My newest novel, The Twisted Towers, an epic fantasy, will be launching soon.
I’m planning an online launch party, and all my blog followers are invited. I want to welcome those of you who have signed up recently to follow this blog. I’ll be writing about a lot of things–raising monarch butterflies, the dogs in my life, the writing process, the revision process, novels I’ve read recently, grammar and how to get it right, and many other things.
This blog has the specific purpose of telling you about the upcoming online launch party. The date is June 28, and the party is scheduled for 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. I’ll hold it on my Facebook author page, E. Rose Sabin’s Books. If you can’t spare the entire hour and a half, drop by for a few minutes at least during that time period and help me celebrate the debut of my newest book. (It will be number 17, but who’s counting?)
During that time period I’ll be answering questions about the book and anything else you want to know. You don’t have to send me questions in advance, but I hope at least some of you will. I very much want to have at least some questions to start off with, and then take others as the time moves on.
But I won’t just be answering questions and talking about my book. There will be videos, opportunities to win prizes, and general merriment. Sorry, no actual refreshments, but possibly virtual ones. I’ve invited five author friends to share a bit about their books and answer your questions to them. A couple of those authors always have marvelous recipes to share. Those are Carol J. Perry, author of the very successful paranormal Witch City Mystery Series, and Diane Sawyer, author of mysteries and her most recent a prize-winning thriller, The Tell-Tale Treasure. Diane may also have something to say about her next book, Trouble in Tikal, and her travels in Guatemala, where she gathered the material for that book. Incidentally, Diane and I are critiquing partners, so she gets to read my books before most anyone else, and I get to read hers, and the help we give each other makes us both better writers, though I should clarify that Diane was a successful author before I met her and well before we became critiquing partners.
Another attendee will be Nathan Van Coops, author of the excellent In Times Like These time travel series. He’s a real whiz when it comes to promotion, and I can’t emphasize enough how much help he’s been to me along that line. Everything I’ve learned about promotion I’ve learned from Nathan. He’ll be launching the latest book in his time travel series in his online launch party on July 3. I’m sure he’ll have something to say about that.
Another guest is the multi-talented Tenea Johnson, a poet, novelist, and musician, who does marvelous performances that combine dramatic readings from her novels, short stories, and poems, often set to music she composes, plays and sings. If we’re lucky maybe we can get a short audio or video clip from one of those performances, though I can’t promise that at this point.
The remaining guest is Monique Desir, daughter of West Indian parents but born and reared here in Florida, who may share her unfortunate publication experience of her very fine vampire novel, Forbidden, which she intends to be the first volume of a series, and what she’s doing to overcome a temporary setback in her career. She’s working on a Young Adult novel that weaves together Haitian lore and the very real tale of a young teenager coping with a dying parent to produce an intriguing fantasy tale.
I’m just as excited about hosting these wonderful guest authors as I am about the advent of my own novel. I’ll be posting some brief excerpts from the novel just to give you a taste of what it’s about in a future blog. For now, I want to urge you again to visit my web site, erosesabin.com, and sign up for my newsletter.
And above all, please put the launch date of Thursday, June 28. And send questions for me and/or for my guests to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll try to answer every one of those for me–if not during the launch party, then in a later blog. I’m sure my guests will do the same.