How do you like the new Amazon.com slideshow? Pretty cool, eh? You can purchase the paperback edition for $14.95 or Kindle edition for $2.99 - get a copy and read!
Oh, and take a look at my revamped website - you can purchase copies of Daniel's Garden directly from me through the site. It's pretty darn cool. :)
Speaking of cool, I've teamed up with a good friend and she and I are going to start hawking this book about town. There are already four signed copies in the Maine Historical Society gift shop (boo-yah!) and I'll chat with the Longfellow House visitors about it this year.
So, yesterday, I drafted up a sample press release for my book. It's pretty simple. They are structured like a combination of book jacket copy and a newspaper article. You include the four W's, your contact info and exactly what's going on. Here's my sample release:
22 Brook Rd
Portland, ME 04103
March 25, 2011
by Meg North
From the luscious world of rich Boston to the bloody battlefields of the Civil War, "Daniel's Garden" is a sweeping epic novel about one young man's journey. Told in a memoir-like style, you will be there with Daniel Stuart as he decides to leave his cushioned past, joins three remarkable friends and they become soldiers in the Army of the Potomac.
Through visceral battles that shock him awake, tender friendship and blossoming love with an army nurse, Daniel rejects everything he's learned about how to live. His amazing friends - brash Andrew, studious Matthew and gentle David - become his new brothers at war, comrades until the end.
Portland writer Meg North spent ten passionate years researching America's turbulent war, walking battlefields and chatting with historical experts. "Daniel's Garden" is her debut novel.
Signed copies are available for immediate sale at the Maine Historical Society gift shop at 489 Congress Street. You may also purchase copies on the Amazon.com website.
Don't forget to add the three #'s at the end of the release. I'll bring it to my 'publicist' tomorrow morning. It should be a lot of fun!