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Expecting Sunshine NYC Book Tour & Review

Happy Mother’s Day from Expecting Sunshine

Awards, Book Tour, Mother’s Day & Giveaways!

Edmonton Book Launch Party TODAY

Nancy Kerrigan’s Story & Expecting Sunshine Pub Day!

This is a short but sweet post today, a very special day for Expecting Sunshine! Also, sharing a powerful article on bereaved mom, Nancy Kerrigan.

PUB DAY!

 

I still remember the day I signed the publishing contract with She Writes Press. From the day I signed it was roughly a year till my book was slated to be released. It felt like an eternity. And yet, here we are!

I cannot express what a journey it has been to get Expecting Sunshine out into the world. Here are some specifics for you:

  • 6 months of writing the first draft
  • 120,000 word, 400 page first draft
  • 4+ years of editing
  • 8 drafts of editing
  • 3 editors
  • 1 agent
  • 1 (Amazing) publisher, Brooke Warner at She Writes Press
  • 2+ book cover designers
  • 3 (Fabulous) publicists at Smith Publicity
  • April 18, 2017!
  • 1 tired but happy author!

Watch for my article next week!

I have so many people to thank! And I do name them all in my book in the acknowledgements section. As I’ve just got word that Time Magazine’s site, Time Motto, wants me to write an essay for them on miscarriage (YAY! BIG NEWS!!), I will thank all the wonderful people who have made such a huge difference for me by including pics of my acknowledgements from Expecting Sunshine! This is a bit of a sneak peak inside the book as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


More Exciting News:

Article in Womanista:

What Nancy Kerrigan’s Public Heartache Is Doing for Other Women

I got interviewed for a very special article about Nancy Kerrigan’s experience of multiple miscarriages, which she shared about on Dancing With The Stars.

You can read the article by clicking here. In it I share all the things I’ve learned over my years as a bereaved mom and since becoming a parent advocate, author and public speaker.

If you want to learn more about Nancy Kerrigan’s story, here is a powerful video:

Thank you so much for reading this pub day update!

If you’d like to purchase the book directly from me – for a signed copy – please click here. Expecting Sunshine is available wherever good books are sold. 

Sending out warm wishes of love, hope and healing,

Alexis Marie Chute

Bookmarks, Reviews & New Trailer

Two Weeks till the Release of Expecting Sunshine

February Book Updates

Thanks for reading this February update for Expecting Sunshine memoir! There are so many exciting things to report that I’m sure I’m going to forget something important. It’s an exciting season and the build-up for the big release date, April 18, is quickly approaching. So lets dive in…

ALBERTA PRIMETIME + DINNER TELEVISION

My publicists are hard at work and doing a fabulous job. Two exciting pieces of press that came out recently are feature interviews on Alberta Primetime on CTV Two AND Dinner Television, City TV. It is always so great to share Zachary’s story and to talk about the book. Here are the videos so you can watch for yourself. (And if you like, please share. Thanks!)

 


PRE-ORDER TIME

If you have not already pre-ordered your copy of Expecting Sunshine, you can do so now! You can order it from all major bookstores and also from Amazon. I’ve heard that Amazon pre-orders will often arrive to the person who ordered the book even before the official publication date (April 18, 2017). So order now and you may get your copy by the end of March!

Click here to order Expecting Sunshine on Amazon.

Thank you in advance!!

 


LET’S GET SHARING

As soon as you receive your book, share it on all your social networks using the hashtags and handles below:

Twitter:

@expectsunbook   #ExpectingSunshine   @_Alexis_Marie

Instagram:

@alexismariechute #ExpectingSunshine

Facebook:

Tag: facebook.com/expectingsunshine/


MORE PRAISE FOR EXPECTING SUNSHINE

Here is our latest endorsement:

“Exquisitely detailed and achingly honest. A must-read.”

– Ariel Brewster, Senior Editor, Today’s Parent Magazine

Click here to read more testimonials about the book.


Thanks for reading! Soon I will be sharing the book tour schedule. There are a lot of exciting stops all across North America! Maybe even some European destinations… TBD.

As always, your support is beyond appreciated. Expecting Sunshine may seem like a sad story, but it’s actually an inspiring story about resiliency and love. I hope you will read the book and see for yourself.

Wishing you all the best,

Alexis Marie Chute

 

 

Expecting Sunshine Memoir Pre-Order & Book Trailers

Exciting News: You can now pre-order Expecting Sunshine Memoir online!

Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After Loss, a memoir by Alexis Marie Chute

Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After Loss, a memoir by Alexis Marie Chute

PRE-ORDER INFO:

The book is available on Amazon for pre-orders. Check it out now by clicking here. I’ve also heard that pre-ordered books are often shipped before the actual release date, so that’s just one more reason to order early.

I will also have a select number of books that I am selling directly from my website. You can click here to pre-order that way. Any books ordered through me will be signed by yours truly.

Once the book is officially released on April 18, 2017, it will be available for purchase through all major book stores.

 

BOOK TRAILERS:

As an author AND visual artist, I love every opportunity to combine these two worlds. Therefore, making book trailers for Expecting Sunshine was a no brainer. My wonderful friend Helen Massini did the voice overs for two of the trailers. Helen is such a pro and truly an up-and-coming actress and singer.

