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.
I love hearing what readers thought about Becoming Bonnie, and Katie (aka Girl About Library)'s early review made me smile. Please take a minute (literally) and hear what she has to say!
Becoming Bonnie is releasing on May 9th! I hope you'll join me for one (or some) of the following events!
Updated April 26, 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Barnes & Noble Princeton/Market Fair
with author Lee Kelly
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The Doylestown Bookshop
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Gaithersburg Book Festival
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Queens Book Festival
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Writer's Digest Conference
(New York, NY)
For more information about each event, please visit my Events page.
This week on the Debutante Ball, we're taking on the point-of-view of our characters.
Many hear the name Bonnie Parker and think: American outlaw, bank robber, or of her counterpart, Clyde Barrow. But, who was Bonnie Parker before becoming part of the infamous ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ duo? With little known about Bonnie’s life pre-Clyde, I'd like to introduce you to Bonnelyn--the fictional name I give Bonnie at the onset of my novel Becoming Bonnie--through a quick Q&A.
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This week on the Debutante Ball, we’re sharing deleted scenes from our novels. BECOMING BONNIE has a bit of an interesting history, besides being inspired by history. When my agent and I pitched editors, the novel was originally for young adult audiences. We ended up with two offers, one from a young adult publisher and another from an adult publisher. I went with Tor/Forge, the adult publisher, and BECOMING BONNIE went through quite the transformation....
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To all the wonderful bloggers and reviewers out there, Becoming Bonnie is now available for request on NetGalley.
I hope you enjoy spending your time with Bonn!
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!
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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.
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Becoming Bonnie is coming soon (72 days to be exact) and a fun way to show your support for the book is to sip and wear Bonn! You better believe I wear my Bonn tee around town :)
Take a look at the exclusive merchandise available, featuring an iconic Bonnie and Clyde photograph, along with a custom line of music from the books.
p.s. I'd love to see a photograph of you with Bonn after your purchase!
It's all because of the wonderful (so wonderful) support and excitement over Becoming Bonnie that I can announce: there's going to be a sequel, Being Bonnie!
I adore this story and these characters and I cannot wait to share the second half with my soon-to-be readers, which will focus on the depression desperation of Bonnie and Clyde, and the crime spree that made them world-famous American outlaws.
Becoming Bonnie hits shelves on May 9, 2017 and Being Bonnie will follow in the summer of 2018. Being Bonnie is up on Goodreads here, if you'd be so kind to add!
If you haven't yet added Becoming Bonnie on Goodreads, you can do so here! Becoming Bonnie is also available for preorder, including options for signed hardcovers. Please also consider signing up for my newsletter. I'm sending out the first one soon, and there may be some exclusive content and a giveaway of (hint, hint) this mug...
Now, finally, the official announcement from Publisher's Weekly!
Thank you, again. I'm so excited to share my version of Bonnie and Clyde's infamous story with you all! Also, sending so much gratitude to my agent, editor, and publisher for making my dreams a reality <3