Our Beautiful Child

8:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 29 Comments

The fabulously wonderful and talented Annalisa Crawford has one of those problems a newbie would kill for...her book is being published quickly. But just like a premature baby, it does cause some problems: how to spread the word and get the marketing done quick as yesterday. Fortunately Annalisa is the best of blogger friends and we're all happy to help her out. 


Release date: 10th June 2014
Publisher: Battered Suitcase Press

"The Boathouse collects misfits. Strange solitary creatures that yearn for contact with the outside world, but not too much. They sit, glass in hand, either staring at the table in front of them, or at some distant point on the horizon.”

… so says the narrator of Our Beautiful Child. And he’s been around long enough to know.

People end up in this town almost by accident. Ella is running away from her nightmares, Sally is running away from the memories of previous boyfriends and Rona is running away from university. Each of them seek sanctuary in the 18th century pub, The Boathouse; but in fact, that’s where their troubles begin.

Ella finds love, a moment too late; Rona discovers a beautiful ability which needs refining before she gets hurt; and Sally meets the captivating Murray, who threatens to ruin everything.

Three women. Three stories. One pub.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I live in Cornwall UK, with a good supply of beaches and moorland right on my doorstep to keep me inspired. I live with my husband, two sons, a dog and a cat.
Despite my location, I neither surf nor sail, and have never had any inclination to try. I much prefer walking along a deserted beach and listening to the waves crashing over rocks. For this reason, I really love the beach in the winter!


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And have you checked this out? DL Hammon is hosting Write Club...the 500 word flash fiction face off where the winner gets bragging rights and the opportunity to rub elbows with industry pros. 

Check out the rules and deets HERE!!



                             Hurry! Deadline is May 31st!!!



29 comments:

  1. Aw, thanks for the kind words, Elizabeth, and thanks for jumping in to help :-)

    And thanks to Alex to, who must be really tired of me by now :-)

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    1. Who could ever get tired of you?!

      And I', willing to help anytime :)

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  2. Congrats once more as you hop from shore to shore

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  3. Annalisa's book sounds like a good one to curl up with on a rainy day. Congratulations and good wishes!

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    1. I've read the first two stories. It's awesome!

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  4. ALL THE BEST, ANNNALISA! Sounds like an intriguing read!

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    1. It is soooo good Michael. I think I like it better than Sadie...though it was a hard toss up.

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  5. Appropriately, the cover and blurb are beautifully done. Enjoy much success, Annalisa! Congratulations to you!

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  6. For short notice, she's doing smashingly.
    Congratulations, Annalisa!

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    1. I have to agree. I'm thinking it's because she is owed so many favors!

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  7. I love when stories center around an eating establishment! Congrats to Annalisa, sounds terrific!

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  8. Love, love, love Annalisa! <3

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  9. It's such awesomeness that the blogging community comes together to support each other. It makes me proud to be a blogger!

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  10. Yay for Annalisa! And woot for WRiTE CLUB! :)

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  11. Wow. I REALLY like the premise of this book! I'm checking it out!

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    1. As usual...stories are shocking, but sooo good!

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  12. Aloha Elizabeth, stopping by to check out your blog. You have quite a writing community here.

    Maui Jungalow

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    1. Thanks Courtney! It is a great virtual neighborhood to live in :)

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  13. Are you doing this Write Club Challenge? Wish you luck if you are! It's way beyond my desires and willingness. BTW, on twitter, Friday Night - actually almost all day and night friday, there is a hashtag called #writeclub which you connect w/ to turn in word counts. But you may already know that. The organizer I think is @FriNightWrites. But don't quote me.

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    1. No, I'm not trying the challenge. I've tried my hand at short fiction and I'm not very good at it. I googled write club and several different groups came up. This one is hosted by Don Hammon.

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  14. Thank you so much, everyone - I've been completely overwhelmed by all the comments, and by how far my little cover has reached :-)

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