September 2010

UP FROM THE BLUE goes on sale today!

by Susan Henderson on September 21, 2010

It’s finally happened! My book is on sale today! Thank you if you can help spread the word!

Here’s the pretty cover, including the very cool, purple spine:

Here’s a fuzzy shot of the back cover:

And here’s how you can help give this book wings: If you like it, post a review on Amazon or GoodReads. Talk about it on Twitter, FaceBook, or on your blog. Talk it up at your local library, bookstore or book club. And if you don’t like my book, please do these things for one you do like. Word of mouth is what keeps books alive.

If you’re in New York tonight (September 21), we’re celebrating at the Book Revue in Huntington, and then again on Friday (September 24) at the Word bookstore in Brooklyn. Hope to see you there!

And thank you, very sincerely, for all of you who’ve been with me through this whole rollercoaster ride. Your support and friendship has meant the world to me. xo


Question of the Month: Launch

by Susan Henderson on September 6, 2010

Launch: To set in motion; to introduce to the public or to a market; to give someone a start. It’s a brand new season. What are you setting in motion? Starting a new book? Applying for writer grants? Sending out a short story? Rekindling your marriage? Collecting new recipes? Let’s hear about something you’re about to launch, even the smallest thing.

September 21st marks the launch of my novel. The book launch is a group effort between me, HarperCollins, and any of you who’d like to join us in announcing the publication of UP FROM THE BLUE. After the launch, it’s up to the strength of the book and word of mouth to reach success. I hope you all have big mouths! 😀

I’ll say more about all of this on the 21st. In the meantime, here’s a link to an on-air show I’m doing on October 26th with BookClubGirl Internet Radio (if you sign up, you’ll get reminders sent to you). And here’s the book trailer Mr. Henderson made for my book with music by our friend, Scott House, who composes for movie trailers. Enjoy! And don’t forget to tell your own launch story in the comments section…