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Gravity
06-24-2010, 10:34 PM
In a nutshell, Sheaf House has hired a very good publicist, Penney Carlton, and she's handling the launch of Heading Home on August 3rd and 4th in Nashville TN. This includes some TV appearances on the local Fox and CBS affiliates, as well as a party hosted by a pretty big promotional empresario there in town. I'm asking for prayer for this (of course), and also anyone who feels so moved, to please "like" the Heading Home page she's placed on Facebook.

Thanks so much, guys!

Calla Lily
06-24-2010, 11:06 PM
May you go through several printings, John!

Gravity
06-24-2010, 11:58 PM
May you go through several printings, John!

From your mouth to God's ear, Lilly! :D

Gravity
06-25-2010, 07:06 AM
And here's something else that's cool. A guy I don't even know must have liked my Heading Home FB page, because he talked about it on his own blog: http://spectralrealm.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/do-you-know-when-were-heading-home/


Guess the word's getting out! :D

gracemichael
06-25-2010, 07:50 PM
Wow, that is awesome! How exciting!

Gravity
06-25-2010, 08:37 PM
Thank you so much, Grace!

Robin Bayne
07-05-2010, 03:29 AM
Congrats!

Gravity
07-05-2010, 06:51 AM
Thanks, Inspie!

Andy S. Wright
07-14-2010, 09:06 PM
Very cool, Mr. Robinson. I look forward to reading it. Stories like this give hope to the rest of us. :)

Deb Kinnard
07-14-2010, 10:40 PM
I hope the promo thing will go very, very well. I'm told, though, that I won't be able to participate in the media things 'cause I'm not from Nashville. I guess they only want local authors. I will probably stand off to one side and think Chicago thoughts.

Gravity
07-15-2010, 01:03 AM
Thanks, guys!

If any of you in the Nashville, Tennesse area feel so moved, here's what Penney Carlton, Sheaf House's publicist extraordinaire, just put up on my Facebook page:

On Wednesday, August 4th at 7:00pm meet John Robinson in Nashville! Meet-n-Greet at 7 PM at Davis-Kidd Booksellers -2121 Green Hills Village Dr - Nashville, TN 37215! Stop by and meet John! Give-aways and special surprises!!

I'm kind of wondering what those surprises are myself! :D By next week she should have the full schedule for August 3rd and 4th nailed down for me (including the TV appearances), so I'll keep everyone in the loop.


And as Bartels and Jaymes used to say, "thank you for your support." :)

Gravity
08-02-2010, 05:43 AM
Heading Home releases tomorrow, and I covet your prayers. I've never undergone such spiritual warfare with any of my novels like I have with this one. Without sounding overly charismatic (which I am), many of the betas tell me there's an annointing on it, with the ending bringing some of them to tears. I don't know if it's annointed, maybe I'm too close to it, but the last few months especially have been grueling. So for those of you who feel so moved to send up a short prayer tomorrow (and for the Nashville launch and media stuff on Tuesday and Wednesday), I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

Calla Lily
08-02-2010, 05:54 AM
Prayers sent.

Happy release!

mrs75
08-02-2010, 06:02 AM
I'll defiantly say a prayer for you.

Congratulations on your release! May the Lord bless you with tons of success and many, many, many sales!

Gravity
08-02-2010, 06:26 AM
Thanks, folks!

gracemichael
08-02-2010, 09:13 PM
John - will say a prayer for you. Congrats on your release. I have your book on my 'to read' list ... can't wait to read it!

Gravity
08-03-2010, 07:20 PM
Thank you, Grace.

Pat~
08-04-2010, 07:23 AM
John, that spiritual warfare is hard stuff. Praying for you and the book release tonight. *hug*

BruceJ
08-04-2010, 02:41 PM
My copy arrived from Amazon on Monday. :)

Robin Bayne
08-04-2010, 06:12 PM
Congrats!!

heyjude
08-05-2010, 12:43 AM
Congratulations, Gravity. I just ordered the book and I'm looking forward to it!

Gravity
08-05-2010, 01:24 AM
Thanks so much, folks!

Deb Kinnard
08-07-2010, 06:00 AM
Scored my copy at the Nashville signing and meet-and-greet. You were greatly missed but all understood why it didn't work out for you to come. HH got a lot of interest on its table. As its "table prize" we awarded a cool little digital clock. Not quite as girly-girl as the other titles on the table (candles, coffee/chocolate and scented soaps). I imagine you'll be glad of that...

Best wishes for mega success on the book. I'm looking forward to reading my full copy once I crawl out of the revision-pit.

Gravity
08-07-2010, 02:10 PM
Thanks so much, Deb!

And for those of you wondering, at work we had a huge project at we'd been doing some preliminary documentation on that ended up going live, and that swallowed me up for a few days.

And yes, the clock was a much better prize for us knuckle-dragging types! *G*

Andrew D Neudecker
08-09-2010, 11:10 PM
Congrats and I can relate. I went through three very grueling edits with my editor for my novel. So far I have talked personally(face to face) to about 150 people who have read it. Most cried multiply times, but also laughed... thats when I knew I had something special. So if you have people crying because they love it... then you did something very right!

Gravity
08-11-2010, 01:52 AM
Thanks, Andrew; I pray you're right. And I just got off the phone with my publicist: she's lining up even more stuff between now and October 8, and then the main launch is that weekend. I'm cranked!

Gravity
08-12-2010, 01:00 AM
For anyone who's bought a copy of Heading Home (and God bless you if you did!), could I please ask you to consider writing a review of it for Amazon? Or wherever? Doesn't have to be much, but I'm really curious as to what you think. And be as honest as you need to be. Thanks.

Robin Bayne
08-13-2010, 07:43 PM
I would be happy to review it for Amazon and on my blog if you send me an electronic file of the book.

Robin Bayne
08-17-2010, 01:48 AM
http://wwwwritingbetweensundays.blogspot.com/

Gravity
08-17-2010, 03:36 AM
Thank so much, Robin!

Robin Bayne
08-17-2010, 09:28 PM
I've already had a few readers tell me they are going to buy a copy : )

Gravity
08-18-2010, 02:22 AM
Wow, that's great, Robin! Thanks again!

BruceJ
08-18-2010, 07:02 AM
I'm nearly finished with it, John. I'll be posting a review on my blog, Amazon, CBD, Goodreads, and anywhere else you'd like me to.

Gravity
08-18-2010, 07:38 AM
Thanks so much, Bruce!

Gravity
08-20-2010, 10:42 PM
Got another nice review today on Amazon for Heading Home (and no one's called me a heretic yet...which is a miracle! *G*). Keep 'em coming.

PS: for those who'd like to "like" the fan page, here's the link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heading-Home-by-John-Robinson/127271220639477?ref=ts (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heading-Home-by-John-Robinson/127271220639477?ref=ts)

Comments always welcome; I mean that.

Thanks again.

Calla Lily
08-20-2010, 10:47 PM
Excellent, John! You're rackin' 'em up!

Gravity
08-20-2010, 11:37 PM
I know; I feel like Paul Newman's character in The Hustler! :D

BruceJ
08-20-2010, 11:52 PM
My review is up on my blog, John. Great story!

Gravity
08-21-2010, 02:13 AM
Wow, Bruce, thanks so much! I really, really appreciate this!

Gravity
08-26-2010, 11:33 PM
Another nice review of Heading Home showed up today, posting on amazon, B&N, CBD, and other sites. So far so good! :D