March Newsletter and Giveaway

March 30, 2009

Dear Reader,

Adam BlumerWell, this is it! The release of Fatal Illusions is tomorrow, March 31! These are exciting days. Read what others are saying about the novel and download a reading sample here (PDF). Thank you to so many who have e-mailed me or sent Facebook messages expressing your support and encouragement. (For those of you on Facebook, be sure to participate in my book release giveaway tomorrow.) On March 9, my author copies arrived in the mail. Since the release isn’t until tomorrow, I was surprised to get the copies so early. It was an amazing moment to open the first box and hold the finished product in my hand. I took some photos of the event for posterity (you’re only a first-time novelist once). I was also surprised to discover that the novel was in stock at and already being sold! May the Lord receive the glory for leading me to this point.

Update on My Dad

Thank you for praying for my dad. Since his brain surgery on Sunday, Feb. 22, Dad has bounced back amazingly well. He began oral chemo and radiation this past week, so please pray for him and my mom, Rhoda, during this time. I’m posting regular updates here for those who are interested.

What’s New?

Since my interview at Tiffany Stockton’s blog on March 6, several other interviews and online events have been falling into place. Yesterday posted my interview here. On April 17, several bloggers will be reviewing my novel through the FIRST Wild Card Blog Tour. Be sure to check my Events page to stay up to date on future interviews and other online happenings.

My First Book Signing

Hopehouse Books and Gifts in Iron Mountain, Michigan, will be hosting my first book signing. I will notify those
who are local to the event and let you know the exact date and time. Please consider dropping by and saying hello.

Book Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Carrie Walker for winning my last book drawing. She will receive a free copy of Private Justice (Newpointe 911 Series #1) by Christian suspense novelist Terri Blackstock.

Win a FREE Copy of Fatal Illusions

For my next drawing, starting today through the end of April, I will be giving away a FREE copy of Fatal Illusions. If you would like to enter the drawing, I offer two ways to participate. Either (1) post something about Fatal Illusions at your Web location (this could be your Facebook page, blog, MySpace page, or Web site) or (2) e-mail four people who don’t already know about Fatal Illusions and let them know about it. Scout’s honor: I will have no way to check if everyone who enters the contest has performed one of these tasks. If you plan to participate, reply to this e-mail and let me know how you plan to help spread the word. I’ll send you more information if necessary.

Now Is the Time . . .

. . . to request that your local library purchase a copy of Fatal Illusions.

FREE Autographed Bookplates

Many have asked, “How do I get a signed copy?” Unfortunately, I’m not selling my own autographed copies. And unless you attend one of my signings, I may not have a way to personally sign your book. But there is an alternative. As a special thank you to those who are getting a copy, upon request I will mail you a free signed bookplate as my way of saying thanks. (A bookplate is a sticker you may affix inside the book.) Simply send me your mailing address, and I’ll mail you a bookplate soon.

What’s Next for Me?

Right now, I’m doing whatever I can to help spread the word about my novel after my regular responsibilities. Thanks again for your support and encouragement. May the Lord receive all the glory!

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