Sunday, August 2, 2009

Launch Day

Friday was the official launch day for The Sacred Cipher. Even though the book has been available at Barnes & Noble for more than two weeks, and Amazon.com has been shipping for a couple of weeks, it was still the day set by Kregel Publishing. So it was worth celebrating.

About 25 close friends gathered at our assistant pastor's house for food, fun and fellowship ... and a reading from this newly minted author. This was my first. I kept worrying I was being too long-winded, but everybody appeared to stay with me. And there were even so very thoughtful questions after the reading. Then more than an hour of book signings. You know, with friends there is always so much more to write than simply "thanks". So many of those folks have walked with us through so much over the last four years.

Then we get home from church today and what do I find waiting for me? There will be a "blog tour" occuring through the early weeks of August (I don't even know for sure what a blog tour is) with at least 80 bloggers participating with book reviews or author interviews. Well, one of the bloggers shared her review early with the folks at Kregel Publications. So they sent it along to me.

Here's the link:

http://deenasbooks.blogspot.com/2009/07/sacred-cipher-by-terry-brennan.html

This is pretty crazy stuff.

Thanks to all of you who have been so supportive and encouraging during this amazing journey.

14 comments:

Eileen said...

Congratulations, Terry! What an amazing accomplishment! I look forward to reading the book.

Charlie said...

Terry, I hobbled on over from Rachael's site. Congratulations!
I'll pick it up at B&N when it's available!

Richard Mabry said...

Terry, congratulations and best wishes. I look forward to reading Sacred Cipher, and hope this is just the first of many published novels for you.

Cheryl Barker said...

Terry, I came over from Rachelle's site. Wow -- how exciting this all must be for you. Your book looks very intriguing. Congratulations!

Cecelia said...

Wow, Terry! Congratulations!

Bryan said...

Hi Terry, I came over from Rachelle's blog. Congrats on you book! I hope that I will be where you are one day. I hope you have more success than you ever imagined with this book. God bless.

Patricia Raybon said...

Rachelle is my agent, too, Terry. With her prompting, I'm stopping by to offer enthusiastic congratulations on your book launch. Praying much success for you and the Sacred Cipher. (What a great title.) Can't wait to buy and read! My warmest congratulations!

SM Blooding said...

Congratulations on the new release! This must be a freakin' FANTASTIC day for you! I look forward to reading the book. *grin*

Jerry Watson said...

Hello Terry,
I'm thrilled for you. Opened my box of books in May of this year and felt similar. My historical fiction novel, The Antiquarian Chronicles, is also available from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and others but it's no where as near the top as The Sacred Cipher is. Sent a query in to Rachelle for my next novel but haven't heard back yet. In any event, congrats! I'm happy for you!
Would love to have you guest blog if you like.
Best Regards,
Jerry Watson
P.S. Visit my blog at: The Antiquarian Chronicles.blogspot.com.

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

congratulations! saw your launch from rachelle's website. awesome accomplishment!

Ed Hird+ said...

Congratulations, Terry. I learned of your new book through Rachelle Gardner's blog updates. Your excitement comes through. May God richly use your book for his Kingdom purposes.

As a three-year member of The Word Guild* since releasing 'Battle for the Soul of Canada', it has been exciting to keep learning about the writing and publishing process.

Ed Hird+
http://www.battleforthesoulofcanada.blogspot.com
* http://www.thewordguild.com/

Deborah Vogts said...

Congratulations, Terry. The book sounds great! Best wishes to you.

Donna L.H. Smith said...

Terry! It was nice meeting you this last weekend in Philly. Thank you for the book...but alas...my husband LOST it! Could I buy another one? I read your prologue and first chapter - and I'd like to finish it! Any chance you could send me one? You have my info. I'll be glad to send you a check or card info or chocolates! :-)

Alex Moore said...

awesome story & great launch! wishing you all the best as you continue the writerly journey