Monday, July 21, 2014

Goin' West and Book Giveaway!

Arizona: Morning, killer, what have you got on tap for today?

Me: Packing, sending out promo books, updating the website, and blogging about how I'm leaving for the RWA convention in San Antonio tomorrow. And how if folks are in the area, they should come see me in the Hs--for JESSE HAYWORTH--during the big literacy signing on Wednesday. It's gonna be the bomb.

Arizona: I thought you didn't like broadcasting when we travel? (Translation: Didn't we agree it's dumb to Facebook vacation stuff while the house is empty?)

Me: Not usually, but you'll be home, and I trust you and the cats to guard The Fortress against any and all marauders while I'm gone.

Arizona (squares shoulders): We're on it. Where's Lucy? We'll go walk the perimeter. Oh, and sweetie? Don't forget to go through your purse this time. 

Okay, so maybe I forgot the last time, and got my pocket knife--the one he gave me on our first date, no less--confiscated by the TSA, which made me very sad. And maybe this time there would be a couple of other goodies that wouldn't pass muster (Arizona worries about me). But, honest, I'm not going to forget this time!

(Adds 'disarm' to my to-do list. Just in case.)

So I'll unpack my knife and such, and I'll pack lots of random stuff I probably won't need and forget things like socks and a hairbrush, and then tomorrow morning I'll be winging off to San Antonio for six days of Romance Writer Immersion Therapy. I'm going to see the Alamo, Eat All The Foods, and reconnect with friends I only see at conventions, even though some of us don't live all that far away from each other. And I'll be signing at the huge (like 400 authors!) literacy signing:
At the "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing, hundreds of romance authors meet with and sign books for fans, with the proceeds from book sales going to literacy organizations. Since 1990, RWA has raised more than $825,000 to fight illiteracy.
The 2014 "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing will be on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in the 3rd floor ballroom.
This year, proceeds from the Literacy Autographing will benefit ProLiteracy Worldwide, Literacy Texas, Restore Education, and Each One Teach One San Antonio.
It's open to the public, and I'll be there signing WINTER AT MUSTANG RIDGE, in the H aisle for JESSE HAYWORTH :)

If you're coming to the conference as an attendee, come see me a second time on Thursday from 3-4:30 at the NAL Spotlight author signing, where you can get a free copy of the new book, HARVEST AT MUSTANG RIDGE!

And speaking of free copies of HARVEST AT MUSTANG RIDGE, I'm mailing out gift packs (including signed books) today to the awesome readers who were gracious enough to post reviews of WINTER during the first couple of weeks it was out. In this day and age, online reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, etc. are critical for authors, as is positive word-of-mouth! 

So if anyone reading this would like to receive a free advance copy of HARVEST AT MUSTANG RIDGE in exchange for posting an honest review or two and mention the book on social media in the first couple of weeks it's out, I would be happy to send you a copy. Just email your snail mail address to drjsandersen AT (check the spelling, as it's a weird one--sorry about that), and I'll send them out as long as I have copies left!


  1. I love this series! Email on the way. Have fun at RWA

    1. Awesome, thanks! I'll keep an eye out for your email :)

  2. Safe travels, Jess! Have a blast at Nationals. I wish I was going to be there. I'll miss hanging out with you guys. Sending cyber hugs and love your way.

    Peace and love,
    Paula R.

  3. Have a great time! Be careful with metal nail files, too. I got a scolding from the TSA a few years back.


  4. A safe trip to and from. Wish I could be there. I had such a great time in NY. Enjoy to the fullest!!!

  5. You can count on me for a review and tons of tweets...I have charged Mom with the responsibility of getting me a copy at the conference since I couldn't make it this year haha! :)

  6. Have fun! Wish I could be there to harass you-- I mean support you. ;) Sending virtual book signing goodies to sustain you. Have fun! xo

  7. Oh, please tell me you still have copies left! I will definitely share your stories which I love so much! Just thinking about Mustang Ridge has me swooning already! ♡