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Friday, June 1, 2012

Welcome to the Ebenezer's Locker Online Launch Party!

Hello! I'm so happy you could come to my e-book e-launch e-party.

Ebenezer's Locker, my paranormal mystery novel for tweens, has been released in all ebook formats from MuseItUp Publishing. At this moment, you can buy  from the publisher's website and at Amazon. It should be showing up on Barnes and Noble's website soon.

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Synopsis:

A hundred years ago, Corbin Elementary School's building housed Dr. Ebenezer Corbin's School for Psychical Research. It seems that a couple of old spirits are still wandering the halls. It's up to Rhonda Zymler to find out what they want.

Ebenezer's Locker follows the adventures of Rhonda, a sassy sixth-grader who's having trouble finding her place and identity. Getting to know these spirits becomes Rhonda's quest. The more she digs, the more perilous her task becomes, and to complete it she must take two trips back in time. This story blends the realities of an economically-challenged modern American town with supernatural elements. What Rhonda finds not only gives her life a sense of purpose, but changes the fortunes of her entire town. 


Here's a little secret for ya: A sequel to Ebenezer's Locker is in the works. OoooOOOOoooo, more spirits are haunting the town of Marklebury, and another adventure awaits Rhonda Zymler and her friends!

And look, we have a special guest! My stuffed ghost, Mulder, stopped to show us his favorite book, Ghosts Who Went to School, by Judith Spearing. Oddly enough, this was also one of my favorite books when I was in about fourth grade. In fact, it was an inspiration for the writing of Ebenezer's Locker. (I'm hoping that Ebenezer's Locker will become Mulder's new favorite book.)



Here's a nice, creepy picture of a "spirit hand." In Ebenezer's Locker, Rhonda's neighbor, the psychic medium Tallulah Radley, describes how these were made. There were many interesting items and techniques used by psychics a hundred years ago, when Spiritualism was a favorite hobby in both Europe and America. Everybody and their sisters were having seances. Some psychics really believed they could see the future or speak to the dead. But others were cheats who invented tricks to dupe their clients. Tallulah can't stand those charlatans.



You've stayed at the party this long, so you deserve a reward. If you leave a message below that includes how to reach you by email, you'll be entered in a GIVEAWAY for a copy of Ebenezer's Locker. I'll announce the winner right here on my blog next Friday, June 8. The winner can choose the format he or she would like for the ebook.

But remember, if you can't wait to get your virtual paws on this virtual book, you can get it right away at MuseItUp Publishing or at Amazon.

Want to find out what else I've got coming up, see my calendar of appearances, or enjoy the nicest emerald-green background you're ever likely to see? Please check out my website.

Thanks so much for coming. May you be surrounded only by good spirits!

55 comments:

  1. Hooray for Ebenezer's Locker! I can't wait to read it.

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    1. Thanks, Kate! And thanks for being the brave first commenter. A pioneer as usual...

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  2. congratulations, anne! may rhonda and her friends find much success!

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    1. Thanks, Andrea. Rhonda, Mica, and Ashley thank you, too.

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  3. Congratulations, Anne! You must be very excited.

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    1. Thanks, Angelia. Yes, today looks like it will be crazy and fun. Wonder if I'll get any writing done...

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  4. Anne, congrats on the release of Ebenezer's Locker. Rhonda sounds like one plucky little lady. I enjoyed meeting Mulder and Tallulah too. I look forward to reading this fabulous adventure.

    pat@patmcdermott.net

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    1. Thanks so much for your support, Pat. Mulder is waving back at you (I should probably post a video of that).

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  6. I know the book is going to be supernaturally successful!!

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  7. Congratulations! Love that cover!

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    1. Thanks, Marcia. I love the cover, too. Kaytalin Platt knocked it out of the park on that one.

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  8. Congratulations, Anne! It sounds like a winner, and it will definitely be added to my book collection.Best of luck with the sequel, too!

