Monday, December 26, 2011

My own novel



What a thrill to see my own novel, finally arrive at the Amazon book site.


Although Amazon states that the book is not scheduled for a release until the end of January, my publisher is trying to get them to move the date up.


I've received my author supplies and had my first author event last Tuesday at the Branford Public Library. I did two readings from my book to show the humor and imagery in the novel and spoke of the steps in developing characters and in getting published.


In the first week in January I will be interviewed on a public TV station in North Haven and then be at a book signing in Hartford, Ct. on January 11th.


I'm enjoying every moment.

19 comments:

Brenda G. Spalding said...

How exciting to see your own book actually in print! I will definitely check it out. How long did it actually take you to write it?

Jonathan Wilhoit said...

Some serious congratulations are in order! Awesome accomplishment, Mike. Enjoy every minute of it. You deserve it.

heather said...

Congrats, Mike. Thats awesome. I'm so happy for you :)

mike draper said...

Thanks Brenda, Jonathan and Heather,
This is a project that I've worked on for ten years. It's been a hard road to become published but it's making me enjoy the thrill even more.

Heather said...

This is so cool Mike. Congratulations.

Kym McNabney said...

Sounds exciting, Mike. If you're ever in the Chicago land area, we'd love to have you speak at one of our ACFW Chicago North West Chapter meeting. Good luck with the book.

Patricia said...

If you can stand me repeating myself.... this is wonderful, Mike. I am very happy for you.


Patricia

CelticLady said...

Reading it right now..lovin it!

thepamjelly said...

Wow! Congrats! :)

Fairday Morrow said...

Wow! Congratulations! The cover looks great and I can only imagine how excited you must be. I am sure your first author event was also awesome! It was such a long road for you (ten years) that I am sure you are just over the top about everything that is happening. I am very happy for you and wish you continued success!

~Jess
http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

Teddy Rose said...

Congratulations on your new book. After all that work, you must be so excited to see it finally going out to be read. I wish you every success!

mike draper said...

Thanks everyone, I do so appreciate your well wishes about my novel.
Thank you very much.
Mike

anaavu said...

That's great Mike! Congrats! Now it's time to celebrate! :)

mamabunny13 said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

Natalie W said...

Congrats Mike! I am looking forward to reading it :0)
Natalie

Murfomurf said...

Wow! Awesome!! Now you're a REAL AUTHOR!! I must seek out your book- it sounds rather ghoulish! It needs to go on my GoodReads "to read" list- which, as you know is almost endless, but I don't know most of the other authors, LOL. Does it feel like a big weight off your mind or are you burning to get another book out?
I certainly admire your courage for sticking at it all that time.

mike draper said...

Amazon has moved up the release date to January 5th so people who want a copy can now get them. They are also offering a nice discount.
Thanks to everyone for your support and Happy New Year.
Mike

nicolesender said...

Congratulations on your book being published!
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Small Footprints said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to read your book. Continued success, Mike!

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