Today is May 10th - aka Trust Your Intuition Day! Seriously, it is. I have always had a fascination with odd holidays and enjoy seeing just what people are celebrating. When it comes to Sunflowers Beneath the Snow, I've been trusting quite a bit in my intuition, as well as listening to a few marketing gurus, in hopes of getting the book out in front of potential readers.
So, today, if you aren't sure what to do, just trust your gut!
Recent PodcastsI've been super busy the last several weeks and have been on quite a few podcasts. A few of the most recent include:
Coming up May 16th
May 16th is my first time co-hosting The Writer's Lounge. You can hear me live on Monday at 7pm Eastern time at Blog Talk Radio. Tom Riddell and I will be chatting with Rob Samborn and his book The Prisoner of Paradise.
I'd love to have you listen live - and don't forget, you can call in with questions for the author!
Potentially Big News
So....I think Sunflowers Beneath the Snow may be an audio book before the end of the year. And guess who is going to be the narrator? Yep, you guessed it. Me. I've got the equipment I need, the app, and an audio editor to help me. I've turned in the first chapter and am awaiting the verdict.
What do you think? Do you like it when authors read their own work? Send me a message - I'd love to here your opinion!
Another Piece of Big NewsAs of the last week of April, Atmosphere Press has accepted my second manuscript. My editor is currently reading, and we have our first meeting tomorrow. That's when I'll find out how many changes I need to make to An Enemy Like Me. I've also turned in my ideas to the cover designer.
Here's my back of the book blurb:
How does a man show his love – for country, for heritage, for family – during a war that sets the three at odds? What sets in motion the necessity to choose one over the other? How will this choice change everything and everyone he loves?
Jacob Miller, a first-generation American, grew up in New Berlin, a small German immigrant town in Ohio where he endured the Great Depression, met his wife, and started a family. Though his early years were not easy, Jacob believes he is headed toward his ‘happily ever after’ until a friend is sent to an internment camp for enemy combatants, and the war lands resolutely on his doorstep.
In An Enemy Like Me, Teri M Brown uses the backdrop of World War II to show the angst experienced by Jacob, his wife, and four-year-old son as he left for and fought in a war he did not create. She explores the concepts of xenophobia, intrafamily dynamics, and the recognition that war is not won and lost by nations, but by ordinary men and women and the families who support them.Continued FundraiserI've decided to keep raising money for Ukraine, so a portion of all proceeds will go to support Come Back Alive, a Ukrainian fund recommended by Ksensia - the "real life" Ionna. To help with that, I decided to be part of the Must Read Historical Fiction book sale. Until the end of the month, the digital copy of Sunflowers can be purchased for just $3.99 by going to this link. Please feel free to pass it on to your friends! If you know anyone who would like a signed copy, they can get one at my website www.terimbrown.com.
PS: So much is happening with Sunflowers Beneath the Snow and now An Enemy Like Me. Be sure to follow me on my social media to keep up with everything that is going on!
Teri M Brown, author of Sunflowers Beneath the Snow, connects women with characters they'd love to invite to lunch.
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