Sunday, August 29, 2010

Book Trailer for In the Belly of Jonah by Sandra Brannan

Dear fellow bloggers,

I had the pleasure of meeting mystery author, Sandra Brannan at the Book Blogger Convention in NYC this past May. Before the actual convention started we were served breakfast and were able to hop around and mingle with other bloggers, publishers, authors and publicists. I got there a little late and sat down at one table with Jenny from Take Me Away, Jennifer from Crazy for Books, Melissa from The Betty and Boo Chronicles and Sandra Brannan, author of 
In the Belly of Jonah.

We had a blast getting to know one another talking about books, blogging, NYC and life. Sandra and I were sitting next to one another and got along quite famously. We discovered we were both huge fans of mystery/thrillers and talked about our favorite authors. I recommended Nicci French and Laura Lippman and she talked about how she knew Harlan Coben. Cool, huh?

Anyway, it wasn't until we got into the convention and sat down that Jenny's husband handed me the book, In the Belly of Jonah. Sandra was passing them out.  I said, "What's this?" He said it was Sandra's book. I, apparently, had not had enough coffee at that point of the breakfast and missed that part of the conversation where she was the author of a mystery book!

I was very excited to read it, not only because I am a fan of the genre, but because Sandra was such a delightful person that I really wanted to support her work. It really hit me that the purpose of the Book Blogger Convention was not just to promote bloggers but to promote the success of all writers. We are all hear to support one another. It was a great feeling.

The next day I was gearing up to leave and out of all of the books I picked up at BEA and the Convention, I chose Sandra's book to read on the airplane. And I am so glad I did. I loved it.

Over the next few days you will see several posts from me showcasing this title.
Monday: My review
Tuesday: Q&A with the featured character, Liv Bergen.
Wednesday: Q &A with Sandra and a Giveaway. RELEASE DAY!

Today, I give you a sneak peak at the book trailer to get your juices flowing!

Click here.

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Oooh this one sounds fantastic! I can't wait to hear your review and thoughts on it :)

Marissa said...

You are so awesome! Thanks for the nice post on Sandra. She really is such a great person and I'm so happy you two were able to meet. Thanks for all your help with the book launch!

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Ooh, I'm excited to hear your thoughts on this! I love a good mystery/thriller!! I am a new visitor and now a follower to your blog, so this is quite a treat to see this post!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I have to get this book read - thanks for the reminder. I too met Sandra at BEA and had dinner with her and a few other authors with my roommates one night.

Must read this soon!