Posted on November 24, 2016
I hope everyone has a chance today to surround themselves with friends, family, and loved ones. I hope delicious food, fond memories, and good times abound. And for all those who showed me love and support over the years: thanks.
Posted on February 23, 2013
Thanks to everyone who called in, tried to call in, and listened in on my radio interview on BlogTalkRadio! I really appreciate your support and interest. To listen to the broadcast, click here.
February 23, 2013 | Categories: Interviews | Tags: author, author interviews, Books, fiction, love, Love stories, novels, radio interviews, romance, romantic, sand dollar, Sebastian Cole, Self-publishing | 2 Comments
Posted on December 20, 2012
I’d like to thank everyone in the Long Distance Book Club on Facebook for an amazing author chat the other night. I had an awesome time! I’m looking forward to doing it again sometime after SAND DOLLAR makes it big.
Posted on December 12, 2012
Hey, everyone! Don’t forget to stop by Barrington Books on Thursday, December 13th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., 184 County Rd, Barrington, R.I. I’m having a book signing for my debut novel, SAND DOLLAR: A Story of Undying Love, and I’d love to see you there!
Posted on December 12, 2012
Please join me at The Romance Reviews, where I’m hosting a chat on Wednesday, December 12th. To participate, first register with The Romance Reviews, and then click on Author Chat: Sebastian Cole. I’ll be checking in throughout the day to answer all of your questions. I look forward to seeing you there!
Published on December 10, 2012
If you’re looking for a great stocking-stuffer idea for Mom, may I suggest SAND DOLLAR: A Story of Undying Love.
As I pen this letter, however, I realize that your elves must be working double-overtime, attempting to keep up with the outrageous demand for books at this time of year. And I’m sure the last guy they want to hear from is this obscure author, trying to make a name for himself out in little Rhode Island.
So I propose a compromise: let the elves do what they do best — I don’t want to stand in their way, and I’d hate to be responsible, otherwise. And in return, all I ask for Christmas is that you put in a good word for me with your friends at the traditional publishing houses, that’s all. You know, the nice ones — not the naughty ones. I’m sure if you were to explain the situation to them over a cup of eggnog, they’d realize what a tremendous gift SAND DOLLAR would make to the world. And if you’re not sure what to say, here are ten talking points given to me by Susan Rice (see Naughty list):
1) With over 60 reviews on Amazon, SAND DOLLAR has an average rating of 4.6 stars (out of 5 stars). Click here
2) Some people who have reviewed SAND DOLLAR have even called it the best love story they’ve ever read, Click here
3) with many of them comparing me to Nicholas Sparks. Click here
4) What’s interesting is that people who’ve read SAND DOLLAR, especially those who have lost a loved one, feel that SAND DOLLAR was written just for them, as if the author expressed in words what they have always felt.
5) And what’s consistent throughout the reviews is that the surprise ending was amazing, it was well written, they couldn’t put the book down (because of the numerous twists and turns and reveals), you should keep a box of Kleenex handy (perhaps the book should be packaged with one), the cover is beautiful, and they can’t wait to read another book by the author.
6) In case you don’t already know, SAND DOLLAR is an epic, heart-wrenching love story about “the one who got away”. It’s a romantic fantasy, kind of like THE NOTEBOOK with a SIXTH SENSE twist. Similar to a Nicholas Sparks novel, but uniquely different, SAND DOLLAR is a suspenseful, thought-provoking, and emotional read that, among other things, might have you yelling at the main characters at times. Written by a man, the raw emotion expressed from the man’s point of view has great appeal to its female audience, who perhaps inwardly seeks such a man.
7) Also, an interesting phenomena is that people from around the world are starting to quote me on social media sites. Apparently, some of the words I’ve written have touched them profoundly. Click here
8) In addition, SAND DOLLAR was a finalist in the ForeWord Firsts literary competition. Click here
9) And people are starting to take notice. Click here for an article written about me in a local newspaper, and click here for a Q & A.
10) If all else fails, then look no further than the hearts and souls of those who’ve read SAND DOLLAR, lives forever touched by an unforgettable story of undying love. It’s where you’ll find all the words you’ll need to make the most convincing argument.
- Santa is Making His List – on a Sand Dollar (seashellsbymillhill.com)
December 10, 2012 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: author, Books, Dear Santa, fiction, love, romance, sand dollar, Santa's list, Sebastian Cole, Self-publishing, Susan Rice, Traditional Publishers | 3 Comments
Posted on December 5, 2012
Don’t forget to join me tomorrow evening, December 6th, at Symposium Books, 247 Main Street in East Greenwich, R.I. I’ll be signing my debut novel, SAND DOLLAR: A Story of Undying Love, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. I hope to see you there!
Posted on November 23, 2012
Please join me on Thursday, December 13th at Barrington Books, 184 County Road, Barrington, RI. I’ll be signing my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. I hope to see you there!
Posted on November 23, 2012
Please come visit me on Saturday, November 24th at Only In Rhode Island, 43 Long Wharf Mall, Newport, RI. I’ll be signing my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, starting at noon. I hope to see you there!
Posted on October 23, 2012
Please join me on Thursday, December 6th at Symposium Books, 247 Main Street in East Greenwich, RI. I’ll be signing my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. I hope to see you there!
Posted on October 23, 2012
Please join me on Thursday, November 29th at the William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street in Cranston, RI. I’ll be discussing and signing my book, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, at 7:00 pm. I hope to see you there!
Posted on October 23, 2012
Please come visit me this Friday, October 26th, at Only In Rhode Island, 43 Long Wharf Mall, Newport, RI. I’ll be signing my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, starting at noon. I hope to see you there!
