Ordinarily I don’t post my author newsletter here. But this one has soooooooo much vital information in it, I decided to share it on my website. I hope to see you at one of my book launches (all details are below).
Fay Klingler’s Newsletter/Fan Update
April 8, 2014
At last, my two new books are appearing in the Seagull bookstores and are both on Amazon. They are still in the review process at Barnes and Noble, but I suspect they will be there soon. (Please see amazing blog reviews below.) Books are also available at The King’s English Bookshop (in Salt Lake City, Utah), the Changing Hands Bookstore (in Tempe, Arizona), and independent LDS bookstores. I was told by the distributor yesterday that buyers can ask at their local bookstores, and if the store does not carry the books, they can be ordered. Also, the distributor has received a go-ahead from the BYU Bookstore. He will have my books at the Brigham Distributor table for BYU Women’s Conference. Yay!
Here are the Amazon links:
http://amzn.to/1d93wj2 I Am Strong!
http://bit.ly/WeAreStrong We are Strong!
Book Launch Parties
The biggest news is about the upcoming book launch parties in Utah and Arizona. I desperately need your help. Please share this information with your friends by email and social media. And if you read and love these new books, please post reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.
The Utah launch is this Saturday, April 12th, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the King’s English Bookshop (1511 South 15th East Street, Salt Lake City). Briana Shawcroft, the illustrator of I Am Strong! I Am Smart! plans to be there to sign books also.
If you are interested in getting more copies (and cannot attend the book launches), I will honor my promotional giveaways for quantity purchases. Just email me something that shows your purchase from Amazon (or another retailer) and I will ship the promotional items to you.
I’ve been busy preparing the embroidery for the promotions. You will love them. These promotions are for both the Utah and the Arizona launches. Both of my new books are excellent Mother’s Day gifts. If you purchase:
5 books (any combination of my two new books) or more, you receive one free embroidery piece ready for framing (8 X 10)
7 books or more = free embroidery and a copy of my new mother’s booklet
9 or more books = free embroidery, a copy of my new mother’s booklet, and a tote bag
My distributor said I should add that if you buy 12 or more books, I will vacuum your living room. My husband said I should offer you breakfast in bed. But I am really only offering the first three options!
The Arizona launch is at the Changing Hands Bookstore on Saturday, April 19th, from 11 to 1 (6428 South McClintock Drive, Tempe).
Way back in 1982, I felt compelled to write a little gift book for mothers. It was published by Bookcraft and sold a lot of copies for Mother’s Day. It was my first book, and I was thrilled to be considered an author! I was a professional illustrator and this booklet fell into the same “brand” as my illustrations—a deep regard for the great strength of women and the power of inspired mothers.
Since that time, I have written many books, some for the public, some for companies/organizations. I’ve written school curriculum, safety manuals for railroads and oil refineries, etc. And I have written some very sensitive books for healing and for drawing closer to Heavenly Father. Many of my books are shown in the “Books” menu on my website www.fayklingler.com.
Since my two new books are so perfect for Mother’s Day and since at least one reviewer said We Are Strong! is her Mother’s Day “top choice for gift giving,” I went full circle and got my rights back on that 1982 gift booklet and reproduced it with my own illustrations. It’s really not just for Mother’s Day. It’s a wonderful gift book any time of the year for new mothers (especially those with daughters), or for mothers who just need a lift. This is the promotional booklet mentioned for the book launches. I’m only selling it on my website (until they run out) www.fayklingler.com. Just click on the “Books” menu, then on the book cover, and it will open to that book’s page.
There are still three active online giveaways. They are easy to sign up for and absolutely free. We Are Strong! Mothers and Daughters Stand Together is listed on Goodreads. Entries will be accepted there until Friday, April 11. But the hour it closes is a little strange (in my opinion), so sign up before that date.
We Are Strong! Mothers and Daughters Stand Together is also listed on Connie Sokol’s blog. That giveaway runs for a week, April 8 through April 16. My book is spotlighted on Monday, April 14. I see it states an ebook will be given away, but that is not true. Maybe they will get that corrected as the week goes on, but it is a print book that will be awarded. In addition to my book, this Easter giveaway includes:
- 40 Days with the Savior by Connie Sokol
- Why Do We Celebrate Easter? by Shannon Foster
- Does This Insecurity Make Me Look Fat? by Michelle Wilson
- Simple Things: Daily Thoughts, Stories, and Inspiration to Live Life More Fully by Lori Nawyn
- Precious in His Sight: Seeing Yourself as God Sees You (with Ruby Necklace) by Jodi Robinson
I Am Strong! I Am Smart! is not strictly a Latter-day Saint book. Nor is it just for children. It is a national, Christian book written for children ages 8 to 12, but reviewers say it is also for younger children and for all adults, especially grandparents. That said, it is listed as a giveaway on New LDS Fiction for the month of April. Again there are other books being offered on this site. I even signed up myself for one of the other books
Bloggers Interview Me
Over the past few weeks, I have been interviewed by a number of bloggers. These links include a few of those interviews. You might find some of their questions and my answers of interest, especially the unusual interview done by I Am a Reader.
