Wednesday, October 10, 2012

CURSE OF THE DOUBLE DIGITS - Launch Party!


Welcome to the party!
10 Giveaways - 5 signed paperbacks & 5 eBooks
to celebrate Becky's 10th birthday 
and the official release of Curse of the Double Digits!

"Woo hoo! It's my birthday!"

Becky turns 10 on the 10th day of the 10th month!
She expects it to be magical.
The whole class is invited to her party, including Chad, the cutest boy in the fifth grade. So is Darlenie-the-Meanie. 

Becky wants to look cute for her big day, but all her plans go wrong. Really wrong. The magic of turning ten disappears before she even has a chance to blow out her birthday candles.


Things get so bad, she refuses to go to her own party. Becky wonders if the Curse of the Double Digits will jinx her forever.

Available at:
Amazon

Paperback - $4.99
eBook - $2.99

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment, 
along with which format you prefer, 
eBook or a signed paperback. 
Random drawings will be held through October 30th.
(Sorry, paperbacks are only for the U.S. and Canada. 
Ebooks for anywhere.)

To continue the fun, hop over to: 
Maria Cisneros Toth's new blog,
A Writer's Life of Scraps & Scribbles
for a quirky interview

and also 

Robyn Campbell's 
Putting Pen to Paper
for another quirky interview! 

Leave a comment on Maria's blog 
and Robyn's blog
to enter the giveaways on their sites, too. 

May your luck be better than poor Becky's!

Did you ever have a birthday party when you were a kid?
How old were you? Did you play games? 
What's the best birthday gift you ever received?



76 comments:

Bish Denham said...

Congratulations Lynn! I'm VERY excited for you. All my best with your launch.

LynNerdKelley said...

Bish - Thank you for coming to celebrate with me!

dianabeebe said...

Congratulations on the book, Lynn! This is so exciting!

I had to share small birthday parties with my little sister, because her birthday was the day after mine (2 years apart). Usually, friends came over and we had cake and ice cream. :-)

Hobo Annie said...

Congratulations,Lynn and Happy Birthday,Becky! So excited the book is a reality. Just read it (Kindle cover to Kindle cover) and can so relate to the domino effect of kid-hood mishaps! Once a friend and I had to be witches in a play, so we put green food coloring in base makeup. Worked great for the show...but we had to go to school with green-stained faces for a week!!!

Mike Kalmbach said...

Congratulations, Lynn! Really an enjoyable read. I loved the realistic choices and consequences Becky faced throughout the book. Fun!

Robyn Campbell said...

*happy dance* First in line at the bouncey house. Yip, yip, yippee!!

Congrads Lynn! I love you and wish you the most happiness and success a person(or an offspring of a zebra or donkey) could have. Becky deserves it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BECKY!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Congrats!! I wish you much luck and many happy sales. :)

Melissa Bowersock said...

Congratulations, Lynn! You've done a great job with this book; love the cover! Love the inside! This brings back all the wonderful/awful memories of growing up. Long live Becky!

Alica McKenna Johnson said...

Congratulations- this is so exciting I wish you the best of luck!!!

Laura Pauling said...

Congrats! What an awesome day for you!

LynNerdKelley said...

Diana - Thank you for coming to help me celebrate! Oh, yes, sharing birthdays with someone else who's birthday is close to yours or the same day! My hubby and his sister's birthdays are a day apart, too.

Hobo Annie - Thank you for coming today and for buying the book. Glad you got a kick out of it. I'm so glad you shared this story about the green food coloring because that's hilarious!

Mike - Thanks so much for sharing in my big day and for your support. You rock!

LynNerdKelley said...

Robyn - You're first in line for the bounce house! You're the best and I love you, lady! Becky says thanks for coming to her party!

Susan - Thank you for helping me celebrate and for being the perfect example for other self-pubbers!

Melissa - Awesome peep. You are a prime example of how to pay it forward. I appreciate all your help during the process of publishing my book. Thank you!

Alicia - Thanks, fellow WANA! So glad you're here!

Laura - Yay! I'm so happy you came to celebrate with Becky and me! Thank you!

catherinemjohnson said...

Congratulations, Lynn! So exciting!

Teresa Robeson said...

*throwing confetti*!

I tweeted your party too! :) We need to invent a computer that will hand you birthday cake. LOL!

Cynthia Hernandez- said...

Congratulations on your new book, Lynn!!! Hope you have lots of fun at your launch party!!! And...Happy Birthday, Becky!!!

Mary Ann Cimbala said...

Congratulations!! This is so cool!! Best of luck!!

Writingdoc said...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY BECKY!

And congratulations Lynn!
All your effort has paid off. This is a really perfect book for a young reader, especially those who feel that all they ever do is get into trouble.

Jennifer Fischetto said...

