It’s been a few months since I posted news about what’s happening with This New Mountain, the memoir of AJ Jackson, so I thought I’d get you caught up on what’s going on.
AJ and I had several book signings at local bookstores last year. We shared her adventures as a private investigator and repossessor with many who’d never heard of this fearless redhead. And we were so grateful for our family and friends who came out and encouraged us with plenty of hugs and smiles that calmed our nerves and carried us through the hours.
This New Mountain was also honored in 2012 to be chosen as a finalist in the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards in the biography category. For those of you who bought the book but didn’t get a finalist sticker, let me know right away if you’d like one (before they’re all gone) and I’ll send one out to you.
And today, Sandy Bazinet has posted an author interview with me on her website. Sandy has such a great heart for sharing joy and helping others. She says, “the bliss of writing is seeing you smile!” Check out the interview and leave a comment – and comment on this post, too – for a chance to be a part of…
Our First Book Giveaway!
You could be the random commenter who receives a free, signed copy of This New Mountain. Just leave a comment here – for an extra entry, leave one at the bottom of my interview on the S.S. Bazinet website – from now until midnight (EST) on Friday, January 25, 2013 (for US and Canada residents only). I’ll put everyone’s name in a hat and draw one lucky winner.
If you haven’t checked out the book’s back cover blurb yet, here it is:
Like most private investigators, AJ Jackson has more than one foot in the fire to make ends meet – driving a tow truck and serving legal documents for local law firms. But not every PI is a mother of four, a grandmother of ten, an ex-gun dealer and former mental patient, or a descendant of a great Choctaw chief. This is a memoir of Vinnie Ann “AJ” Jackson, a country girl with a go-to-hell attitude who must face her fears in order to keep her sanity and make a future for herself.
Good luck! I hope you have a fear less day.
I would love a copy of your book! Please enter my name in the book giveaway:)
Rebecca, Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment. I’ll put your name in the hat for the book giveaway. I wish you luck.
I remember when I was a kid we used to ride our bikes down to the end of Campbell road in the North Valley, cross over the clear ditch, and run out into the Rio Grande. I had forgotten what late afternoon looked like when the sun was bouncing across the river until I read This New Mountain. Cate Macabe did an excellent job of catching what the water actually looked like:
“I didn’t think about any of that as I kicked bits of the muddy Rio Grande at my friends. Drops of the murky water caught an edge of the sun and sparkled like a queen’s jewels before disappearing back into the brown of the river.”
Being born and raised in New Mexico I was familiar with a lot of places mentioned in the book. If you have ever been in or near the Rio Grande, or walked along the banks, you will enjoy This New Mountain.
TCW, Thank you! I’m glad you liked the book and that it brought back so many good memories. I’ll enter you in the giveaway. Good luck!