Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March News



All writers know the feeling of anticipation that comes when we finally have a release date for our new book. After all, we’ve spent months and months plotting, writing, editing and proofreading our manuscript. Then, we either send it off to our publisher or we begin the process of self-publishing. Either way, it’s a long road.

So, when we finally get to the end of that road, we feel an unbelievable relief but also a lot of apprehension. Will people buy our book? Will they like it? Will they review it? The list goes on and on and I’m not even mentioning the time and effort we put forth to promote our book, which starts before its publication and continues, well, forever.

Which is why I’m thrilled to tell you that this is going to be a very exciting month for me! Here’s a list of this month’s events:

On March 6th, I will be a guest on author Marilyn Levinson’s blog. My topic is “How one book became a series.” makeminemystery.blogspot.com

March 11th, I will be signing and selling copies of Marnie Malone, my fifth Malone mystery, at Colerain High School in Cincinnati.

On March 12th, my post on author Madeline (M.M.) Gornell’s blog will give an overview of my Malone mystery series and, of course, I talk about my new book. https://mmgornell.wordpress.com/


March 13th I'll be featured on author Marja McGraw's blog. "Just in time for St. Patrick's Day."
http://marjamcgraw.blogspot.com/ 

March 14th is the day that Marnie Malone will officially be released.
Amazon link: http://tinyurl.com/8sd2cz4
Barnes & Noble link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Patricia+Gligor/_/N-8qa?_requestid=305533

Here's the direct amazon link for Marnie Malone: http://tinyurl.com/gnvn4kq 

It’s also the day that author, Amy Reade, is interviewing me on her blog. https://amreade.wordpress.com/category/guest-blogger/

March 20th - author Jacqueline Seewald is interviewing me on her blog.  
http://jacquelineseewald.blogspot.com

March 27 - author Jean Henry Mead has invited me to do a post on Mysterious Writers. My topic is "Why I became a mystery writer." http://mysteriouspeople.blogspot.com

March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day. I’m including this date because Ann and Marnie, the two main characters in my series, are of Irish descent. And, the holiday has a very special significance in Marnie Malone.


Until next time:

“May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

17 comments:

  1. What an exciting month for you, Pat. Your topic for Marilyn's blog sounds very interesting and intriguing. And congrats on all the good work.

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    1. Thank you, Pat! The road to publication for this book has truly been a long (and bumpy) one but today I eagerly await the delivery of my book order. :)

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  2. You've got a busy and exciting month ahead of you, Pat. I, for one, can't wait to read the new book! I can appreciate all the hard work you've put into this and I hope sales and interest are outstanding!

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    1. Marja,
      From your lips (or in this case, your fingertips) to God's ears. Thank you!

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  3. Congrats! I'm happy for you. I see March is very busy. If you'd like an interview for my blog, let me know. We can do April.

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    1. Thanks, Jacquie! I appreciate the offer. I'll send you an email. :)

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  4. I'm so very happy for you, Pat! I look forward to having you on my blog. And as for the Irish blessing above, it's my favorite.

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    1. I'm looking forward to it too! Thanks for stopping by, Amy.

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    2. Hi Patricia
      Happy to be back on your blog! congratulations on the new book! And re: your post: I know exactly what you mean about; will people like my book? will they buy it? onward! sandra gardner sjgardner6@gmail.com

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    3. I'm happy you're back too, Sandra! As Marja McGraw often says, "Writing's not for sissies." So true!

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  5. Looking forward to your visit Patricia! So excited for you!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Madeline! And thanks for inviting me to be your guest. I'm looking forward to it too!

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  6. I look forward to reading this intriguing novel, Pat. I hope your visitors will also visit my Mysterious Writers blog for your interesting guest blog from March 25-31.

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    1. Thank you, Jean! I look forward to my post on your blog. :)

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  7. Hi Patricia
    I'm still trying to be able to get your posts via my email: sjgardner6@gmail.com. I've tried to sign up but after it says "submit" my email, nothing happens. Can you please help with this? thanks, sandy gardner

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    1. Sandra,
      I'll see what I can do. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Sandra, I just entered your email address and got a message that you are already subscribed. Hope it works now. :)

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