First I need to say thank you.
To everyone who has taken Emma’s adventures in FINDING FRASER into your homes and hearts [and Kindles!], thank you!
An Amazon #1 Bestseller in Romantic Comedy! And in its third week still in the top 10!
Watching this book take off has been such an exciting process for me, a thrilling ride I’m SO not ready to let go of yet.
Unlike any of the past several summers, I don’t have an immediate research destination booked [tho’ going back to Iceland is On The Radar], so, I’ve decided to hit the road in another direction and take Emma to a place she’s never been … across Canada!
Here’s where I find myself asking for YOUR help.
If you haven’t cracked the cover of FINDING FRASER just yet, you might not know that’s it’s a perfect summertime read. But don’t just take my word for it. Have a look at just a few of the more than 200 reviews on Amazon…
“Fun Read! Fun, laugh out loud book. I will definitely be reading more by this author. If you are a fan of the Outlander series be sure and read Emma’s quest to finding her own Fraser.” NellyMac, June 2
“Great Fun! The journey Emma takes is funny, poignant, and left me with a yearning to spend months in Scotland. Bravo kc dyer! I thoroughly enjoyed this trip!” Denise Scopetta, June 2
“Humorous Read! The same way she stumbles through life, Emma stumbles through Scotland determined to find a modern day Jamie Fraser. Fleeing the shambles of her crumbled life (cheating boyfriend and lost job) she sets off on her own to put her life back on track. However before she even gets out of the country her impulsive decision making and naive trust in everyone, lead her astray. While she’s suffering you’re laughing. Sit back and enjoy a trek through bonnie Scotland and meet some very endearing folk.” A.L Noe, June 1
“A fun romp through the Highlands! I rated this book 5 stars because it was a thoroughly enjoyable escape. I could imagine myself or any one of my friends getting wrapped up in a story like Outlander an running off on an adventure just like Emma. I knew who Emma’s highlander would be, but it was awfully sweet how they came together. I’ll be looking for more kc dyer books for my summer reads shelf.” 39andholding, June 1
“Highly Recommend! Refreshingly brave story of dissatisfied woman taking a bold leap out of the responsible rut of her life. Thoroughly enjoyed her journey.” Jennifer Collins, May 31
“Hilarious! Laugh-out-loud funny!!!! I haven’t truly enjoyed reading a book this much in a LONG time. Touching, brutally awkward moments, but always with a lightness of spirit. You will not be disappointed in this story of discovery, adventure, and ultimately settling into one’s own self.” Meagan Pierce, May 31
Okay, you get the idea. It’s not Tolstoy — but FINDING FRASER was incredibly fun to write, and it’s been hugely gratifying to read hundreds of wonderful reviews from happy readers.
SO… I need your help! Can you recommend a bookstore — your favourite bookstore, of course — that might be a good venue for hosting a signing this summer? My plan is to get as far across this country as I can, and still make it back to meet my daughter and her boyfriend when they arrive for a visit in late August. Since I conveniently live on the left coast, I’ll hit half the stores on my way east and the other half on my way back home. And if you’d like to meet me along the way, and participate in the Faux Scottish Fun that a FINDING FRASER signing entails, then let me know who to contact, and we’ll see if we can make it happen!
The official launch of the book is in less than two weeks, and I’m planning to use that as a testing ground for much FINDING FRASER foolishness. We’re having a contest to find ‘The Best Legs in a Kilt, ‘The Best Fake Scottish Brogue’, ‘The Best Scots Knit-wear Worn in June’ and more. There’s going to be a live-staged reading, door prizes and many signing shenanigans. I can’t wait! And after that… I’m going to take it all on the road and bring it to you!
So please — send me your fave bookstore locations! Add ’em in a comment to this blog post. Email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fire ’em at me on Facebook. Toss ’em in my direction on Twitter. [Even better — GO to your favourite bookstore and pitch them on the idea before I do!]
Let’s make the ‘FINDING FRASER Cross Canada Tour’ a reality!
When I get this thing more organized, I’ll definitely be posting the various stops here. But there are only so many places a girl can sign books in a month, even if she rally-drives a Jeep the way I do — so get your ideas in fast, okay? I’m so excited to bring Emma’s madcap adventures to you that… well, I’m willing to go on a madcap adventure of my own to do it.