd crushing forward to get my book (I don’t think it’ll happen, but hey, a girl can dream!). But I also love small, intimate gatherings.
Beth: While the crowd rushes out to buy my hot-off-the-presses book (every writer's dream, right?) I'll be celebrating with family and friends. But the Vogt Family motto is "There's always room for one more!"
Complete this thought: The perfect party isn’t perfect without...
Krista: MILK CHOCOLATE and AWESOME PEOPLE!
Katie: ….smiling faces and great conversation.
Beth: The perfect party isn't perfect without lots of laughter. And without me running around with my camera taking lots of pictures so I can savor the memories later.
Keli: The perfect party isn't perfect without friends and loved ones joining in the fun. My launch party will take place on a sun-drenched Sunday afternoon in the heart of the Gold Country where A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California is set. On July 15th I'll throw open the doors of my home church to friends, family, and anyone else who is interested in my book as we enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream social. I'll wear the stunning Victorian gown my talented seamstress created and will invite my guests to dress in period clothing or Western wear to add to the festive atmosphere. Old-time fiddle music, such as the hero of my story loves to play, will fill the air as I visit with those who join in the celebration. Halfway through the event I'll present an entertaining talk on "Courtship Victorian-style." And I'm sure I'll smile so much that day my cheeks will grow sore. =)
Woo-hooo! If only I didn't live so far away from these authors--I would be at every single one of those parties! But I will have to settle for a great cyber one. ;-)
And today's prize is....I'm going to send one winner these two books--such FUN stories by Janice Thompson!
AND there is another prize for today!
One winner will win their choice of one the above authors debut novels! When that book becomes available, it will be put on preorder for you.
I'M SO EXCITED FOR THESE LADIES BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope you are smiling with me.
And DON'T FORGET about the trivia question for today's post. Since this one is longer than the others, I will only be posting once today. :-)
The Trivia question:
On which book, did I do my very first review?
Remember, answer the trivia right and get TWO extra entries to win these prizes and be entered into a special giveaway just for the trivia winners! :D
Oh Happy Day!!!