Today is the long-awaited day! Stay With Me is now available!
Buy it on Kindle at Amazon!
Buy it in paperback from createspace (and “like” the page) using the $2 off coupon code at checkout: B3E4E622
Buy it in paperback from Amazon!
If my memory serves me well, which it often does not, Stay With Me was written largely in 2012, when my youngest daughter was still a tiny baby who enjoyed long naps in her swing. Stay With Me : brought to you by the Graco infant swing.
The book originated with an encounter at the grocery story and blossomed from there. (You can read more about that on the Virtual Blog Tour when I visit Erin McCole Cupp on October 8!)
I previously shared 10 Ways Writing A Book Is Like Having A Baby. Here’s another: As you gaze and admire your newborn with wonder, you ask yourself, ” Did this really come from me?”
Yes, Stay With Me did. I’ve visited the locales, I’ve witnessed some of the experiences, felt the same emotions. I don’t want to place more importance on my novel than it merits. It is after all, just a book. But there are aspects that I cannot completely account for, and regarding those, I can say only, Thank you, Lord Jesus.
To participate in creation in this infinitesimally small, insignificant way, which pales in comparison to the birth of my flesh-and-blood babies, is still truly a blessing.
I’d like to share the acknowledgments from the book. I’m so very grateful for the assistance of all those listed as well as many others who offered me support and encouragement.
Thank you to my husband, Michael, and my children for their patience and support. Thanks, too, to all those who read my manuscript and offered suggestions: Christopher Blunt, Erin McCole Cupp, Ann Frailey, Father John Mulcahy, Barb Szyszkiewicz, and especially Theresa Linden. Theresa, you’ve made me a better writer and Stay With Me a better book. To my fellow 10 Minute Novelists and members of the Catholic Writers Guild, your generosity in sharing your knowledge and encouragement on this writing journey has made all the difference. Finally, thank you Ellen Gable Hrkach for your support and encouragement and taking a chance on an unknown author.
Facebook Launch Party
Finally, everyone is cordially invited to tonight’s (October 1, 2015) Facebook Launch Party! It begins at 7:30 p.m. EST. Drop by for as long as you can for fun and giveaways, including a signed copy of Stay With Me.
Virtual Blog Tour
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1: CATHOLICMOM.COM
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2: RECONCILED TO YOU (ALLISON GINGRAS)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3: PEACE TO ALL WHO ENTER HERE (DON MULCARE)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4: KAREN KELLY BOYCE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 5: THERESE HECKENKAMP
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6:CATHOLIC FIRE (JEAN HEIMANN)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7: SARAH DAMM
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8: SNORING SCHOLAR (SARAH REINHARD), ERIN MCCOLE CUPP, PLOT LINE AND SINKER (ELLEN GABLE)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9: DOMESTIC VOCATION (CHRISTINE JOHNSON)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10: FRANCISCANMOM (BARB SZYSZKIEWICZ)
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