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Heaven's Child

1. NEW BOOK DESCRIPTION: uploaded to Amazon, BN, etc.

"AN UNFORGETABLE TRUE STORY, HEAVENS CHILD WILL WARM YOUR HEART AND LEAVE YOUR SOUL SEARCHING..." 

SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD SARAH, younger twin by two hours, wrote "And now it is time for my story to end because we have finally reached the beginning." Did she know? How could she have guessed? Or did she just happen to choose words that had a greater meaning for her life about to be tragically cut short?

A big-hearted memoir, Heaven's Child captures the reader with a profound look inside a mother's courageous journey through grief to her ultimate spiritual renewal. From the exquisite pain of loss to the magical buoyancy of hope, author Caroline Flohr intimately shares her family's struggle and reinvention after the unexpected death of her twin teenage daughter, Sarah.  

Finding her way back to joy, Flohr reminds us how we all must learn to live presently, love whole-heartedly and when the time comes, gracefully let go. As young Sarah wisely wrote in her high school homework assignment, even an ending can turn into a new beginning.

 This universally touching story is an inspired guide showing us all how the human spirit's innate love and resilience can heal, transform and reignite our soul even after life's most tragic losses.

2. Uploading to Blog. Yeah! Am committed to posting every Monday.

 http://www.heavenschild.com/heavens-child-blog/

3. Prepping for Second Edition: goal is to bring book more mainstream

(new cover being designed)

new subtitle: "a mother's memoir"

new back cover copy:

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.”  ~ Rumi

 An Unforgettable True Story of Endings and Beginnings

 A big-hearted memoir, Heaven’s Child captures the reader with a profound look inside a mother’s courageous journey through grief to her ultimate spiritual renewal. From the exquisite pain of loss to the magical buoyancy of hope, author Caroline Flohr intimately shares her family’s struggle and reinvention after the unexpected death of her twin teenage daughter, Sarah.  

 Finding her way back to joy, Flohr reminds us how we all must learn to live presently, love whole-heartedly and when the time comes, gracefully let go. As young Sarah wisely wrote in her high school homework assignment, even an ending can turn into a new beginning.

This universally touching story is an inspired guide showing us all how the human spirit’s innate love and resilience can heal, transform and reignite our soul even after life’s most tragic losses.

About the Author

A Seattle area native, Caroline gets nourished on a daily basis by the natural beauty, wildlife and peaceful beaches in the Pacific Northwest. When she’s not enjoying the outdoors with family, she is at work on her second book, a lighthearted memoir about the crazy world of planning a wedding. Guess who’s getting married? Caroline lives with her husband, children and faithful yellow lab, Lady Brooke, on Bainbridge Island.

4. NEW AUTHOR BIO (similar to "Jane Porter introduces herself to her readers")uploaded to Amazon, BN, etc.

Caroline Flohr introduces herself to readers:

The Pacific Northwest has been home since birth. The gray skies and wet days, the Cascade Mountains on one side and the Olympics on the other, summers in the San Juan Islands, and every spring, the cherry blossoms lining the University of Washington campus…I love it here.

 But when 14 I left home for boarding school in the Ojai Valley where groves of oranges and avocados became my playground. The fragrance of orange blossoms encouraged me to sit and write, the quickly jotted stories providing calm and comfort, like spending a few minutes with a close friend, a good listener.

 Math and sciences did come easy but during my junior year when I received a bright red “D” on my Great Gatsby paper, I promised myself that one day I’d write a book. And that’s when the challenge became a passion.

 Well, I must confess to the ultimate no-no.  After two years in college, I put it on hold for the brilliance of New York City. But the comforts of Ray’s pizza and Grey’s Papaya hotdogs couldn’t sustain me and the gray skies of  the Pacific Northwest kept calling me home. So, with twins in tow, it was time to buckle down and finish my engineering degree at the University of Washington.

 Much has happened since those early days propped against the trunk of an orange tree with paper and pen in hand. Three children from a first marriage. Two from a second. A beautiful life on an idyllic island in the middle of Puget Sound. And then the unimaginable happened.  Little did I know that ultimately my teenage passion would be my survival during that harrowing period.

Published in July 2012, Heaven's Child tells this story of heartbreak, healing, and redemption. 

It's a story that's raw and real, a story that makes you cry, feel, and know a new peace within as you travel your own  journey. 

Today, you’ll find me sitting in some remote parking lot or propped against a large maple tree with my fingers hammering on the keys of my laptop, squeezing in a few last words before hitting the save button and driving children to the next activity.  Being a mother is what I do best. Writing about the real morsels of a mother’s daily life keeps life sane.

CONTACT INFO

 Caroline Flohr

 [email protected]

206/300.9832

P.O. Box 4625, Rolling Bay, WA 98061

 www.CarolineFlohr.com

5. Media Kit Completed (not uploading all four pages, still trying to figure out how to post to my website?)this is page one of four.

6. SUBSCRIBED TO:
HARO
REPORTER CONNECTION
7. READ LAURA"S "FIRE UP AMAZON"
am following every step Laura reccommends! love the guide. best one i have ever found! wish i'd had it much earlier in this marketing/promotional porcess. 
8. GETTING MORE REVIEWS:
subscribed to Goodreads giveaway and groups, am sending out several copies for reviews! yeah!
subscribed to Library Things and their giveaway
seeking reviews on Kindle Book Review (oops...not loacted on my browser) and Amazon's top reviewers.
9.HOLIDAY WEBSITES
Mohter's Day approaching...getting something together for blog, twitter, etc. to blast out!
10. TWITTER
Increasing exposure on twitter. still having trouble with the hash tag thing but plan to YouTube it to understand more. 
11. SOCIAL MEDIA
Am increasing my Facebook Friend Page/Profile. Also LinkedIn and Twitter
12. WEBSITE
Bought Authorlicious. Am using htat template to create a new site under www.carolineflohr.com. Will merge my heavenschild.com site to this new one so that all future books can be on one site.

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