April McGowan

Gotta Fly Now

Saturday approacheth! What’s so great about Saturday? Lawn work? NOPE. Well…maybe. But, better than that, you can download the digital release of my novel, Jasmine. Can I get a hurrah?

Ever since June hit, I’ve been hearing that Rocky theme song music in the back of my head—complete with wakka wakka guitar riffs and string section. You know the part where Rocky is running and training and he finally gets to the top of the stairs and tadah! Then he goes on and fights a lot and gets brain damage. Um…Where was I going with that?

Writing is a bit like Rocky. You develop a story idea, get it all on paper, edit it to death, let others edit it, polish it and start pitching it (this process can take years). Then it’s all cake, right? Nope. You’re just at the top of the stairs, exhausted, hoping for a Gatorade—because now starts marketing. Actually, you’ve got to be marketing all along, really, but you really start pushing and connecting and chatting up your book at this point. The hard work keeps going—hopefully without the brain damage (this is in direct proportion with how many times you whack your head against your computer screen).

To whet your interest, here’s the Jasmine book trailer. You didn’t know that book trailers existed? Yep, they do. Would you do me a favor? Forward this blog post to a friend or two. Share the video. All that lovely social media stuff. I’m in your debt.

And please don’t forget to hop over to the Shepherd’s Door at Portland Rescue Mission (indicate women and children’s recovery)  and Door to Grace websites to donate to their amazing ministries, helping hurting women and children. You can make a difference in someone’s life today.


Book Trailer


  1. Jean
    Jun 12, 2013

    Hurrahhh!! Definitely you get a hurrahh. You have worked hard and deserve it. I can’t wait to download it Saturday morning. We’re going camping and I will get to read it then. Thanks again for the excellent timing on the Kindle version.

    • April
      Jun 12, 2013

      Glad to accommodate your vacation! LOL Happy reading 🙂

  2. Janet
    Jun 12, 2013

    I am so excited for you!! Can’t wait to read it…!! Blessings to you!

  3. Gloria Solstad
    Jun 13, 2013

    Grandma and Grandpa would have been so proud of you April. You are truly fulfilling your destiny as a writer and promoter of truth. Congratulations and much success. Aunty Gloria

  4. Cristin Carter
    Jun 13, 2013

    I’m so excited for you Rocky…err I mean April!!!!

  5. April
    Jun 13, 2013

    Thanks, Aunty. I’ve been thinking about the grandparents quite a lot lately. 🙂

  6. Jason Houston
    Jul 10, 2013

    Great book, very well written, great job getting it published. I look forward to reading more of your books.

    • April
      Jul 10, 2013

      Wow! Thanks so much, Jason. I’m so glad you liked it. Thanks for your support and reading it. That means so much! Many blessings.

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