Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Big News!!!!

Posted by Katie Garvin at 2:22 PM
Sorry to keep upping the suspense. I had originally planned to post about this earlier today, but grocery shopping got in the way, and I ended up going with two of the younger ones (which made shopping take longer) and...yeah, I am just now getting the chance to sit down on my laptop. :-) Okay, so you ready for the big news?

I've published a novelette on Kindle!!!

Yep, I have! It's called A Time to Love and it's a historical fiction, set in the years after the War Between the States. Publishing a Kindle was a very interesting experience, especially since I had to do everything myself (format, book cover, etc.), but it was fun! And now see the results!!


Price: $2.99

About A Time to Love: Four years of war, two years of reconstruction…and still her husband is missing.

With the War Between the States over, Leah Williams waits for her husband’s return. But that never happens. With no word if he’s alive, dead, or simply abandoned her, she struggles to go on. With the mortgage payments due and people pressuring her to remarry, does she have the strength to hold on? Or should she even wait for a man who might never return to her?

With so many unanswered questions, Leah must learn to lean on God implicitly. But will her blind faith be enough? Will God provide a way?

Places to Purchase:

At Smashwords, you can buy and download my novelette in just about any format you want, including Kindle. Check it out. Their options are pretty sweet! And if you can spread the news of my novelette in your circles via your blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc, that'd be pretty awesome!

Ohh, I'm so excited right now! :-D If you've got the time (and a spare three bucks!) I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. So if you do purchase it, feel free to leave a comment here, email me, or post a review of my novelette on Amazon, Smashwords, or Goodreads! :-)

22 comments:

Brooke said...

Wow, Katie! That's so exciting!!! The book sounds right up my alley, so I'll definitely check it out!

Gillian Adams said...

Yay! I'm excited for you! Congratulations!

I've been lucky enough to have a chance to pre-read it and really enjoyed the story, so I recommend buying a copy! :)

Eve said...

That's so exciting!!! I'm buying it!

Crystal said...

How exciting, Katie!! Wow that's so awesome =D

I'm definitely gonna check it out as soon as I can.

Hope's Treasures said...

oh how exciting !!!!! I'm so happy for you.
many blessings on your book
Rachel Hope
@ http://hopespuntreasures.blogspot.com/

Gwendolyn Gage said...

How wonderful, Katie! I will definately read it. :-)

Katie McCurdy said...

Brooke - Yeah, I'm a big fan of the 1800s, especially the War Between the States. If you do read it, I hope you enjoy it!

Gillian - Thanks for all your advice while I was editing it. Your help was invaluable!

Eve - Yay! I pray it doesn't disappoint! :-D

Crystal - Thanks! I'm all excited, and really really nervous, at the thought that it's actually published. Haha!

Rachel - Thank you very much! :-)

Gwendolyn - Awesome! Enjoy!

Rebecca (RivkaBelle) said...

Ohmigoodness! THAT IS AMAZING!!
Congratulations! :oD It sounds very interesting -- must see about adding this to my brand-new Kindle library :o)

Diane said...

Congrats and yeah!!! :O)

Project Journal said...

KATIE!!!!!!!!
Ohmygoodness!! I am so proud of you! I know we don't talk much but this almost made me cry. To think that one of my blogging buddies is really making it : ) Very proud friend this way! Oh man.....I will DEFINITELY be finding the money for this, you betcha! CONGRATS, girl! I hope you are so proud of yourself! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!
Hannah

Kait said...

Hey everybody -- I can say from personal experience that this is worth the read. Awesome novelette! Congrats Katy! Its awesome to see it on the market after so long! :D

April W Gardner said...

I'm SOOO proud of you!! Just got my copy, but no idea when I'll get to it. I have quite a list of books to read!
So, question--What's the difference between a novela and a novellete? I'm curious like a cat. ;-)

Katie McCurdy said...

Rebecca - Thanks! Oh, and congrats on getting a Kindle. That's a bookworms best friend! I love mine!!

Diane - Thank you! :-)

Hannah - Aww, thanks girl! Yeah, it's really exciting! And thanks for wanting to read it! When you do, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Katie McCurdy said...

Kait - Thanks, though thankfully A Time to Love has gone through a lot of changes since you read it. I did a total rewrite, and am very glad I did. :-)

April - Yay! I hope you do enjoy it when you get a chance to dive in!

Good question! Well, the first time I wrote A Time to Love (several years ago), I just called it a short story. But when I picked it up again and rewrote it, I figured that 10k words was kinda long for a short story. So I did some research! :-) I found out that it was too long for a short story, but too short for a novella. And that's where I found a novelette, which is a story that's between 7k and 10k words, I think.! :-D I guess you'd say it's like a mini-novella.

K. Victoria Chase said...

Congrats Katie!!! Awesome job on the cover. Did you advertise on Kindle boards yet?

Katie McCurdy said...

K Victoria - Kindle boards? I haven't heard of that before. What does it do?

Charity U said...

How totally exciting! I would love to read it someday. :) Once I get a Kindle, this is one I'll buy! The cover is amazing.

Katie McCurdy said...

Charity - What a relief!! I worked nearly all day on the cover, so I'm glad you like it! :-D

Hope you enjoy it, when you get your kindle! ;-)

Margaret said...

Congratulations! It's sounds amazing! I'd love to read it! As soon as I can add it to my to read list on goodreads and other sites I will.

Jane said...

Well I'll have to get it and read it then! :D

Maria Behar said...

Hi, Katie, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I just found out about this!! How exciting!! I'm so happy and proud for you!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Now I have a question...is there any chance you might later on publish this as a paperback? I prefer to read printed books, and don't even own a Kindle. Oh, I hope so, because then I'll definitely buy it!!

Let me know!! : )

Katie McCurdy said...

Margaret - Thank you for the support! And I hope you enjoy reading it!

Jane - Thanks!

Maria - HEY!!! Happy New Year to you, too! Wowza, hard to believe it's officially 2012! :-D

That's a good question. I don't think so...at least, for right now, it's just going to be in Kindle. It's only around 9k words, so kinda short to publish, as I'd probably have to charge more for a paperback...and it's not too long a book, so that wouldn't really be worth it, to others, to pay so much for such a short book. Make sense? But, since you mentioned that, I might look into it in the near future, if I write something a bit longer, like a novella. But since this is a novelette...idk, I think I'll leave it a Kindle for now.

But who knows! Things could change. If it does, you will be the first to know, Maria!!

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