You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Finger Lakes’ tag.

Stay tuned for a special online shopping deal for my readers, plus news about the third book in the Maeve Kenny series!!

Advertisements

A SUDDEN GIFT OF FATE has just made it through the first round — the story pitch — in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award. WOW! The novel joins 1,999 other works selected from a pool of 10,000 entries.
     In the second round of judging, Amazon editors and Amazon Vine Reviewers will be reading an excerpt of the novel (roughly the first 5,000 words). They’ll narrow the field down to 500 quarterfinalists to be announced around March 23.
     This moment is HUGE. Last year when I entered THE TERMINAL DINER in the contest, it failed at the pitch stage. That was so frustrating because no one read a word of my work. Not this year, buíochas le Dia!
     So say a few prayers, light a candle or raise a glass of Finger Lakes wine and send good thoughts toward my novel.

I entered A SUDDEN GIFT OF FATE into the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest today.

We had to submit a pitch, excerpt (from the first 5,000 words) and the complete manuscript.

The first round cut will come after reading the pitch. Say some prayers, light a few candles or keep your fingers crossed. Better yet, do all of the above!

Should I win, the book will be picked up by Penguin USA. Now THAT would be a sudden gift of fate…

  • The latest review of The Cyber Miracles has been posted to my Reviews pages.
  • Very soon you will be able to order my book from all the chain, as well as indie, bookstores across the country. Watch here for an update.
  • Many people who are new to my work are buying both books at once. Thanks for your support!
  • NEEDED: input from my readers. Am thinking of writing one more book in what I’m dubbing the “Maeve Kenny Series.” Would you be interested? Send an e-mail here.

If you want to purchase either of my novels from Amazon.com for Christmas, order by Dec. 17. Click links at left.

On Friday, Dec. 11, be sure to stop by RiverRead Books for a fun evening of holiday shopping. Starting at 6:30 p.m. there will be live music, I will read & sign my new novel plus lead people through a tasting of Finger Lakes wines. Special guest will be there, too! Click here for more information.

On Cyber Monday, Nov. 30, you can buy my novels at 20 percent off. Follow @cailinAolain on Twitter to get the special one-day Amazon.com discount code!

Announcement coming soon. Nov. 30th’s a special day!

Follow updates on the sequel promotion at giftoffate.wordpress.com

flxblogtalkHere is the permalink to my interview with Morgen McLaughlin today on Finger Lakes Wine Talk radio. I had a fun conversation during the half-hour interview with Morgen, who has the enviable job of promoting Finger Lakes Wine Country.
You can follow Morgen on Twitter at FLWineLady. Follow the Finger Lakes harvest on Twitter at FLXcrush.
Read more at the Finger Lakes Travel Journal and learn more about the region at fingerlakeswinecountry.com

Other works

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend
The Cyber Miracles

About the book

Maeve Kenny's life was going exactly as she'd planned. At 30 she was dating a soap opera star and had an exciting public relations career with an Irish-owned firm in Manhattan. Then three sudden events turned everything upside down, and Maeve found herself fleeing her Queens apartment for sanctuary back home upstate in Binghamton. As she tries to readjust to the dramatic changes in her life, Maeve says she needs a miracle to turn her life around. Who would have thought the whole world would be watching when it happens?

What readers are saying…

"Rollicking fun!" "A delightful read." "Leaves you feeling good." "Highly recommended!" "Your book would make a hell of a movie!"

By the numbers…

The Cyber Miracles readers are in:

2: continents

4: countries

16: states/districts/territories

32: places in NY

Blog Stats

  • 18,248 hits

Recent Comments

Jeri Lynn on Holiday Shopping?
Jeri Lynn on Coming soon …
thecybermiracles on Another web store adds my…
DWD in Atlanta on Another web store adds my…
thecybermiracles on Third book in the series …
November 2017
S M T W T F S
« Sep    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

Podcast interviews with the author

Listen to an interview on the Isabel-Rose Show on Blog Talk Radio here. Listen to an interview with the author on Bill Jaker's Off The Page show on WSKG FM Radio here.
got Miracles?