Happy birthday, Becky, and best of luck with this book, Lynn. It sounds awesome. I wish I knew a child to share it with. Mine are too old.

LynNerdKelley said...

Catherine - Thank you! So happy you're celebrating with me!

Teresa - I saw your RT and sent a thank you, but Tweetdeck is giving me a hard time today! Yes, if we could send the cake through the computer, and all the other goodies! Thank you!

Cynthia - Yay! Awesome that you're able to leave a comment. Thanks so much for coming. It means a lot to me!

Mary Ann - Ah, see, perseverance pays off. You finally succeeded in leaving a comment. Now you have a feel of how this whole publishing journey has been for me! Trial & error the whole way! Wheeee! Thanks so much for coming to celebrate, cuz!

LynNerdKelley said...

Writingdoc - Thanks for sharing in this journey with me and for all your support. Yeehaw, I'l thrilled you're here to celebrate, especially with all you're dealing with! You rock, matey!

Jennifer - How awesome that my new peep is here to celebrate this special day with Becky and me! Looking forward to getting to know you better. Thanks for coming!

Heather Kelly said...

Lynn--Woohoo! *throws confetti* I thought I would duck my head out of the revision cave for a piece of virtual birthday cake!!

CONGRATS!!

LynNerdKelley said...

Heather - Yahoo! I'm so jazzed to see you here, and thanks for the RT! I'm glad you're working hard on your revisions. You go, girl! I appreciate you coming to celebrate with us today!

Nychaelle Fenske said...

Congrats Lynn!

We always had birthday parties (until I was 12) I don't think we played games though. And I have to say my best birthday present was my daughter! (she was born 5 days before my birthday!)

And I prefer signed paperback!

LynNerdKelley said...

Nychaelle Fenske - I'd say a baby is the best birthday present ever, for sure! Thanks for letting me know which format you prefer. Good luck!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Becky! I love your cake :)

Amy said...

Congrats Mom! I am so proud of you :)

LynNerdKelley said...

Amy - Becky says thank you! Me, too! Thanks for coming to celebrate with us. Love you!

Marcy said...

Congrats on the launch! I'm very excited for you :)

Amy said...

I remember my 4th Birthday. It was a cowgirl party. We played lots of games and remember having a blast.

Amy said...

Love you too Mommy :)

Maria Cisneros Toth Blog said...

Congrats on your new book, Lynn! I was there when you read your first draft and all of its revisions through the years, and I'm telling ya, it made me laugh out loud each time! When kids pick up your book, they're in for a real treat!
Raising my glass of punch... Here's to more great writing & books! Cheers!

Michelle Mewes said...

Congratulations on your new book. It sounds like a fun read :)

Maria Cisneros Toth Blog said...

On my 9th b'day, I was the new girl at school. We were poor & Mom had bought a tiny Van de Kamp cake, but I didn't get a piece. It was for my uncles who had helped us move. I dont' remember being upset about it. Mom gave me two small gifts from the dime store. I LOVED the little nurse & babies dolls & pkg of bangle bracelets. For my 10th b'day, I had a cool party. And there was a BIG box.. inside a Liddle Kiddle Playhouse and tons of Kiddle dolls to hang out in it. :-)

LynNerdKelley said...

Marcy - Thank you, WANA peep. So happy to have you here!

Amy - Seems like your 4th birthday party was just yesterday! That was a fun party!

Maria - You've been there through thick and thin. It's been an awesome journey, Zombud! Cheers to many more years of writing and celebrating and enjoying the ride!

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Jennette Marie Powell said...

Congrats Lynn! This looks like such a fun book!

LynNerdKelley said...

Jennette - Thank you! So glad you stopped by. Cheers!

Romance Reader - Nas said...

So exciting, Lynn! Congratulations on the release of your Curse of the Double Digits!

LynNerdKelley said...

Maria - Thanks for sharing your childhood memories. You were an easy kid to please. Sounds like your 10th birthday was a great one!

Michelle - Thanks so much for stopping by to celebrate. It's always great to see kids from the old neighborhood and all grown up now! Take care!

Nas - I'm so happy to see you here at my book launch. Thank you for coming!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Lynn! Big shout-out for you on Friday. And eBook of course.

Stephanie, PQW said...

Congratulations!!! Great going! Party time!

LynNerdKelley said...

Alex - Woo hoo! Thank you for coming to celebrate! Double digit thanks for the shout-out on Friday. And thanks for letting me know you prefer and eBook!

Stephanie - Awesome to have you here, PQW! Thank you!

SJ Driscoll said...

Go, Lynn! Sell a million! (Pie? Did someone say pie?)

LynNerdKelley said...

Sally - Thanks a million! Haha! Yes, pie and cake and ice cream, carne asada, and lots more! The cool thing about virtual cake is that you can eat you cake and have it, too...er, well, maybe not!

Carol J. Amato said...