    Mikki
    mikkisadil@charter.net

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    1. Thanks so much, Mikki. Hope your writing is going well. Goodness knows when I'll get time to write this sequel, but I'm determined to do it!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Denise. "Oh!" is exactly what I keep thinking when I look at the purchase page on MuseItUp. Oh!

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  10. Anne,

    Congratulations on the book launch and all the great short fiction sales recently. Great job!

    Alex Shvartsman

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    1. So sweet of you to stop by, Alex. I bow to your prowess at writing great short fiction and getting it published.

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  11. Wow. This is kind of a big month for you, Anne! Ebenezer's Locker sounds like it's got a lot of spirit! Looks fun!

    Matt
    mattadamsauthor(at)ymail(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Matt! Thanks for coming to the party! Yes, June is quite a month, with Green Light Delivery launching in under three weeks. July will be relatively quiet, and then another launch in August. But that's my kind of summer.

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    1. Thanks bumble, oh wondrous beta-reader!

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  13. I'll add my congrats here, too, Anne! Whoo-hoo ~ Mulder is adorable and he even has a heart. :)

    I'd love to enter your giveaway: guehyanting@yahoo.com

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    1. Great to see you, Claudine. Thanks for your support. All the spirits in the book have hearts, too, although they're not all as nice as Mulder.

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  14. Many congratulations, Anne - Ebenezer's Locker sounds great. I love little Mulder!

    ros_gemmell(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. Thanks for stopping by, Rosemary. Looking forward to being on your blog in a couple weeks. Hope Summer of the Eagles is flourishing.

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  16. Great! I love a shot at a free copy since this is on my to-buy list. Thanks to a little royalty posted to my PayPal, I'm ramping up to buy some of the latest MIU releases anyway.

    Consider me entered and you have my email.

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    1. Thanks, Marva. Congrats on the royalty. I'd say you're planning to use it wisely at MIU!

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    1. Thanks so much, Katie! Nice to see some ICL folks here.

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  18. Congrats, Anne! Definitely a reason to celebrate. *happy dances for you*

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    1. Thanks, Brenda. Definitely doing happy dances around the computer desk!

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  19. Massive congrats on your release, Anne! Sounds to me like you have a sure-fire supernatural hit here! Hope it does hugely well!

    Jane x

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  20. Hi Anne, congratulations! Looks like a lot of folks are interested in a copy of your book. Let's keep our fingers crossed that turns into lots of sales for what sounds like a fun read. I'd love to be entered into your contest :-)
    pennylane97053@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Penny. I hope it's as fun to read as it was to write!

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  21. Does Mulder live in the bat room? Do you still have a bat room?

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    1. Hmmm, I've forgotten the bat room. But I still love bats! Mulder does, too. Maybe I should write a story about a ghost who lives in a bat room...

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  22. Hi Anne, *pops champagne* Congratulations! What a wonderful post and launch party. I hope Ebernezer's Locker sells many copies and your books never go out of print.

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    1. Aw, thanks, Rosalie. I couldn't ask for a nicer toast!

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  23. Hey! Send me a guest post so I can promote this on Enchanted Conversation. Sure, it doesn't quite fit with what we usually use, but is seems intriguing. So if you want to, check out the guest post guidelines.

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    1. I appreciate the offer, Kate! You'll hear from me soon.

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  24. Congratulations! I look forward to reading it! :)

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  25. Woo hoo!!! Congratulations!!!! :D

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    1. Nice to see you, Adriana. Thanks for the good wishes!

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  26. This book sounds cool! I'm here because I saw your post on BU. I'll like your page so I know when it's up on Amazon. Definitely keep me posted!

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    1. I appreciate the FB like, Kristi. Don't worry--I'll keep you posted!

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  27. Congratulations! I definitely would like to be entered. :)
    khashway(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. You're in like Flynn, Kelly! Thanks for stopping by.

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  28. Hi Anne,

    Congratulations! I am going to get the book for Julia to read. I think she will like it.

    sdgahr@wi.rr.com

    Debbie Gahr

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    1. Thanks so much, Debbie. I sure hope Julia enjoys it!

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