Just wanted to update you all with what’s been happening in my life since the release of The Hypothesis of Giants. So far the reviews have been GREAT! Five Stars so far on Amazon and I have been hearing wonderful feedback. I am so glad people are enjoying it!! In addition to the paperback version, all you E-Book lovers get ready because the E-Book version should be ready by Monday, 4/22 on Amazon!!! Just crossing fingers there are no issues but at this point I expect the unexpected. So if all goes well and the stars align all you Kindle lovers will have a new book to read by next week!
I am also having my book release blitz and blog tour starting Monday, 4/22, being organized by YA Novel Reader http://www.yanovelreader.com And if that’s not enough to keep me busy, I have organized my book release party in the city on Saturday, May 11th!! Can’t wait! We’re going to have raffle prizes with proceeds being donated to Relay for Life, a book reading and signing, good drinks, food and maybe some surprises. =)
And this is only the beginning of great things to come! I just became a member of the LI Writers and Illustrators organization (LIWI) and hopefully will be organizing readings in local libraries and schools in the months ahead. And with all this, still trying to find time to edit my 2nd book in the series “The Change Agent” so that it is published by early 2014….take a deep breath Melissa… you can do it!!! Yes I give myself pep talks and am proud of it. LOL
I now understand why writers say that it is difficult balancing writing with keeping up with marketing the book via social media, etc. But I truly have been so blessed with so many wonderful people who have helped me and continue to help me along this writing journey! A special shout-out to Billi Vernillo for writing an AWESOME press release and sending it out to publications. Keeping fingers crossed it gets picked up. Thank you to Ernie Layug from Out-of-Time Productions for producing and editing my fabulous book trailer that you can find now on YouTube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulY9oWmmFgE Also, thank you to April Flores for helping to get raffle prizes for the party as well as Adelyn Ruiz for working with me on getting marketing materials for the event. Thank you to Gerik Goncalves for working on my new website design and a special thank you to everyone who has already showed their support by purchasing the book and getting reviews on Amazon such as Kara Palermo. Really appreciate it and keep spreading the word about The Hypothesis of Giants!!! http://www.amazon.com/dp/1479337358/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_Yqwxrb09RFKCJ