Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Closing Ceremonies

I've made it past the doldrums and into publication--almost into the next level in the pressrun.  Unbelievable--and hoping to nail it today.  

Thanks to all who jumped on board, with orders coming in fast and furious these past few weeks.  With that traction, the publisher extended the advance sales period one week, to see if I could hit the next level, and I'm grateful for the opportunity.

Today is the last day.  If I do double the press run, I 'earn' double the copies. I'm almost sure this will happen, and it's just extraordinary how much as happened through this sales period.  I sometimes feel like I'm in a game show.  

Today is the last day to order The Boatman's Daughter!

So peeps!  Today is the last call to reserve your copy of The Boatman's Daughter.  Here's the link, and you have until midnight! 

(If you have trouble with it, email:  International shipping also available.)  

I have 14 more copies to go.  I will then do a happy dance and collapse in a heap on the veranda, possibly with a mint julep and a crab cake in celebration.  We'll all do happy dance while social media marketing blows out to sea...

I've been posting some teasers the past few days, as part of the closing ceremonies, but in case you missed them, here's the first:

Padre & the Chaperones

Padre functioned best as the football coach--
head set back beneath his black padre hat,
with its peaked dome and pom-pom top,
eyes half-closed like some sun-drunk cat,
neither holy nor jovial, overweight and poker-faced,
cigar in left hand, some boy's ear in his right.
A man's man, the men would say--
he still holds them rapt...

Don't forget to pin, tweet, share, link in, forward--every little bit of exposure helps.

Thank you, Finishing Line Press, for extending, and thanks so much to all of you who have ordered and encouraged.  I'm looking forward to wrapping this baby up, and moving on to the book tour preps.

Don't forget: The Boatman's Daughter is scheduled for release in mid-September, 2013.  YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE CHAPBOOK THEN.  If you get antsy, you can order Poems from the Boatyard from Finishing Line Press as well, or through Amazon.  

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