I survived launch day!
I’m delighted to say that yesterday A Family of Strangers went on sale. My husband bought freshly picked garden flowers at the farmer’s market to celebrate, and after a shopping trip for paint for our newly renovated bathroom (half-successful) and a bed frame with a simple headboard (not successful) we went out for the worst steak I’ve ever eaten. I still had a fabulous day.
So that’s what authors do when, after years of work, a book arrives at bookstores or is automatically transmitted to eReaders overnight.
The only thing left to do now? A bit of final publicity. That’s today’s mission. You’ve seen the book trailer if you’ve clicked above. Now just a little more.
A Few Review Snippets:
From Elyse at Smart Bitches/Trashy Books who gave it an A: “I absolutely loved A Family of Strangers by Emilie Richards. It’s a beautifully executed mystery with a lovely second-chance romance subplot. It also offers a depiction of what living with chronic pain can look like, and as someone who has Fibromyalgia, that was really meaningful to me.”
From Nancy Lepri at New York Journal of Books: “Emilie Richards is well known for penning engaging tales. Three decades ago she began writing romance novels then segued into women’s contemporary fiction with in-depth characterization including subplots filled with mystery and suspense and descriptive detail sure to captivate her readers. A Family of Strangers falls into this category.”
From a New Zealander, Kathryn at The Book Date: “I slowly read the last pages of A Family of Strangers, reluctant to finish, because then I have to step out of the story web that Emilie Richards has woven and entrapped me in.”
Upcoming Book Signings:
June 28 at 1:00 PM:
Chautauqua Institution Bookstore, 67 Bestor Plaza, Chautauqua, NY 14722.
July 10 at 7 PM:
A Likely Story, 7566 Main Street #113 Sykesville, MD 21784. Here’s the link to register.
August 7 at 7 PM:
Towne Book Center Wine Bar and Café, 220 Plaza Drive, Suite B-3, Collegeville, PA 19426. No need to register, but here’s the link for more info.
November 2 from 9:30 to 4:
Buckeye Book Fair, Fisher Auditorium, Wooster, OH. Here’s the link to find out more.
And there you have it? Is my work done? Not exactly. Last week I promised to share some of the “secrets” behind the book. I’ll do that next week, including the real life story that started me down the road to this book back in 2002. Did you think I was kidding when I said that a book takes years of work?