Helen Massini, behind the scenes in making Expecting Sunshine Book Trailers

Helen Massini, behind the scenes in making Expecting Sunshine Book Trailers

Author and artist, Alexis Marie Chute, with creative talent (and friend) Helen Massini.

The script.

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Author and artist, Alexis Marie Chute, with creative talent (and friend) Helen Massini.

 

Helen and I had a blast hanging out while our daughters where at Brownies. It was amazing to see Helen bring my words to life, and with such wonderful musicality.

Now, the footage and audio is in the talented hands of Expecting Sunshine crew member, Tom Lim. Tom never fails to surprise me with his creativity. He’s an engineer by day, and a creative force by night.

It will still be a few weeks before the trailers are ready to share, but if you want to see them first, subscribe to receive this blog feed by email. Click here to subscribe. Subscribers will also stay up to date on all happenings with Expecting Sunshine, both the film and the documentary. This includes book launches, special offers, film premiers, and much more. I look forward to connecting with you!

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well I also believe it takes a group of people to create a movement. That is the goal with Expecting Sunshine. I hope this movement will lead our culture into a better understanding of death, how to talk about it, and how to accept its reality in a healthy and positive way in our lives. I also hope that this movement will move the hearts of readers and viewers.

 

As always, thank you so much for reading – and sharing – this blog post!

Sincerely,

Alexis Marie Chute

 

Events

Book Expo America

Alexis Marie Chute will be on location with her book at the Book Expo America 2017. BookExpo is evolving to lead the global publishing industry to its consumer driven future and celebrate storytelling in all its forms. It’s the place where industry, authors and readers converge to define the new publishing universe. BookExpo provides a focused professional environment to discover emerging authors and the next blockbuster titles, engage with the world’s most influential publishers and learn from industry leaders and peers. You can find Alexis Marie and Expecting Sunshine at the She Writes Press Booth, and the Smith Publicity booth.

Edmonton Book Talk

Alexis Marie Chute will be presenting a book talk to Edmonton group ParentCare. This is a support group made up of Parents  who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or early infant death up to 28 days. The group shares experiences, information, and  support one another through a difficult and potentially lonely time. Parentcare is open to any parent, family member or friend that has been touched by the loss of a baby. Meetings are relaxed in a supportive environment where your confidentiality is assured. Alexis Marie will discuss her book and share her personal story of loss and healing.

Calgary Book Talk

Alexis Marie Chute will be presenting a book talk at Caring Beyond support group in Calgary. Caring Beyond offers peer support to parents who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, neonatal death and termination due to poor prenatal diagnosis. They offer support also to parents considering having another child after a loss. Alexis Marie will talk about her book, and share her story of loss and healing.

Kelowna Book Launch Party

Join Alexis Marie Chute as she launches her memoir in Kelowna ! It’s book party time! Everyone is welcome at Mosaic Books on Bernard Avenue in Kelowna – kids too! Alexis Marie will present a reading from her book, share her story, tell a few dumb jokes, and welcome questions from the peanut gallery. Please join Alexis Marie and share this invite. Let’s pack the bookstore like never before! Oh, and bring or buy a copy of Expecting Sunshine to get signed by the author.

Cambridge Book Launch Party

Join Alexis Marie Chute as she launches her memoir in Cambridge! It’s book party time! Everyone is welcome at Porter Square Books on White Street in Cambridge, MA – kids too! Alexis Marie will present a reading from her book, share her story, tell a few dumb jokes, and welcome questions from the peanut gallery. Please join Alexis Marie and share this invite. Let’s pack the bookstore like never before! Oh, and bring or buy a copy of Expecting Sunshine to get signed by the author.

Toronto Book Launch Party

Join Alexis Marie Chute as she launches her memoir in Toronto! It’s book party time! Everyone is welcome at Ben McNally Books on Bay Street in Toronto, Alberta – kids too! Alexis Marie will present a reading from her book, share her story, tell a few dumb jokes, and welcome questions from the peanut gallery. Please join Alexis Marie and share this invite. Let’s pack the bookstore like never before! Oh, and bring or buy a copy of Expecting Sunshine to get signed by the author.

Calgary Book Launch Party

Join Alexis Marie Chute as she launches her memoir in Calgary! It’s book party time! Everyone is welcome at Shelf Life Books on 4th Street in Calgary, Alberta – kids too! Alexis Marie will present a reading from her book, share her story, tell a few dumb jokes, and welcome questions from the peanut gallery. Please join Alexis Marie and share this invite. Let’s pack the bookstore like never before! Oh, and bring or buy a copy of Expecting Sunshine to get signed by the author.

Edmonton Book Launch Party

Join Alexis Marie Chute as she launches her memoir in her home city! It’s book party time! Everyone is welcome at Audreys Books on Jasper Ave in Edmonton – kids too! Alexis Marie will present a reading from her book, share her story, tell a few dumb jokes, and welcome questions from the peanut gallery. Please join Alexis Marie and share this invite. Let’s pack the bookstore like never before! Oh, and bring or buy a copy of Expecting Sunshine to get signed by the author.