Prelude to Virtual Launch 1

Prelude to VIRTUAL LAUNCH: Day 1

As a prelude for the Becalmed’s Facebook launch Party, I’m beginning a series of posts to introduce the cast. We’ll start with the minor ones and move to the main characters, though there’s really nothing minor about anyone in our life, is there? Each person in a story—real or fabricated—counts and plays into the whole.

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For every unique share of this blog post on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, or other media outlets, I’ll enter your name into the weekly drawing for a combination paperback and e-book of Becalmed. (If you win and live in Tokyo or Timbuctu, we may need to discuss the logistics a bit.)

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First up: James Whitlock.

I adore James. He came home from the army almost thirty years ago, took one look at bouncy little Elvie Mae, and planted himself in Beaufort, NC, happy to go to work for the Longworths along side Elvie—even if some folk thought the work demeaning. The Longworths needed a driver and caretaker, what with Mr. Samuel’s eyesight being so poor and Miss Caroline’s issues keeping her too scared to get behind a wheel.

Their now grown-up daughter worries that her daddy could have done better for himself. She claims her folk are the smilingest people she knows. You want an explanation out of them and they don’t want to give it? They’ll just smile those white teeth at you and say their life is real good, thank you very much.

James is grizzled now. He’s got some new worries that nag at him something awful, but he’s hanging on—or trying to. The thing you want to remember about James is that he knows how to love and he knows how to give, even if he’s got his own ideas of what suits and what doesn’t.

Share this on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, or wherever.

For each unique link to this post, I’ll enter you in a drawing to win a paperback copy of Becalmed along with an e-version! I have ten characters to introduce. After each five, I’ll pull a winner’s name from the hat.

Read more about BECALMED on the PRESS KIT


BUY Becalmed on Amazon

Save the Date: July 1

Watch for the virtual launch on Facebook, July 1

Giving away books at Becalmed’s Facebook Launch Party from authors Barbara Claypole White, Kathryn Craft, C Hope Clark, Roseanna White, Lorrie Thomson, and Robin Patchen.


(PS. In case the Internet thingies that are supposed to tell me of shares decides to fail us, will you also leave a comment and tell me where you shared this so you don’t get left out of the drawing?)



23 Replies to “Prelude to Virtual Launch 1”

    1. Thanks, Tracie. River Laker of Silver Seas PR was helping me brainstorm last night, and this flashed in front of me as a way to keep the posts interesting!

      Your name is added!

    1. Of course. Facebook 1, Blog 2! Done.

      And if you pick up tomorrow’s post and do the same, that’s more entries. I will draw for these after I post about five characters. Then another drawing after the next five. I’d better get busy writing posts!

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