Porch Swing Party

A book signing on an island as small as Denman is a little like hanging out all afternoon on a covered porch with good friends dropping by to say hello. They stay for a spell and we share a laugh or two over cookies while we catch up on families and gardens; visitors and holidays; and especially how and when we arrived on the island. Local hot topics pop up in conversation as often as marvels at the beautiful weather and the speed at which time flies.

J.P._McLean_Book_Signing_at_Abraxas_BooksAnd fly, it does…it was less than a year ago that the good folks at Abraxas Books hosted the signing of my first book, The Gift: Awakening. When the second book, The Gift: Revelation, came out, once again, they jumped on board with enthusiasm. Thank you, Juan, Leslie, Corinne and Shaun for your early and continuing support.

J.P._McLean_With_Customers_at_Abraxas_BooksAnd for everyone out there who’s been asking about when the third book in the trilogy, The Gift: Redemption, will be coming out, you won’t have long to wait. I’m working toward a Christmas release and I’ll announce it all right here on my blog and through my newsletter. If you’re not getting my posts by e-mail, click the “follow” button on my blog and you’ll get a notice every time I post something new. Or sign up for my newsletter and you’ll get a notice when a new book is coming out.

Until then, enjoy the spectacular weather, and support the hard-working folks at your local book store.


About JP McLean

Author of The Gift Legacy, a contemporary thriller with a twist of fantasy that will leave you believing the impossible and wary of the night sky…
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2 Responses to Porch Swing Party

  1. I hope the book signing went well. As a writer whose book is wobbling along the publishing trail towards the book stores and other places, I am becoming very interested in these marketing activities. How useful do you think these book signings are. I’ve hard of success stories, but also of authors sitting there, largely ignored, in the corner of a bookshop, which must be pretty dispiriting


    • JP McLean says:

      The book signing events for me are quite successful, but I think the venue makes all the difference. Abraxas Books, where I’ve done mine, is a local, independent book store and the only book store on our small island of 1000 people. Abraxas supports local writers and artists, and the community, in return, supports them. I haven’t ventured off island for book signings yet, but now that the trilogy is finished, I think it’s time to be brave and venture out there. When I do, I’ll let you know, even if tissues are involved.


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