From Imagination To Publication

Friday, June 30, 2017

ARCs of CARRY ME HOME are here!!

Some of my best memories from childhood are of summer vacations. Now that my nieces are in school, I'm reliving some of those moments. My sister and her kids flew in for a week visit and my mom came to join us. We had a day of family BBQ and pool time before the husbands took off for Vegas to let us fully enjoy some girl time with the kiddos. It. Was. A. Blast!

Not only did we go to Legoland, Rockin' Jump trampoline park, and on many other fun adventures, but we all got to take a break from being wife...scattered toys were left on the floor, we stayed in pajamas all day, and dinner was done on the fly (wherever and whatever we could come up with last minute...).

Another awesome thing about being together was that print ARCs for CARRY ME HOME arrived while they were here. Getting to see one of my books early is always a thrill, but CARRY ME HOME is OUR book. My mom and sister both helped me write it. Using pieces of our lives, we all wove together memories of a difficult time in our past to create a fictional novel. So we didn't just get to hold one of my books in our hands. We got to hold OUR book (in paperback AND hardcover!! YAY!).

Seeing it for the first time while we were together was really special.

Oh...and for those wondering about the answer to the cover reveal question. It was #3 - The girl on the cover is my niece! Isn't she sweet?!

What a wonderful summertime visit! How is your summer going?


  1. That's great your family could be there when the review copies arrived.
    Did the guys have a good time in Vegas?

    1. Must have...they haven't come home, Lol! Kidding! Yes, we all had fun :)

  2. YAY! In addition to getting your arcs, it looks like you guys had a great time. Nothing beats family time.