Welcome to the Best Day of My Life

Unkept by Ericka Clay

Seventeen years.

It’s been seventeen years since the day I knew I would be a published author.

It wasn’t a dream. It wasn’t a maybe. It was a fact.

I would make it happen, I just didn’t know how.

Fast forward to today. THE DAY.

Alongside my amazing publisher, I’m beyond thrilled/excited/alittlebitvomity to announce that you can now PREORDER the Kindle version of my novel, Unkept.

And very soon (March 2nd), the PRINT version will be available for purchase!

I’ve been working with an amazing group of women to polish this bad boy right up and make it something worth reading.

And together, I know we have something that will wow the pants right off of you.

Hopefully, you’re wearing underwear.

ABOUT UNKEPT

OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE: March 2, 2015 from Bannerwing Books

AMAZON KINDLE PRE-ORDERhttp://bit.ly/UnkepteBook

GOODREADS LINKhttp://bit.ly/UnkeptOnGoodreads

THE PREMISE: As the live-in manager at her father’s funeral home in Burling Gates, Missouri, Vienna Oaks has succumbed to the mediocrity and abject loneliness of her life. Her days are suspended between the mundane and the misery of her clients’ throttling grief, of changing light bulbs, and encountering strangers as bereft as she. But after orchestrating the funeral for a little boy named Parker prompts a severe panic attack, she finds herself at a personal crossroads in which she is forced to confront the pregnancy she’s been hiding, her childhood nemesis, the boy she never stopped loving, and the deep-seated secret surrounding her mother’s death more than a decade before.

In another part of town, Heather Turnbull has just learned from her estranged father that her mother, a lifelong recluse, has died. When making arrangements for her funeral, Heather chooses Oaks Family Funeral home, where she comes face to face with Vienna – the woman she tortured throughout grade school, the woman who has recently had an affair with her husband.

Together, Vienna and Heather navigate through a makeshift friendship born of
circumstance and devised to assuage their ambivalence towards motherhood and their
tenuous relationship with reality, discovering, in tandem, the art of forgiveness and the
will to go on.

With humor and poignancy, Ericka Clay’s debut novel, Unkept, explores the thorny
landscape of childhood trauma and the ferocious politics between little girls — and the
adults they become.

A GINORMOUS thank you in advance to everyone who reads Unkept and hopefully reviews it. You are my lifeblood, folks. Without you, there would be no words worth writing, so please know this: you are amazing, you are wonderful and you are appreciated more than you know.

Love, glitter and felines,

Ericka Clay

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Can’t wait to read it!! Congratulations!!!!!! 😀

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  2. Congratulations Erika! That is wonderful news!! 🙂

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  3. Amy Reese says:

    Congratulations, Ericka!!! The day has arrived. I’m so excited for you!! I can’t wait to read it.

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  4. Grandma says:

    Congratulations honey I knew you could do it..I am so happy for you..Love Grandma

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  5. Congrats Ericka! I’m so happy for you and pre-ordered the Kindle version. Can’t wait to read your book. 🙂

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  6. Amy Reese says:

    Reblogged this on The Bumble Files and commented:
    Join me in celebrating the Best Day of Erick Clay’s Life…She’s published!!! And, you can preorder her book “Unkept” on Kindle. Go check it out! Congrats, Ericka!

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  7. mollytopia says:

    Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to read it! I’m not a kindle person – is it possible to pre-order the paper edition? I didn’t see an opportunity on Amazon. Congrats again Ericka – super exciting!

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  8. Congratulations! Your book sounds intriguing and I look forward to reading it.

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  9. kingmidget says:

    Looks intriguing. Just pre-ordered.

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  10. jgroeber says:

    This sounds amazing! And love your inspiring post. 17 years, huh? Inspiring.

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  11. Twig says:

    That is so fantastic – congrats! I cannot wait to read it, but ummm is there enough ice cream we can buy you to convince you to sign our copy… ??

    Really super happy for you… 🙂

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  12. Way to go Ericka!! I’m holding out for the hardcopy, original Ericka Clay novel!! Cool cover, and this post gave me chills. It inspires me to get out there and make it happen! I think I’m nearing (at least) the 17 year mark too! 😉 Mazel tov!

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