Posted on October 9, 2012
Not a Fan of Romance Novels, but…
“I am not a fan of Romance Novels but was drawn into the book by the author-of all things. Meeting Mr. Sebastian Cole at a book signing in New England, I was taken by the obvious love he has for his book when he speaks about the whole creative experience. Once I started reading, I could not put the book down. I just had to know what was going to happen to the really nice guy who falls head over heel in love with a troubled young woman (who doesn’t really understand the nature of her troubles.) All of the circumstances that served to keep the couple apart and the reaction of the individuals kept me wanting to know what would happen next. The ending was magnificent! I could not put the book down…I can only envision Mr.Cole’s book turning into a movie. And hope that he continues to write more !” — Angie
October 9, 2012 | Categories: Amazon Reviews | Tags: Amazon, author, book review, book reviews, Book signing, Books, fantasy, fiction, love, Movie, romance, Romance Novels, Sebastian Cole | Leave a comment
Posted on October 1, 2012
Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see me this past weekend in the Rhode Island building at The Big E fair in West Springfield, MA. Special thanks to Jayne Panarello for inviting me to participate in the event. Before the end of the first day, I sold out of the 160 SAND DOLLAR books that I had brought, leaving me with none to sell on the second day. At the rate I was selling them, 20 books per hour, I could have sold 400 books, had I brought enough. Who knew?! For those people who ordered books from me, I’ll make sure to get them out as soon as I get more in stock. And if you enjoy reading SAND DOLLAR: A Story of Undying Love, please spread the word or write a review online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Thanks again to everyone who made my first book signing event a huge success! I look forward to seeing you all again next year at The Big E!
Hey, everybody. I’ll be signing books at The Big E in West Springfield, Mass this Saturday and Sunday, September 29th & 30th. It’s my first book signing event, so please stop by the Rhode Island building and wish me luck!
Click here for press release
Posted on September 1, 2012
Hey, everyone. I’ll be signing Sand Dollar books on September 29th and 30th at The Big E — “New England’s great state fair!” Look for me in the Rhode Island building on the Avenue of States, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The official address is 875 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, Ma. I hope to see you there!
Posted on October 2, 2012
‘How about I give you three reasons? Morning, day, and night.’
Her eyes narrowed.
‘Stay… so every morning when I open my eyes, you’ll be the first thing I see. Stay… so every day when I’m with you, I can show you all over again exactly how much you mean to me. And stay… so every night when you lay your head down next to mine, you’ll know… you’ll know just how much you’re loved.’
Her eyes drifted to the water as she thought for a moment, returning to look deep into Noah’s eyes. ‘Okay, Noah… I’ll stay.’
August 20, 2012 | Categories: Quotes from Sebastian Cole | Tags: author, Books, fiction, love, love story, Quotes, romance, sand dollar, Sebastian Cole, Stay, The Three Reasons, Three Reasons | 1 Comment
Posted on April 30, 2012
FYI, I posted not one… not two… but three chapters of Sand Dollar this week. Enjoy.
Posted on April 24, 2012
The electronic version of Sand Dollar has been distributed to major online retailers. Over the next few weeks, they’ll start selling the eBook, which costs just 99 cents. Sand Dollar will be available for eReader devices from Apple’s iBookstore, Amazon (Kindle), Barnes & Noble (Nook), Sony’s Reader Store, and Kobo. Other retailers will also sell the eBook, including Google Play, Copia, ebookpie, and many others.
Please visit the page Where To Buy at http://www.sebastiancoleauthor.com to see the complete list.
Posted on April 19, 2012
I received the electronic version of Sand Dollar today from my formatter, and I uploaded it to my eBook distributor, Bookbaby.
I’m just waiting for them to approve and distribute it to online retailers.
Posted on April 18, 2012
I received the first paperback book of Sand Dollar in the mail today from the printer/distributor for me to proofread.
I’m hoping to push the “Publish” button in a few days.
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Posted on April 12, 2012
I received the PDF files back from the formatter last night — yay! — and immediately uploaded them to the printer/distributor, Lightning Source.
The files are for the finished paperback version of Sand Dollar. In about a week, the printer will mail me a finished copy of the book for my review. If everything looks good, all I’ll have to do is hit the “Publish” button, and the paperback version of Sand Dollar will get published.
This is very exciting! 🙂
Check back every week for a new chapter!
Posted on April 5, 2012
While Y-M-C-A by The Village People was playing at the main dance floor inside the Mardi Gras complex in Cranston, people were lined up outside, waiting to pile into the club. Noah and Scott were handed bottles of Heineken by the pretty, young ponytailed bartender as they stood watching the DJ spin records inside the mirrored booth. Scott resembled his brother, only with glasses, a slightly receding hairline, and an extra fifteen pounds from all the years of his wife’s good home cooking. Scott looked tailored, lawyer-like as a matter of fact, with a navy pinstriped suit, white shirt with gold cufflinks, and blue tie. Noah, on the other hand, was dressed more casually, wearing a blue sport shirt and tan pants.
“Thanks for coming,” Noah said as they stepped away from the bar. “The last time I came to a place like this, it didn’t go so well. At least this time I have good moral support and a shoulder to cry on,” he said, laughing.
“Anything to help, Little Brother, but I can’t stay too long, or I’ll turn into a pumpkin. I promised Sharon I’d be back by midnight. I figure if she can have Girls’ Night Out once a week, I can have Brothers’ Night Out once in a blue moon, right?”
“Sounds good to me,” Noah agreed, clanking his Heineken to his brother’s.
Posted on March 29, 2012
I recently designed and ordered my first business cards, bookmarks, and stamps for Sand Dollar.
I’m not quite sure yet what to do with all of this stuff, but at least I’ll be prepared. Thanks for all of your great suggestions, Daniel Ottalini.