Here is the link to my debut novel: STOLEN SPRING
My friends are all aflutter on Facebook, but now comes the fun job of getting the word out to people I don't know yet, and to help with that, my crack marketing team (my two daughters, Emily and Mary) and I have been brainstorming a list of awesome giveaways that have to do with the Oregon Coast or Elliot Lake, because he is the star of this little show I've created.
Things we're thinking of so far include -- a pound of chocolate from the Brigittine Monks at Mount Angel Abbey, Elliot Lake-inspired mugs with a pound of coffee from Oregon Coast Coffee, a gorgeous handmade hand-picked (by us) Oregon glass float (The previous link is to just an example of what the floats look like...I'm not sure where we will choose ours from yet. Each float is different, and so we will be looking for a blue-and-green swirly one to represent the ocean. Maybe I'll do the glass blowing myself!), something from the Tillamook Cheese Factory for sure, just what, though, we're not sure... and we were also thinking of some kind of gorgeous painting or print celebrating the Oregon Coast. It's crawling with artists, so that will not be hard to find. It will only be hard to choose!
Gift certificates may also find their way into the fun... Converse, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and then we have a few things that will be a surprise if we can make them happen. This is so fun!
My plan is to have SURFING SUMMER, book 2 of The Elliot Lake Mystery series out by the end of the year, so I need to get crackin' on that. But first --- I am putting the finishing touches on the print version of STOLEN SPRING because I want to hold it in my own hot little hands, and then??? WRITING!!
And somewhere in there I need to polish my middle-grade adventure... THE MISFORTUNE OF THE EMERALD THIEF.
Have a wonderful summer! Ours has finally arrived, apparently. It's supposed to get *HOT* this weekend!