Sunday, July 20, 2008
Hello! My heartfelt thanks to Mina Hemingway for displaying A Chance to Say Yes at the table near the front door of her bookstore (http://www.hemingwaybookstore.com/) and to each and every one of you who has bought and read a copy of A Chance to Say Yes. (Please see Cheryl's comment at the bottom of my previous blog post. Thanks to Cheryl, too.) I actually received my first fan letter this week from my friend Vicki's mom, Ann Panton of South Dakota. Ann noted that it was the first fan letter she'd ever written. Here's a portion of Ann's letter in which she writes about A Chance to Say Yes: "I loved the book and thought it was very well written. It was fun to have it set in a place I know so well [Naples, Florida]. The plot kept me spellbound and the characters were very real. It got to the point where I counldn't put it down as I couldn't wait to s ee what happened next. Can't wait for the next one -- write fast!" THANK YOU, ANN, for writing to me such fine words of praise. I AM working on the sequel to A Chance to Say Yes. The sequel is called A Wild Dream of Love. I am intesteed in hearing from all those of you who read A Chance to Say Yes. Please drop me a line anytime. I'll be in San Francisco next weekend for the national conference of the Romance Writers of America. Woo-hoo! Hope to see you there. Tina
Monday, July 7, 2008
Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm happy to report that my debut novel A Chance to Say Yes is alive and well on the Internet and is soon to be available in bookstores. Online booksellers include www.amazon.com, www.bn.com, and others great sites. You can access some of them through my page at www.authorsden.com/tinamurray. Booksellers with storefronts who soon will be carrying the hardcover version of A Chance to Say Yes include, but are not limited to the following: Naples Barnes and Noble at Pine Ridge Road and US 41; Mina Hemingway's Florida Book Store (www.hemingwaybookstore.com; yes, she's his grand daughter!); the Pembroke Gardens Barnes and Noble in Pembroke Pines, Florida, at the intersection of Pines Blvd. and I-75, which is in the Miami area; and others stores, pending, which I will list here as soon as they are confirmed. My thanks to all the great folks with whom I've spoken in the past few days. As for booksignings, I have at least one date scheduled. I will be signing books at the Florida Voices Bookfair in Gainesville, Florida, Saturday, August 16, 2008. As other book-signing dates are confirmed I will list them here. In the meantime, I hope you have an opportunity to read A Chance to Say Yes. I would love to hear your reaction to the story. The first sequel A Wild Dream of Love has me in its grip at the moment, so I'll sign off for now. Stay safe and have fun! Tina P.S. Please have a look at the book cover (and you know who) on this swell site, too: www.swfrw.org.