Saturday, March 30, 2013

Win an autographed paperback of The Color of Thunder!

Hello, all!

Wanted to let you know about a giveaway I'm doing through goodreads. I have two autographed paperback copies of The Color of Thunder available and between April 1 - April 15, you can enter to win one of them. Below find the link to the giveaway, (this may not be the only's not actually up and running for two more days but you can surely get there from here.)

You can also click on the Enter to Win button to the right underneath the Goodreads Book Giveaway here on my blog. (Just look to the right.)

I hope many of you enter! I am not the one who determines the winners...that's all on goodreads. I will sign the books and simply mail them out once the giveaway is over. Please enter!

A few tidbits about the paperback...

I took the cover photograph while on a road trip in South Carolina. Of course the sky wasn't purple...that I added while playing with the picture later. Also, the author photo on the back cover was taken by my hubby while we were on a family trip to one of our favorite castles here in Germany. I wrote the text on the back cover and my publisher, Xlibris put it all together. I am quite proud of the way it all turned out. I hope you like it, too.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Great new blog for new authors

I belong to a couple of different writing groups through Google+. The other day I received an email from one of the members who has spent a great deal of time and energy compiling a list of newly established writers and is inviting them to become a part of a directory he's created on a wordpress blog. I happily took him up on his offer and wanted to send out the link here:

The blog is beautifully put together and I am happy to be a part of it. I am listed under fiction. Please go check this blog out and visit some of these new author's webpages. I know they'd be grateful that you did.

Friday, March 22, 2013

New reviews on Amazon

I have received some wonderful reviews from readers on Amazon. Check these out:

The Color of Thunder is a slice of heartfelt American history that comes to life. It spoke to me about a time, generation, and location I previously knew very little about. The author J.C Wing, gave life to the journey of a young girl named Faith Lindsay raised in Mississippi from 1946-1965. The details in the book are written so that we the audience experience every detail- I could actually feel the hard pew underneath me, the hot southern sun shining down on me, and taste the southern cooking. You live the responsibilities of our heroine to be a dutiful daughter, loving sister, and a fighter against civil injustices. It’s funny; we always think that things were simpler long ago. We live in a high-tech world living at a fast pace and this book shows us through its passionate and relative writing that growing up is never easy and each generation has struggles. We all have to worry about family expectations, choosing right from wrong, and what we would do if we witnessed civil injustices and how those decisions/actions would shape the people we want to become. The heroine Faith does all of that and more. Reading about her journey is thought-provoking, emotional, and above all else… meaningful.


Having grown up in the South during the 60's, I can tell you that Ms. Wing has captured the essence of Southern family life during the 50's and 60's. Her vivid descriptive palette places you in the middle of not only the Linsey family, but into the very feeling of the conflicts Southerners experienced during those turbulent times.

Well done. 4.5/5 stars


I loved this story of the old south. I love the descriptions JC gives about the characters and the scenery. I feel like I am right there alongside the characters in their every day lives. This is an awesome first book by the author. I can't wait to read more from her!


This is a wonderful read. I love books that take you to a different place and this one does it. Great debut novel!


Thank you to all that have read The Color of Thunder and to those of you who have reviewed it. I am still offering free e-book review copies. Let me know if you're interested.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Googling myself

Yep, it's true. I googled myself. Forgive me. I was curious. This is what I found...

Did you know that there is a restaurant in La Feria, Texas named JC Wing Co.?

It's true. They serve chicken wings, burgers and sandwiches...and it looks like a place I'd really like to have dinner sometime.

There's also another company that shares my name. They make aircraft models, which makes sense.

I also found something else that was pretty cool...maybe you'd like to check it out.

I didn't know this particular article was out there. See? It never hurts to google yourself. At least once in a while.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Book upload available now on goodreads!

I'm hoping I've done everything the way I need to in order to make it possible to download The Color of Thunder from my goodreads author page. I believe there is an excerpt of 20% of the book...which takes you into chapter 8. From there you can buy the rest of the book if you're so inclined. Remember, the ebook version is only $3.59 for Nook and $3.99 for Kindle. A book for the cost of a trip to Starbucks? That's not too bad. :)

Here's the link:

Click the "dowload e-book" button to the right of the book cover and there you go.
(Some of the formatting is a bit different than my original copy, but I know from firsthand experience that the Kindle ebook is laid out beautifully.)

This blog now has 930 page views. Thanks to everyone who has checked in. Please come back and visit me again!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Free e-book copies of The Color of Thunder!

Yep...I'm giving away ten free copies of my book...but there's a catch. I need a review on both Amazon and on Barnes and Noble in exchange. What do you think?

I have two versions of the e-book available so if you're interested, let me know which one you want. EPUB is the version all of you Apple users will need. It's also what Nook readers use. MOBI is supported by Kindle. Remember, you can download a Kindle app and read on your computer as well. 

If you feel like reading a free book then giving me a couple of reviews, please let me know. Either leave a comment on the blog or send me an email at: 

Thanks everyone!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Come visit me on facebook


Just wanted to let everyone know that I now have an author page on facebook if you'd like to come and check it out. Here's the link:

I got a shipment of all my author's copies yesterday. Very exciting! For anyone who has read it, or plans to read it, I'm in desperate need of reviews on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It only takes a minute to do and I'll be eternally grateful to you for it. Thanks in advance!