Thursday, February 5, 2015

Polar Day Release & Wonderful Personal News

Today is release day for Polar Day and of course I'm super excited about that, but I actually have better news that I am so happy to be able to share. As many of you know my mom has been battling cancer since last summer. She had her last round of chemo in January and this week had a PET scan to assess her condition. Yesterday we learned that she is in remission! Her oncologist's office called to share the wonderful news and we couldn't be happier. I honestly did not believe she would be able to beat this at her age (she turned 87 this week) and if someone had told me back in August we would be celebrating now I would not have believed it. I was so relieved when I got the call that I almost felt like I could faint! Yesterday was such an amazing day for my family and one we will always cherish.

I know lots of people have prayed for her and sent good wishes our way and I want to send my heartfelt thanks to all of you. I will never forget the amazing support I've received from the wonderful people in this community. Thank you!


And now to the book! Polar Day is officially out now and while I am still waiting on the Kindle link and some others, you can find the paperback now here. The Kindle should be at that same link soon. The book is also on Goodreads here.

I'm doing a tour with Goddess Fish starting next week so I haven't set up a regular blog tour, but my dear friend Cathrina Constantine is sharing an excerpt from the book here. This was a fun excerpt to share as it features my favorite characters, the Polar Night duo Danny and Aleksei. :)

Other friends are sharing the blurb and book info for a mini book blast so you will see me popping up a bit the next few days.

You can read the first chapter of the book at my website here. And the Goodreads giveaway continues until February 10 if you'd like to enter to win a signed copy. Just go here to enter!

Thank you again to everyone for your support!


34 comments:

  1. Holy crow!! What awesome news all the way around!! Congratulations, Julie!

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  2. Congratulations and such awesome news about your mother!

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  3. Julie, that is such wonderful news about your mom. Double reason to celebrate today! Good luck with your book launch.

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  4. Whoo hoo all around!!! Congratulations on the book launch! And your Mom is 87 and beat cancer?! She's a tough cookie. :)

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  5. OH my gosh - I was just coming here to see about your book and now we get this HUGE news about your mom! That's so amazingly wonderful. Miracles are the best thing ever. :) You two have fun celebrating.

    Congrats on the release of Polar Day. That cover is incredible!

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  6. So happy to hear the good news about your mom! What a strong woman to be able to conquer it at that age. I saw the pic of her and Andy. It's so nice he was able to visit her, and doesn't she look wonderful-such a great smile. Certainly a day for celebration with that news and your book release. I can't wait to read Polar Day! My writer's group is associated with Mt. Orab library in Brown County and I'll see if they can order a copy of Polar Day as well as Polar Night for their branch.

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  7. That's fantastic news about your mom. I'm so happy for you and her and your whole family.

    And, of course, congratulations on the release of Polar Day. A huge day all around.

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  8. Fantastic news! Yay for your mom and congratulations on the book! :)

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  9. Congratulations on the release of Polar Day. And what awesome news for your mom.

    Have a lovely Thursday.

    P.S. You can expect an email from me soon regarding a book project.

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  10. That gave me the warmest fuzzies!! So happy for you and your mom. How wonderful is that? I love stories of people beating cancer. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the book. I will add you a little shout out soon. :)

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  11. Woohoo! Yay for remission! I'm so glad for you and for your mom's health.

    And, go Polar Day!

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  12. Wonderful news about your mom, congratulations! That is fantastic. Also, a big congratulations on your new release!

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  13. Yay for Polar Day and remission! Give your mom a hug from all of us. :)

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  14. You should mark this day as your lucky day or your Gratitude day! @ wonderful things happened-your book launch and your mom's remission. This is truly a glorious day-all the best!

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  15. Good news about your mom! Worth ten book releases any day. :)

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  16. How wonderful! Having your mother for that length of time is incredible.

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  17. Oh my god, what incredible news all the way around! Is this the best day ever, or what? Congratulations on ALL fronts, Julie. I'm so happy for you!

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  18. So very happy for you and for your mom! Congratulations to both of you!

    Anything I can do to help - just let me know!

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  19. Congratulations on the release of Polar Day! Can't wait to get my copy and read more about Danny and Aleksei! The book blurbs have made me curious!
    I'm beyond happy for your mom and your whole family, too! What great news! Double reason to celebrate. :)
    All the best to you!

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  20. GREAT news, Julie! Soooo happy for you and your family and your mother's friends. Your mother's spirit and fortitude inspire! And congrats on the release of Polar Day! Will charge of my Kindle!

    Thanks for the FB follow! :))

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  21. I'm soooooo happy for you and your family. What a blessing!

    I'm looking forward to reading your new book. Good luck with it!

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  22. Congratulations, Julie! It must be such a relief to get that news about your mom and exciting to have a new book out.

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  23. I am so happy about your mom! Enjoy every, single moment.

    Oh, and with Polar Day, too, of course :)

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  24. That's fabulous news about your mother, Julie!! And huge congrats on the release of your new book!! Smiles all around! :)

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  25. Aw, what phenomenal news about your mom! Yay you! :D

    Also, so exciting about Polar Day! This series is amazing, so I can't wait to have the chance to buy a copy!

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  26. You must be so relieved. A double whammy for celebration. Congrats!

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  27. What an awesome week. Congrats on both accounts.

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  28. Congratulations on your book release and MAJOR YAY to your mom's good news. That's amazing!

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  29. Congratulations on your new release, but most especially for your mom!!!

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  30. Delighted for you that your mum's had such good news. Now you can enjoy the new book release properly :-)

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  31. So happy to read the good news about your mother! That is awesome. Congratulations on the book!

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  32. so happy to hear your mom's in remission! yes!! and congrats on your series!!

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  33. Hi Julie - I'm so pleased for you and your mother, and the family ... yes I can believe you must all be so so pleased and happy ...

    Congratulations on the release of Polar Day - love the cover ...

    Just wonderful to have such heartfelt news ... big hugs - Hilary

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