Welcome to The Motion of the Ocean: Charting the Course Towards a Successful Book Launch! This is a blog centered all around one incredible book full of adventure, love, and some life lessons--all while sailing around the world. What is this book, you might ask?
Oh, how happy I am that you asked. It is:
The Motion of the Ocean: 1 Small Boat, 2 Average Lovers, and a Woman's Search for the Meaning of Wife by Janna Cawrse Esarey.
This is Janna's real-life experience, sailing around the world for her honeymoon with only one other person: the man she has promised to spend the rest of her life with.
Now, you may be wondering who the lovely, fearless author Janna is, and I assure you, I would love to tell you.
"Janna Cawrse Esarey is the author of The Motion of the Ocean: 1 Small Boat, 2 Average Lovers, and a Woman’s Search for the Meaning of Wife (Touchstone 2009), the true story of a woman who chases love across the Pacific, only to find that navigating the world is easier than keeping her relationship off the rocks. Janna’s work appears in sailing magazines, such as Sail and Cruising World, and travel anthologies, most recently More Sand in My Bra. She also blogs about married life for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer at “Happily Even After”. Janna was selected as a 2008 Jack Straw Writer and currently performs the juggling act of writer, mom, and wife—only dropping a few balls daily."
Janna has her own website at byjanna.com for your viewing pleasure!
Now that I've explained the subject of this blog, allow me to explain the inner workings of this blog. Janna has done an amazing job writing this great book, and now she is working on promoting herself and her book. Enter three publishing students from Pacific Lutheran University. Three bright young women from very different backgrounds are here to help Janna get her book up and running in time for its release date in summer 2009. We are Sarah Wise (that's me), Lindsay Mackert, and Alice Hyde. It is our job to assist Janna with a book trailer advertising her book, as well as some extra promotional assignments for our Publishing Procedures class.
This blog will keep fans of The Motion of the Ocean up to date on all of the work going into promoting it for a successful book launch this summer. Here, you will find announcements about upcoming appearances Janna will make as well as reflections on past appearances. Lindsay, Alice, and I will update here with behind-the-scenes posts about our work on the book trailer, web newsletter, flyer, and any other class work relating to The Motion of the Ocean.
Check back here often for announcements, pictures, and videos. It will all be here first!
Coming soon will be blogger bios of my other Partners in Publishing Publicity, but for now, I'm signing off.
- Sarah Wise