Friday, January 18, 2013
Contest ends Jan. 31: Drawing for a free book
My new book, Don't Worry Baby, just came out in paperback. To celebrate, I'm having a drawing for a free copy of the book. Anyone who puts a comment on this blog post is eligible. The deadline for comments is midnight January 31.
Don't Worry Baby is a fun novel. It's about newlyweds Max and Ginny who are fresh out of college. Against the advice of people who love them, they head south, away from Wisconsin, in a rickety van. Armed with love and not much more, they search for a place where more than icicles grow in March - so they can live off the land. They've got a thousand bucks but no major credit card, and only sixty days before Max is considered AWOL from the National Guard. On their journey, they tangle with a bodacious bombardier, a gelled judge, a grumpy Greek grandfather, a stubborn stick-shift, cantankerous cops, dumbfounding dialects, high-minded hitch-hikers, insistent insects...and each other.
Don't Worry Baby is a love letter to the 76 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964...and a light-hearted history lesson to those who came afterward and can't believe such events could ever happen. They could.
The book is a work of fiction based on real-life events that happened to my husband, Mike, and me in 1972. The characters are fictional or composites of real people.
My friend, the author D.L Marriott, says "Feeling like a Kerouac odyssey, Don't Worry Baby is a heartwarming story about love and the search to make one's way in the world. Max and Ginny's tale will make you cringe occasionally, smile often, and reminisce about a simpler time."
On Feb. 1, I will write the names of commentors on slips of paper and put them into my husband's fuzzy ear-flap hat. He will reach in and draw the name of the winner.
I hope there is more than one name in the hat!
Typically, I receive few comments on my posts, even though according to my statistics report, this blog has readers in Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Ukraine, Australia, France, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Poland, India, the Philippines, Romania, Bolivia, Vietnam, and the USA.
Please don't resist the urge to comment...I would like to hear from you!