I’m dipping my big toe into the deep end of the e-book pool with a chick lit novel (with a little bit of mystery thrown in) called Falling Uphill, written under the pen name Kelly Sweetwood. And I’m giving away three free copies!
Here’s the scoop on the book:
“Ruth Fenton is dead, but what does that have to do with me?”
That’s what Candace Grey, 29, wants to know after receiving a puzzling phone message from San Francisco. A bright, but slightly absent-minded anthropology teacher at a small Michigan college, Candace is all set to leave for Los Angeles to conduct research on 1960s TV star Pamela Parrish—America’s Sitcom Sweetheart—for her Master’s thesis on television and female gender roles. But after discovering that Ruth Fenton is a long lost relative, she’s first off to San Francisco for her memorial service where she meets a crazy(?) old lady who claims Pamela Parrish didn’t commit suicide like everybody says—she was murdered.
Now Candace has to get to the bottom of it, all while fighting the nagging feeling that her long-time professor boyfriend back home is getting a little too close to one of his students, and at the same time wondering if new-found friend Brandon, a newspaper reporter and budding painter who lives on a hidden stairway street in the hills of San Francisco, is really the guy for her.
It’s a funny, but moving, uphill climb for Candace who finds that things are rarely what they seem in the ups and downs of love or in discovering a surprising secret about her not-so-perfect mother, or unearthing the truth behind the death of America’s Sitcom Sweetheart.
And here’s the scoop on the giveaway:
Just write a comment below about your favorite sitcom star—past and/or present— before midnight, Saturday, January 7, Pacific Time. We’ll draw three random winners. Falling Uphill is available on either the Kindle or Nook platforms—winners can take their choice. And don’t forget to include your email address in your comment so we can contact you if your name is drawn.
As for me, my favorite sitcom star of the past is Lucille Ball as Lucy Ricardo on I Love Lucy. And currently I’m madly in love with Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory.
Let us know your favorites and you may win a free copy of Falling Uphill!
Wendy Nelson Tokunaga is the author of the novels “Love in Translation” and “Midori by Moonlight,” published by St. Martin’s Press, and the novel, “Falling Uphill,” written under the pen name Kelly Sweetwood. She’s also the author of the non-fiction book, “Marriage in Translation: Foreign Wife, Japanese Husband.” Her essay will appear in the upcoming anthology “Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop” (Soft Skull Press, March 2012), and her YA short story is to be published in “Tomo: An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories” (Stone Bridge Press, March 2012). She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from University of San Francisco and works as a writing teacher and manuscript consultant. Visit her at: www.WendyTokunaga.com