Join Us For A Chat With Lake Union Authors!

Today’s post by Marybeth Whalen | @MarybethWhalen



Marybeth Whalen’s latest novel, The Things We Wish Were True, was published by Lake Union Publishing, a division of Amazon. Lake Union Publishing offers absorbing works of contemporary and historical fiction that make perfect book club picks. From lush sagas to laugh-out-loud fare, Lake Union Publishing has a story for every taste, season, and mood, from bestselling and debut authors alike.

And Tuesday, March 7th, over 30 amazing authors will be hanging out on Twitter under the #LakeUnionAuthor hashtag to chat with readers and other writers, and each one is offering up a giveaway!! (See the bottom of this post to find out how to enter the She Reads giveaway.)

Here’s what a few of the participating authors had to say about why they’re looking forward to this historic event:

I’ll be at the Twitter party late in the day, as I’m currently living in Singapore. I’m curious to hear what everyone is reading and enjoying, and to earwig conversations with my fellow Lake Union Authors. —  Jo Furniss, author of the forthcoming All The Little Children

There’s no better reward for authors than connecting with readers. Our twitter chat is a great chance to have some fun, meet new people, greet old friends and giveaway lots of books! — Patricia Sands, author of the Love in Provence series

“I’m a chatterbox so I can’t wait to join the other LU authors for a gabfest. I’ll be talking about my favorite subjects: food and books!” — Nicola Marsh, author of Saving Sara

Hearing from readers is one of the best parts of writing a novel! You’d think it would go the other way around, but talking to readers I often end up learning something new about my book; something I’d never thought about! (And I’ve thought about it a lot!!!) — Nancy Star, author of Sisters One, Two, Three

I love hearing from readers because it’s so often a story—a connection from real life—that I hear back in return for the story the book told. The writing life can be pretty isolated and lonely at times, and connecting with readers makes it feel like we’re sharing in the love of books and the exchange of the stories that change and challenge and stay with us for life. — Joy Jordan Lake, author of the forthcoming novel A Tangled Mercy



Joining the party on March 7th is easy: log onto Twitter anytime between 4:30 and 9:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. In the Twitter search window, type #LakeUnionAuthors to see the entire chat. Ask questions, and follow the links to the giveaways being offered. You can also go to the Twitter page of your favorite author (for example, go to @SteenaHolmes for Steena Holmes’s Twitter page) and see her conversation. Many authors will continue chatting after the designated time slot. The times each will appear:

4:30 pm EST:
Nancy Star @NancyStarAuthor
Kay Bratt @KayBratt
Nicola Marsh @NicolaMarsh
Rochelle Weinstein @rochwein
Aimie K Runyan @aimiekrunyan
Camille Pagán @cnoepagan
J A Stone @jastoneauthor
Melissa DePino & Elizabeth Trostler @missydepino and @elizabethlaban
Soraya Nicholas @Soraya_Lane

5:15 pm EST:
Joy Jordan-Lake @joyjordanlake
Mary (M.K.) Tod @MKTodAuthor
Catherine Ryan Hyde @cryanhyde
Maddie Dawson @maddiedawson1

6:00 pm EST:
Steena Holmes @steenaholmes
Virginia Franken @virginiafranken
Barbara Taylor Sissel @barbarasissel
Patricia Sands @patricia_sands
Thelma Adams @thelmadams
Christine Nolfi @christinenolfi

6:45 pm EST:
Barbara Claypole White @bclaypolewhite
Dina Silver @DinaSilver
Elizabeth Blackwell @eblackwellbooks
Lisa Steinke @lizandlisa
Jo Furniss @Jo_Furniss
Heather Burch @HeatherBurch

7:00 pm EST
Kerry Lonsdale @kerrylonsdale
Suzanne Kelman @suzkelman
Marybeth Whalen @marybethwhalen @shereadsbookCLB

7:30 pm EST:
Camille Di Maio @camilledimaio
Grace Greene @Grace_Greene
Megan Chance @MeganSChance
Barbara Josselsohn @barbarajoss
Emily Carpenter @EmilyDCarpenter
Marilyn Simon Rothstein @NounsandVerbs1

8:15 pm EST:
Catherine McKenzie @cemckenzie1
Loretta Nyhan @LorettaNyhan
Patricia Perry Donovan @PatPDonovan
Kerry Anne King @kerry_anne_king
D.M. Pulley @DMPulleyAuthor

Leave a comment here to win a copy of both my novel, The Things We Wish Were True, and my She Reads partner, Ariel Lawhon’s novel Flight of Dreams. See you on Tuesday!

13 Responses to Join Us For A Chat With Lake Union Authors!

  1. Bonnie K. March 6, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

    I look forward to meeting many of the authors. Looks like fun. Thank you for the opportunity to win both The Things We Wish Were True and Flight of Dreams. I’ve heard good things about both books.

  2. cindy roesel March 6, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

    this is going to be so over the top cool! I LOVE lake union publishing and their fabulous authors! I read THE THINGS WE WISH WERE TRUE and reviewed it on my blog months ago! INCREDIBLE! I look forward to reading ARIEL’S novel, FLIGHT OF DREAMS! I HOPE THIS WILL BE A REGULAR EVENT!

  3. Pearl March 6, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

    I’ve just finished reading Flight of Dreams, which was a Christmas gift from my daughter via Book Drop. I am enjoying Book Drop because it introduces me to authors and books that I might not have found otherwise. Flight of Dreams kept me engrossed, wanting to know what happened to the people involved. The historical developments in Germany are shown through the effects on the people’s lives in the book which I found gripping. I look forward to the chance to win The Things We Wish Were True; thanks for that opportunity.

  4. StuffSmart March 7, 2017 at 10:17 am #

    What a great event! Thank you for the opportunity to participate. I’m going to have to add The things we wish were true and Flight of dreams to my reading list.

  5. JHS March 7, 2017 at 10:17 am #

    Interesting concept & event! Will try to pop in.

  6. Susan G. March 7, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

    Wow! I see so many author’s names that I recognize!
    This is awesome!
    It’s like hitting the jackpot!

  7. Susan Peterson March 7, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

    This event on Twitter is so much fun!

  8. Amy March 7, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

    So much fun, thanks for the chance!

  9. Amber Cheras March 7, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

    I am having such a blast!! (@shadow62310)

  10. Marla B March 7, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

    Thank you for the contest! I’m having so much trouble keeping up, but it’s fun!

  11. Burma Turner March 7, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

    Would love to win. Thank you for the chance! Great party!

  12. Suzanne L. March 7, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

    Great Event! Great Authors!

  13. Holly March 7, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

    I’m loving this event!! Thank you so much for the chance to win these wonderful reads ❤️

Leave a Reply

Site by Author Media