Thursday, June 4, 2009
Need a good book to read?
Good morning everyone!
I decided to share something a bit different with you all today. A couple of years ago I decided to write a book. I don't know why and honestly I don't know how I did it. I just sat down at the computer one day and this story just sort of fell out of my head. I tried very hard (although I'm sure some would say not quite hard enough) to get it published; but just couldn't get any agency to take a look at it. I decided to self-publish it through Lulu.com, a print on demand service. There's all sorts of different opinions about the benefits and detriments to self publishing. For me, I decided to go ahead and give it a try because at least my story would be in a book form. I'm still holding out hope that one day someone will want to mainstream publish it for me, so for that reason I've not actually had an ISBN assigned to it. Mainstream publishers tend to frown on "self-publish" books.
Ok, so that was a really long way of telling you nothing that you really care about!!
Since starting my blog I have been exposed to so many great people both in the crafting world and other areas as well. I thought, therefore that I would take the liberty to do a bit of self promoting as it relates to my book. Those who have read it have had nothing but praise for me and the story. I would be honored if any of you would purchase my book, read it and let me know what you think of it. I have included a description of the story below. It may be purchased here. If you prefer, it is available through Amazon; but I will be honest and tell you it's more expensive there; and no, I don't get any more money from selling it on Amazon than at Lulu.
Ok, so that's it for me today. Thanks for your support and I hope that you enjoy my book.
Lilacs for Allie
Married to his college sweetheart, and the father of two adorable little girls, Todd Andrews has the perfect life...or so it seems. His perfect life is tainted, by a secret. When that secret leads to trouble, Todd takes drastic measures to keep the truth from his wife. Todd believes he has a perfect plan, until his best friend is murdered and his daughter,Allie is kidnapped. Now, he must find his daughter and take responsibility for the horrible chain of events he has set into motion. Can he find his daughter in time? Will his wife forgive him? Will Allie? Set in the beautiful upstate regions of South Carolina, Lilacs for Allie,is a story about the joys of love, marriage and parenthood. It is also a tale of heartache and loss, and the danger of keeping secrets. Finally, it is a story about the longing for forgiveness; and its ultimate uncertainty.