That's sort of the attitude I had about throwing a book launch party. As you've heard me say a bagillion times by now, my debut novel, Crossing Oceans is releasing May 1st.
I did a little research asking friends what theirI got a lot of vague answers like, "Pretty much it was just a big signing."
launch parties were like.
Publishers Weekly~ Crossing Oceans
Jenny Lucas has returned to her childhood home, a refuge of picket fences and lace-covered tabletops. But with an intensity likely garnered from years of unpublished suspense writing, debut novelist and blogger Holmes slowly unveils the hidden angst in this homecoming.
A single mother, Jenny must find caregivers who will raise her five-year-old daughter when she’s gone. She’s forced to mend relations with two possible custodians: the baby’s father, who doesn’t know he has a child, and her own cold-hearted father.
As Jenny comes to face her future as well as her past, dramatic emotions yield to an appreciation of life and an enjoyment of the grace of fleeting moments. There can be no happy ending, but Holmes ties a neat bow of acceptance around this haunting tale that packs an emotional wallop. Keep tissues near. (May)