April McGowan

You Win!

SONY DSCIt’s been an exciting week with reviews for Jasmine coming in (almost all five stars) and the contest. Thanks to everyone who entered. We have THREE winners 🙂 Congratulations to Pat, Muriel and Pauline! WHOOOT! I’ve sent you an email to connect further and I’ll get your prizes of a free e-book copy of Jasmine and the Jars of Clay album, Good Monsters, to you.

Here are some highlights on what readers are saying about Jasmine:

“Jasmine is an amazing and heart-wrenching tale of hurt and healing.”

” I give Jasmine 5 stars.”

“This book was hard to put down, and brought me to tears several times.”

“This book had me on the edge of my seat.”

Thanks so much for all the wonderful reviews and sharing with your friends about Jasmine.  If you’ve read it, would you please review? If you’re on Goodreads, please add Jasmine to your shelf to read and let folks know what you thought.  If you haven’t had a chance yet, and your e-book reader is nagging you for some new material, please hop here and click the link directly for your favorite device. AND if you like to read the paperback version, don’t worry, September 15th is just around the corner.

Thanks again for sharing! I’m counting on all of you to help me get the word out. The support you’ve given me has been tremendous. You guys are the best.




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The Winner Takes It All

Jasmine Good news! Jasmine is now available on the Kindle  as well as the Nook! Hop on over and get one. And if you’ve already read it, would you be so kind as to leave a review for me? I’d so appreciate it! The reviews coming in so far are very good and incredibly touching to me.

Would you do me a favor and spread the word about Jasmine? I’ve created my first contest to help you share. At the end of the contest, three people will be chosen randomly to win a free ebook copy of Jasmine and the Jars of Clay album, Good Monsters (an album that inspired a scene or two in the novel). If you’ve already purchased them, no worries! You can gift them to a friend! Remember, the more often you share, the more entries you get in the contest, and the higher your chances of winning are!

While you’re at it, please don’t forget to donate to Portland Rescue Mission and donate to Shepherd’s Door (designate women’s and children’s recovery), and Door To Grace. If you do, you’ll be helping change lives!

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Release DaySaturday was an amazing day. Actually, it started Friday evening. I got home to discover that Jasmine was LIVE digitally, out there on Amazon (don’t worry, it’s becoming available on other formats as the week goes on-I’ll keep you posted). What an incredible feeling. I”ve been doing guest blog posts here and there, marketing and sharing and suddenly, there she was. I downloaded it to my Kindle right away. As soon as I flipped to the title page, I started to cry. I’d realized my dream of being published.

I’ve been so focused on guest blog posts and lining up marketing, so focused on the date on the calendar, that when my husband suggested we do a little something to celebrate, I couldn’t fathom it. Being the loving, wise, man he is–he completely ignored my protests and picked up some delicious gluten free cupcakes from Piece Of Cake (if you haven’t eaten their wares, you MUST) and a bouquet of beautiful flowers. At the top, you can see a cute collage photo of our celebration my daughter made.

I’m like a proud new mama–there she is, isn’t she pretty?

Have you ever realized a dream–or are you still waiting for one? I’d love to hear your stories.

And thanks for all your support in making this one happen for me.


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