Sunday, January 25, 2009

Countdown to Book Launch!

Welcome to Kate's Chronicles, my beautiful, new, professionally designed blog. Isn't it fabulous? Now that you know the way here, I hope you'll come by often to say hello!

You're also getting a sneak preview of what my newly designed website will look like. The website will be unveiled in the next few weeks but meanwhile, the images you see here are all connected to my new Bibliophile Mystery series which features Brooklyn Wainwright, a bookbinder specializing in rare book restoration. Brooklyn lives and works in San Francisco and that impressive looking tool you see up there belongs to her. No, it's not an instrument of torture, it's a book press, a bookbinders' tool!

Speaking of the Bibiophile Mysteries, the first book in the series, Homicide in Hardcover, is on the book shelves February 3. That's barely a week away! To start the celebration rolling, I'm blogging at Romance Bandits today, all about my book launch party next week. I hope you'll come by and help me plan the party. You could win an Amazon gift certificate!

And if you leave a comment here on Kate's Chronicles anytime this week, you'll be eligible to win a launch party package of books, Barnes & Noble gift certificate, chocolates and lots more fun stuff!

Let the party begin!


Blogger Helen said...

Hi Kate

I am so looking forward to your book I do hope I will be able to get it over here in Australia I am going to email Rendezvous bookstore (where I get my books from) and see if they can get me a copy of it with the order I put in next week.
Congrats on the release Kate you have work very hard for it.

Have Fun

12:42 AM  
Blogger hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

Wow Kate, your blog is looking good and so is Homicide in Harcover! Can't wait for it to come out, counting the days right along with you.

4:24 AM  
Blogger Gillian Layne said...

You know I can't wait to read this book! I love everything about the concept; the cover is frame-worthy, the story covers all my favorite topics, mysteries and BOOKS! This book is going to fly off the shelves. :)

5:31 AM  
Blogger Dina said...

Hi Kate,

Saw you over at RB site. Congrats on your release and your blog looks GREAT!!!


6:20 AM  
Blogger Minna said...

I'm looking forward to reading this book!

6:39 AM  
Blogger Kate Carlisle said...

Hi Helen, it's so good to see you here! Thanks so much for ordering the book. You're such a sweetheart! I hope they can get it for you and I hope you love it!

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like reading mysteries and can't wait to read your new book. It sounds interesting with a new twist. Looking forward to your site that is coming soon.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Kate Carlisle said...

Thanks, Dianna! I've been counting the days for so long, I can't believe it's almost here. And thanks for stopping by my pretty new blog. I love the new look!

9:05 AM  
Blogger Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

Hey Kate:

I got here by way of our mutual webdesigner Maddee James--and this site is beautiful. COngratulations.

The buzz about your book is amazing! Can't wait to read it.

Yes, I agree...those days when you see yourself on the website. See your cover. And next--when you open your first box of actual books!

(The night mine arrived--I stayed up all night reading it again. Forgetting I had written it. Which was fun. Then remembering I had written it. Which was even more fun.)

Can't wait to hear what happens with you!

Come visit us at Jungle Red--

9:45 AM  
Blogger tetewa said...

Congrats on the release, sounds like my kind of read!

9:52 AM  
Blogger Trish Milburn said...

Kate, I really like the look of your new blog and looking forward to both your new site and the book!

9:52 AM  
Blogger Virginia said...

Congrats Kate on your new release! I am really looking forward to reading this book. I have already been to the big party at the Romance Bandits. There is one heck of a Mystery Murder party going on there.

9:56 AM  
Blogger catslady said...

Congratulations on your blog and your book. Love the look.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Kate Carlisle said...

Oh Gillian, thanks so much for your kind words!! Maybe I shouldn't say this out loud -- but I really love this book! The characters are like my family, quirky and funny with occasional moments of brilliance. LOL. I hope everyone else loves it, too!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Kate Carlisle said...

