LEAVING THE BEACH! New Title, Release Date, and Cover Too!

124_0.602073001390495169_beach_cover80-bpfbtHi Readers,

Today I’m very excited to reveal some new information about my book (formerly known as GRUNGE.)

As many of you know, I’ve been working on this story for years now. It features a lonely bulimic woman named Erin, who’s obsessed with music and believes it’s her destiny to someday save a rock star and become his soulmate.

I could tell you more about the plot, but for now I’ll just say that the manuscript was recently accepted by a wonderful Seattle partner publisher called Booktrope, and it’s due to be released on or about April 22, 2014. Also, we’ve decided to change the title of the book to LEAVING THE BEACH. I was reluctant at first, but now realize that Leaving the Beach is a more fitting title for a number of reasons.

Finally, please check out the new cover. It was done by Seattle designer Melody Bostad, who runs One Eye Designs and I absolutely love it.

Hoping to have more news soon. As always, thank you for reading!



About Mary Rowen

My three published novels, LEAVING THE BEACH (a 2016 IPPY Award winner), LIVING BY EAR, and IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY focus on women figuring out who they are and what they want from life. Music and musicians have a way of finding their way into the stories. I live in the Boston area with my family and pets.
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6 Responses to LEAVING THE BEACH! New Title, Release Date, and Cover Too!

  1. Great title and cover, Mary! Can’t wait to check it out.


    • Mary Rowen says:

      Thank you, Patricia! Just checked out your book “Is This All There Is” and it looks really good. I love the premise. It also reminds me a bit of my other (self-published) book, Living by Ear, about a female musician who marries a wealthy man for security, but keeps lusting after an old musician boyfriend. I’m hoping Booktrope will publish that one over the summer or fall. So maybe there will be opportunities for us to somehow market them together at some point.


  2. Hi Mary, Great cover! I look forward to checking out your book! Thanks for your visit to my blog. If you are interested in an author interview, let me know! Much success to you.


  3. Mary Rowen says:

    Thanks, Eleanor! I really like your blog a lot. And yes, I’d be thrilled to do an author interview whenever it works for you. Would you be interested in being interviewed for this blog? If so, I’d be psyched!


  4. Mary Rowen says:

    Perfect! Looking forward to it, Eleanor!


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