Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Two Truths and a Lie

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the release of Breathing on Her Own. Wow! As many of my readers know, it has been a roller coaster year for me. My precious husband died in October. He was my biggest cheerleader –A true advocate for me in my writing endeavors. So today, I enter this celebration with mixed emotions.

The Book Cover
Tom and I recreate the book cover
at Howard Park in Tarpon Springs
Stick with me to the end. I’ll be giving away a signed copy of the book.

Here is a bit of the year –in terms of the novel…








Thank you, Sue for taking the picture at Howard Park. 




The Dedication:

For my mother who shared three precious gifts with me: Life, a love for the Lord, and a love for books.

This is a picture of me with my momma when she first read the dedication.




My sweet husband worked hard to make the book launch a success!
And then throughout the year there were more events...

Book signings







Parties



The Amazon Launch Team
As the time for releasing the book approached, I asked one hundred people to join the Amazon Launch Team. Seventy-nine people agreed to be on the team.  Their job? Read the book and write a review. I promised to celebrate when Breathing on Her Own reached 100 reviews.

Number 100 was a 5 Star review. It warmed my heart. Here is an excerpt from her review:

It took a chapter or two to fully draw me in. After that, I was up late reading the rest of the book. It really grabbed my heart. It also touched wounded places in my spirit and rubbed a few scars. This book has the ability to do more than pass time. It has depth.
Rebecca did a masterful job of weaving the tale. She developed the characters enough to bring them to life and shared enough detail to bring the reader in close without being wordy or boring.
"Breathing on Her Own" is one of my favorite fiction reads for this year. I recommend it for individuals and to possibly use for book clubs.
I'm very much looking forward to hearing more from Rebecca Waters in the coming days. –Melinda Lancaster

Thanks Melinda Lancaster! And she wasn’t on the team! Wow, what support!


And speaking of support, my three daughters have been incredible. They have worked to create my business cards, the book trailer, the website, everything...I don't have room on the blog to list all of the wonderful people who have encouraged and supported me this year. But live knowing you are loved.

As promised, team member names were placed in a random drawing for today’s celebration. Here are the winners:

Robin Monroe- Gift card
Lina Weinewuth –Devotional
Susan Baird- Gift card
Holly Dainton- Chicken Soup for the Soul: Readers Choice
Donna Schinkel- Gift card
Tammy Weatherly- Journal
Jennifer Bastin- Journal
Susan Smith- Journal


Now it’s your turn to win a signed copy of Breathing on Her Own.
Read the three statements below. Two are true. One is a lie. Decide which one you think is the lie and place it in the COMMENTS box. Tuesday, March 31, I will choose a winner from the correct answers. The person winning will be announced on the April 1st blog….and this is no April Fools prank!

Two Truths and a Lie….which is the lie?
·      Breathing on Her Own took eight months to write.
·      Breathing on Her Own is based on a true story.
·      The original manuscript was 22,000 words longer than the final version.

Don’t forget to check back next week to see if you are a winner. I’ll then make arrangements to get the book to you.

Don't want to wait? Breathing on Her Own is available at both Amazon or at your local Barnes & Noble.  


16 comments:

  1. Breathing on Her Own is based on a true story

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  2. It was an honor to be a part of your Amazon Launch Team. You are an amazing woman and writer. Blessings to you and yours.

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    1. Thank you Pam! You are always so supportive.

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  3. I may not have been on the team but I am in your corner, Becky. Happy anniversary to "Breathing On Her Own." Much love!

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    1. I so appreciate you, Melinda! Your review came the day after Tom died. Every time a new review was posted, he would say, "That was the best one yet." When my daughters discovered your review had been posted, I read it out loud and my daughter said, "That was at the best one yet!" And it may well have been. Thank you. I hope one day we will meet.

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  4. This is definitely something to celebrate. I share your emotions as I look through your pictures and consider the year behind, but am incredibly proud of you and the book, and honored to be your daughter.

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  5. Proud to have been on your original launch team, to have been your colleague, and your friend. I think the lie is that it took 8 months to write.

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  6. Congratulations, Rebecca! I'm very sorry to hear of your husband's passing, though.

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  7. Congratulations on your book's first anniversary! I love the pictures you shared.

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  8. So happy I won --Lina

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  9. Great blog.guessing based on a true story is a lie

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  10. I don't think it was based on a true story..
    I'd love to read this book.. :)
    dkstevensneAToutlook DotCo M

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