Moving on

Whew!

My launch party was amazing.  I’ve always said that I have the best friends on the planet, and they were all there for me last Tuesday night.  They know who they are and how much I love them.  The really cool thing – total strangers came too!  People I’d never met before came to my launch party, bought my books, and talked to me like we were old friends.

I had great help from the ladies at The Write Room – again – and we gave away coffee mugs, T-shirts and free drinks.  A wonderful night.

Then – on Sunday, I drew names for the winners of my 12 weeks of swag giveaway.  Actually, Randon.Org picked the names.  So, congrats to…

Barrie of Danville KY for winning a Kindle Fire HD!

And the winners of a signed copy of A Slight Change of Plan are –

Kristie of Stantonburg NC

Marianne of Rogers AR

Denise of Fallbrook CA

Kay of Freemont CA

Betty of Manchester CT

Thanks to everyone who entered – I’ve really met the niceset people in the past few months!

The website got a bit of updating – audio samples are now available ( A Different Kind of Forever should be available in audio by Christmas) And I have a Zazzle Shop with some cool stuff.

And now I’m back to writing.

I’ll try to let you know how that’s going, and maybe post a sample or two.

Have a great holiday everyone!  And thank you so much for all your support.

This close…..

Okay –

Today was the last drawing of winners in my 12 weeks of swag giveaway – next Sunday is the BIG FINAL DAY – and all the weekly winners chosen from September 1st ’till now will go into one, giant pot – figuratively speaking, of course – and someone will win a Kindle Fire HD.  Five more someones will win a signed copy of A Slight Change of Plan.  Good luck to everyone.

This has been SO much fun!

Not only did I start a bit of a buzz about my book, but I met some really wonderful women who I know I will be hearing from on and off for as long as I’m writing.  Thanks, everyone, for making this such a great experience for me.

So the launch is Tuesday – and I’m pretty excited.  Got a great outfit – finally.  After I took the ‘naked’ option off the table, it was pretty simple.  ‘My People’ will be on hand to help sell books, run the raffles, give away prizes, and leave me free to wander around and play Author.  I love My People.  The word on the street promises a good turn-out.   And yes, I’m cool enough to really have people on ‘the street.’

The re-designed website will be going up this week.  It looks great, and there will be some new cool stuff.  For one thing, I’m opening a Zazzle store.  So many people expressed an interest in my prizes – the T-shirts and the coffee mugs – that I looked around for a way to make them available.   At the Zazzle store – http://www.zazzle.com/starlightdrive – you’ll find items for A Slight Change of Plan, as well as for a few of my other books.  Designing this stuff was a blast!  Anything to keep from writing, right?

I’m going to have an Audio page, so you can hear chapters from the audiobooks that are available for Better off Without Him and A Slight Change of Plan.  The audio for A Different Kind of Forever is in the works.

My new website will also have a page for Marijon Braden, which is the pen name I’ve written a Young Adult novel under.  If you’re into that sort of thing, check it out.

And then I’ll settle down and finish the next book.  And after that, I think a sequel to Better Off Without Him is long overdue. Keep checking the website, because I’ll be naming a few characters after my readers in the near future!

This has been an amazing journey so far.  Thanks for the company!