Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Book Release Day! Buy a book, help a great cause


Friends, it's book release day! I humbly offer my YA novel, The Boy Who Loved Fire. Yes, I'm excited. Yes, I'm nervous as heck. But most of all, I'm proud. I truly hope readers will love Manny's story.

This isn't an ordinary release day. All proceeds from today's sales will be donated to the Grossman Burn Center via Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors. The burn center holds a special place in my heart, because they took excellent care of our son when he had third degree burns. Abigail, the love interest in The Boy Who Loved Fire, is also a burn victim. I drew on our personal experience when writing her character.

I sincerely hope you enjoy the book. If you buy a copy, I'd love it if you sent me a photo of you holding the book. I'd proudly post the photos here, on Pinterest, and on my author Facebook page. Please send your photos to julie at juliemusil dot com.

Here's the short description and buy links. Thanks so much for your support!

Manny, a modern teen Scrooge, faces three ghosts as he outruns arson charges, falls for his fire victim, and battles for redemption.


All of tomorrow's proceeds will be donated to Carousel Ranch, where they provide equestrian therapy for disabled kids. Check in again tomorrow, when I'll share details of why I chose this amazing charity for day two.

thank you*thank  you* thank you* thank you

If you've released a book, how did you handle release day? Were you nervous? Excited? Scared as heck? Any advice you can give a newbie?

25 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Already read your guest spot with Morgan.
    Just relax and enjoy your release day. There will be a million things you want to do and you won't get them all done, but that's all right.

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    1. Alex, thanks so much for your wise advice! And thanks for everything you do to support writers.

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  2. Julie, how wonderful - congratulations - all your hard work has finally paid off. Just enjoy!!!

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  3. Julie, you just keep getting better and better. Wow. Look at all you're doing.

    That's CRAZY with your son... how mortifying... goodness, I'm so glad he's okay... (I'm assuming!) And I have my ebook! So very excited to read! :)

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    1. Morgan, thanks so much! My son is absolutely fine now. A 3" x 2" scar on his foot, but it's fading with time :)

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    1. Terri, your release day will be here before you know it!

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  5. Happy Release Day! Enjoy your special day!

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    1. Natalie, thanks so much! I'll see you on your blog on 2/3 :)

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  6. Woohoo!!! So excited for you and can't wait to read!!!! 2 great charities - I know a couple of folks who use horse therapy regularly (so awesome!) and the burn unit people do Amazing work too. Great choices!

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    1. Jemi, thanks so much for your continued support. I truly appreciate it!

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    1. Susan, I owe this decision to you! 100%

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  8. Julie,

    Wishing you *much* success this week and on into the future. You give me inspiration because it's so great to see another parent of three boys publish their book :)

    (and super kudos to you for paying it forward to those two worthy charities. Good on ye :)

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    1. Mark, thank you! Yes, parents of three boys have their own sets of challenges, right? 8 am - 2 pm M-F is the magic time frame :)

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  9. Happy release day! Make sure you enjoy the moment.

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    1. Donna, thanks! I'm for sure enjoying the moment

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  10. Congrats on your book release, Julie!!! I hope you make a lot of sales today. :)

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  11. I thought I commented already. Must have been a psychic comment. I cried on your release day because I'm so happy for you, and joyful that your hard work and dedication has blossomed.

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