Kindle Countdown Deal to Celebrate Ocean Echoes Finalist Award

Just when I thought I’d give up on writing to become a goat herder, Ocean Echoes received finalist awards from the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the general fiction and e-book categories!

I might still become a goat herder, but I’ll never consider giving up on writing again.

Thank you to everyone for cheering me on through years of revising and thank you for reading, reviewing, and supporting Ocean Echoes once it was finally published.

A huge thank you to these wonderful authors for taking the time to read and review it: Carrie Rubin, Britt Skrabanek, Kourtney Heintz, Jill WeatherholtCharissa Stastny. And thank you so much to book reviewer Mary Jo Malo for such a kind and thoughtful review. If you don’t follow them through the blog, Twitter, or Goodreads, you’re missing out on a lot of humor, advice, and inspiration. I highly recommend their books.  

A Kindle Countdown Deal starts today: Ocean Echoes will be 99 cents for a few days, then the price will go up a bit depending on the day. The Kindle Countdown Deal will end on May 18 when the price goes back up to $3.99. For Amazon UK, the Kindle Countdown Deal will go from tomorrow, May 12 – May 17. Ocean Echoes is also free to Kindle Unlimited members.

Remember – never give up!

(Photo courtesy of Top Design Magazine)




67 thoughts on “Kindle Countdown Deal to Celebrate Ocean Echoes Finalist Award

  1. This was a great reminder that I needed to buy your book and read it so I just ordered it. I’m in the middle of moving so I won’t be able to read it for a bit longer but I’ll definitely leave a review on Amazon when I’m done.

    • Thanks so much Milka! Good luck with the move. I’m glad you’ll be coming out to the East Coast. Let me know whenever you might be around for a Cape Cod tour!

  2. Congrats again on the finalist nods! It doesn’t surprise me in the slightest. Your book is a gem. (Thank you for the mention. 🙂 )

    • Thank you so much for everything! Be sure to let me know when you’ll be around for a Cape Cod tour and a few drinks at the Pirate! No squirrels allowed.

  3. Congratulations, on winning Finalist Awards from the Next Genaeration Indie Awards! Your book is the best book I’ve read in a long time!

  4. This is so exciting, Sheila! I’m absolutely thrilled for you! You deserve this. If you win, lets both become goat herders. 🙂 I appreciate the mention and the adorable photo!

    • Hahah – I’d love to be a goat herder with you! There’s already a winner though, then there are four or five finalists for each category. So we’ll have to become goat herders when your book wins Book of the Month instead!

  5. Actually, goat herding is probably very compatible with writing! Lots of down time while the goats graze, in the great outdoors.

    Congratulations on being a finalist. That’s so exciting! And I still intend to read and give you a review… I’m just woefully behind on my reading list 🙂

    • That’s true, I could be both – now all I need are some goats! Thank you so much for wanting to read it. I know what you mean, I’m behind on everything these days. I wish I could read every book. If we were goat herders, I bet there would be more time for reading too.

    • Thanks so much Clare – I hope you’ll have fun reading it! Thank you for taking us on magical walks through the countryside through your photos too. I’m glad you’re enjoying your spring!

  6. Maaaaa! (That’s my goat sound or scream) Congrats on the award. I loved your book, so am glad you’re not quitting writing. And you can always write while you’re watching the herd.

    • Hahah – that’s a great goat noise! Thanks so much for reading it – I’m glad you liked it! And I’ll keep looking forward to being a goat herder someday!

    • Hahah – that’s true – they need me! I guess I’ll have to try to keep writing while goat herding. That sounds like a pretty good life anyway. 🙂

    • Thank you! I’m starting to think goat herding and writing might go pretty well together. Goats can be pretty entertaining characters anyway!

  7. Congratulations! As you know, I bought the paperback! My schedule requires me to split my reading time among other books I “have” to read–so I’m not able to read as much of it every day as I would like. But I’m loving Ellen’s clumsiness–she is so endearing and my heart went out to her. It’s so good, and I’m not surprised it’s up for an award!!

    • Thanks Kate! I’m glad you’re enjoying it so far. Thank you so much for getting the paperback and for wanting to read it! I hope you’ll feel like you’re back on Cape Cod for some of it, and hope it’ll tempt you into visiting so that I can take you out to The Pirate!

  8. Firstly, congrats on the book award! Go you! And thank you, Sheila. I’m glad I could get a review up for you. It’s a beautiful book.

    • Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review it! I know how hard it is to find the time these days. Sorry I was out of town last week and I’m just catching up with the blogging. I loved your books too – and now I can’t wait for the next one!

      • Absolutely–happy to support you! How did the Kindle countdown go? I haven’t had much success with those myself.

      • It went pretty well since there were a few sales – I’m thinking of doing another one sometime this summer if I can get around to it! 🙂

  9. Way to go, Sheila! I have your book in paperback on my shelf and hope to read it soon! Getting through the to-read list takes time 😉 I can’t wait, especially now with this exciting update. HUGS

    • Thanks Christy! Sorry I was out of town for a while and I’m just catching up with the virtual worlds. I know what you mean – there are so many books to read – I know we wouldn’t have it any other way though! I love anticipating all those stories. I hope everything’s been going well with you – hugs and happy almost summer!

      • Oh no worry about catching up right away – so easy to get behind in blogland! Nice to hear from you, Sheila. I hope you have time to relax as you get back into your routine. All is well here and looking forward to summer (my favourite season!) HUGS

  10. Yay!!! That’s SUPER awesome, hon. Well-deserved…such a great book. Thank you for the shout-out. I was very excited to read your book and didn’t bat an eye at diving in (see what I did there?) to leave a review.

    • Thanks so much for reading and reviewing it! I know how hard it is to find the time these days. I’ve been out of town for the past week and I’m just catching up on the virtual worlds while missing our goat club. I hope you had an awesome time traveling through Mexico and Cuba!

  11. I’m very late in reading this post, Sheila, so my congratulations are more than a little belated. Well done! Your book is definitely one I’d like to read.
    (Goat herding could become a great hobby and something to do to unwind after stressful hours over a hot computer!) 😃

    • That’s true, I’m still tempted to become a goat herder after spending too much time on the computer! 🙂

  12. Just to let you know that I’ve just ordered the ebook version of your novel on the Amazon UK site. I already have several books to read but I’m looking forward to getting to yours soon. 😀

    • Thanks so much! I know what you mean about that to-read list – it can be pretty overwhelming and exciting at the same time. I’m glad we share a love for the ocean and I hope you’ll enjoy the adventure!

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