One thing I love as an author is writing guest posts for other blogs. I’ve been invited to post at a variety of other blogs lately, even though I will get back to blogging here when some of this book launch biz settles down. Until then, I want to share this guest post at Amy Sue Nathan’s Women’s Fiction Writers blog. Head over there to hear about how I transitioned from La Rosaleda (the fictional small California town in my first two novels) to Spavinaw Junction (the fictional small Southern town in my new novel, Waking Up Joy.) Amy Sue Nathan also just happens to be my editor for Waking Up Joy (Tule Publishing), which makes the post, the book, and just everything surrounding “Joy” even more special. Hear more about it over at Amy’s blog. Amy and I gave away copies of our books last week, but you can purchase Waking Up Joy, Rose House, and Amy’s novel The Glass Wives online wherever books are sold.
Another thing I wanted to share with you is about reviews. With the publication of Waking Up Joy, I’m doing my best to be neutral about reviews. I’ve learned from my past novels that book reviews are based on just one person’s opinion and as an author, you have to respect where the reviewer is coming from and remember that reviews are written for readers, not authors. That said, I’d be lying if I claimed that a glowing review of my novels doesn’t make me a little weak in the knees. There isn’t much better than when someone really “gets” your book. This Review of Waking Up Joy from Autumn Blues Reviews is one of those reviews.
I’ve been guest blogging around the blogosphere! Here are a few places I visited this past week. Please stop by these great blogs and join in the conversation. One of them is a contest!:
NOVEL ROCKET: MOVING ON FROM REJECTION
How I didn’t let go of my “coma book”.
BEING OPEN TO CHANGE IN YOUR WRITING CAREER
Embracing change can open new publishing doors.
COOKING WITH AUTHOR TINA ANN FORKNER!
Get the recipe for Strawberry-lemon cake and learn more about my latest novel WAKING UP JOY.
INTERVIEW WITH ME ABOUT WAKING UP JOY
Author Heather Day Gilbert asks me some great questions and is holding a giveaway for an eBook copy of WAKING UP JOY until October 27th.
I have a guest post over at Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers today all about slowing down and appreciating the writing journey I’ve had in the last past five years leading up to the release of Waking Up Joy. I hope you’ll visit and feel free to chime in!
Free Your Writing Soul and Write Better as a Result
I also have an interview about my decision to join Tule Publishing Group after two novels with Random House over at the lovely Heather Day Gilbert’s blog and she’s also hosting a Giveaway of my novel, Waking Up Joy, along with the interview. Please stop over and chime in here, as well.
I’m thrilled that WAKING UP JOY is getting some coverage so that readers will hear about the book. Here are a few things that have hit in the past few days. I’m so grateful for these mentions and hope more readers will find WAKING UP JOY!
WAKING UP JOY was part of the list of Buzz Feed’s list of ‘Women Author Must Reads For Fall’.
WAKING UP JOY was mentioned in Library Journal’s ‘The Heart of Romance – Genre Spotlight’. Even though Joy is not a Romance novel, Library Journal said, “One title that should appeal to those crossover women’s fiction readers is Waking Up Joy (Tule, Oct.), by Tina Ann Forkner.”
If you want to read WAKING UP JOY, you can find it on Amazon, BN.com, and Kobo, and iBooks.