Why I’m Almost Speechless (or, The Official Launch of “The Day the Angels Fell”)

cover010-e1416195041963I started blogging sometime in January, 2010. Five years ago. And in that time I made some great friends in this rather incredible place called the Internet. And I found some pretty loyal readers. Some of you have walked alongside Maile and I and our kids through those really difficult early years. You came along on our 10,000-mile cross-country trip. You encouraged me through some tough times and you were always there to celebrate with me when things went well.

I feel like today is one of these landmarks we get to experience together: the release of my first novel, The Day the Angels Fell. While I’m extremely nervous about sending this book into the world, the fact that so many of you are walking through the process with me is very encouraging. The fact that you all helped me hit my Kickstarter goal in less than two days still blows me away.

Thank you.

The book releases today. If you’d like to go ahead and purchase a copy, you can find it at Aaron’s Books in Lititz, PA (support a local bookstore!), on Amazon, or HERE for Kindle.

To celebrate the release of The Day the Angels Fell, I’ll be running a little contest here at the blog. It ends midnight, Friday night. The prizes include:

– one limited-edition hardback of The Day the Angels Fell

– one paperback version of The Day the Angels Fell

– one $25 gift card for Aaron’s Books in Lititz, PA

– one $25 Amazon gift card

Enter the contest through Rafflecopter below (you may need to click over to my site if you’re viewing this post as an email), and I’ll announce the winners here at the blog on Saturday (I’ll also be announcing the five winners from the Kickstarter campaign – if you bought a book through Kickstarter, share a photo of the book on Instagram or Facebook by Friday night to enter that drawing).

Thanks again for all of your kindness to me, and I hope you enjoy The Day the Angels Fell.

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32 Replies to “Why I’m Almost Speechless (or, The Official Launch of “The Day the Angels Fell”)”

  1. Congratulations on the release of your first novel! How exciting! It’s on my Christmas wish list. Much success Shawn and many blessings in 2015!

  2. Hi, Shawn.

    Congratulations! It’s always a pleasure to read a new book from you. Really enjoyed Dying Out Loud and Refuse to Drown.

    Looking forward to reading this once my head is clear. Finding ‘death as a gift’ a difficult concept at the moment.

    Take care,


    1. I know, Casey. I wrestled with that phrase many times over before submitting the final draft. It’s still something I’m unsure of.

  3. Congratulations on the release of your new book! I enjoy following your blog – Keep up the great work!

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