From September 19-21, Pulitzer prize nominee Ann Pearlman and bestselling author Terri Giuliano Long are joining in an event bringing together Bestsellers from the Indie and Traditional Publishing path to discuss books, writing, publishing, marketing, and anything else that comes up.
In celebration of this great event, Ann and Terri are also giving away paperback copies of their novels, plus a Kindle Fire ! Click HERE for details on how to get involved and enter this great giveaway.
September 19th – Round Table Discussion to be published on the Novel Publicity Blog.
September 20th at 2PM EST – Blog Talk Radio with Ann and Terri
September 21st – Blog Swaps. I am delighted to have Terri take over my blog for the day and meet all of my fantastic readers. I hope you enjoy getting to know about her and her book In Leah’s Wake
September 21st – Twitter View at 4PM EST using hashtag #AuthorSandbox
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Over 115 Rave Reviews!
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Here’s the set-up:
***Newly Edited by Sara-Jayne Slack, Inspired Quill Press (3/12)
Recipient of the CTRR Award for excellence
2011 Book Bundlz Book Pick
Book Bundlz Book Club Favorites First Place, (12/11)
WINNER Global eBook Awards, Popular Fiction, 2012
WINNER, Literary Fiction – IndieReader Discovery Awards (IRDA), 2012
The Tylers have a perfect life–beautiful home, established careers, two sweet and talented daughters. Their eldest daughter, Leah, an exceptional soccer player, is on track for a prestigious scholarship. Their youngest, Justine, more responsible than seems possible for her 12 years, just wants her sister’s approval. With Leah nearing the end of high school and Justine a seemingly together kid, the parents are set to enjoy a peaceful life…until Leah meets Todd, a high school dropout and former roadie for a rock band.
As Leah’s parents fight to save their daughter from a world of drugs, sex, and wild parties, their divided approach drives their daughter out of their home and a wedge into their marriage. Meanwhile, twelve-year-old Justine observes her sister’s rebellion from the shadows of their fragmented family-leaving her to question whether anyone loves her and if God even knows she exists. Can this family survive in Leah’s wake? What happens when love just isn’t enough?
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Here’s the set-up:
“Pearlman’s poignant novel examines the complicated relationship between two sisters (first introduced in The Christmas Cookie Club) going through tumultuous times in their lives… Pearlman’s narrative is executed smartly, with complex social issues (e.g., unemployment) woven in seamlessly. Her main characters are fully developed, and Tara is crafted particularly well. This is a story about love, loss, embracing second chances, and finding courage to move forward in spite of life’s most difficult moments.” —PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY
“Themes of belonging and fairness run through this complicated family story. Sky and Tara share the same mother but different fathers. Sky is cautious, dutiful, marrying the perfect man, practicing her dream career as a lawyer, and raising their daughter, Rachel. Music is all Tara cares about until Aaron, a black rapper with a juvenile record, comes along. Tara gets pregnant in high school and runs away with Aaron and his rap crew… This is a fast-paced novel, full of a varied cast of characters. There are no easy answers but lots of soul searching and heart- racing action.” — BOOKLIST, Elizabeth Dickie
“Pearlman (The Christmas Cookie Club, 2010, etc.) offers another warm tale of sisters rescuing each other. ..The conflicts here are big–abandonment, grief, race, the unfairness of fate. “– KIRKUS REVIEW
Ann Pearlman’s The Christmas Cookie Club enthralled readers everywhere with a heartwarming and touching story about the power of female friendship.Now, in A Gift for My Sister, she once again explores the depth of the human heart, and this time it’s through the eyes of two sisters. Tara and Sky share a mother, but aside from that they seem to differ in almost every way. When a series of tragedies strikes, they must somehow come together in the face of heartbreak, dashed hopes, and demons of the past. The journey they embark on forces each woman to take a walk in the other’s shoes and examine what sisterhood really means to them. It’s a long road to understanding, and everyone who knows them hopes these two sisters can find a way back to each other.
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