Hey! What the what? Suz Brockmann’s sending you an e-newsletter that includes cover art!
Yup. With Jason’s help, I pried my email newsletter list out of the rusty jaws of Yahoogroups, and brought it safely into 2015! (You may not have heard from me in a while because your email was tucking my Yahoogroup-alicious newsletters into your spam folder! I hope you’re well! I’ve been busy with a bunch o’ fun projects. More about that in a sec…)
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But before you go: I’d love to share with you one last message about an upcoming book! It’s called Way of the Warrior, and it’s an anthology of stories by eight military romance authors–of which I am one!
Not only is Way of the Warrior a great opportunity for you to discover other military romance authors, but your book-buying dollars will go directly to the Wounded Warrior Project.All proceeds from this charity anthology, from authors and publisher alike are going to that very worthy cause!
Way of the Warrior is available in paperback and ebook, from Sourcebooks.
My story is set in my Troubleshooters world and is called Home Fire Inferno.
Featured characters: Navy SEALs Izzy Zanella, Dan Gillman, Jay Lopez, Mark Jenkins, Senior Chief Stan Wolchonok (yes, Stan fans, the senior plays a role in this story, as does CO Jazz Jacquette!), and introducing Hospital Corpsman Hubert Bickles (aka the SEAL with the intriguing nickname HoboMofo); Eden Zanella, Jenn Gillman, Brianna Bickles, and Brianna’s 5th grade teacher and LOTR elf princess look-alike, Carol Redmond.
Location: Manila, Philippines; San Diego and Obsidian Springs, California
Timeframe: This Troubleshooters story tales place in January 2010, about eight months after the end of Breaking the Rules, and about two weeks after Free Fall, my latest TS series e-short.
Navy SEAL Dan Gillman’s wife, Jenn, goes into early labor while stranded in the California desert, as he and most of Team Sixteen are mission ready, overseas. Meanwhile, left behind with a recent knee injury and faced with impending surgery and rehab, Chief Jay Lopez decides that the timing might be exactly right for a romantic interlude with a pretty fifth grade teacher . . . High jinks *definitely* ensue. (12,000 words or about 50 pages)
Here’s an easy list of links for Way of the Warrior at various online booksellers:
I’m gonna attempt to be as brief as possible with the rest of my e-news. (Shh, I hear you laughing! I said attempt.)
Here’re the headlines:
- New England area readers: I’m holding a launch party for Way of the Warriorat the Bacon Free Library in South Natick, MA on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.! (deets below)
- Advance Planners/Readers: The Romance Writers of America’s giant booksigning to support literacy programs is being held in NYC on Wednesday, July 22nd, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the New York Marriott Marquis!
- Advance Planners/Writers: RWA! NYC! July 22 – 25! I’m giving two workshops this year, one on diversity in romance with Farrah Rochon, and one on the writer/audiobook-narrator relationship with Patrick Lawlor! (deets below)
- ICYMI: My latest Troubleshooters e-short, Free Fall, (featuring Navy SEAL Izzy Zanella!) is available in all e-formats! Free Fall is the first installment of a connected trilogy of Troubleshooters short stories that continues in Home Fire Inferno, the TS story included in the Way of the Warrior military romance anthology, and concludes in an upcoming short called READY TO ROLL.
- I’m about to launch a Kickstarter campaign for a movie called Russian Dollthat I’ll be executive producing this summer. (But more about that in my next newsletter!)
Here’re the details:
1) Launch Party for Way of the Warrior
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Bacon Free Library
Author talk & book signing: Suz Brockmann
58 Elliot Street, South Natick, MA 01760
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Note: I’m donating all books at this event! All proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project. Also? This little library is housed in a building constructed in the 1800s. It’s gorgeous and quirky and really quite lovely! Come check it out!
2) Wednesday, July 22, 2015: New York City, NY
Romance Writers of America National Conference Literacy Book Signing
Location: New York Marriott Marquis
New York, New York 10036
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Open to the public but visit RWA’s website for info and signing guidelines!
Note: Join me and hundreds of your favorite romance authors at a HUGE book signing. All proceeds support literacy programs.3) Thursday, July 23 – Saturday, July 25, 2015: New York City, NY
Romance Writers of America National Conference
Location: New York Marriott Marquis
New York, NY 10036
Note: I’ll be presenting two workshops at RWA. Come and say hello!
The Human Experience: Throwing Away Stereotypes and Creating Realistically Diverse Characters through Empathy (Craft)
Speakers: Suzanne Brockmann and Farrah Rochon
Saturday, July 25; 4:30 p.m.
Black, white, gay, straight, male, female: we’re all human. And if we start with the basics—the human heart—we can easily avoid stereotypes and instead create a rainbow of realistically diverse characters to people our novels.
The Author/Audiobook Narrator Collaboration (Industry)
Speakers: Suzanne Brockmann and Patrick Lawlor
Thursday, July 23; 11:00 a.m.
A New York Times best-selling author and an award-winning audiobook narrator talk about how to find the right narrator not only to excite readers, but also to improve your writing and storytelling skills.
4) In Case You Missed It: Here’s the blurb from Free Fall: What should be an easy HAHO training jump for SEAL Team Sixteen goes wrong, forcing Izzy Zanella to do what he does best: Improvise. At thirty thousand feet.
About 12,000 words or 50 pages
Available in ebook and in audio download read by Patrick Lawlor and Melanie Ewbank
Featuring: Navy SEALs Izzy Zanella and Tony Vlachic, their spouses and partners Eden and Adam, as well as Eden’s teenage brother Ben Gillman.
Location: San Diego, California; and Manila, Philippines
Timeframe: Free Fall takes place about eight months after the end of Breaking the Rules (TS #16)
5) Here’s the link to Russian Doll‘s website. Our Kickstarter campaign should go live on or around May 3rd and run through May 30th. I’ve created quite a few reader-friendly rewards for backers! More details coming soon!
Thank you for your time and attention!