Fly, Baby, Fly! Or, Blue Straggler Officially Released in Paperback

March 1 is finally here and my novel Blue Straggler has been officially released out into the wide, wide world in paperback.

The best indie publisher ever.

I am so thankful to 30 Day Books for taking a chance on my work and this story.

I am so thankful to all of my readers who have been encouraging me all these years (like … ummm … 10 or more).

I am so thankful to have friends who continue to pimp me out, I mean share information on my novel with everyone they know.

I am so thankful for the friends who are helping me set up signings and release parties and who have written just to say they are proud of me. I never get tired of hearing that.

I am so thankful for each and every review posted online (I’m up to 34 reviews on Amazon!)

And I am so thankful for my family who put up with this crazy dream of mine and never once told me it wouldn’t happen, even though they were probably getting kind of doubtful around the time I turned 40.

Yep, I am one thankful person today.

Now, I guess it’s time to sit back and see how my literary baby does out there in the broader universe.

Until the verdict is in, I say with fervor, “Cool Whip for all!”

(If you don’t get that reference, by the way, you’ll just have to read the book!)


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5 thoughts on “Fly, Baby, Fly! Or, Blue Straggler Officially Released in Paperback

  1. Whoop wooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! You know how excited I am for you.
    A few random thoughts:
    1. Is it sad that I’ve never had cool whip? Or is it awesome? (Hey, I’m from out of town).
    2. You should share with your readers you and Ryan’s new career! (hint: voice memo)
    3. Speaking of flying, I’m going to unleash BS to my English friends this April. Do you think the old world is ready for that much Texas?

  2. Laura, you are so funny. Do you stand up on the side? In response:
    1. Yes. Quite horrible that you’ve never tried Cool Whip. Tip: Keep it frozen in your freezer (well duh) and add it to hot coffee or to the blender when making frappuccinos! And Cool Whip Light is good too. It’s scary, I realize, how much I know about Cool Whip, actually.
    2. We had fun doing the voice-overs for the book trailer. Ryan acted. I was just myself. Which says a lot, I suppose.
    3. Be sure to back you some cowboy boots!

  3. Just so happy for you Kathy! You are such a model for me, of perseverance, resolve, humor, and creativity. You deserve all this amazing success!

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