Hey Dina, I'm glad you came by! I love the new look of the blog, too. Thanks!

11:27 AM  
Blogger Kate Carlisle said...

Minna, hi! Good to see you here. I really hope you enjoy the book!

11:28 AM  
Blogger Kate Carlisle said...

Hi Joy, thanks for stopping by! I really hope you enjoy the book. Let me know what you think!

11:31 AM  
Blogger Kate Carlisle said...

Hi Hank -- I'm thrilled to see you here! I don't know if Maddee told you but I absolutely love your website. It's one of the reasons why I contacted her in the first place!

And how funny that you read your book over again. I did the same thing! It was so much fun. Naturally, I cringed in a few places, but I also laughed and choked up and got caught up in the story. It was a bit like an out-of-body experience. LOL

I'm a regular lurker at Jungle Red so I'll see you there!

11:36 AM  
Blogger Kate Carlisle said...

Tetewa, thanks so much. I hope you'll enjoy the book!

Hi Trish! I'm so glad you stopped by to see my new digs! :-)

Virginia, there's a lot of partying going on all over the place! And the book's not even out yet! LOL

11:44 AM  
Blogger Kate Carlisle said...

Hi catslady, it's so good to *see* you! Thanks so much for the congrats!

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Jen Lyon said...

I'm here to party, Kate! This is HUGE and I'm so proud of you. Your book is fab and you're gonna be a star!

12:31 PM  
Blogger sarabelle said...

HIya Kate, this party sounds like a blast cant wait. The book sounds amazing. Have a great day. Love the blog.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Congrats on your release! Can't wait to read it. :)

2:20 PM  
Blogger traveler said...

Hi Kate,
Congratulations on the release. The cover artwork is wonderful. The book is a definite winner. I look forward to enjoying this great book.

2:29 PM  
Blogger anne said...

I can hardly wait to read this book. It looks amazing. Congrats on the release and all the best.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Kate Carlisle said...

Aw Jen, you're so cute! Thanks so much for coming by to say hi and for all your kind words!

Hi Sarabelle! Thanks! It's been a real party all day long around here--and the book isn't even out yet!

Hey Wendy, thanks for the Congrats! I hope you enjoy the book.

Hello again, traveler! I'm so glad you like the cover because I really love it. And I'm hoping you'll like the book, too. :-)

Hey Anne, just saw you over at RB! Thanks for coming by my blog, and thanks so much for the good thoughts.

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Jen Lyon said...

Kate, I forgot to add that I love your new picture! It's perfect!

5:35 PM  
Blogger Kate Carlisle said...

Jen, thank you for noticing! Yes, finally got a new piccie to go with the new digs. :-)

5:56 PM  
Blogger Maureen Child said...


Can you believe it's finally here!?!

I'm so proud of you and so excited for you, too! I'm off to preorder!!

6:52 PM  
Blogger Kate Carlisle said...


Nope, can't believe it's finally here...almost! :-)

And wait, I love the sound of that word ... pre-order ...

LOL ... thanks!

7:16 PM  
Blogger DeLyn Fisher said...

What a glorious moment, the moment of first publication! I wish you many, many more success in the future.


7:17 PM  
Blogger danie88 said...

Congrats Kate! Looking forward to its release1 :D

9:56 PM  
Blogger M. said...

came here via Romance Bandits -
Congratulations on persevering for so long with wonderful results. The book sounds intriguing, the blog banner is very pretty. Best wishes on your launch!

7:55 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

The new blog looks really good. And congrats on your new release!

12:00 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Hi Kate:

I am very much looking forward to your new book. The cover is very cute. It will be nice to have a new author to look forward to. GOODLUCK!
Brenda Spiers

9:17 AM  
Blogger Shauna Roberts said...

Count me in on your countdown contest!

2:06 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Hi Kate,
Looking forward to your debut. I find Brooklyn's job very fascinating.

6:11 PM  

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