Wednesday, May 3

@AuthorKristina Knight's new book + a Giveaway

Hey, everyone! It's release week, and I'm super-duper-excited (as I always am!). Famous in a Small Town is the first book in my brand-new series, set in my fictional small town of Slippery Rock. I've wanted to write a small town series for a long time, and I've wanted to write about the kind of place where I grew up for a long time...and so Slippery Rock is the culmination of both of those things - a small, lake town in Missouri, filled with people who (I hope) become as real to you as they have been to me while I've been writing. Here's a little bit about the first book:

Lifestyles of the small-town famous 
Forced to leave Nashville after a scandal, Savannah Walters has come home to Slippery Rock, Missouri, with a bruised ego and her singing career in jeopardy. As if that isn't humiliating enough, on her way into town she's rescued by her swoon-worthy childhood crush, Collin Tyler. 

His hands are full running the family orchard and dealing with his delinquent teen sister, so Collin doesn't need to get involved with someone as fiery and unpredictable as Savannah. But the intense attraction between them can't be denied. And when disaster strikes, they'll both be surprised by who's still standing when the dust settles.

Buy Famous in a Small Town: Harlequin  Amazon  B&N  iBooks  KOBO

To launch Famous in a Small Town, I'm hosting a giveaway with lots of fun goodies,
including some Mary Kay products, a Philosophy pouch, an autographed copy of my book, First Love Again, and more! You can enter here: 



And, we're (as in, me and my family) are doing something special with this release - a portion of the proceeds from the Slippery Rock series will go toward providing Sweet Cases from TogetherWeRise to foster children. In 'Famous', Savannah was a foster child who was adopted at the age of 7 by the Walters family; she was dirty, had ill-fitting clothes and nothing else. The trauma in her early life causes her to act out, even into her adult years...right up until the moment she decides to come home. The trauma she faced in the book is so similar to the trauma that foster children face every day, all over the United States.

Most children going in to foster care have nothing but the clothes on their backs. Sweet Cases are duffel bags given to children coming in to care, and once given, the bags remain with that child, giving them a sense of home and, hopefully, a sense that they aren't alone. Each duffel includes a warm blanket, a teddy bear, hygiene kit, and art supplies.

I hope you all enjoy Savannah and Collin's story...happy reading!                 ~
Kristina

2 comments:

  1. I didn't know that about sweet cases, I love that idea. Sad as it is for the reason. However, some lucky kids do end up with forever mommies like you.

    Great book, great cause!

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    1. thanks, Margie! We found out about them a couple of years ago...and bebe has been after us to do a fundraiser/make some. So, this seemed like a great opportunity to give back.

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