One month from today is the official launch of Blue Sky Days. One month. *hyperventilates* It feels like just yesterday I was saying ‘four months’. The last few months have been a crazy whirlwind of non-stop work, but I can’t complain. I’m living my dream…how many people can honestly say that? I’ve wanted to be an author my entire life, and now I’m going to be. It’s so surreal and exciting and terrifying.
I want to do something special and fun for the launch. Because the book is initially being released as an ebook with the paperback to come later, I thought it fitting to have an online party for the launch. I’ve been going over ideas in my head for months, and I have to fine-tune them over the next few weeks, but what I do know is that I want to celebrate with all the people who have been amazingly kind, supportive, and encouraging.
I had hoped to have bookmarks and postcards for the launch, but at this point, it’s not looking hopeful. I’m having issues galore, and I’ve decided it’s just not worth it right now when I have so many other things to think and worry about. But…I have something I think is even cooler. A friend and I are working on creating a Blue Sky Days jewelry line, complete with pieces that represent four of the main characters.
So, on January 17th, I’m going to have a big party online right here on my blog that will hopefully stretch out to Facebook and Twitter. I’ll be posting updates on Twitter with the hashtag #blueskydays - teasers, blurbs from reviews, facts about characters, etc - and I hope you guys will join me. On that day, I will be giving out prizes to people who ‘attend the party’ - pieces from the jewelry line, ebooks of Blue Sky Days, and hopefully a few other little surprises.
January 17th also happens to be the kick-off date for the Blue Sky Days Blog Tour. Jessica from Thoughts at One in the Morning will be starting the tour with a review, an excerpt from the book, and a giveaway - so you’ll have an extra chance to win the book!
The minute I have the prizes in my hands, I will take pictures to give you guys an idea of the stuff you can win the day of the launch. For those of you who have read the book and know the characters, here’s a little teaser: the 4 characters who get their own jewelry and bookmarks are Emma, Nicholas, Daisy, and Maggie. I hope that excites you as much as it does me!
I’d be so grateful if you’d help me spread the word about this - Facebook, Twitter, Google+, a blog post, emailing friends, whatever. I'm so appreciative of all the support and encouragement I've received from fellow book bloggers. You guys are amazing and I hope to be able to show you my appreciation with a fun party next month!