As it happened, Mom was summoned for jury duty shortly thereafter. Ever the savvy marketer, she tucked the book in her bag and headed off for a long morning of thumb-twiddling with a hundred other potential jurors in a cramped waiting area. She had only been holding my ARC a short time when – just as Mom expected – a bored fellow citizen asked what she was reading.
"Well, actually..." Mom began, and launched into her Making Waves sales pitch.
I laughed 'til I snorted when she told me that, and requested photographic proof. Not only did she provide it, she and my father began a quest to show their ARC of Making Waves an all around good time. Check it out:
|Mom reads Making Waves in front of the juror entrance.|
|Then she takes Making Waves out to dinner with her girlfriends.|
|Not to be outdone, Dad takes Making Waves for a cuppa joe at Starbucks.|
|I appreciate marketing savvy behind the public laughter with the book cover prominently displayed.|
|Next up, Making Waves goes golfing. Fore!|
|Wow, Dad can't even put the book down long enough to take the shot!|
Well here's the cool part. My amazing agent, Michelle Wolfson, managed to get her hands on another ARC of Making Waves. We'll give it away to the reader who pledges to show the ARC the very best time. Where will you take it? What will you do for fun? Can my ARC be arrested in your state of residence?
Tell us in the comments where you plan to take the ARC. No fair making stuff up – we're going to expect photographic evidence later, so if a trip to Uranus is in your plans, you might want to consider the logistics.
(And please don't delve too deeply into that Uranus thing. Eeew.)
Leave a comment describing your plan for showing the Making Waves ARC a memorably good time. We'll pick a winner from all the comments left by noon PST on Sunday, July 10. The winner will be announced Monday, and the ARC shipped out right after that. Any questions? Fire away!
And get ready to show me a damn good time.
Um, my book. Show my book a good time. That's what I meant.