Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala

“Reading and writing are acts of empathy and faith. Guard that trust carefully — in this rapidly changing business, it’s the only sure thing.” ~Erin Keane
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown

"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it."
~Jesse Stuart

"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf

Monday, March 9, 2015

Another Chance to Win a Print Copy of AFRAID OF EVERYTHING

Nearly every stop on my blog tour has a giveaway for my book. If you want a free print copy, you'll be almost certain to win one along the way. The latest giveaway starts today at Hott Books.

If you'd like to go back to previous sites or follow along this week with more giveaways of Afraid of Everything, the link for all the tour stops can be found here at my website.

There's a case of books waiting to be shipped out one by one to lucky winners, so don't hold back!

"...a book about self-discovery, love, acceptance, and trust. While it is a work of fiction, as a reader, I walked away from this book with an open heart and the desire to live life to the fullest." --Hott Books

"...enlightening, inspiring book of fiction." --Create Write Now with Mari

“Wanting a quick fix to her life, Helena finds the path to solving her anxiety problems has some amazing twists….Spellbinding, a story that will capture your imagination.” –Thoughts in Progress

“Gowen explores some important themes in this well-written novel: living life to the fullest, seeking professional help when life is overwhelming, appreciating your family, risks, and love.” –The Lit Ladies

“What lies on the surface of this novel is only the tip of a deeply, gratifying story.” Audry Fryer, author, Going Barefoot in Greener Grass and Secrets, Lies and Apple Pies


  1. Congratulations again on the new book, and also on the great reviews! The one that particularly caught my eye was about Helena solving her anxiety problems; as someone who always feels anxious, even when I sleep, I'm always looking for ways to alleviate that feeling.

    1. Sign up for a print copy, you will probably win one!

  2. I hope you'll share how your blog tour went when you're over. I'm always so curious about marketing.

  3. The cover fascinates me. The images is ethereal and brave - such a contrast to the title. Very enticing.

  4. That cover is ethereal. (Totally wrote that and then saw Southpaw said the same thing—so it must be true!)

  5. Congrats on the great reviews and your book. You should be proud of this accomplishment and I agree with the above statements...the cover is very unique and a great positive look on something that can be difficult

  6. Congratulations on your book. Sounds like a winner!

  7. Congratulations!!! I truly love that cover :)

  8. I love the cover too but more than that I liked the blurb about it when I went over to the other blog!

  9. Hi Karen - good luck with the sales and promotion and someone will love the read - the reviews sound so positive ... cheers Hilary

  10. Congratulations, Karen!
    I love those reviews also.

  11. Congrats and much fun and sales, your way.