Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Author's discussion - February 7th

Hi, all!

I am taking part in an author's discussion at Vogelweh Library on the Vogelweh base on Thursday, February 7th from 4 pm to 6 pm. I have been asked to come and share my experience with self-publishing and will be able to take my book with me where I can self promote a bit and talk to some soon-to-be authors as well as others who have already been published.

I'm looking forward to it!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New event coming up!

The details are a bit sketchy here but I am excited to announce that I am going to be a part of an author's discussion on the Vogelweh base on Thursday, February 7th. I don't have all the details as of yet, but I have been asked to give my perspective on the pros and cons of self publishing. The library itself cannot advertise The Color of Thunder or promote it because it has nothing to do with the 86 FSS, (the 86th Force Support Squadron.) We are playing by the military's rules here...but I will be able to bring my book, talk it up with the guests that are there and advertise myself a bit. Plus I get to talk about my writing...which is pretty darn cool. This will be the first time I've talked about The Color of Thunder with a group....I'm both a bit nervous and very excited all at once. 

For those of you who don't know...I am an American living in southwest Germany. My husband works on Ramstein Air Force Base so marketing my book here has been nearly impossible. Fortunately for me, Xlibris is doing a lot of publicity for me in the states and I will do what I can from here.

This is exciting for me! I'll be sure to let you know how it turns out.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

My Xlibris listing is up and running!

My publisher, Xlibris, has been quite wonderful to work with and I have been incredibly happy with this extraordinary journey which I have embarked upon with them. However, I've had a few people tell me that when they tried to purchase the book directly from Xlibris, they were told that it was listed as unavailable. Another issue I have been trying to get fixed is the missing cover art for The Color of Thunder on my Xlibris page. Where the cover should have been was a rather discouraging box that stated "No image available", but I am happy to report that both of these unfortunate glitches have now been remedied. Yay! The preview pages, sadly, are still mysteriously missing...but I will continue to work on that. Please follow the link to the right to purchase The Color of Thunder on Xlibris, Amazon or Barnes and Noble, or follow the links listed below. 



I do believe that there is a five chapter preview on Amazon.

Barnes and Noble:

Thanks, everyone!

Friday, January 11, 2013

I have an amazon.com author page!

I have been perusing the amazon.com website...and noticed that seven other sellers have copies of The Color of Thunder for sale. These sellers are all over the place...one in Oregon, Nevada, California and New Jersey...and one of them is somewhere in the U.K.! Wow!

I have an official author page on amazon.com now. Please follow this link to visit.


If you have been one of the kind people that has bought The Color of Thunder on amazon.com, please review it for me on the website after you read it. The more reviews I get on amazon the more they promote the book.

I hope everyone is enjoying the tale of Faith and Hope...I'd love some feedback if you're willing to drop me a line!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Color of Thunder Press Release - the word is out!

The following press release was sent to about 130 media outlets by my publisher, Xlibris. These outlets include newspapers, television stations, radio stations and magazines all over the United States. When the press release generates interest, (and I'm told it will...fingers crossed!) the media will either contact me directly or go straight to my publisher and Xlibris will then send them a free copy of The Color of Thunder to review. Xlibris will send an unlimited amount of copies to those who are interested...provided they are a legitimate members of the media. 

This is getting exciting!

Novel Depicts Living Shadows of Racism, Historical Change in the South
Awash in history, J. C. Wing’s world evokes a society secretly holding on to its beliefs and one young woman’s personal testament in fighting the strong current of violent Southern white sentiment and trying to find a fair and honorable way out of the tumultuous events centered on the Civil Rights Movement

Ramstein, Germany – (Release Date TBD) – Faith Linsey comes from a highly regarded family in Jackson, Mississippi. As the oldest daughter of a well liked pastor and his dutiful wife, her life is good and comfortable and she has no reason to question the things that take place around her. When she witnesses something that shakes her to her very core, she realizes that the world she's always known may not be as picture perfect as she'd always imagined...and that her prominent Baptist minister father may not be the respectable hero everyone believes him to be.  Faith, in that instant, sees The Color of Thunder and author J. C. Wing transports readers to the carefully hidden back closets and through a dramatic time in the American south.

Born from the author’s interest in educating herself about interesting times and places in the nation’s history, Faith's story begins in 1946, soon after the end of World War II, and moves straight into the heat of the Civil Rights Movement. She is forced to deal with the questions she has, not only about her father, but also about the unshakable convictions that he and many of his fellow southerners share about race and about the very religion she's been taught to believe in.   Bright and curious, inquisitive and soft-hearted, she is J. C. Wing’s well-balanced creation, a strong, humanist character who tries to find reason in things happening around her and desperately, conscientiously wants to change them through the most ideal means.  In the process, she fights a very strong tide of violent sentiment that still runs through the South.   
Events that take place, not only in her personal life but in the world at large, and a very special friendship with a young black girl named Ruby (and the things this teaches her) will make Faith decide what to ultimately believe in.  Beyond the tumultuous happenings and issues of a unique era in American history, The Color of Thunder is also of family dynamic, of the bonds that hold many people like Faith and how they dealt with it in the light of the deep divisiveness of an impacted society.  Thorough, driven by forces emotional and psychological, Faith firmly holds the candle to the past – to its living shadows moving on the bright streets of Jackson, Mississippi – but finds her own unique way out of the dilemmas that many like her have faced in the process of historical change.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author

J.C. Wing, a Colorado native, lives with her husband and two children in southwest Germany. The Color of Thunder is her first novel. Find out more about the author by visiting her at: www.jcwingblog.blogspot.com

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Color of Thunder is now available for purchase!

I've been notified that The Color of Thunder is now live!

The official cover art
I have not yet received my author copy of the book, but it is now available to buy through my publisher, Xlibris, amazon.com and at BN.com. Xlibris does not have my cover art up yet on the website, (it will be soon, I'm sure,) but it's there on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Here are all three links:



Barnes & Noble:




It is available in hardback, softback and as an ebook for both Kindle and Nook. Please go buy a copy! Once you read it, please leave some feedback on whichever site you purchased it. This will help greatly with the rest of my sales. Much appreciated! Thank you in advance!