Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bad to the Bone events

I'm feeling strangely zen about the release of Bad to the Bone, maybe because I still don't know whether it officially comes out Saturday or next Tuesday. (Regardless, it's already shipping from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.)

Or maybe because I'm completely absorbed in writing the first in my YA series, more big news of which I'll have on Friday.

Or maybe I've matured to the point where I realize that I've done everything I can to write a good book, and the rest will just have to take care of itself. Shyeah, right.

A few tidbits on Bad to the Bone's release:

1. It was blurbed by the lovely Joyce Ann on Publishers Weekly's Beyond Her Book blog this morning.

2. I'll be signing copies of it for the first time at Borders in Winchester, VA, this Saturday, 2-4pm. All my other books should be on sale there as well.

3. I'm doing the Freaky Friday feature this week at Bitten By Books:

The apocalypse must be nigh, because not only are dogs and cats living together, they’re now interviewing each other! Dexter, the canine vampire hero from Jeri Smith-Ready’s Bad to the Bone will sit down (or maybe lie down if he gets tired) with his feline friend Antoine. They’ll discuss what it’s like to live with adventure-prone humans (the living and the undead), the best ways to beg for supper, and which end of a dead rodent to save for last.

As an added bonus Jeri is offering up a couple of great prizes! One Autographed set of Wicked Game and Bad to the Bone plus a 2nd prize for another lucky reader. A $25.00 gift card to PetSmart or Petco (winner’s choice). Contest is open to readers worldwide!

4. My quarterly newsletter will be going out this week, and two subscribers will win signed copies of guess which book? Signup boxes are on every page of my website.

5. I'll have another Spread-the-Word contest beginning tomorrow and running until the end of the month. The helpful person who won the last contest got a $50 Amazon gift certificate. Not bad, eh? I could definitely use some help getting the word out about Bad to the Bone, because my next book is due June 1. Ack!

And with that, it's back to work.

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5 Comments:

Re-posted from Livejournal: Wahoo! I'm super excited about all the contests. Looks like I picked the perfect time to sign up for your newsletter and join the street team.

What can I say? I'm a sucker for free stuff, especially books...or money to buy books, as the case may be. :D

Sending good vibes your way to help with the writing process.

Posted by: Anonymous Shannon at 5/13/2009 5:13 PM

The day a writer stops improving is the day he/she dies. Thanks for letting me learn from you. BttB is bound to be a great hit!

Posted by: Blogger Shadows at 5/13/2009 8:30 PM

I think my amazon order shipped today or yesterday with BTTB in it.

Posted by: Blogger macbeaner at 5/13/2009 9:06 PM

I work at a bookstore, and we got copies in today. I noticed it because I'm a big fan of the Crow series. :) Don't know if it came in a "don't shelve this yet" box or not because I didn't unpack it, but it'll be on the shelves tomorrow.

Posted by: Blogger Holly at 5/14/2009 12:13 AM

Shannon: Thanks for joining the Team! I'll get your packet out ASAP.

Shadows: I hope it's a hit! I'm not as stressed about it as I was about Wicked Game, now that I know there'll be at least two more books to come. The WVMP gang will find its audience eventually! :-)

Macbeaner: Woo-hoo! Mine still haven't shipped from Amazon, but it's OK because I got two boxes of author copies yesterday. The shiny, it gleams!

Holly: Thanks for letting me know! I doubt there's a hold date on it, so on the shelves they go (face out if possible, LOL).

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 5/14/2009 10:36 AM

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