Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy Post-Holiday & Sudden Secrets Launch

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! And for those with kids, may your "winter break" be a peaceful one. My son's getting his tonsils and adenoids removed today, and it sounds like recovery time will mean we're housebound for the next week-ish. Anybody out there have any great tips or tricks for post-tonsillectomy? I'm planning on a whole lotta' smoothies to get fruits and veggies into him. 

I got some good news about a week ago, but I'm saving it for IWSG!

C. Lee McKenzie is stopping by today for the launch of her book Sudden Secrets, released December 18. However, before we jump into the launch information, I wanted to pass along something both C. Lee and J.L. Campbell are doing that is pretty easy to support them with. It's called Thunderclap. From what I can tell, if they get their goal number of supporters, Thunderclap will put out information on their book via the means the supporters have each chosen (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr.) All you do is click one button, and a one-time tweet, Facebook status, or whatever the heck Tumblr sends out, will be sent at a specific time on a specific date. Pretty easy, huh?

The links:
JL Campbell, Grudge

Sudden Secrets

Publisher: Evernight Teen
Release Date: December 18
Genre: Young Adult

One Secret

Cleo has struggled to heal after her baby sister’s death, but the flashbacks to the accident won’t go away. With the move, she vows to keep her tragedy a secret and avoid pitying looks.

One Mystery

Something’s strange about the abandoned house across the street—flashes of light late at night and small flickers of movement that only someone looking for them would see.

Everyone says the house is deserted, but Cleo is sure it isn’t, and she’s sure whoever is inside is watching her.

Another Secret

In one night, Belleza’s life changes forever. So famous, her only choice is to hide her secret from the world so she can silence small town bigotry.

Then Cleo happens.

Available for purchase at Amazon.

About the Author: C. Lee McKenzie is a native Californian, and after living a lot of different places in the world, landed back in her native state on the edge of a redwood forest. When she's not writing or blogging she's hiking or practicing yoga. Then there's that half acre of garden that needs a lot of love. Sudden Secrets(Evernight Teen 2014) is her fourth young adult novel. You can find out more at her website.

Sounds good, doesn't it? Any tips for post-tonsillectomy patients? How was your holiday?

May you find your Muse.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Lee!
Just have some ice cream handy for your kid.

cleemckenzie said...

I echo Alex. Cold, cream food stuff is the best for that post tonsillectomy patient. Hope he gets well very fast.

Thanks for helping me in this launch. If Thunderclap works I'll post about it. If it doesn't, I'll post about it. It might be another author tool.

Look forward to your news!

A Beer for the Shower said...

Congrats on the release, Lee! Sounds very mysterious and creepy (in the best way possible).

And yeah, I had plenty of ice cream and popsicles. Those were my world.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Lee's book does wonderful.
Only one of my children had his tonsils out and we had it done the day after Christmas. Then one of our other children came down with Strep! My biggest advice, keep anyone even a little sick away from the patient.

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Good luck with the book, Lee, which sounds like it should be a hit with teens!

Ice cream sounds like a good plan.

Morgan said...

Wonderful shout out to Lee! And GASP… we have to wait for your good news?!?!?!? Gaaaaah… can't wait. :)

Shannon Lawrence said...

He's had lots of ice cream, popsicles, apple juice, eggs, and soup. He now loves ramen. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

Shannon Lawrence said...

The cold stuff has been great for him, and now I think we're moving to warm stuff feeling better. But he's improving day by day. I'm looking forward to seeing how Thunderclap worked for you.

Shannon Lawrence said...

I don't even remember my recovery time from my procedure in 1st grade. I just remember the hospital stay. So glad he didn't have to deal with that!

Shannon Lawrence said...

That is horrible! Did that child end up getting it after the surgery, too?

Shannon Lawrence said...

So much ice cream! Which makes my daughter happy right along with him, because she gets some each day, too.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Yes! I love to have something positive to say on IWSG day.