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Today is the Day

Posted on: October 1, 2016


dscn5960When an author finishes a book, she can breathe a sigh of relief and consider the job done. Wrong! The work actually starts then, with edits, beta readers, more edits, collecting endorsements, more edits, cover design, pre-marketing and more edits. And those are just a few of the things involved. But the day comes, much later, when the book is released and you hold your creation in your hands and it is all worth it!

Today is the day Amanda on the Danube – the Sounds of Music is available for sale. Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered the book. I do hope you enjoy it. I would love to hear what you think of it and if you have time, a short review would be appreciated.


A huge thank you to all the support I have been given in my writing endeavours by my fabulous followers. It means so much to me.


In case you have been wondering, Dot has been very supportive as well.

Amanda on the Danube is available at Chapters/Indigo stores and can be ordered from any independent bookstore. It is available on all Amazon sites, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and the Book Depository.





Barnes and Noble

The Book Depository

There is also a giveaway on Goodreads open until October 15.



34 Responses to "Today is the Day"

Congratulations, Darlene! I am delighted for you. All the best with the sales. I think I’ll get one on my kindle, as I love Austria. 👍👍👍

Thanks, Fatima. Hope you enjoy Amanda’s adventure in Austria!! Glad you had a nice visit back home with your family. ❤

Congratulations, Darlene. I wish you much success.

Thanks Diane. You have been a huge motivator and I have learned much from your blog!

You are too kind. If anything I wrote helps motivate people to write then it makes me happy.

Love your new covers, Darlene – very modern. Have fun with Amanda!

So glad you like the new covers, Jan. Thanks for your wonderful endorsement. I really appreciate it.

Congratulations Darlene! It must be so exciting to received the books and see them hit the store shelves.A massive accomplishment that you have done repeatedly. I think Dot is wagging her tail in excitement and pride.

I think Dot just wants to be in one of my books. Thanks for your support and encouragement, Sue.

Congratulations, Darlene. One day I will be launching. It feels far away because it’s my first attempt at publishing beyond magazine articles. But your example give me something to strive for.

Best wIshes for a great launch and sales to follow!

There was a time when I thought this would never happen. It will happen for you as well and I can’t wait to congratulate you. Thanks for the good wishes. ❤

Awesome and congrats! 🙂

Kudos are in order! Mega congratulations Darlene!

Isn’t it a great feeling to have the actual book in your hand, smell the paper and “ink” and admire the beautiful design! Congratulations. Definitely have to read this one as well!

It is indeed a great feeling, after all the hard work. Hope you like it!

Love your smile! Congratulations. And, you posted your release on Julie Andrews’ 81rst birthday! I look forward to reading your book!

I just realized it this morning that I released my book on Julie Andrew’s birthday. She is certainly one of my heroes. I do hope you enjoy the adventure.

Fabulous cover. Congratulations on growing your series. 🙂

Thanks, Tess. Glad you like the cover.

Congratulations on the whole package: inside and out. 🙂 ❤

Congratulations, Darlene! I’m so very thrilled for you!

I guess you know the feeling!! Thanks, Laura.

Congrats Darlene I’m sure it will be a best seller . Like our friend Marian above I would love to be in your place right now . I feel a glow of inspiration from your story from one to print …good luck to you 🍾

Thanks so much, Cherry. If it happened for me it can happen for anyone!

Congratulations,Darlene …

YAY!! Does that mean you are looking for reviewers? *hint hint* 😉

I am! You should be receiving a book soon. I asked my publisher to send you one. (I got the hint!!)

Congratulations Darlene I am so pleased for you and I’m loving the new covers. Dot looks very happy in the sunshine.

So pleased you like the new covers. Dot loves the sun and has a siesta every afternoon. Definitely a Spanish dog.

Wow, Darlene! Congratulations on yet another Amanda book – you certainly have hit on a popular vein with this series. Great to connect again. I see you are still living in Spain! Hope you are enjoying the warmer climate.

How wonderful to see you here Malla. Yes, we are enjoying our time in Spain, lovely weather and a relaxed lifestyle! Thanks for your congrats.Hope all is well with you.

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