Wish me luck!
With a second book complete, I'm on the hunt for an agent. I'm being relatively selective about who I query. So far so good. I feel like I'm querying the right people. I went the small publisher route for Switch-A-Wish, and I'd be open to doing that again. But for now, I'm comfortable testing the agent waters, if for no other reason than it's a new experience. If you see my posts on Twitter during #pitmad, that's just my attempt at trying to get someone's attention.
Wish me luck!
Bad news: my publisher, Three Worlds Press, is closing for business.
Good news: Switch-A-Wish is still available for purchase on Amazon. You can find the Kindle version by clicking here. If you want the paperback version, you'll find a few new and used copies from third party sellers. As always, if you're a book reviewer, I'd be happy to send you a copy. Just leave me a message with your name and address.
More good things to come in 2017.
Thanks to Erin, a.k.a Just a Girl Kindleing, for a great review of Switch-A-Wish:
"Switch -a- Wish examines the complexity of a stressed relationship through the eyes of partners who are required to live as each other. This unique perspective allows Chris and Amanda a chance to find their way back to the feelings of the love they once shared..."
Read the rest of the review here, and stick around to check out her other great reviews: http://wwwjustagirlkindleing.blogspot.com/2016/08/review-switch-wish-by-mb-earnheardt_16.html?m=1
Special thanks to Lit Youngstown and Karen Schubert for having me read a bit from Switch-A-Wish at Suzie's Dogs and Drafts in Youngstown, OH. I had a wonderful time meeting the Lit Youngstown crew and hearing amazing work from some talented Youngstown people. Side note: my man, Adam, volunteered as emcee for the open mic portion of the event. As usual, he was 100% ham.
Thank you to the Millvale Community Library and Tupelo Honey Teas for hosting me today! Danielle Spinola, owner of Tupelo Honey Teas, makes the best iced tea I've ever had. I didn't even know it could taste so good. I'm going to hit up her website and expand my tea horizons.
Check out Tupelo Honey Teas at http://www.tupelohoneyteas.com/ and check out the Millvale Community Library at http://www.millvalepa.com/businesses/millvale-community-library
Had an amazing time at the Columbus Arts Festival a few weeks ago, participating in the "Word Is Art" Program on the Ohio Magazine stage. Thanks to Gretchen Hirsch, Chair of the "Word is Art" Stage, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council for inviting me to participate. I had a wonderful time reading a passage from Switch-A-Wish, and talking to some new readers. And a huge thanks to the GCAC for the wonderful surprise I received in the mail a few days ago.
I'm very excited to announce I'll be participating in the Ohioana Book Festival on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you're in the Columbus area, I hope you'll come visit me. This year, the Ohioana Book Festival is celebrating its 10th birthday at the Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square (Capitol Square, 75 E. State St., Columbus, OH 43215).
It promises to be a great event. According to the Ohioana Book Festival website, they will have "more than 120 Ohio writers (including ten featured authors), panel discussions, special activities for children and teens, a book fair, and more! The book festival offers something for every reader of every age—and it’s free."
Hope to see you there.
For more information, click here to check out the Ohioana Book Festival website.
Chick Lit Central is amazing. If you have time, check them out at chicklitcentral.com. And congrats to the winners in the Switch-A-Wish giveaway.
Here's a piece of their interview with me about Switch-A-Wish and... wait for it... fashion:
What is the oldest piece of clothing you own?
I own a brown leather, bomber style jacket that I bought while I was in high school. It wasn’t that expensive and it’s a dated look now, but these types of jackets were a trend because of the success of Top Gun, and I just could never bring myself to give it away. It certainly will never fall apart. I recently pulled it out and started wearing it again.
What is your favorite fashion magazine?
I’ve always had an affinity for...
Read more at http://www.chicklitcentral.com/2016/01/sharing-cosmopolitan-with-mb.html
Thanks "jmcgowen" for this great review of Switch-A-Wish on Barnes & Noble:
"Wow! Talk about a reality check. This book almost seemed like it was written for my husband and I....well, if we were to switch bodies for a day. There was so much in this book that we both could relate to that it actually made me laugh and cringe at the same time." Read more at Barnes & Noble.
Get Switch-A-Wish on Barnes & Noble (in print or for Nook), Amazon (print and Kindle), and other great book retailers.
Thanks "Melissa", whoever and wherever you are, for this wonderful review of Switch-A-Wish:
"I absolutely loved this book. I hadn't heard of the author, but the cover and title were enough to get me to go ahead and read the blurb. I was hooked right from there. How many times have you wondered what it would be like if you could trade places with someone, let them see what it's like to walk in your shoes, but you have to remember that you will also get a look at what it's like to take a walk in their shoes. I really was sucked right into the story. The author has done a fantastic job of writing a book with real life issues that many couples struggle with, with style and grace, empathy and humor..."
Read more at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26367481-switch-a-wish