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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Who Says You Can't Go Home? by Andria Henry - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Andria Henry and her new book, “Who Says You Can't Go Home?” here on FAB!!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Andria and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of good luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

Who Says You Can't Go Home?

Camden Lake Series

Book One

by Andria Henry


GENRE:  Contemporary Romance



When Toronto party girl Kylie is fired from her perfect job, she's forced to do the one thing she never wanted to do: go home. Returning to her sleepy hometown is her definition of failure. She drags herself back to the lakeside town of Camden with her tail between her legs, and she'll do whatever it takes to get back to the big city.

When Derek runs a routine traffic stop on a speeder, the one person he never expects to see in Camden again is Kylie. In fact, he barely recognizes her. She doesn't look like the quiet, sweet girl he had a crush on in high school.

Kylie's brother offers her a job back in the city if she can prove she’s changed her ways. She finds the perfect opportunity, but it means working with Derek to save the town’s waterfront. Can she look past their feud and get the job done?

Can she avoid falling in love with him and complicating her plans to return to the big city?



Derek had arranged to meet with Kylie the next day. She had asked for a few days to make some phone calls, and they were meant to meet at the café that morning. His stomach roiled thinking about how completely immature he’d been the night before.

He was off duty and found himself unsure of how to dress. Normally he would have just thrown on jeans, whatever plain T-shirt was at the front of the drawer, and a long sleeve plaid shirt over top. When he checked his outfit in the mirror, everything looked so country.

It wasn’t like he was going to show up in a three-piece suit, but he didn’t want to feel like a bumpkin talking with her. Everyone else in their group of conspirators was either working or had family obligations, so it was only going to be the two of them. Plus, he should probably try to make a good impression and start over. In the end, he went with jeans and a tee, but threw on a navy blue knit sweater over top.

“Whoa,” Cate said when he came down the stairs to find her and Charlie sitting at the kitchen table. “Why are you so dressed up?”

“Meeting,” Derek mumbled and stalked over to the coffee maker.

“Uh huh.” Her eyebrow rose.



Four Ways to Deal with Rejection as a Writer

Rejection in life is hard. Rejection in publishing is inevitable.

Even the best of the best of New York Times bestselling authors knows the sting of rejection. In fact, Stephen King tells in his book On Writing about a long nail he stuck into the wall above his typewriter at the beginning of his career. Every time he received yet another rejection letter, he would push it on to the nail with the rest and let it fuel his determination to keep writing.

Of course, knowing that rejection happens to every writer is one thing, but dealing with that punch in the gut when it comes your way is entirely another.

So, from my own experience, I give you: Four Ways to Deal with Rejection as a Writer (or just a human really)

1.)   Let go of the illusion of control. Once you’ve written a story and put it out in the world you have relinquished control of it. You can’t control how anyone else will receive it, interpret it, or feel about it. It’s out of your hands. The only thing you can control is that next story, so keep writing.

2.)   You are not your work. As writers, we put our heart and soul into our artform. It’s really easy to feel like a rejection of our work is a personal attack. But we have to keep reminding ourselves that one book or one story is not even our whole career, let along our whole selves. So, when that rejection comes, take some time to do something you love that is not writing. Give your heart a chance to remember that you also love painting, or dancing, or roller skating, or that you’re a killer board game player, or that you make the best chocolate chip cookies. There are so many more aspects of YOU. And YOU aren’t going to let this rejection keep you down for long.

3.)   Celebrate the process. You know what I did with my very first rejection letter? I posted about in on social media, I told all my friends, I gave it pride of place on the giant white board that hangs above my desk. You know why? I was PROUD. That was my first real proof that I was doing the work. I not only wrote a book, but I polished it and put it out into the world. Did you know that most of all books ever written are never even finished? Celebrate each victory as it comes; they are all important!

4.)   Never stop learning. Sometimes, our skills just aren’t there yet and that’s okay. Sometimes we have this amazing idea and this grand plan for the most epic of stories, but our skills in writing craft just don’t match up with that vision. Yet. So, we need to approach our writing careers as perpetual students. Take courses, read craft books, find supportive writing groups. Be open to feedback and different opinions, and you’ll find your skills growing until you’re ready to bring that big idea to life.



Andria Henry is the author of adult sweet romance and romantic comedy, as well as young adult and middle grade science fiction and fantasy. She firmly believes that coffee is a food group, the holiday season starts on November 1st, and that stories are our most important resource. She lives with her husband, kids, and furkids in Hamilton, Ontario.













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  1. Andria ~ Good morning!! Welcome to FAB!! It is so great to have you here!! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour!! :)

    1. Thanks for having me! I had a lot of fun writing this guest post and I hope your readers enjoy it!

  2. Good morning everyone! I would love to hear your thoughts on how to handle rejection too. We ALL have to do it at some point. Thanks for having me on the blog!

  3. This sounds like a good book. I definitely want to know more about these characters.

  4. Such good words on dealing with rejection! Grateful for you and your perspective

    1. Thank you! I hope I can encourage others that rejection is not a reflection of the worth of their art or themselves.

  5. I love the excerpt and think the book looks good.

  6. Great information for writes, thanks for sharing

  7. This sounds like a really good read.