…And though it seems dorky
The author could not rest, not even with her Yorkie.
The Kindle was plugged in by the bedside with care,
Waiting on Amazon to deliver Windchaser wirelessly there.
The Big Day is TOMORROW. Windchaser and Windfall will mount those dragonfly wings and hopefully fly off into the hands of new readers. While I am so excited to see what happens, I’m also finding myself extremely grateful for the loyalty and support of friends and family in these past weeks. Excitement only carries you so far before you just need perspective and encouragement from those you love. I have been so very blessed.
I would like to ask my readers, my friends, my family and those who happen to come across this post to help me with one more thing… It will not cost you money or your reputation. It won’t even require more than a minute of your time. It’s not a contest. There will be no giveaway earned and no special reward other than the absolute love and appreciation of a new author breaking into a big, scary world.
I am asking that at some point TOMORROW – Tuesday, December 13, 2011 – that you take a second just to tell someone about the Phantom Island book releases! This will not require you to have read them, you’re not “recommending” them (unless you want to)… this is just helping spread the word out there that two new YA fantasy books are on the market! Word of mouth is SO powerful – as I have learned over the years! Many times I spread the word on Twitter or Facebook about books, events, or opportunities that benefit other authors. Sometimes I haven’t even read their book – that’s okay. To spread the word about what they’re doing does not necessarily say I’m putting my personal stamp of approval on their work. It’s just a way that authors help out other authors!
How you choose to mention Phantom Island books tomorrow is up to you and, NO, I’m not going to be stalking you to see that you did it or not. Those who can find the time to help me out will do so without my creeping. Here are some different ideas for getting involved…
Whatever you choose to do, please know that you are so appreciated. This time of year, it’s always fun to see what people do out of the kindness of their own heart – not for a reward of any kind. I wish I could offer you a greater reward for your help. But this will just be one of those times where your only reward is the knowledge that you helped out a friend and claimed your stake in Phantom Island’s future success.
Hugs and Thanks.