I don’t know if any of you follow Rachel Barnard’s blog, but I do. She’s an author like me. She writes and reads many different types of books, like me, too.
Unlike me, though, her obsession with donuts is public.
Her latest book, Donuts In An Empty Field was just released June 3rd and she’s got TONS of promotional things going on.
Giveaways, blog tours, and book signings and reading, so if you like what you see here . . .
I’m kind of thinking that seeing the author dressed like a sprinkled donut is something that everybody is going to like. FYI- If I were to dress up like my favorite donut, I’d be a custard filled maple!
Honest to goodness, if that doesn’t make you want to sign up for Rachel’s Newsletter I don’t know what will
So, now that you’re all fully intrigued, let’s talk about DONUTS IN AN EMPTY FIELD, By Rachel Barnard (it’s available right now on amazon for a mere 3.99)!
Letting go of anger is life’s greatest challenge. Vanessa Smith hasn’t been the same since her father’s death. A hero until the end, he died saving a restaurant owner’s wife and son from a burning building. Nessa has always blamed the boy, Ben, for her loss, and her thoughts are consumed with ways to make him as miserable as she is. Nichole Adams knows Nessa can never heal until she learns to let go of her hatred, but bringing back her best friend is proving more difficult than she could’ve imagined. In a last ditch effort to break Nessa’s obsession, Nichole hopes signing up for the local food challenge is just the thing to bust her out of her shell. A single choice defines the road ahead for Nessa. Doing the right thing isn’t easy, but living with the consequences of doing nothing might be worse.
Sounds like a really great read, doesn’t it?!
What are people saying about Donuts in an Empty Field?
“Honestly, everyone needs a Nichole in their lives. Someone to push you and help you be a better person.” – Katharine
“Nichole is in the driver’s seat so to speak at the beginning controlling the adventures and then gradually starts to hand the reigns to Vanessa, so Vanessa does flounder a bit before finding her stride. Beautiful storytelling! I’m getting teary again.” – D’ariel
“It’s about life, heroes, world records and puppies. It’s about donuts but mostly it’s about friendship. The author has that rare talent where you could start on any random page and get completely drawn into the story.” – Bill
If you’re feeling lucky and want a chance to win a free copy, or maybe you just want to know a little more about this quirky, wonderful author, Rachel Barnard and her blog, or her other books, check out the links below!
Important upcoming Dates/Events:
Maple Valley Days @ Lake Wilderness Park, Maple Valley, WA (near the Info booth with FreeValley Publishing) on 06/10/16 – 06/12/16
Neverending Bookshop Reading with Donuts and Books in Bothell, WA (10123 Main Place St. 2) on 06/25/16, 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Get more info here
Local author Rachel Barnard will read from her most recent publication, Donuts in an Empty Field. Bring your used books for store credit and to get more entries into the free raffle. This event features a blind donut tasting of several local donut shops. Come try some local donuts and vote on your favorites. Got something cool to say about donuts? Don’t forget to add it to the “All about the Donuts” comment/quote box. First five purchases after 3:00 P.M. will receive a FREE mini donuts swag pack. Check out the facebook page for this event!
Third Place Books Dual Author Reading @ Third Place Books in Bothell, WA (17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park) on 06/25/16, 6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. Event info here
Come listen to Ksenia Anske and Rachel Barnard as they read from their new books The Badlings and Donuts in an Empty Field (For the Love of Donuts Book 1) respectively. There will be challenges, a raffle, and other fun stuff. Check out the facebook page for this event!
About the Author
And once more, because I like this picture so much, is author Rachel Barnard . . . and her bio:
Rachel Barnard lives in the Pacific Northwest, near Seattle. She has self-published several young adult novels, including Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams and At One’s Beast. When she is not writing, reading, marketing, or editing, Rachel dances, writes reviews of Indie books, attempts funky challenges, and wishes she owned a Corgi.
Of course she’s really cute out of the costume, too…
OTHER BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR (click the link to visit the authors amazon page where you can get all the info on all her writing!)
Vanessa’s Book of Awesome Things
A fun accompaniment/companion book to the for the Love of Donuts Series. This little book of fun contains bucket style lists of challenges, fun things to do with doughnuts, scavenger hunt items, facts about Corgis, top ten donuts you have to try, a doughnuts recipe, and more.
Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams
In Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams A young girl takes on the mighty powers of the government but is sidetracked by challenges of the academy she attends, the new boy, and keeping her secrets safe.
She will do anything – forfeit her identity, friendships, even love – to be humanity’s champion.
As the U.S. government prepares to take over the world, MC infiltrates one of their elite academies that trains future leaders. MC must rise to the top in the Cube training grounds in order to be placed high up within the government so she can stop it in its takeover.
It is not until her fourth and final year at the academy that her top-student status is threatened by the sudden arrival of Li, the new transfer student. MC is completely focused on her self-created mission until she gets sidetracked by Li, who might be bad news in more ways than which she bargained.
A Young Adult, Dystopian, Not-So-Distant-Future Adventure Novel with a hint of sci-fi and a bit of romance.
At One’s Beast
From once upon a time to happily ever after, At One’s Beast highlights the struggles of two young adolescents who have fallen prey to chance evil circumstances. When it took the entire village to create the monster, what will it take to break the spell?
Available in print, e-book, and as an audio book, At One’s Beast is a new take on “Beauty and the Beast,” with a love triangle, revenge, a spell, evil, fate, forgiveness, compassion, bitterness, capture, betrayal and love.
As always, if you’ve read any good books lately, why not head on over to Amazon or Goodreads and let the authors, as well as potential readers know what you think? Remember, your opinions matter!