Saturday, September 22, 2012

Free download of Crystal Clean today


Today and tomorrow, you'll be able to download my memoir, Crystal Clean, for free. What's better than free?

You might be asking yourself why I would give my book away. The answer is simple, really. Publicity. The first two hours of this promotion resulted in 72 downloads of my memoir. That's 72 people who probably wouldn't have read it if not for this promotion. Assuming they like it, that's 72 people who are likely to tell a friend about it.

It will be interesting to see what the numbers look like next week. I'll keep you posted.

Monday, September 17, 2012

It's all happening

It's all's all  happening

Happy one-month birthday, Crystal Clean. I'm very proud of my memoir and the response from readers. I don't know which I feared most: how people would react to my writing or the story itself. So far, the only tears I've shed have been tears of joy.

Some upcoming events:

October 1st - There will be an article about me, my book and my business, Kimbo's Cookies. Ashley Brown interviewed me for the Independent News and I can't wait to read it.

October 30th - I will take a much needed 7 day vacation to prepare for the...

November 15th - Kimbo's Cookies will be featured in the December issue of Women's Day magazine. The issue will be available Nov. 15th.

I have no idea what to expect when this article comes out. Women's Day has a monthly circulation of almost 4 million readers. I'm hoping for a giant leap for my cookie business. I'm also a little nervous about how big that leap will be. How do you prepare for something this big? Do I make a zillion undecorated cookies in advance? How do I know what shapes to make? Do I have enough supplies? How much will I need? Should I get bionic implants sometime in late October, or would a lobotomy suffice?

Many questions and few answers. There's just no way of knowing what will happen - which is part of the excitement. What I am planning on doing is offering pre-issue discounts for my existing customers and supporters. I'll keep everyone posted about this, so you might want to "like" my Kimbo's Cookies Face Book page as well as start following this blog. That way you'll know when to place your orders to ensure a spot on the schedule. You'll also receive notifications about my book and when it might go on sale.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A little anniversary for me

It's been a week since my book CRYSTAL CLEAN was published and I'm thrilled with the response so far. There are three reviews which you can read by clicking on the link above.

Here's an excerpt from one review:

"Crystal Clean" has this impact on a reader. It is gut-wrenching, soul-baring intensity from beginning to end. But this is not a "poor-me" story, even though Kim details how she hit bottom not once, but several times. It's her way of letting us know that "this" is no longer "me" - it's what she was in spite of being in denial most of the time. And what she was isn't pretty.

Kim's writing style is clear, lucid, revealing, and on a par with the best of skilled non-fiction authors - Thor Heyerdahl, Thomas Thompson, even James Michener or my favorite, Jan de Hartog..."

I've also listed in as a KDP select, which means it's available to borrow.

My business, Kimbo's Cookies, will be featured in the December issue of Women's Day magazine and will be available on November 15th.

I'm so grateful for everything I'm experiencing these days. All of which has only been possible by my recovery.

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