Category Archives: Dream fulfilled

Yellow-Billed Magpie Goes on Tour!

Now that the Yellow-Billed Magpie Launch Party is successfully behind me, my new novel is going on a virtual tour! Laura Fabiani, the wonderful tour coordinator at iRead Book Tours, has arranged for Yellow-Billed Magpie to make appearances on seventeen blogs in three different countries during the month of October. Fourteen bloggers will post reviews (I’m holding my breath!) On other blogs I will do guest posts or Q&A interviews. Check out the schedule here:

http://www.ireadbooktours.com/blog—current-tours/book-tour-yellow-billed-magpie-by-nancy-schoellkopf

The tour will also include opportunities to enter a free raffle to win copies of my book as well as Amazon gift cards. The grand prize will be a turquoise-colored ceramic Fiesta pie plate along with some decorative paper napkins in honor of take-charge businesswoman Anna Victoria who runs an expanding chain of popular pie shops in the novel. Stay tuned: details to follow.

I am very excited but also a little nervous about this tour, but I trust that these fellow bloggers, who are also avid readers and writers, will be kind to my debut novel.

I don’t write because I have a message to impart. I write because I’m a writer: it’s what I love to do. I only hope my story touches your heart.

Thank you for all your good wishes and support!

Living the Dream

Hello, friends, family and friendly folks whom I have never met outside this virtual plane! I’m here to tell you that

My Debut Novel

Yellow-Billed Magpie

Is now available for purchase

On Amazon and Kindle!!

 Cue the balloons and fire works! Yes! It has been my dream to be a published novelist for nearly four decades. Well, actually first it was my dream just to write a novel, but once I figured out how to do that then the dream became finding a way to share the novels. Today the dream is coming into fruition!

So how come I feel like a nervous wreak? I guess because now I need to learn to market the novel. Please allow me a few moments of shameless promotion: Please buy my novel. Please read my novel. Please love my novel and then write a 5-star review on my Amazon page.

The commercial continues: Yellow-Billed Magpie is reasonably priced. The cover is absolutely beautiful. It was designed by Karen Phillips who has done an amazing job for an amazing price. (Check out her site here: http://www.phillipscovers.com/what.html ) This books look so beautiful that it naturally follows that they would make beautiful Christmas gifts.

My book comes with this guarantee: I will never ask you if you’ve read my novel. I will never ask you if you like my novel. Of course I hope you’ll read it and enjoy it—and tell me so—but I won’t ask. I won’t put you on the spot. No worries, no need to avoid me. No risk, so give it a try.

If you live nearby, please drop in at my Launch Party this coming Thursday evening, October 1st at Hoppy’s Brewing Company, 6300 Folsom Blvd., in Sacramento, Ca. I’ll be there with big boxes of books from 5:30 to 8:30. We’ll be serving wonderful appetizers. No host bar.

I’ll be selling copies of Yellow-Billed Magpie for the low introductory price of $5 each on October 1st only. Come and buy multiple copies. Give them to your friends. Of course I’ll sign them. Maybe they’ll be rare collectables someday. Or maybe you can get 50 cents for them at your next garage sale. I don’t know yet, but I hope the story touches your heart. That is my sincere wish.

Okay, that was my first attempt at marketing. More later. I have an interesting promotional story that I’m saving for later in the week, so stay tuned. Here’s the link to my Amazon page. Please check it out.

http://www.amazon.com/Yellow-Billed-Magpie-Nancy-Schoellkopf-ebook/dp/B015NH58R4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1443302784&sr=8-1&keywords=yellow+billed+magpie

Love to you all!