What a busy week. Family arrived for the Fourth of July, and some of them stayed the whole week, including three year old Liam. We cooked and cleaned, went to concerts and splashed in the lake, drew pictures on the sidewalk and read books out loud that I’d saved from my own children’s childhood. Magical.
In the midst of this my editor reminded me that I have a book coming out in two weeks. Well, yes, now that you mention it. The Color of Light will be on bookshelves on July 28th, and if you’re ordered it online, it should be arriving on your doorstep at the same time.
The reminder came with requests, of course. Would I blog for Booktrib? Would I please get the book cover on my website?
The blog was easy. I talked about why I chose to write about a minister when so many people have odd ideas about what ministers do and how human they really are. The blog is part of a promotion that begins July 21, and includes ads and a giveaway of five copies of the book. So watch for it. I’ll remind you.
Putting the cover on my website? Well, that was an experience. The website is designed to allow me to update at will. But not only did I need to add the cover, I needed to add five book pages and a recipe to go with them. That’s a tall order, and I’ll confess I was worried. I had never done this, and my training took place a year ago.
I’m delighted to say all the pages are up and working now, and even though I had a few problems, I figured out solutions. All this is thanks to the great folks at Author Bytes who did my design.
Want a preview of the book? You’ll find an overview, praise, the inspiration for the book, a reader’s guide for book clubs, and an excerpt. Plus, since I was on a roll, I also added a recipe, as I do for every book I write. This one is for Stuffed Grilled Avocado, based on an appetizer Analiese, my main character, orders at a real Asheville restaurant, Cantina at Biltmore Village. I can’t tell you how scrumptious their version is. I hope my version of it is a good substitute.
You’ll also find links to bookstores where you can buy The Color of Light. If you’re planning to read it, buying a copy during the first week of publication helps me immeasurably. Publishers love numbers. And numbers at the beginning of publication are their very favorites.
Oh, and did I mention that the book is also available in hardcover?
Did I pique your interest? What didn’t I tell you?
Let me know what you think. I am always interested.