In addition to those interviews, I will be interviewed by Margot Hovley on April 10 at www.margothovley.com.
Guest Posts and Blog Tour Reviews
The blog tour over the past few weeks has been thrilling. There have been incredible reviews and a few requested guest posts written by me. Here are a couple of the guest post links:
Here are a couple of my favorite reviews:
I really liked the format in which Fay wrote this book. It follows the Young Women’s Values. With the wonderful stories of young and older women learning these principles, there is something for everyone to relate to. I also love how Fay sums up the end of each chapter, by saying: 1) Why do we teach our daughters about the value and then 2) How to teach our daughters about the value. This book is one that every LDS women should read with their daughters or granddaughters. I’m planning on doing this with my 16 year old daughter.
Here are some of the key points that struck home with me. Actually it was hard not to quote the whole book. I chose some examples from the first few chapters and Young Women Values that were discussed.
-Where there is gratitude there is spirituality.
-We always have a choice whether we are going to listen and
obey the Lord.
-We teach our daughters to live by faith because by faith we receive answers to our prayers. Why do we teach our daughters faith? To give them hope. We share the key tool that will help them bring about and recognize miracles in their own lives.
One big difference between physical characteristics and divine traits is we have the ability to diminish or enhance the divine by the choices we make.
-As women of all ages, if we are not watchful, experiences may confuse and entice us away from our birthright—the beautiful, the sacred, and the divine.
I feel like it was a blessing to read this book. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to review it. I needed the guidance in this book to help me in my parenting as a single mom and to a mother of a young woman.
Overall, this book is my top choice for gift giving on Mother’s Day. It’s a timely addition considering what’s going on in the world today. This book will change women and remind them who they are. It will lift women up and ingrain in their minds how important they are in God’s plan.
In an age where google is the authority and the idea of social acceptance has seemingly no ceiling. Where bullying can happen well into adulthood. And when being “liked” can be seen as the mark of success to feed insatiable desires for self confidence, what a relief it is to have a book that offers sound principles to build true and inner confidence on.
As a child I wish I would have had this book to navigate all the bullying I encountered and other difficult situations I couldn’t understand, nor had an advocate to help me with. We would all like to believe that family is enough, but unfortunately we live in a world where surrogates are necessary for filling extended, and even immediate, family holes and roles. I would have cherished this book as a child.
As a mother I am deeply grateful to have this book for my children.
The wise and knowing voice of our grandmas (and grandpas) is often marginally heard or accepted in this busy and often frenetic culture we have created for ourselves. This book brings a pause into my home that offers something we didn’t have before. Its message is almost as good as having Grandma over. (Maybe even better because there is no dysfunction within its pages!)
My Interviews of Authors Who Contributed to We Are Strong!
I interviewed several specialists/authors who contributed to We Are Strong! If you missed those and would like to learn about these wonderful individuals, here are the links.
WindRiver Publishing Going Out of Business
Over the years, a few of my publishers have gone out of business. Recently, I received a notice from WindRiver Publishing, my publisher for Shattered: Six Steps from Betrayal to Recovery. This national book was heavily endorsed and was a great resource for many, such a valuable tool in betrayal recovery. If my rights are returned, I am going to try to get the ebook up on Amazon. (As of today, the book still appears on there.) And I will sell the copies I have here, as long as they last; contact me by email if you want a copy.
Power Point Presentation
I have developed a powerful Power Point presentation for any gathering of women of influence. I would be happy to come to your stakes or wards and provide this service (along the Wasatch Front).
This message is for all women of influence—mothers, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and YW/RS leaders. We all have the potential to make a positive difference in the lives of those we interact with.
For some people that influence is all positive. Like how my mother, my sister, and several of my daughters continue to inspire me. But for some individuals it doesn’t go that way, and in order for them to rise above disastrous environments they have to lean on examples of women outside their immediate family circle.
The title of the presentation is “Women of Influence, You Make a Difference.” This presentation is in conjunction with the Young Women values and the importance of following/living those values no matter what our age.
Fay Klingler and Aubree Shurtz after Fay presented “Women of Influence, You Make a Difference” for a special ward Relief Society meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Thank you again for the support you offer me. I’m grateful for the opportunities to speak and share my love of writing, my faith, and my belief in the strength of women.
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My best spring-season wishes to all of you,
Author of A Woman’s Power http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqGIIITIjHU