If it’s Friday, it must be France …
Let’s start with this typical Provençal church bell to ring out the news …
It’s time to announce the lucky winners from the contest a few weeks ago for the giveaway editions of The Promise of Provence!
We made the draw on March 31st as promised using RANDOM.ORG … I ask you: what can’t be done on the internet these days? It’s so easy!
Pop the champagne cork and give us a celebratory drum roll please … TA DAAAAAAA
The winners are:
One signed print copy – Gail R. Johnston The print copies should be out by the end of May! Woohoo!
One ebook – Cindy Taylor Check your mailbox in a day or so! Enjoy and thanks for entering!
One ebook- Sherry Fundin Check your mailbox in a day or so! Enjoy and thanks for entering!
I was truly bowled over by the number of you entered in the giveaway! Thanks so much for your interest and we will do more of this in the future. It’s fun for all of us.
The next celebration is for my husband’s birthday today. He is always supportive, always encouraging and my biggest cheerleader. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, A.M.A.!
Okay … I’m attempting to contain my excitement … there is one more bit of news …
The Promise of Provence is now live on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk , Amazon.co.fr as well as every other country that has an Amazon link. The Barnes & Noble link is coming soon.
(I go to that last Amazon link often to have a little thrill seeing it advertised in France!)
At the moment, only the ebook is available and for the next few days it is priced at $3.99 (US) as a thank you to all of you amazing and supportive friends. Next week the novel will be launched to the general public and the price will increase slightly. Really, I just want to send it out free to everyone on the planet but I’m being reminded that’s not the way things are done!
The print copy will be available at the end of May, although I have a proof copy sitting here next to me and smile broadly every time I look at it.
So there you go. After two years of writing and worrying and editing and writing and stressing and editing and writing and loving it and then wondering if I really can do this and then editing and writing and loving it again and then worrying and hoping you will love it and … well … you get the picture. It’s quite a process – painful at times, joyful at many others – and the greatest reward comes from hearing from you in your reviews and e-mails.
Thank you to every single one of you for every time you have simply stopped by or clicked on “like”, left a comment, written a review, sent me an e-mail or purchased a book. Don’t ever think it goes unnoticed or is not appreciated. It truly is what makes life as a writer such a fine adventure!
42 thoughts on “Time to celebrate!”
Congratulations, Patricia. It’s an exciting feeling to touch the proof copy. It makes the reward for all the effort real and satisfying.
Thanks, Anneli. You are so right about that particularly when we have so many moments when we wonder if it will truly happen! Congratulations on your new release! I’m looking forward to having you visit here soon.
Hooray! I am ready for a trip to France (in my reading adventures) and can’t wait to delve into The Promise of Province.
Thanks, Betty! Congratulations to you as well on the release of What Matters Most! it’s a busy time in the writing community!
Your book and the occasional croissant is probably the closest this barnacle to NYC will ever get to Provence. Congratulations on your achievement Patricia.
Hey, there’s something to be said for armchair travel! You can go wherever you want in your p.j.’s. Thanks for your good wishes!
Congratulations! How exciting. I am heading over to buy a copy right now! And happy birthday to your hubby.
Thanks, Fransi! I look forward to having a good yak with you about it in just a few weeks.
Congratulations Patricia, looking forward to popping the champagne in Provence when you visit! And thank you so much for adding Amazon France to the list! Totally appropriate 🙂
We will most definitely share a glass or two of bubbly in September. I am counting the days! I love going to the France link!
Congratulations Patricia and all the other winners. I am so happy to have won this book and it now sits on my Kindle waiting it’s turn to be read. I love the “painterly” cover. Thanks for the giveaway and have a great day.
It was great fun doing the giveaway and I hope you enjoy the read. I know it’s not your absolutely favourite genre so will be very interested in chatting with you about the story when you are finished. Cheers!
Trying not to sizzle my fingertips with the sparklers I’m waving, Patricia. WO-OO-OT!
I wondered what all that sparkly stuff was! Thanks! 🙂
Congrats to the winners and congrats on the book!
Phil, thanks for all the good wishes. Have a wonderful NYC weekend!
Going to download my copy right now!!!!!
Omg, can’t wait to receive my copy! I feel so lucky! Best of luck with the sales. I will be “talking it up”! Congratulations. You are amazing!
Congrats again, Gail, and thanks for your good wishes. That random name picker did its job well! I nearly fell over when I saw it was you!
Congratulations Patricia! Can’t wait to read your book. It sounds so lovely. Erin
Trust me, Patricia, it was worth it. I am looking forward to reading. Enjoy the moment. Clinking glasses from her in San Francisco.
Thanks, for the good wishes from San Fran. Are you rested up after your Left Bank visit? I LOVED that post!
Congratulations, Patricia!! You must be very proud!!
Congratulations on your new success.
Congrats, Patricia. I’ve so enjoyed your French posts and the cover is absolutely lovely. Will definitely be picking it up!
Thanks so much for your good wishes. I am very happy with the cover too and am counting the days to September when we will be back in France.
Congrats, Patricia! This is very exciting. Enjoy this moment. 🙂
Kelly, you certainly know what it is all about! Thanks for your good wishes.
Congrats on your new book!! I would be smiling from ear to ear too if I were you :). I am sooooo excited that I was a winner of one of the ebooks. Thank you so much – I can’t wait to read it!!
Congratulations and thanks for entering the giveaway! It’s always fun to win something!
Congratulations on a great achievement. I shall pre-order the book on Amazon. Very best wishes for future sales.
Thank you! I hope you enjoy the story.
This is awesome! I will be looking up your story! Alesia
Thanks! I have a feeling you will enjoy it!
That cover is just beautiful, Patricia! I’ve been meaning to pop back here and tell you. 🙂
Hey Jenny! That’s very sweet of you! Thanks for stopping by. You have been incredibly busy lately and I really give you props for keeping up with the blog challenge you took on. I can’t believe you have time for anything else!
Oh, I’ve made sure I don’t spend more than 15-20 mins on any one post. I can’t be blogging all the time. 🙂
For some reason, if I sit down and write 4-5 in a row, it goes quicker and better and i put them all up on one day, then just manage comments. It’s working for me…