Mark your calendars, folks.
I have an official launch date for my book.
Leaving Normal: Living in the Middle of Boy/Girl comes out June 26. That’s three short months from today.
So exciting! So scary!
W and I have just started planning the book launch party. We’re looking for a local LGBT charity to donate a portion of the profits to. We considered adopting a softball team, but it would probably involve way too much paperwork.
As far as the book goes, I’m picking out cover art now. I have it narrowed down to three covers. I need to make a decision soon but keep changing my mind. I just got back first edits, which I’m going to comb through this weekend.
It all seems so surreal. I was updating my blog a few weeks ago and got to cross off “write a book and have it published” from my bucket list. Such an awesome feeling. I pounded my chest like Tarzan and actually high-fived myself like a big giant butch dork.
I’m looking ahead to marketing. Making lists. Sending out e-mails. Thinking about press releases, guest blog posts, etc. Three months will go by really fast.
So, here’s where you come in. I need your best promotion ideas. You know me. Lovable butch with a fondness for flannel. You know about my book. A heartwarming tale about a lovable butch with a fondness for flannel.
Pitch me your best book promotion ideas. Think outside the box. Because isn’t what this book is all about. Living outside the box. Those M/F boxes. And every other box related to gender. Get inspired. Get crazy. Get butch.
I’ll even make it worth your while. Best idea wins a free bow tie.
So, get to thinking. Can’t wait to read what you come up with!