March is Women's History Month. What better way to celebrate than by entering to win four books about real-life women?
To enter (US only), use the widget below.
Side by Side—the story of America’s most infamous crime spree of Bonnie and Clyde told in the raw and honest voice of the woman who lived it, Bonnie Parker—is releasing June 5, 2018 in hardcover and eBook!
Preorders are super important and can help an author a great deal. I'd love to continue writing books!
To show my appreciation, everyone—within the US and CA—who preorders a copy and/or requests for their library to purchase a copy will receive a 'Thank You' autographed bookplate, a bookmark, and his/her tattoos (while supplies last)!
And, one lucky winner (US and CA) will also receive a grand prize of the following 'Bonnie and Clyde' goodies.
That's a tee shirt (you'll pick the size), Bonnie and Clyde wine glasses, custom Bonnie and Clyde magnetic bookmarks (courtesy of Kathy from A Glass of Wine), and a 15oz BONN mug, featuring an iconic photo of the duo.
To claim your complimentary gifts, and also enter into the grand prize drawing, complete the steps below!
Complete and submit the form below to receive your 'Thank You' gift pack (US and CA only, while supplies last).
Step Three (Optional)
Enter into the grand prize drawing (US and CA only) through the Rafflecopter widget below. You'll get entries for preordering and/or requesting, along with additional entries for sharing via social media.
Thank you for your support, and good luck!
The time has come... for my very first giveaway of advance copies of Side by Side, which releases officially on June 5, 2018!
Side by Side is the story of America’s most infamous crime spree told in the raw and honest voice of the woman who lived it, Bonnie Parker.
Technically, Side by Side is Book 2 in the "Bonnie" series, but even if you haven't read Book 1, Becoming Bonnie, you can still read Side by Side. This baby stands alone! Though, I'd love for you to also read Becoming Bonnie ;)
Enter through Goodreads by clicking below, and good luck!
On this day in history, May 23rd, Bonnie and Clyde's twenty-two month life on the lam came to an end in a flurry of bullets.
Today, I'll be taking part in a #BonnieAndClydeVersary event where I'll be talking Bonnie and Clyde and also about my novel, Becoming Bonnie, which tells the coming-of-age story of how Bonnie Parker becomes half of the infamous crime duo during the 1920s. See below for various essays, giveaways, interviews, and excerpts.
Giveaway of Becoming Bonnie on Amazon
Giveaway of Becoming Bonnie with Suzy Approved Book Reviews
Chapter 3 of Becoming Bonnie and a Giveaway with Criminal Element
Review of Becoming Bonnie and a Giveaway with EvieBookish
"Bonnie and Clyde: What's in a Name?" at Heroes & Heartbreakers
"The Bonnie and Clyde from Becoming Bonnie" at Women Writer's
"Bonnie Parker: Rebel with a Cause?" at We So Nerdy
"The Aesthetics of the 1920s within Becoming Bonnie" at Jorie Loves a Story
"15 Questions for Bonnie Parker Pre-Clyde" at the Debutante Ball
History from a Woman's Perspective sits down with Jenni L. Walsh
Jenni L. Walsh in conversation with Leah DeCesare
Audra McElyea interviews Jenni L. Walsh
Bonnie and Clyde photos, more giveaways, and other anniversary/Becoming Bonnie goodies:
Today's the day! Becoming Bonnie is now available from Tor/Forge (Macmillan)!
There are so many emotions involved in this moment and if I begin, I may become a blubbering mess, so I want to say a simple, but heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped in my journey to become a published author, including all the wonderful book-related blogs who are helping to shout about Bonn today!
On each of these blogs, you can find the first chapter of Becoming Bonnie:
History from a Woman's Perspective | A Glass of Wine | Jorie Loves a Story | Brenda Drake | Laura Heffernan | Sandi Ward Books | The Book Whisperer | First Impression Reviews | What Is That Book About | The Maiden's Court | Sapphyria's Book Reviews | Celticlady's Reviews | I Heart Reading | The Lit Bitch | A Literary Vacation | Reading Lark | Passages to the Past | Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers | Ageless Pages Reviews | What's Better Than Books | Impressions In Ink
Becoming Bonnie releases in a WEEK, so let's have some fun with a giveaway!
There are 3 ways to enter to win this prize pack of a signed hardcover of Becoming Bonnie, 16x20 print featuring a excerpt from the novel, a faux newspaper print, and an exclusive mug:
1. Like the giveaway post on Facebook
2. RT the giveaway tweet and follow my account on twitter
3. Subscribe to my newsletter
Ends 5/8 11:59pm EST. US only.
In honor of Women's History Month, I put together a post for BookBub, featuring novels that were inspired by real women. Please click through to read!
Continue to BookBub >>
Also, I am running a separate giveaway on my twitter account until March 15th where you can enter to win BECOMING BONNIE, along with your choice of a novel featured within the article.
Continue to twitter on details on how to enter >>
This month, Brenda Drake’s blog is doing something special. The Pitch Wars mentors are sharing specials moments of the past year and what our hopes are for the new year.
Mine are about books and family. And more importantly, how books are helping me live the kind of life I want with my little family.
I’m in awe of those overnight-success authors. I’m also in awe of the authors who have to claw their way to their publishing goals....
Continue reading »
A big thank you goes out to Kathy Coe from A Glass of Wine for including Becoming Bonnie in her 2017 Most Anticipated feature! Click below for a Q&A, excerpt, and a giveaway!
It's already time for me to begin showcasing my 2017 Most Anticipated titles. I love this annual event because it not only allows me to talk about books I am super excited about but it lets me feature some pretty awesome authors. I have a bunch of amazing sounding books to share over the next couple weeks so I hope you are prepared for your 'to be read' pile to grow.