Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ta Da! My New Book :)

It's here!!! Well, almost. My second book, A MAZE OF GRACE: A MEMOIR OF SECOND CHANCES, has cover art, and its own page on Amazon.com...which makes me think, "Wow, this is really happening!" and do happy dances of glee in the kitchen, even when the shades are up and all the neighbors can see.

I love this cover best of all the ones I've had so far. I grew up near the beach in Maine, so that feels really right. And in the many (many) times in my life when I've felt completely off track and directionless, the beach is where I've gone to recalibrate. I'm not sure exactly what it is (I suspect it has something to do with God, what with the big ocean, the waves, and the endless grains of sand) but I always leave those times of staring out at the horizon with a sense that things really will turn out okay, even if I don't know what "okay" will look like.

So yay for inspiring beach scenes! And a huge thank you to all of you who have encouraged me that this day, and this book, would come. A MAZE OF GRACE will be out in June, just in time to read while you're on the real beach (or on a lawn chair in the backyard, pretending to hear the waves...)

A few words of shameless beach book promotion: I've learned that in the world of publishing, pre-orders are super-important in terms of determining how long my beach scene says on shelves, and whether I'll have chances to write more books. So if you're so inclined, click here to secure a copy now! (And know that if I could, I'd buy you each a puppy to express my thanks!)

16 comments:

tootie said...

Congrats!! And I love the cover!!

Amy MacKinnon said...

Oh, Trish, it's gorgeous. I can't wait to read it since I loved the last so much. Congratulations!

Heidi said...

!!!!!!!

Looks fabulous gal!!! Can't wait to read it!!!! :) :) :)

Swishy said...

Love love love! It is such a great cover! I can't wait to read it!

larramiefg said...

It's VERY inviting, I'd buy the book because of the cover! ;)

Stacy said...

Congrats, Trish!

I will definitely pre-order. :)

Clare said...

Congratulations on #2 - I love the cover too!

Allie said...

Well done!! How exciting.

Cathie Beck, Author "Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship" said...

Cathie Beck here, Trish. My new memoir, "Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship," will be published by Hyperion Books in July 2010.

I LOVE your energy -- and I, too, honestly do LOVE your book's cover. It certainly makes me want to get it pronto -- which I will.

Equally worth relishing :) -- the way you write about your relationship with the beach ... so makes me want to be on one.

Congratulations to you!

Cathie Beck

Suz said...

Congrats Trish!! Loved your first book and cannot wait to read the second.

The cover is beautiful and as I am shivering while writing this (writing from Michigan) it makes me think of warmer times to come.

John David Robinson said...

Did you know you can pre-order your book for the Kindle? You can. ;) Can't wait!

kim said...

Congratulations! So looking forward to it. Just pre-ordered it on Amazon!!

Kristin said...

Congratulations!!! I love the cover!

Sarakastic said...

Just this morning I woke up thinking felicitaciones was my favorite word in college spanish. Now I actually get to say it. It means congratulations (I think) so super felicitaciones!

Anonymous said...

Trish I am so excited to read your new book!!! I am definetly placing a pre-order!!! Yay!!! I cant wait. :)

Paige Jennifer said...

A stomach bug, school, forty-three feet of snow - I've clearly been out off the loop. I'm finally digging out and when I saw this I squealed so loud neighborhood dogs howled.

CONGRATS!!! Looking forward to buying my copy and maybe even seeing you at a Philly reading....? My fingers are crossed!