The last week or so has been REALLY busy. I had a deadline that pretty much removed me from the land of the living for several days.
I'm not complaining. The fact that I have deadlines means I'm really an author and the fact that I've never been late on one means that I'm not annoying my publisher too much.
I have a lot of good news that I want to share about For What It's Worth and now I can take a minute to give an update.
This morning I sent the final proof back to the publisher. Woo hoo! I love the layout and the look of the inside of the book. They did some little extras that are perfect. I can't wait for you to see it. That means it's out of my hands until it's completely finished and ready for the book launch party (which hopefully you're all coming to. I've received the invitations back from the printer and am ready to start sending them out. You're all invited and I'd love to send you an invitation. Just email me your address and I'll be sure you get one. firstname.lastname@example.org)
Another exciting development is that I'm now working with the amazing Kathy at I'm A Reader Not A Writer. She is hosting a book blast and blog tour for me when the book comes out. It's almost like having my own publicist for a little while. I'm so excited about what she's putting together.
And finally, I received four fantastic endorsements for For What It's Worth and today I got permission to share them with you. (These will be inside the front cover of the book.) Thanks to Teri, Rachael, Amanda and Regina who read ARCs and shared their thoughts. It makes it all so real and it feels SO much closer. So here you go:
Reading Karey White’s books, like eating chocolate cake, is
always satisfying and brings a smile to my face. For What It’s Worth
is light, romantic, and delicious. It’s a great pleasure read. Sit down
and get lost in the charming world of wedding cakes and love.
As an added bonus, each chapter starts with a recipe, so it’s a
novel and cookbook all in one. A fun read!
—Teri Harman, KSL columnist, Studio 5 contributor, and
author of Blood Moon, available June 22, 2013
I just loved the book – loved it. Hated putting it down and hated
finishing it. Karey White is my new Maeve Binchy, her writing as warm
as the bakery her novel is set in. For What It’s Worth surprised me,
made me smile, say “no” out loud in a public place. I love when a
character feels like my sister. I didn’t want to finish it, so now I may
try the recipes that began every chapter.
—Amanda Dicks on, author and radio personality
This book oozes charm, romance, and mouth-watering recipes.
If you want to escape reality and curl up with a darling story, For
What It’s Worth is the perfect fit. Thank you, Karey White!
—Rachael Anderson, author
This is a book worth every penny of the price. In the business
of baking wedding cakes, every detail must be perfection, but this
story remembers that real life is oh-so-messy. White’s clear and
honest writing left me hungry for good food, a close family, and a
little romance. A beautiful marriage of food, family, and faith.
—Regina Sirois, author of On Little Wings,
2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award