Monday, July 26, 2010

The Stone Traveler is Home!

Last week I only had one blog posting. There were very good reasons for that:
  • The Stone Traveler is being released in August
  • I wanted everyone to see my “First Sightings Contest”
  • And, did I mention, The Stone Traveler is being released in August?
As you can tell I’m excited and nervous at the same time. I’m excited to have a book coming out. There’s nothing like seeing your work in book form. And I’m nervous because…well as many authors know months go into the planning of a new book’s release. In June I was busily working on promotion for The Stone Traveler, and then news came that the printer was having trouble with the ink and that would probably bump the release to November…but that was iffy. So I stepped back feeling very disappointed and yes, a little bruised.

Then the happy news came that the book would be released in August. So last week I was back in the promotional saddle again trying to do everything I could to get the word out. That’s why I wanted to do the “First Sightings Contest.” For all the wonderful and exciting details of the contest click here.

Thursday my daughter and son went with me to pick up my new baby. I only live about 45 minutes away from my publisher and with all the trouble Stone Traveler has had coming into this world I wanted to hold him with my own hands.


Well, my baby is home. Take a look. Isn’t he beautiful? Pretty soon he’ll be all grown up and on book-store shelves. I hope if you see him you’ll make him feel welcomed and give him some encouragement that he can make it in this world. It’s tough out there with so many other books on the shelf. Please take a picture of him and send it to me. Just remember his getting here has been a long, long journey and many times I didn’t think he’d make it at all. So cheer him up with words of encourage, and give him a good home where he can feel loved again.

22 comments:

  1. I so love that photo. Your baby is going to do just fine. He'll make a strong stand on the shelves and have many adoring fans before you know it.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  2. YAY, that's super exciting, Kathi! I remember how bummed you were about the pushed back release date, so this must've been an extra special surprise for you! It's like Christmas being celebrated twice a year!

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  3. Thanks, Mason! I sure hope he makes a strong stand on the shelves. ;)

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  4. Laura,
    You're right, I was very disappointed, but now it is like Christmas with Stone Traveler in my home and due to be on store shelves sometime in August. I could easily have Christmas twice this year. ;)

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  5. Congratulations! I'll keep my eye out for it and snap a pic with my cell. ;)

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  6. Aww...love the pics! You must be so excited. I know that I'll keep my eyes open for it :)

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  7. Hi Kathi -

    Congratulations on your upcoming book release. Great pic!

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  8. Thanks, Jaydee! I'd appreciate it. :)

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  9. Beautiful baby! Take good care of him and introduce him to all the right people.

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  10. Congrats on your upcoming release and being able to hold the book in your hands. That's gotta feel great.

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  11. Carol,
    Thanks! I think he's pretty cute, too. I hope he plays well with others, and yes, that he makes friends with the right people. ;)

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  12. Dominique,
    Thanks! I'm very grateful and humbled that I have this opportunity. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  13. Aren't you funny and clever! I love the picture with the blankie and binkie!!! Aww, your baby looks awfully pretty. Awesome cover! And HUGE congrats August is just around the corner!!!

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  14. WOO HOO! How cool! I love the cover for the book too.

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  15. Thanks, T.Anne!
    August is coming soooo fast. And there's still a lot I need to do, but I'm awfully glad my baby is finally home. :)

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  16. Kathi, I LOVE your baby! Yes, he is very beautiful! I can't wait to help you babysit him, I can't! Congratulations! :D

    <3

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  17. Elizabeth,
    Thanks! I know you'll make a great babysitter. ;)

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  18. Oh, yay, Kathi! Congrats! I'm so happy for you and that cute picture in the bonnet made me laugh. I'll be on the look out for it!

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  19. Jackee,
    Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. I wasn't sure if Stone Traveler would hold still long enough for the picture, but I lucked out. ;)

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