Only fourteen days until the Big Carousel Tides Book Launch!
For those who came in late — Carousel Tides (by Sharon Lee, street date November 2, from Baen Books) takes place in the fictional seaside town of Archers Beach, Maine, a place where magic works — sometimes.
However, Archers Beach isn’t entirely fictional. It’s based on the real Maine resort town of Old Orchard Beach. So! When the opportunity to have a book launch presented itself, I naturally wanted to send the book off from the town that gave it birth.
This is not, however, a singleton effort. Jeanne Peterson Kamfonik of Beggar’s Ride Studio and Gallery, is generously hosting the launch on Saturday, October 30, from 7-9 p.m. The Studio is located at 39 Old Orchard Street in Old Orchard Beach, and is worth a visit on its own merits, so, really, you can’t go wrong by coming down to the book launch.
In addition to Jeanne’s help, Becky, the front desk manager at the Seaview Inn, at 65 West Grand (right on the ocean!), came up with a celebratory 20 percent discount plan. That’s right — the Seaview is offering 20 percent off rack for any room to book launch attendees who mention the Secret Word “carousel” when making their reservation. If you want to come in a day early or stay a couple days late to enjoy the ocean or peep some leaves, the discount will apply for the length of your stay. This discount offer is good for phone reservations and reservations made off the Seaview website, but you must remember to include the Secret Word.
Also, Steve and I are hosting a “warm up reception” at the Seaview on Friday evening, October 29, from 7-9 p.m. If you’re going to be in town and would like to attend, please RSVP to liadenuniverseATgmailDOTcom
I’m really very excited about this whole adventure. Carousel Tides is what some of us in the writing biz call “a book of the heart” — that is, it exists only because the author wanted to write it. It’s no easy thing for a freelancer to write a book of the heart; it often means passing up a paying gig in order to pursue a project that has no guarantee of ever being published. That being so, I was extremely pleased when Baen agreed to take the project on, and delighted with the support the book is receiving in its hometown, so to speak.
Here ends Carousel Tides Book Launch Progress Report Two.
So! Who’s coming to the party?