Friday, September 27, 2013

Win a Copy of YA Novel BAKER MOUNTAIN by Doyle Suit

To celebrate the release of my critique group writing pal Doyle Suit's historical fiction YA novel, I'm giving away my advance reading copy. Baker Mountain is a Cactus Country novel published by High Hill Press.

Here are the blurbs from the back cover, including my own:

"This man puts a whole lot of himself into his books. His years spent wandering the Ouachita Mountains were not wasted. Baker Mountain tells it like it was for men and their families during and after the Great Depression." Dusty Richards

"Set during America's Great Depression, Baker Mountain by Doyle Suit harkens back to days of hard work and hard times. Through Suit's crisp and clear prose, vivid descriptions, and skillful painting of an era gone by, we learn the story of sixteen-year-old Gary Hill, whose life is turned upside down after the death of his mother. While Gary's father travels around the world in search of work, Gary moves in with his grandparents on their farm in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas. In the shadow of Baker Mountain, city-boy Gary learns about farming, hunting, horseback riding, bootlegging, and falling in love. Baker Mountain is an entertaining coming-of-age novel of historical fiction whose message about the importance of education, self-reliance, and courage still resonates today." Donna Volkenannt

"Doyle Suit is a great storyteller with a smooth writing style, which is more than evident in his historical fiction YA,  Baker Mountain. From page one, my heart went out to poor Gary, having to leave his home in New Orleans to move to the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas. But what he experiences in his new home will have you laughing out loud at times and crying with him at others. This book is especially wonderful for any library, classroom, or home school program." Margo Dill

To win a copy, just leave a comment between now and Oct 2. Winner will be announced Oct 3.



21 comments:

  1. Doyle's book sounds like it would appeal to multiple age groups. I would be interested in reading Baker Mountain.

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  2. Thanks, Linda. I'll throw your name in the hat.

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  3. Congrats to Doyle! I know it's been a long time coming, and it's great of you to showcase his book and writing talent! Hope I win the copy! :)

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  4. Donna, It sounds like a great book. Throw my name in the hat. I would love to win a copy.
    Brenda

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  5. Doyle's writing style would "suit" any body! He is honest and trusts his reader enough to offer bare truths, revealed in realistic characters and dialogue. I'm looking forward to reading Baker Mountain.

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  6. Sure toss my name into your hat! I just returned from Roaring River and Eureka Springs so I was deeper to Ozarks than usual...but not way down! Camping is not my thing and I am SO happy to be back today!!! Reading at home sounds good....

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  7. Hi Becky,
    Got your name down.

    Hi Brenda,
    You're entered. Good luck!

    Hi Marcia,
    Cute! And so true that Doyle's writing will suit anyone. Your name's in the nat.

    Hi Claudia,
    Reading is always good, no matter where. You're in the drawing.

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  8. The time and place suit my interests. I'd give it a read. Fling my name into that chapeau!

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  9. I would appreciate being entered. Sounds like a fine read. My kind of story... ;-)

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  10. I would appreciate being entered. Sounds like a fine read. My kind of story... ;-)

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  11. Hi Val,
    Your name is in the hat. Good luck!

    Hi William,
    You got it. Good luck!

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  12. Congratulations to Doyle. I love a good YA read, so please count me in.

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  13. I would love to read this book! I was born in Arkansas and grew up right next to the Ouachita River...south of the Ouachita mts. Please enter my name! Thank you!

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  14. Congrats to Doyle! I remember hearing a few of these chapters at critique way back when. Would love to read the finished product!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  15. Congrats to Doyle! I remember hearing a few of these chapters at critique way back when. Would love to read the finished product!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  16. Congratulations!! Baker's Mountain looks like something I need to read!

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  17. I had the pleasure of sitting in on your critique group once, and Doyle's crisp, snappy style really impressed me. This is sure to be a great read!

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  18. This looks awesome, Donna. Please put my name in the hat. Thanks!

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  19. Hi Patricia,
    You're in the hat. Well, you're not actually in the hat--your name is.

    Hi Lavender Dreamer,
    Doyle does a great job capturing that area.

    Hi Pat,
    Got you down.

    Hi Joy,
    You're in the running.

    Hi Tammy,
    Doyle is a gem. Got your name in the mix.

    Hi Lisa,
    Got you down. Good luck!

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  20. Good thing I'm catching up on blogs today or I'd miss the chance at this book drawing! Thanks...

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