This is so cool, Lynn! The book looks great! I wish you all the luck in the world!

Print book with autograph, please!

LynNerdKelley said...

Carol - Thank you! I'm hoping my luck is better than Becky's! Haha! Thank you for coming to celebrate with me and also thanks for the wonderful review!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations! it sounds like a fun read, Lyn! If I happen to win, I'd love a signed paper copy of your book. :)

Karla Darcy said...

Happy Birthday Becky and Congrats, Lynn. All the best success.

LynNerdKelley said...

Sharon - Thanks so much! Okay, got you down for preferring a paperback!

Karla - Thank you for coming to celebrate with Becky and me!

Munir said...

Wow wow wow ! Lyn
Congratulations . Your book is so reasonable. I want to get it !

Theresa Milstein said...

So exciting! YaY! Congratulations!

LynNerdKelley said...

Munir - How wonderful to see you here. It's been a long time. Thank you! You made my celebration even more special!

Theresa - Thank so much! So nice to have you here to help me celebrate!

Sheila Seabrook said...

How exciting for you, Lynn. Congratulations on your launch day!

LynNerdKelley said...

Sheila - It's been super exciting! Thank you!

Ann said...

A big CONGRATULATIONS on your launch day Lynn! So very exciting.

LynNerdKelley said...

Ann - Thank you so much! I'm so glad you came by to celebrate! Take care.

Sarah Quezada said...

Congrats!!!! I kept checking in on the party on my breaks and lunch. It looked like an awesome party!! So proud of you!!!

Sarah Quezada said...

Ps- Lola & Julian vote for paper back if their name gets pulled. A book in the hand.... ;)

Louise Behiel said...

congratulations on the release. It's always a special day for us.

LynNerdKelley said...

Sarah! How wonderful to have you here! I'm so glad you popped in on the party when you could. Good vote, Lola & Julian, for paperback. Got it! Hugs & kisses to them and to you, too!

Louise - Thank you! Yes, it's truly been a special day. Nice to see you here!

thomasrubio said...

Congratulations Mama Lynn! I am looking forward to reading it. -Thomas

Cynthia Hernandez- said...

Wasn't able to check back with the party between classes. By now tha party should be winding down. Any virtual cake left?

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I'm a day late, so I'll help with the cleanup. ;)
Congratulations, Lynn. I'm so excited for you and the great turnout for your launch!
My 10th birthday was held outdoors since it was spring in the country, and a bunch of kids from school came to play games and eat cake. I don't remember another party like that one. It was great fun.

LynNerdKelley said...

Thomas - Thank you for stopping in to celebrate. You always liven up a party!

Cynthia - Thank you for coming back! Yep, plenty of cake left. Here you go, girl! Have at it!

Haley said...

Congratulations Lynn!

It looks like you all have really been partying.

I wish you lots of success with your launch.

~Haley

Lynda R Young said...

This sounds like such a wonderful story!!
Congrats, Lynn!!!

DMS said...

Congratulations! This book sounds awesome! I would love to read it and find out what happens! I loved having birthday parties when I was growing up. I especially liked my roller skating birthday growing up. My best gift was horseback riding lessons. I didn't get a horse- but it was close enough.
~Jess

DMS said...

Oh- and congratulations on your release! YEAH!!!

C.M.Brown said...

Nice to meet you and congrats on your release!

Emily R. King said...

Congrats, Lynn! I am so excited for you! I'll check it out on Amazon right now. :)

LynNerdKelley said...

Haley - Yes, quite a party! You should have seen the mess! Thanks for stopping by to join us!

Lynda - Thank you! So nice to see you here again!

DMS - Jess - We had a roller skating party for one of my daughters one time and those are so much fun. I spent half my childhood roller skating, so of course I had to get out there with the kids, too! Horseback riding lessons sounds like an awesome gift, even if you didn't get a horse! Thanks for help us celebrate, Jess.

LynNerdKelley said...

C.M. - So nice to meet you, too. Thank you! I'm so glad you stopped by.

Emily - Oh, thank you! So nice to see you here, my friend!

Tammy Theriault said...

Sounds like such a cute book to read to my 8yr old! Love the idea! great job, Lyn

Kelly Polark said...

Oh Lynn! Congrats to you! My daughter just turned 10 in August, what a cute title. (if by chance I win, paperback would be great! She has a Nook, do you have your book up for B&N ereaders?)

Julie Glover said...

Love the blurb! Looks great. The only birthday I remember well was my 13th, for which I had a sleepover with a few friends. It wasn't anything truly amazing, but I just enjoyed it because my friends were there and we were goofy and girly and fun.

(ebook)

Madeleine Sara said...

Oh I am intrigued by your book. Congrats and good luck with the launch.
My mum used to go to town on birthday parties with games and prizes. My most exciting present was my first gerbil.