Friday, May 8, 2009

Book Buzz Begins

Sharon Ball

A huge part of the book business involves getting the word out, and three weeks from the national launch of CRITICAL CARE, the book buzz is building. Via the marketing and publicity team at Tyndale House, through word of mouth by chosen "influencers" (folks who received early copies of the book and are telling friends, co-workers, etc.) and by interviews and spotlights by online bloggers. I have been overwhelmed by the gracious generosity of the CBA community, and their offers of help with the promotion of CRITICAL CARE.

One such dedicated blogger is Sharon Ball, who offers her wonderful "A Break from the Norm," website, supporting her belief in the saying that "laughter is the best medicine." She invites folks to" think of this blog as your pharmacy, a cubby in the blog universe where you can take a break – a smile break." I love the sound of that. And I love that she's invited me as a guest in her "Author Spotlight." Read our interview here. While you're there leave a comment (and drop the name of any "Grey's Anatomy" character) and you'll be entered in a contest to win a prize!

Thank you, Sharon, for helping to spread the word about CRITICAL CARE. And for all that you do to offer laughter, encouragement, and hope.

Buzz on by, y'all, and meet Sharon--you'll want to return again and again for more great "smile breaks."


Unknown said...

Candace, it was such a pleasure having you as my guest. I'm so excited about the upcoming release of Critical Care, and I can't wait to read your book. Thank you for introducing your readers to my blog. We are all waiting eagerly for your debut novel.

L M Gonzalez said...

Congrats, Candace. I read your interview on Sharon's blog. Very interesting.

Looking forward to the release of Critical Care and your launch party. Be sure and send me details!


CandaceCalvert said...

Thank you, Sharon. As I said here, I'm so honored to have been a guest on your terrific blog.

Can't wait to share "McSnarly" with you! :-)

CandaceCalvert said...

Lupe--thank you, and absolutely I'll let you know about the launch party. I'd be so happy to see you there!