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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The time is . . . NOW!

Book Launch Week! I'm not sure I ever thought this week would ever come. I've been busy with preparations for the parties - that's what I'm choosing to call the book signings because it's a time to celebrate friendships, make new friends, and just have fun. We'll have gift baskets to give away, some fun "retro" snacks like Chik-O-Stix candy, slo-poke suckers, Blackjack gum, Double Bubble, peanut butter logs, and books of course!

So, if you're in the Tulsa area, Thursday, June 17, at the Mardel's at 52nd and S. Harvard. We'll start the party/signing at 6 pm.

If you're in the Oklahoma or Texas Panhandle, the launch party will be at the Community Worship Center in Perryton, TX. Party time: 2 to 4 pm. Retro dress optional.

First book sighting: Barnes & Noble, Tulsa. Special promotion by Barnes & Noble with my book featured on the NEW RELEASE table, center aisle, and a good supply of the books in the general fiction and literature section. Here they are right between Robert Louis Stevenson and Mary Stewart and just a few spines down from one of my recent favorite books, The Help, by Kathryn Stockett.

Chasing Lilacs is featured on the CAN (Christian Author's Network) Blog this week.

And the last item of note: A taped interview with the amazing Dianne Burnett at A hint: the speaker with the twang is NOT Dianne. Personally, I think I sound awful on tape, but she asked some great questions. I will be telling you more about the great resources at this site next week.

Whew! I'm tired, but this is a lovely, contented tired. Hope to see you at one of the parties!


Erica Vetsch said...

Congratulations, Carla!

My copy arrived in the mail. I can't wait to delve into it!

Myra Johnson said...

What an exciting time for you!!! I listened to the CBD interview this morning--you were GREAT! (Heard a couple of familiar names mentioned, too--;>D) Looking forward to tomorrow evening!

carla stewart said...

Erica, I hope you enjoy the book. Thanks for picking up a copy.

And Myra, this writing journey would be much more difficult w/out writing buddies to hold us up.

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Terri Tiffany said...

It sounds like you went all out! WOnderful! If I ever sell a book, I'm coming to you for advice:)

Koala Bear Writer said...

Woohoo! Very exciting. My review will be up on Friday. I loved the book!

carla stewart said...

Thanks, Terri! I'm flattered that you would come to me. I have learned about a lot of things I never dreamed I would need to know.

Ah, Koala Bear, I can't wait to read your review. I'm so glad you liked the book. Bless you.

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