Posted on September 23, 2103
Thanks to everybody who stopped by to see me at the Big E. It was a huge success for me, selling 434 copies of my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love. I hope to see you again there next year!
— Sebastian Cole 🙂
September 23, 2013 | Categories: Announcements | Tags: Big E, BIg E fair, Books, fiction, love, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Authors, romance, Romance Novels, Sebastian Cole, The Big E | 10 Comments
Posted on Sept 16, 2013
Check out my 4′ x 8′ banners for the Big E in West Springfield, Ma. I’m hoping I’ll get to actually use them, ha. Wish me luck! I’ll be signing my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, this Friday and Saturday, September 20th & 21st, in the Rhode Island building. I hope to see you there!
September 16, 2013 | Categories: Announcements | Tags: Author appearances, Big E, BIg E fair, Book signings, Books, Fairs, fiction, love, romance, Sebastian Cole, The Big E, The Big E Fair | Leave a comment
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Warwick, RI — Rhode Island author Sebastian Cole will be signing his debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, in the Rhode Island building at the Big E fair on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Big E fair is located at the Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, Ma 01089. Over a million people visit the Big E fair each year, which takes place from September 13 through September 29.
Cole’s novel has won numerous awards, including being the winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award, the bronze winner of ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award, a finalist in the International Book Awards, and a finalist in ForeWord Firsts debut literary competition. Sand Dollar has a rating of 4.5 stars (out of 5 stars) on Amazon with over 100 reviews, and the eBook version recently made Amazon’s list of the top 100 best selling paid eBooks in the Literature & Fiction category.
Anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one would appreciate Sand Dollar, which is about an elderly man’s deathbed encounter with a hospital orderly, in which he professes his undying love for his soul mate and one true love, Robin, who also happens to be “the one who got away.” As his family members arrive to bid him goodbye, Noah’s story takes on new life, and he discovers a far greater truth about the past, present, and future. Things are definitely not as they appear as the pieces of a shattered love are put back together in the remarkable final chapter of Noah’s life.
Although Sand Dollar is considered to be a romantic fantasy — a kind of cross between The Notebook and The Sixth Sense — the book distinguishes itself from other romance novels in its genre by its honest portrayal of life as a recurring tragedy — a roller coaster ride of sorts between joy and heartache — and the faith needed to overcome it. As a result, Sand Dollar is a thought-provoking, emotional read that, among other things, might even have you yelling at the main characters at times. And not only is it filled with plenty of twists and turns, but the surprise ending is a real shocker.
Sebastian Cole never intended on being a writer. He graduated from Brown University in the 80s, then worked briefly in New York before returning to Rhode Island to work in his family’s business. Nineteen years later, he took a leap of faith and left the company to pursue his dreams, which has led him to where he is now: a novelist of romantic fiction. Cole writes from the heart, believing in true love, love at first sight, and finding that one person in life you’re meant to be with. Many have compared Cole to Nicholas Sparks, whom Cole cites as his favorite author and inspiration for becoming an author. Whether or not he ever achieves that kind of success, touching the lives of others through his writing has been the single most gratifying thing he has ever done.
September 11, 2013 | Categories: Press Releases | Tags: Author appearances, Authors at the Big E, Big E, BIg E fair, Book signings, Books, fiction, love, romance, Romance Books, Sebastian Cole | 3 Comments