I’m In the Doghouse Today

I’m In the Doghouse Today

Dear Friends,

Today is the day. In the Doghouse: A Couple’s Breakup from Their Dog’s Point of View is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and Kobo. I’m celebrating with donuts because donuts are delicious and they play an important role in this book.

From In the Doghouse:

“My grandpa used to swear he could tell what kind of person someone was by knowing their favorite donut.”

Lucy smiles. “With all due respect, sounds like your grandpa was missing a few donut holes.”

“You’d be surprised how right he was. What’s your favorite donut?”

But do you know what, or rather who, played an even more important role in this novel? YOU, dear subscriber, and all of these wonderful people and organizations mentioned now:

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Kirkus Reviews & In the Doghouse

Kirkus Reviews In the Doghouse book by Teri Case

Check out a few excerpts from a review of In the Doghouse by Kirkus Reviews. If I had a tail, it would be wagging.

An “Uplifting romance between the heroine and Skip [a rescued dog].” —Kirkus Reviews

“Case’s decision to have readers view most of the story through Skip’s [a rescued dog] perspective deftly reinforces the pair’s emotional connection.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This novel is a superb choice for fans of contemporary . . . or dog-centric tales.” —Kirkus Reviews

“An engaging story about a woman and her canine overcoming heartbreak as a pack.” —Kirkus Reviews

What Happened at the 31st Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards

Benjamin Franklin Award Tiger Drive

What Happened at the 31st Annual Benjamin Franklin Awards

You each know that Tiger Drive was nominated for the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award in Popular Fiction alongside these amazing authors and their novels:

Float Plan by Rob Hiaasen

Guarding Savage by Dave Edlund

Better Than This by Cathy Zane

I read each of the above novels, and as I finished each book, I had to pinch myself. They are Five Star books. Yes, I believe in my novel, Tiger Drive, but being compared to these authors and their works was an award in itself. So I packed my bags and headed to Chicago for the Benjamin Franklin Award Ceremony, knowing that one of them would win the Gold, and I wanted to be there when they did.

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My Review of Fellow Finalist Cathy Zane’s Better Than This

Better Than This by Cathy Zane

My Review of Fellow Finalist Cathy Zane’s Better Than This

A few weeks ago, IBPA announced the finalists for the Benjamin Franklin Award, and Tiger Drive is a nominee for the Popular Fiction category along with three other finalists’ novels. Here is my first post, sharing more details.

I immediately purchased the other three authors’ novels. First, I read and reviewed Rob Hiaasen’s Float Plan (here is the review). Next, I read Dave Edlund’s Guarding Savage: A Peter Savage Novel (here is the review).

And I was beginning to see a common theme across our novels, but there was still one more book to read before I could be sure.

Yesterday, I read Cathy Zane’s Better Than This. Before I share my review, here is the description from Amazon.

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My Review of Fellow Finalist Dave Edlund’s Guarding Savage

Guarding Savage by Dave Edlund Teri Case

My Review of Fellow Finalist Dave Edlund’s Guarding Savage

A few weeks ago, I shared the still-unbelievable-to-me news that Tiger Drive has been nominated for IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Award. There are three other finalists, and I keep pinching myself when I see Tiger Drive listed with their books. Naturally, I’m reading all three.

Last week I shared my review of Rob Hiaasen’s Float Plan. Spoiler Alert: I loved it. You can read the review here. Some pretty incredible things happened as a result of this review, but I’ll share the details in next week’s newsletter when I have more time and after I return from the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award ceremony on April 5th.

The other two stellar books are Guarding Savage: A Peter Savage Novel by Dave Edlund and Better Than This by Cathy Zane.

I finished Guarding Savage yesterday. Before I share my review, here is the description of Guarding Savage as shared on Amazon.

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Author, Teacher, and Word Nerd Amanda Zieba Mentions In the Doghouse

Amanda Zieba mentions In the Doghouse by Teri Case

One of the hardest parts about being a writer is learning how to not only finish a book but how to market it and support yourself. Author, teacher, and word nerd Amanda Zieba shares “10 Ways to Blog About Your Book Without Being Too Pushy and Annoying” and she includes the book trailer for my novel, In the Doghouse: A Couple’s Breakup from Their Dog’s Point of View as one way! Thank you for the shout out, Amanda, and thanks for being you and for all that you do for writers.

A Review of Fellow Finalist Rob Hiaasen’s Float Plan

Float Plan by Rob Hiaasen

My Review of Float Plan

In last week’s newsletter, I shared the incredible news that Tiger Drive has been nominated for the Benjamin Franklin Award in Popular Fiction. I’m reading the other three finalists’ books. I started with Rob Hiaasen’s Float Plan.

Before I share the synopsis and my review, you should be the first to know, I wish I knew Rob Hiaasen. His novel, Float Plan, has planted a firm author-crush from me onto him because he and I have* something in common: we both write about flawed characters who want to matter.

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Now is the time . . . a gift for you

A quick FYI about my new book, In the Doghouse: A Couple’s Breakup from Their Dog’s Point of View, and how the publishing industry works for indie authors.

Now is the time to order it if you are anxious to get my new book when it releases on April 16th, because this week, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and bookstores will tell my publisher how many books they need based on the pre-orders. The publisher will then print and ship the inventory to the vendors for release on April 16th. If you wait to order the paperback or hardcover book after this week, even if you are a Prime member with Amazon, lead and shipping times will probably be more like 2 weeks, not 2 days, unfortunately.

Plus, if you do pre-order, you will get 2 free months from DOGTV. Just email me your order deets and I’ll give you the coupon code: teri@tericase dot com.

Thanks for being you!

Teri

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Tiger Drive Nominated for the Benjamin Franklin Award

Benjamin Franklin Awards

Dear Friends,

Last week I cried. I cried hard.

But they were happy tears. Validating tears.

I found out that my debut novel, Tiger Drive, has been nominated for the Benjamin Franklin Award:

“The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™, which include over fifty categories recognizing excellence in book editorial and design, are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers…Gold winners will be announced April 5, 2019, during a gala dinner ceremony held in conjunction with IBPA Publishing University in Chicago, Illinois.”

Why is this recognition so important to me when it’s already been so rewarding and gratifying to see how readers have responded to–even related to–the Sloan Family’s determination to change after generations of family secrets, addiction, and trauma? Why am I thrilled at this ‘shout out’ and pleased with the silver Benjamin, or still possible, gold Benjamin?

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