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If you’re here, it’s to find out the latest Updates and Info about my books! Thank you for tuning in! The following was originally posted on my homepage & is now placed here as I didn’t want to delete it completely.
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November 22, 2009

Talked to manager at Edwardsville Borders today. Slowly, I’m getting into their system. The book appeared in their catalog – not on shelves & still can’t order…but the manager said it takes time. She’d like me to do a book signing once they can order books!! Greenville radio station – 101.7 WGEL – will make book announcement M-F around 5:30 pm. Also, will be creating a You Tube video w/either an excerpt read by me or a FAQ w/my answers. Monday I’ll be making calls to more libraries, bookstores, etc. Have nibbled at the outline for Book Two!! I need more hours in the day!
November 18, 2009
Nice article pertaining to Unknown Touch with photos in the Troy Times Tribune newspaper today! Front page of Section B! Also, I’m having bookmarks printed w/the book cover & links to my sites on them. Another book signing coming up at Troy Library on Sat., Dec. 12 from 2 – 4. Love the positive feedback & online reviews about the book, too!
November 14, 2009
Book Signing at Box TV & Video, Highland, IL. 1 – 3. Selling and signing!!
~~~It went well & was exciting!! Fun answering questions & meeting new people! Thanks for all the support! Keep up the word of mouth about Unknown Touch…wouldn’t it be wild if IT became a movie?! By the way, I HAVE started outlining Book 2!!
November 7, 2009
The book signing at Marine Library was super successful! For all involved & all who dropped in to buy a book – Thank You!
November 6, 2009
Sat., Nov. 7, Marine Library, 1 – 3: Book Signing! I want my hand to hurt from signing so many books!! Did you see the wonderful article in the Highland News Leader? Next week – Troy Times Tribune! For anyone interested in Unknown Touch t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, calendars, etc., check out: www.cafepress.com/ginamarielong. I received my shirt today & it is awesome!
October 30, 2009
I want to create a FAQ page pertaining to my book, Unknown Touch, to place on my website. If you come up with any questions relating to the story that you want me to answer, tell me what the question is! Thanks! gina@ginamarielong.com
October 26, 2009
My personal order of books to sell locally has arrived! Book signing at Marine Library – Sat., Nov. 7, 1:00-3:00. Another book signing at Box TV & Video, Highland – Sat., Nov. 14, 1:00-3:00. Many press releases have been sent out. Busy but happy!
October 22, 2009
Today is the official release date for Unknown Touch. It is available on www.Amazon.com now plus my publisher’s website: www.blackrosewriting.com It will soon appear on Borders.com & BarnesNoble.com. For local readers, it can be bought directly from me as of Tue., Oct. 27. Local bookstores can order it if not on their shelves, but I will push for them to stock it. Within a few days, I’ll add the proper direct links on the Buy Books page. Many, many things to take care of!
October 21, 2009
COUNTDOWN: Tomorrow – Thurs., October 22 is the release date! Almost half of the books I’ve ordered are reserved for people! I’ll be purchasing more before the stock runs too low! I’ve been sending out press releases like crazy and I’ve got a tentative book signing date at Marine Library on Nov. 7.
October 19, 2009
COUNTDOWN: 3 DAYS TO THE RELEASE! I’ve learned that means the books will be shipped on or about that day. The personal order I placed won’t arrive till next week. Also, I’ve added a Message Board to this site. I’ll monitor it for use and abuse. Over the next few days, I’ll add more purchasing info to the Buy Books category.
October 14, 2009
Above is the final version for the book cover! COUNTDOWN: 8 DAYS till the release!!
October 9, 2009
I made the deadline! Changed the image for the book cover for third time – hey – the third time is the charm, after all! The image is mesmerizing! As soon as I have the finalized version, I’ll add it to this site.
October 6, 2009
Deadline is looming…October 8! Last minute switcheroo to a different graphic artist. Awaiting her artwork for book cover. Publisher had me complete a final scan of manuscript for edits. Oct. 22 release date is still looking good! Exciting!!
September 30, 2009
I have completed my end of the line editing & sent changes to the publisher. Still waiting on graphic artist to complete cover art. Deadline is Oct. 8 in order to make the Oct. 22 release date. Will create the outline for Book 2 soon and begin writing. Will also shift into marketing mania for Book 1.
September 25, 2009
Tentative Release Date is now Oct. 22! I’m working with a graphic artist for the cover of my book. The publisher has sent me what is called a bookblock where I need to line edit next. Guess you know what I’ll be doing this weekend (READING MY BOOK)! Very awesome how fast everything is moving!
September 23, 2009
Happy Birthday, Dad!
Tentative Release Date for Book: end of October/beginning of November.
September 20, 2009
My book has been accepted by a publisher! I signed on Saturday the 19th! I am ecstatic!!!
September 14, 2009
I’m hearing back from a few publishers! Nothing is definite at this time. At least I’ve gotten feedback! I’m working on this site and have accounts setup with Twitter, Faceboook and MySpace. Click on Social Networking to keep track of me on those sites.
September 7, 2009
During the first week of September 2009, I had contacted/submitted to numerous publishers concerning my novel, UNKNOWN TOUCH. I now keep my fingers crossed as the waiting game begins.
(Remember, the mantra goes like this: “Gina will get a great publisher soon…Gina will get a great publisher soon…” Keep repeating over and over.)

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