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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.

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

I’m about to launch the marketing campaign for the sequel, A Sudden Gift of Fate. A review will be posted soon at the blog All Things Irish. Two big events are coming up very soon, also:

  • OCT. 21, 11:30 a.m. : Interview w/ Morgen McLaughlin, President of Finger Lakes Wine Country on her BlogTalkRadio show Finger Lakes Wine Talk.
  • NOV. 1, 2-5 p.m.: Book launch at RiverRead Books, Binghamton. Reading, book signing and sampling of Finger Lakes wines.

The book has already made its way across the country to Montana, California, North Carolina as well as here in New York. Hope the story continues to have “legs,” just like a glass of fine wine.

The Loughmare Winery Gift Shop is now open. Wine lovers, get your official “A Sudden Gift of Fate” gear here!

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     Last night I added a bit of Finger Lakes viticulture history to the beginning of each chapter in the sequel. Spent the whole day doing research on this. Fascinating stuff.
     One more read through, finish up the cover and I’ll be shipping “A Sudden Gift of Fate” off for publication. Phew! Can’t wait. Just in time for the new vintages to be bottled….
     For all the latest on the sequel, visit its official blog.

     It’s been a struggle coming up with the name for the sequel. On a walk Saturday evening, I was listening to an old Mary Chapin Carpenter CD and realized suddenly that her lyrics would make the perfect title for it:

“A Sudden Gift of Fate”

     I’ll be typing up my first draft notes this week (I always write in longhand first to let the chi of the story flow freely). Then copies will be off to my editors while I find other distractions, like mowing the grass that’s so long you could cornrow it…

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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?

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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.
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