Here Ye, Here Ye!!!

My name is Samuel Sea---

Sorry. I have HAMILTON on the brain. Do you? If not, you have no clue what I was just going for there so, um, anyway - I wanted to give you a little shout out on stuff.  You know, the news without a newsletter...

LOOKING FOR SIGNED COPIES OF MY BOOKS?

You're in luck!! Here's where you can find some:

New Jersey

Booktowne - Manasquan, NJ (Grab it on the way to the BEACH!!)

Barnes & Noble - Livingston Mall

North Carolina

Malaprop's Bookstore - Asheville, NC (Please go to The Chocolate Lounge while you're there!)

Park Road Books - Charlotte, NC

Flyleaf Books - Chapel Hill, NC

Barnes & Noble (Arboretum and Carolina Place Mall) Charlotte, NC

Georgia

Avid Bookshop - Athens, GA

(hope to add more soon!!)

 

DRAT! I ALREADY OWN A COPY, BUT IT SURE WOULD BE NIFTY TO HAVE IT SIGNED.

Don't fret!  I have BOOKPLATES!!  If you've purchased a copy of THE SEASON OF YOU & ME and want it signed, I have bookplates with the Sip N' Freeze logo on them!  That's the ice cream place Bryan and Cassidy frequent in the book!  Drop me a line through the form in the contact section FROM NOW UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST (2016) and request a signed bookplate and I will send it to you, along with some book related swag! Here's what it looks like:

 

 Design: Me, My Shelf and I Designs

Design: Me, My Shelf and I Designs

I know, I'm biased, but I think it's adorable. But Robin, I don't own a copy of THE SEASON OF YOU AND ME. I know, I know - I'm not sure why I went with a book specific design, but when Amber of MMSAI Designs came up with this I couldn't resist - totally adorable, right?(And **shameless plug alert** incentive to buy the book, don't you think?) I will be getting non-specific bookplates in the future, so stay tuned! 

 

ARE YOU AN ASPIRING TEEN WRITER?  LIVE IN THE ASHEVILLE, NC AREA? FREE ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH FROM 6:00PM - 7:30PM?

If you answered yes to all three questions...well then, have I got a workshop for you!!  I'm giving a session on writing dialogue at Spellbound Children's Bookshop in Asheville, on Friday, August 12th! What will be covered, you ask?

*Get tips on how to create engaging dialogue.

* Learn dialogue pitfalls to avoid.

*Practice with an exercise to spark your creativity.

*Leave with inspiration, handouts & book related swag!

ALSO - all attendees will be entered for a chance to win ONE free critique from yours truly, of twenty pages of your completed manuscript or work in progress!  Find out the details on Spellbound's website!

HAVE YOU READ THE SEASON OF YOU & ME?  PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING A REVIEW!!

First, thank you for reading my book!!  Do you know whenever someone leaves a review a writer's word count immediately goes up?!  AND it makes you, the reviewer, look TEN YEARS YOUNGER! Okay, so...maybe I'm stretching it a bit, but reviews really do help an author. How? Let's look at this infographic meme, shall we?

 I did not create this.  Found it on Pinterest!!  But YES!! to all of the above. And thank you to whoever created it. 

I did not create this.  Found it on Pinterest!!  But YES!! to all of the above. And thank you to whoever created it. 

SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SUMMER! 

This afternoon I spent a long time crafting a very heartfelt blog post about why I need to take a social media break.  It's scheduled for next week.  I might delete it because what I'm pretty much saying is "DON'T YOU, FORGET ABOUT ME!"

 Could not let the chance to post a John Bender .gif go by...

Could not let the chance to post a John Bender .gif go by...

and there's something I kind of hate about the pretentiousness of that but...part of being an AUTHOR™ is having an online platform/presence. so I feel like I have to say something if I'm going to back off.  Just feeling burnt out, on lots of fronts lately. So I need less of this...

 From the Oscar winning short Paperman (Walt Disney Animation Studios) .  Have you seen it? It's AMAZING.

From the Oscar winning short Paperman (Walt Disney Animation Studios) .  Have you seen it? It's AMAZING.

And more of this....

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and a whole lot more of this...

 ...the man is Non-Stop!

...the man is Non-Stop!

I will probably still pop onto Instagram, because it's the least taxing form of social media for me, and I love taking pictures of my food, my dog and the sunset, but for the most part, I won't be doing a daily check in, so if I let something lapse, or don't favorite something - please know I'm not ignoring you!  I'm writing, or reading, or eating ice cream, or performing some Hamilton car karaoke. Hope your summer is full of all the things you love too!!!   See you other side of the summer!!