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An Amazing Night

To say our release party was a success is a HUGE understatement!

Over 70 people came to the Sonoma Chicken Coop in Campbell, CA to celebrate the release of my book, Whirlwind, and Killian McRae’s novel, 12.21.12 on Thursday.  We were shocked, amazed, and supremely humbled at the turnout!

Friends, family, teachers, coworkers, neighbors, and online friends started arriving at 6 until the room we’d reserved was filled beyond capacity.  The room was buzzing with happy conversation and soft music, played by my daughter, Megan.


The biggest surprise was the cake that Killian brought. She and her daughters made the cake from the cover of Whirlwind!  And it tasted SO GOOD!

Cake made by Killian McRae

By the time Killian and I started our presentation, it was standing room only. We spoke about our books, our upcoming projects (yes, the sequel to Whirlwind is in the works), and the publishing process. Knowing so many had come to support us chased away the nervous jitters, and I managed to read a short excerpt from Whirlwind without stumbling over my words too many times.

Photo by Lisa Langdale

Killian also read from 12.12.12 before we sat down to sign books.  Thank you to everyone for being so patient!  By the end of the night, all the books we’d brought were gone. Don’t worry, we have more on order to deliver to those who didn’t get one or couldn’t make it.

Thank you so much to everyone who came.  Be sure and check out RobinDeJarnettFans for even more photos, and if you have some, I’d love to see them!

This event wouldn’t have been possible without the help of dear friends Raquel Cochran and Julie Bounds, and my family, especially daughter and musician Megan and the love of my life, my husband Steve.

I am blessed to call Killian McRae as friend.  She’s an amazing writer, full of humor, generosity, and compassion.  Please check out her book, 12.21.12, and her website, killianmcrae.com.

WOW!!!

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Giveaways Galore!

A pile of inflatable balloons.

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I can’t believe it’s only three days until the Whirlwind/12.21.12 Release Party! The food is ordered, the invitations given out, and the festivities planned. I’m excited, happy, and a little nervous. What if no one shows up?  What if EVERYONE shows up?  AAAAAAAHHHH!

Nervousness aside, I really wish everyone could come.  So many devoted fans live all around the globe – I want to find a way to include everyone in the celebration.  I’ll definitely be tweeting when I can during the day on Thursday, and hopefully be able to post a couple photos from the party.  The online snacks will have to be virtual , but I’ll be posting a great fondue recipe and buttercream frosting recipe, if you’d like to indulge at home.

I also have an electronic copy of Whirlwind to give away. Join me on Twitter on Thursday, January 27th, and watch for the #Whirlwind122112Party hashtag. Join in the fun by posting your favorite quotes from Whirlwind, favorite dessert recipe, or just by saying hi, but be sure to add #Whirlwind122112Party to your tweet. I’ll be drawing one random name from tweeters  on the 27th (midnight to midnight Pacific time) to win a free ecopy of Whirlwind.

Tweet #Whirlwind122112Party For The Win!

Lookin’ for Love Giveaway

But wait, there’s MORE!  How would you like to win Omnific Publishing’s entire electronic inventory (including Whirlwind, of course)?  Look for the conversation hearts on participating authors’ pages and enter what you find on them here between February 1 and Valentine’s Day (2/14). There’s a bunch of prizes up for grabs, including the entire Omnific library!

My heart will be going up sometime between now and January 31st somewhere on my website, but you’ll have to search for it!  Good luck!

Valentine’s Day Books with LOVE Hop

Yes, one more chance to win! As announced last week, on February 14-16 Once Upon A Twilight and Good Choice Reading are hosting a blog hop celebrating–surprise–books all about LOVE.  I’m teaming up with Yara at Once Upon A Twilight to giveaway a signed paperback edition of Whirlwind to one lucky winner.  I’ll also be guest blogging about love, but you’ll hear more about that soon.

There’s a ton of book bloggers participating in the hop (59 as of this posting), and a load of loot to win.  Be sure and check it out on Valentine’s Day.

**Note – if you are a book blogger, you still have a little time to sign up for the blog hop.  Click on the image on the right for more info.

Meet an Author Monday Blog hop

Be sure and tune in next week to find out where we, the authors on the Meet an Author Hop, do this thing we call writing.  If you have a copy of Green Eggs and Ham, you might want to pull it out.  Do I write on a train?  In the rain?  In a box? With a fox? What’s your guess?
Meet an Author Monday

Click here for the Author hop

Authors! Have a book out? Are you under contract for publication? Come join the hop.

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