Monday, June 4, 2012

Oh Hey Look!

Oh hey look - it's June! Like, June 2012. Like, the month FLOWERTOWN finally hits the shelves. Feeling even more squirrel brained than ever. Feels like everytime I look up (which isn't very often) the world has completely reinvented itself and nobody told me. I guess this will pass, right? Right? Anyone? Hoping to get a website built very soon and by very soon I mean sometime before I die. Maybe then I can post all the cool things that are happening - and there are a lot of them - in one place where I won't forget the password. It's June. It's finally June. Cheers everyone!

21 comments:

dharmouse said...

Hi SG, and congratulations on Flowertown. I just finished the audiobook version from Audible.com. I liked very much how you put it together. It's fun for me when I find myself empathizing with characters, and Flowertown gave me a very satisfying dose of claustrophobia and rage against corporate greed. Knowing myself to likely fit right in Ellie and Martha's 5-6-7 shoes, and since my drugs of choice are caffeine and Adderall, I have spent most of today wondering where I would've fit in. I liked your persistent reminders to pay attention and the book titles that kept popping up; I liked that the ending was complicated and that the flock will, assuredly, remain divided. I'm looking forward to reading what else you have to offer.

Pete & Alex said...

I downloaded a sample of Flowertown for my Kindle on holiday. Highly enjoyable! I bought the full version and could hardly put it down.

Very much looking forward to your next novel!

Anonymous said...

Stumbled onto Flowertown. Purchased on Kindle. So far so very good! Congrats. Now back to the book.

SG Redling said...

Thanks so much everyone for the nice words! It's been surreal watching the book leave my fingers and fly out to the world. Hoping to get a big girl website up soon. First, though, getting the next book done. Thanks again and cheers! SGR

Anonymous said...

Hi! PLEASE tell me that you're writing a sequel to Flowertown!!! It was a really great book and now I'm dying to know what may happen next... I even got my husband to read it (and he's enjoying it!) and we rarely like the same books. Well done!

SG Redling said...

I'm just putting the finishing touches on a sci-fi novel but I'm not done with Ellie and company. Something nefarious is brewing in those weird, dark spots in my brain. *insert evil laugh* Thanks for reading!

SG Redling said...

I'm just putting the finishing touches on a sci-fi novel but I'm not done with Ellie and company. Something nefarious is brewing in those weird, dark spots in my brain. *insert evil laugh* Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Flowertown was a featured deal on my Kindle. After ripping through the sample I had to download the full version (yeah, me...the cheapster who has over 100 items on her Kindle, only six of which were *not* free). Congratulations on being one of my Six and if you can come up with a sequel great, but don't force it. If it's meant to be it will pull itself off.

SG Redling said...

I never judge anyone on the freebies! Who can resist a free book??? And that you bought mine? SWEET! Thanks! (I am a kindle hoarder!)

Anonymous said...

Wow, superb, fantastic Flowertown. It made me fall in love with my Kindle. I couldn't put the Kindle down but please tell me, I wish it had been clearer who survived at the end. The supposed loss of Rachel was devastating. 10/10

Daniel said...

I have literally just finished Flowertown and stumbled upon this site while searching for 'Flowertown novel sequel!'

PLEASE continue the Elie/Guy/Bing saga!!

SG Redling said...

Thanks again everyone for the encouraging words! The really good news is an actual website will soon be inhabiting this poor neglected domain. As for sequels and follow ups...my lips are sealed. :) Cheers!

vj said...

I can't wait! I just finished reading Flowertown and was looking for more. So, go ahead and put a pin on the website idea. Your fans need your next novel. Fantastic! Congratulations!

Savannah said...

Just finished "Flowertown".. AMAZING.. It took me a week to read the first half (working full time, and a family to care for).. But once I hit the halfway mark I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! Great development of the story! . I could not help but feel connected to the protagonist (although we have absolutely nothing in common). I look forward to reading more!

SG Redling said...

Thanks VJ & Savannah and everyone else who has stopped by here to cheer on FLOWERTOWN! It means the world to me. I know I've been promising and promising to get a real website up but there is just so much good news flooding in right now I don't even know which way is up. A sweet problem to have ! Stay tuned. Cheers!

Byron P said...

I'm 2/3 through and loving it. I'm reading it for an online book club. the Apocalypse Whenever group on goodreads.com. I haven't read all the comments since I'm still reading, but I get the impression everyone loves it and are eager for a sequel.

goodreads.com would be a good site for you to do some promoting and connect with fans. Free, easy to use, also good for authors connecting with other authors, you may want to consider it. You have can your blogs autopublished to goodreads too, so you don't have to spend much time on it if you don't want to.

Cmixgeek said...

Great read! I just posted a review of the book at guerillabookworm.com. Thanks for the good time!

Anonymous said...

I just finished Flowertown, and I'm a total junky for multiple booked stories so PLEASE tell me a sequal is in the works!! I couldn't stop talking about this book to my boyfriend and cousin (both of whom hate reading but are dying to borrow my kindle to read this book... as if they'll get my kindle long enough to read a whole book) PLEASE A SEQUAL SOON!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh God. I was sneaking out of work into my car to finish reading Flowertown. I became a total junkie!

Anonymous said...

I just finished Flowertown. It originally popped up on my goodreads, and when Amazon had it for discount, I called that faith and decided to read it. I loved this book! And while I do plan on reading more of your work, I'm desperately hoping for a sequel.

Sara M. Dorchak said...

Hi SG! I just finished reading Flowertown for a book club and really enjoyed it! I was wondering if you had any or knew any place that had discussion questions?