On October 1, my debut novel THIRSTY
will be published by Swallow Press (whoo-ee!). The more copies of THIRSTY sold at Amazon.com
on Tuesday, September 15
, the higher it goes in the rankings.
Why are rankings important? If THIRSTY
sells well before the official release date (October 1), Amazon will recommend it more frequently to shoppers AND bookstores will be more likely to order more copies.
More copies sold means more readers. And having THIRSTY
read by as many people as possible is my goal. I wrote this story, love this story, and want to share this story...
And yes, even you over there in the blue shirt! I want to share THIRSTY
So what do you do?
On Tuesday, September 15
, click onTHIRSTY's Amazon page
and buy a copy (or two or three copies to give as gifts). (Folks in China and Europe: Please remember that this is September 15 U.S. time.)
Then in order to be entered into the drawing to win Cool Free Stuff
, email a copy of your Amazon receipt to me within 24 hours.
Everyone who buys a copy of THIRSTY
on September 15
from Amazon.com AND emails a receipt to me within 24 hours will have a chance to win some pretty cool prizes (from China!).
What can you win?
- 5 people will win beautiful bookmarkers handmade by a designer in Shanghai. (See? Pretty cool, huh?)
- 1 person will win a free review of a 10-15 page fiction manuscript along with a 30-minute phone consult. (This review will be scheduled for mid to late November after I've returned to China from the U.S.)
All you have to do is:
1) On September 15
, order THIRSTY
2) Email your receipt to me within 24 hours.
3) Wait to hear if you are one of the 6 lucky winners.
EMAIL TO kristin[@]kristinbairokeeffe[dot]com
Thanks for listening and supporting the launch of THIRSTY
* * *What others are saying about THIRSTY:
"O'Keeffe's debut gracefully encapsulates the working-class cycle of poverty and hopelessness in the lives of these hard-laboring, sympathetic wives and mothers."
"Kristin Bair O'Keeffe's Thirsty
is a rare and special type of book--an intelligent page turner, a forward thinking historical drama, a picture painted with equal shades of light and darkness. The language is consistently surprising and often intensely beautiful, the characters rich with nuance. The town of Thirsty is a welcome addition to the American fictional landscape, breathed into existence by a writer possessing distinctive talent."
--David Crouse, author of Copy Cats
and The Man Back There
"With exquisite language and unflinching storytelling Kristin Bair O'Keeffe opens wide a world of immigrant struggle and the heartbreaking compromises our ancestral mothers faced. In turns brutal and hopeful, Thirsty
is a beautiful account of an ordinary woman in the midst of extraordinary circumstances. It is a reminder that small miracles still happen."
--Heather Sharfeddin, author of three novels, including Blackbelly
and Windless Summer
(And those of you in China, remember to note the time difference. Make sure it's September 15 in the United States!)