Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Big Surprise!

Brandilyn and I got a big surprise last Saturday. My son called and asked if I knew my book was out. “Of course not,” I said. “It won’t be out until September 16.”

“I know that’s what you’ve told us,” said Nate, “but it is out. It is on the shelves at Deseret Book, and it is available at deseretbook.com.”

“Are you sure?” I asked.

“Positive,” he said.

Well, you can imagine what happened next. I made a flying trip to Deseret Book and found that Some Secrets Hurt is indeed on the shelves. Next we checked websites. Besides deseretbook.com, we found it available on barnesandnoble.com. Amazon.com and borders.com have it available for preorder with the September release date. BYU Bookstore has it on their shelves, but not on their website.

I called the local Barnes and Noble to see if they have it in stock. “Not yet,” I heard, “but we can order it in.” The South Town Barnes and Noble has ordered one. It will be here Friday. You could be the one to get that book.

Curiosity got the better of me, so I asked my Shadow Mountain friends, “what’s up with that?” Of course I am crazy with delight, to see my book on store shelves, but how did it happen, and when does the publicity start?

It seems the book was ready early and Deseret Book was already shipping early for Education Week, so they decided to ship early to their stores as well. The publicity will wait for the official September 16 release date, but in the meantime Some Secrets Hurt is on store shelves now.

Why wait? Get your copy today. Today is the perfect day to share it with someone you love. Remember that keeping kids safe is everyone’s job.

Linda Garner


10 comments:

Tristi Pinkston said...

What a fun surprise! You must be on cloud nine.

L.T. Elliot said...

I'm glad it's an "early" surprise instead of a "late" surprise! It wouldn't be nearly as much fun the other way 'round. =] Congratulations!

Amber Lynae said...

That is a fun surprise I agree with LT. It is better to early than late. I will spread the word.

Julie Olson said...

Congratulations! It's so fun to see your book on a store shelf. How wonderful!

Carolyn V. said...

Woo Hoo Linda and Brandilyn! *happy dance* How awesome! =)

Alison said...

That is soooo awesome! I can't wait to run down to Deseret Book and check it out!

C.S. Bezas said...

What great news! Congratulations.

Connie Moody said...

That's exciting news! I'll have to check it out!!

Terresa said...

what a sweet surprise that must have been! Congrats!!!

Michele Ashman Bell said...

This is so exciting. This has happened to me before. The book is in the store before you even receive it. I don't get it but who cares, your book is finally on the shelves. Congratulations!