Violet Raines is on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Borders!

I almost fell out of my chair after performing my daily ritual of searching for my book's title, Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning--Violet Raines is listed on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and Borders!

And I received the galleys today!

And I've been blurbed!

I'm not able to share the cover yet, but I am excited to quote two wonderful authors who took time from their own schedules to read my book. Here's what they had to say:

"Danette Haworth has written a wonderful story that is as warm and bright as the Florida sun, and eleven-year-old Violet Raines--loyal, hilarious, and true--is the best friend any girl could have."
Lauren Tarshis, Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree

"Haworth's rich sense of place and telling detail embrace the reader like a hammock on a shaded porch, inviting them to while away the day. Danette Haworth creates characters so real they stand out on the page. They tell a story of friendship on the cusp of adolescence so full of spunk and humor I read more slowly as I approached the last page. This is a lovely debut."
Audrey Couloumbis, Newbery Honor winner, Getting Near to Baby

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the book being on those two websites!

Danette Haworth said...

Thank you!

courtney said...

Blurbs are tres, tres, tres exciting stuff and yours are FANTASTIC! Congrats on being up on Amazon & B&N aaah!! I am so happy for you!! I cannot WAIT for Violet Raines!

ChristineEldin said...

Congratulations!!!
I really can't wait to see the cover!
:-)

Danette Haworth said...

Thank you, Courtney and Chris. I was so shocked when I saw the listings online; it was like, OMG! This is really happening!

Mary Witzl said...

Whoa, Danette, this is just wonderful, and it must feel great! Go out and celebrate!

I can't wait to get a copy of your book, too!

Charles Gramlich said...

Hey that's cool. Congrats. And wonderful reviews. I'm off to look it up.

Susan Sandmore said...

HOT DIGGETY! What awesome blurbs! Congrats! I can't wait to see the cover...

Stephen Parrish said...

IT'S ABOUT TIME! Now, I can't plug your book on my blog if I don't have a cover. And I won't have a cover unless you give me a cover. And you won't be able to give me a cover unless you have (or have permission to reveal) a cover. Sensing a theme here?

Congratulations. Count on me to buy a copy. But only if it has a cover.

Linda D. (sbk) said...

That's so cool! Congratulations! I can't wait to read it!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Oh Danette how wonderful - I must get a copy for my cousin.

WordWrangler said...

YAy Danette!! I'm glad things are moving forward in such a WONDERFUL direction for you! YAYAYAY!!!

Hugs,
D

Ello said...

This is so awesome! I can't wait to buy your book!