Things Are Heating Up!

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I’m really getting excited. My release of Yakimali’s Gift is 2-1/2 weeks away.

 

I found some great “swag” for my giveaways, which I’ll announce when I get them scheduled. I found some butterfly-themed gifts (“Yakimali” means “butterfly” in the Pima language) from Pugster, Etsy (the item I found actually shipped from Art Studio 54), and Forever 21. I also ordered some totes from Vistaprint with my cover imprinted on one side and a pretty butterfly design on the other. It’s easy to get carried away, getting caught up in the excitement of buying giveaway gifts! So I was a good shopper and found items that are nice quality but very reasonably priced.

 

I also created my Facebook “Fan” or Author page. It was fairly easy to do with the help of this blog that gets you through the basic steps.

 

However, this in-depth article explains not only how to set up the Facebook page, but gives tips, hints, and links to further information.

 

I have many more things on my “to do” list before release day, but I’m learning a lot and having fun!

 

Oh, and guess what? Next week: another cover reveal!

 

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About lindacovella

I am an author of fiction for tweens and teens.
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10 Responses to Things Are Heating Up!

  1. JenFW says:

    It’s really fun–not to mention inspiring–to watch you execute your plan. You make it look easy. I’m excited for the release and for you!

  2. Sammy D. says:

    I love your enthusiasm ! And the delicious decadence the word “swag” conjures 🙂

    • lindacovella says:

      Sammy, LOL. It seems to be the common word for giveaway gifts. Don’t ask my why! Thanks for your comment. 🙂

      • Sammy D. says:

        I know – I always think of those Hollywood millionaires scarfing up their “swag” at the awards shows. Apparently it’s worth quite a bit $$$ – like in the thousands of $$$ – and came out a few years ago that they all should be claiming it as taxable income, similar to prize money but none of them were.

        Oh I sure hope I don’t get any of your swag giveaways – the tax headaches it will cause me for those Manolo Blahniks 🙂

      • lindacovella says:

        Sammy, you don’t have to worry about that. LOL I like the swag I’m giving away, but it’s not awards show caliber! 🙂

  3. Woohoo. Another cover reveal. You are rockin’, lady. Congrats and I bet this will be a loooong 2.5 weeks.

  4. Jorie says:

    Hallo, Hallo Ms. Covella!

    *waves!* I have not had the pleasure to reply until today to your nice comment on my review of “The Tilted World” — and I remembered I had not visited your blog either! You drop by mine but I have always wanted to return the kindness. Forgive me, my hours sort of flew out the window in mid-Spring to mid-Summer this year! I wanted to ‘click through’ to read more about Yakimali’s Gift but I ended up going to VistaPrint intead? I shall see if there is a link in your top menu! And, how exciting! I have landed on your blog the week before your Cover Reveal goes live! 🙂

    I noted you were in the A to Z, which might be how our paths originally crossed — I am grateful although I do not remember — too much has happened since then. I mention this as I am going to start rejuvenating my essays and posting the rest of my A to Z Alphabet in forthcoming weeks! I decided that even though I was not able to pursue the project in April it is still one that is important to me to complete. 🙂

    I loved learning about your shopping for surprising readers! That is a bit of insight I have forgotten to ask authors whilst I Interview them! Thank you for inspiring a new thread of conversation! 🙂

    **am reading about your lovely horse drama, a section of literature quite close to my heart!** I am going to have to follow the launch now! Wow. I love Children’s Lit, and Native American cultures!!

    • lindacovella says:

      Hi Jorie, thanks so much for stopping by and checking out Yakimali’s Gift! Hmmm…I’ll have to check that link. This year was my first AtoZ. What a whirlwind! LOL And I agree–this year is flying by. Looking forward to staying connected with you! 🙂

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