Wednesday, October 23, 2013

It's Launch Day!

Yes, the day I’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. Can you believe that I, Leona Pence, am now a published author? Pinch me somebody.

I’m planning a big Facebook Event soon with lots of cool prizes. I want my family and friends to celebrate with me. You are all invited— Instead of a launch party, it will be :

      Come  Celebrate With Me!
Date and Time details 
 Sunday November 3
12:30-4:30 CST

 Short excerpt:
They walked outside through sliding glass doors to the pool area.

“Would you like to go for a swim before dinner?”

“I don't have a swim suit with me.”

“We can skinny dip.” His eyes twinkled.

She grinned at him. “I don't think so.”

“There are a few more options. I could locate one of Katie's but...humm...I doubt
the top will fit.”

She picked up a towel from a stack and threw it at him.

“I can lend you a white tee-shirt that will cover you nicely.”

Stella laughed at that suggestion. She could tell by his face that he was visualizing
a wet t-shirt on her. “Next time, I'll bring my swim suit. I promise.”

They strolled around the pool and down a beautiful garden path that led to a
wooded area. A small pond came into view.

“We can fish for our dinner sometime in this pond. It’s well stocked and has to be
thinned out once in a while. Ducks are often gliding on the water. Katie loved to
watch them.”

“I’ve never fished before. Would I have to touch a worm?”

JB laughed and pulled her close. “No, I’ll be happy to bait the hook for you.”

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  1. Massive congratulations on your release, Leona! WIsh I could be there to celebrate with you. I'm looking forward very much to reading Hemphill Towers. Good luck!

    1. Thank you, Helena. You've given me lots of support by being a regular visiter here. If my book is half as good as yours, I'll be happy.

  2. Congrats, Leona! Sounds fantastic! A cheers for many sales. Let me know if you ever want to guest post on my blog about it. :)

    1. Thanks, Katie! After the excitement from launch day is over, I'd love to be on your blog. Maybe we can do a swap.

  3. So happy for you, Leona! Getting that first book published is such a thrill!

    1. Yes, it sure is, Heather, and getting interviewed by two TV stations heaped frosting on my celebration cake.

  4. WhooHoo! Launch Day. I wish you much success. Way to go, Leo!


    1. And what a launch day it's been! Thank you, TJ, for being such a faithful supporter. Much success to Finder's Tome for you.

  5. Many congratulations Leona, this is a very exciting time. I'm so happy for you.

  6. Thanks,, Wendy. I'm having a great day.

  7. Woot woot! Two TV station interviews? You are a marketing genius as well as a writer! Wishing you all the very best in this exciting adventure. You probably thought you were all done once the book was released. The fun is just beginning! Enjoy!

  8. Thasnks, J Q. My daughter called the TV stations and was as shocked as I was that they wanted to do my story. Channel 25 & 19 --one bought out the other--so my interview will air on both. All three local networks plus the newspaper. I think Heaven is watching over me.

    Yep, as soon as my nerves settle, I hope to do some guest blogging. I know promo plays a big role.

  9. We are all very proud of you Grandma. I'm sure Grandpa is thinking the same thing where ever he maybe in the after life. With it being Thanksgiving Day, I have to say I am most thankful for this year is having a smart, beautiful, creative Grandmother. I love you very much! XOXOXOXOXOXXOXOXOXOXOX


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