Such a Fun Launch Day!


Whew! What a fun Launch Day yesterday! I was bouncing around social media and having a ball seeing my book all over. My friends were sending me pictures of themselves receiving the book through the mail or seeing it in the stores. (I posted a few above.) And people were forwarding me reviews and mentions. That was tooooooooooo much fun.

The good news is that the party continues! Giveaways are still going on, so here’s where you can catch some prizes:

Gift Card Prizes: New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery and I are teaming up (yeah, I can’t believe it either!) all week here. We’re each giving away a $25 gift card to a bookstore of your choice. All you have to do is “like” both of our Facebook pages, then read short excerpts from each of our new summer books and answer 1 quick question about Fin and 1 quick question about her hero Jack (from the excerpts). Fun stuff! Come play!

Beach Bag Prizes: Berkley-Penguin is giving away a Penguin tote bag, a copy of Lorelie Brown’s RIDING THE WAVE (also a surfer story!), a copy of my THE RED BIKINI, a Penguin water bottle, and sunscreen (all the fixings for a perfect day at the beach) to four lucky winners over the next two weeks. How do you play? You can come to any of these places where Lorelie and I are blogging together and enter at any spot any time:

  • Top 10 surfer movies — Lorelie and I are listing our Top 10 surfer movies and which ones inspired our heroes Fin and Tanner on The Delighted Reader blog here. There’s one surf film that we both picked — can you guess which one it is?
  • Interview with the Gals – Come learn more about Lorelie and I at The Book Reading Gals blog. We talk about what inspired us to write about surfers and who we based Tanner Wright and Fin Hensen on. That interview is here.
  • “California Dreamin’” playlists – Lorelie and I will be on A Bookish Escape sharing the playlists we used to write the sun and surf of California. That post is here.

I’m ready to party for another day! How about you?

And thank you all for making my first launch day SO MUCH fun!

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