Well, Boundary Waters Search and Rescue: Beyond Belief is getting closer to publication with each passing day. Given that it's November already, I don't know if we're going to get there for a Christmas release, but I'm still praying for a year end release. 2020 has been a challenging year, and I believe this novel and this series will be an uplifting reading experience to those who invest the time. It's also a journey set in a breathtakingly beautiful part of Minnesota.
Because my publication date is getting closer and because I want to do justice to my social media outreach, I'm going to host a virtual launch party for the first book in the Boundary Waters Search and Rescue series. I will do this as soon as I have cover art and an actual release date from my publisher. I will then be able to take pre-orders for the first book (I will happily sign pre-ordered books) or, if you prefer you can place your order with your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or the online Christian Booksellers dot com. (I know Michael would be thrilled to help you.)
So I'm going to put some ideas out there for prizes as a thank you for joining me in the launch of Boundary Waters Search and Rescue: Beyond Belief. First of all, there will be book giveaways, both of Beyond Belief and of the second book in the series, Beyond Imagination. (coming out Spring of 2021). I'm also planning to offer a necklace/earring set that evoke the north woods, several gift cards to booksellers so you can feed your reading habit, gift certificates to Sven and Ole's Pizza, the North House Folk School, and Drury Lane Books in Grand Marais, Minnesota, and to several business's in Ely, MN. The Grand Prize will be overnight at one of the beautiful lodges operating in that beautiful part of the country. To be eligible for the prizes all you need to do is subscribe to this website and plan to join me for all or part of the virtual launch party.
Those are my ideas for now. I could really use some suggestions for other prizes, particularly for those who don't live or plan to travel to Minnesota. If you are among those folks, now's your chance. What would draw you to a book launch party? Activities? Prizes? A reading from the novel? Please help me out here, because I want this to be fun for everyone.
In other news! Want something fun to put on your resume? I am taking referrals (you can refer yourself-please do) for my launch team. All this involves is sharing suggestions with me regarding social media outreach, and also sharing my web presence (FB page, webpage and a coming Instagram feed) with others in your contact list. Anyone who's selected for the launch team will receive signed first edition hard copies of the Boundary Water's Search and Rescue trilogy. Please respond to my email (on the main page of the website) and subscribe for updates. Thank you for considering helping to get the word out on these books. I am beyond grateful. I will also be looking for Beta Readers for the 3rd book in the trilogy. (tentative release date Sept-Oct 2021) Again, just drop me a note. Thank you!
I am deeply grateful for your interest in my books and for your kindness and willingness to help.