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Monday, February 8, 2010

Author Publicity

It keeps getting pounded into my head that being an author today is different than it used to be. I must get out there. I must showcase myself. I must MAKE MYSELF KNOWN.

I am grateful to have a publishing company that helps me with this! Last week, WiDo Publishing interviewed me for their website. It kind of makes it feel more official! I really am getting a book published this year. They've been great at holding my hand, walking with me every step of the way.

Please stop by their website and check out my interview!

Also, we officially have a summary of my novel! Yes! I can finally talk about it! It's been SO HARD not to discuss plot lines and character names online. After all, that's part of publicity! How can I generate interest in my novel if I can't really tell you what it's about???

So, with no further ado, here is a brief pitch (this is also on the website, right before my interview):

Jaci Rivera has plans for her sophomore year: go to regionals with the track team, make the honor roll, and eat too much pizza with her best friends, Callie and Sara. Her biggest concern is Amanda, the pushy girl who moved in a few months ago.

What she doesn't plan for is catching a robber red-handed, or being kidnapped. The desperate thief drags her and her friends 2,000 miles across the Canadian border. They escape from his lair, only to find that he has spies and agents watching their path home, waiting to intercept them and take them back.

Then Jaci finds something out about her family. Something which irrevocably connects her to their kidnapper, and makes her question their chances of escape.

What do you think??? If you check out my interview, be sure to come back and let me know what you think of that, too!


22 comments:

Kathryn Magendie said...

Oh! sounds shivery and exciting!

I'll go check out your interview

and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Thank you, Kathryn! I'm so excited!

Kate said...

What a fun interview. You must be so excited. Do you have a release date yet?

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

not yet, Kate! My contract hopes for fall of 2010. The interview says 2010, so I'm hoping we're still on schedule!

Elle Strauss said...

Sounds fun and exciting. It's always nice for Canada to get a bit of page time too!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Woo-hoo! Congratulations, Tamara. The book sounds like a fun one. :-)

KarenG said...

Love your pitch! Did you write that? It's really good. I'm awful at doing my own pitches. I always need professional help lol!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

that's the part that worries me, Elle! As much as I researched, I'm afraid I'll get something wrong in Canada!

Thanks Shannon!

I did write it, Karen, and I was afraid it wasn't very good! I told Liesel to fix it up if she needed to, but she didn't. Hopefully that means she liked it!

Vicky said...

I can't possibly tell you how proud all of this makes me. You going down this road makes me so happy, because you have helped me so much in my own journey. I don't mean to get all sappy, but I'm just so excited that this is happening for you!!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

oh, Vicky, that's so sweet! I'm so glad! I am anxiously watching for your and the other's big breaks!!!

Sara McClung ♥ said...

HOW FUN! I can NOT wait to read it!! And I also love that you spell Sara with no h ;-)

Hopping over to check out your interview now!!

You must be getting SO excited :-) :-) Will you be doing any book tours... In DC area by any chance?

Nisa said...

Oh my gosh! That sounds so good! I'm in suspense!

Elisa said...

oooh, I'm especially intrigued by the family connection to the kidnapper... I am more interested in knowing if she was set up and/or betrayed than anything else! When do I get to buy a copy?

Simon C. Larter said...

Congrats! Sounds like things are coming together for you. Very cool, good lady. :)

SozinTara said...

Congrats on your book and interview! The plot sounds amazing!

SB said...

great great answers! well done.
p.s. i hate anything chore household related too. i just got the stink eye from j.b. b/c the bed wasn't made in time for him to go to sleep...and his last slave died of...oh no wait. I am still living.

KarenG said...

Tamara, I gave you an award for your awesome blog! Come by and get it!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

oh my, I can't believe how many of you are excited about this!

Sara, something about your name is so...I don't know, it brings so much with it. I had to use it. I'll have a hard time not using it again in the future. As for tours in the DC area, I'm not sure yet!!! I really hope to be doing a lot of touring, and visiting all my friends that I haven't seen along the way! But I'll also have a tiny baby at that time (if all goes well), so I'm going to have to play it by ear.

Thanks, Nisa! That's exactly what I want to hear!

Elisa, as the time gets closer, I will definitely be posting what bookstores (online and off) will be carrying the book!

Thank you, Simon and Sozin! Things are really happening. It's unreal.

ha ha, the slave!

Thanks, Karen! On my way there now!

Stephanie Faris said...

The book sounds like a page-turner. Congrats on all your success! Yes, author publicity is a huge part of it...now it's so easy to network via the Internet, but there's much more competition because of it being easier to network that way.

SB said...

p.s. any questions about canada? direct them my way:-)!

Annie McMahon said...

Great interview, Tamara! Feeling like a star yet?

Kate said...

Oh congratulations. I will definitely read your interview.

Kate xx

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