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Author event and giveaway: Therese Fowler

May 22, 2011

Therese Fowler was one of the latest authors to appear at a Book Your Lunch event hosted by Fiction Addiction.  I was really excited to hear what Therese had to say, because her book is garnering so much attention, and she did not disappoint!

Exposure is Therese’s third novel and it was inspired by true life events.  Therese’s teen-age son was arrested when a photo he sent a young lady was found by her mother.  His charges were dismissed, but other teen-agers aren’t so lucky and must now wear the label of sex offender for engaging in sexting.  Therese emphasized that Exposure is not her son’s story and told us that she would never have written the book if he hadn’t been okay with it.

Therese said that her book is about sexting but, on a deeper level, it’s also about the devotion of people who love each other.  Not just spouses and lovers, but also parents and children.  Just how far will people go for those they love?

One thing that really struck me about this event was that the question and answer period following Therese’s talk rapidly became a discussion of some of the many issues her book touches on.  That great discussion made me realize what a fabulous book club pick Exposure would be.

I got Therese to autograph a copy of Exposure for one lucky reader.  To enter to win an autographed copy of EXPOSURE by Therese Fowler, simply fill out the entry form.  Contest is open worldwide.  I will use random.org to determine the winner. Contest ends at midnight EST Monday, May 30, 2011.   Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 31, 2011.  Comments are welcome (and appreciated) but will not get you an entry in the contest.



25 Comments leave one →
  1. May 22, 2011 5:43 am

    Thanks for entering me. Glad you enjoyed the luncheon.

  2. May 22, 2011 7:16 am

    I think I said this before, but it is shocking to me how widespread sexting is, even at our little Catholic school. We have even had a couple of kids arrested for cell phone-related incidents. I really really want to read this book, because I think as parents we all need to know what’s going on. (Thanks for the giveaway!)

  3. May 22, 2011 7:17 am

    Sounds like a fantastic book for a group to discuss!

  4. May 22, 2011 8:00 am

    This is an interesting book and I look forward to reading it. It’s amazing how much technology has crept into life and how perversive it is especially for our kids. A whole new world indeed. I’m sure it was a very good author event. Thanks for sharing, Kathy!

  5. May 22, 2011 8:01 am

    I have been looking forward to reading Exposure. Thank you for the giveaway!

  6. May 22, 2011 8:25 am

    Sounds like a book that every parent should read!

  7. May 22, 2011 8:58 am

    It’s really cool that the book drew such discussion after Therese had spoken, and I wish I could have been there to ask some questions and see just how the talk was going. It does sound like this is a book that I need to read, so thanks for sharing all this information with us!

  8. May 22, 2011 9:05 am

    This is so good, Kathy! I’ve read your review and I really want to read this. I’m praying hard I get to win this one. Thanks!

  9. May 22, 2011 9:40 am

    Sounds like a fabulous event! It’s great when a Q&A session can become a discussion session, even if it is nightmarish for authors. It shows the book has so much to think about!

  10. May 22, 2011 10:54 am

    Sexting just scares me so much – I have worries that my teenage son will do something thoughtless and carrythat label the rest of his life. Boys can be so impulsive, no thoughts of the consequences and, of course, that feeling of invincibility they have…Just get me through the teen years!!!

  11. May 22, 2011 12:53 pm

    What a great international giveaway, thanks for the opportunity, I definitely would love to read this. I considered ordering instead of downloading so I can share with my nieces.

  12. May 22, 2011 2:10 pm

    Exposure is a fantastic book! I would have loved to hear Therese speak on it. There are many good life lessons in this novel!

  13. stacybuckeye permalink
    May 22, 2011 3:15 pm

    I remembering seeing this boy on tv and it was sad to see what one mistake could do to a young life.

  14. May 22, 2011 4:14 pm

    This book does sound like it deals with a very real and very scary topic!

  15. May 22, 2011 5:29 pm

    I’ve read one of Fowler’s other books and really enjoyed it. This books sounds like its on a hot topic that all parents should be aware of. Thanks for the giveaway. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  16. May 22, 2011 6:57 pm

    Things have definitely changed a lot since my boys were young, but love of our children never changes. The premise of this book sounds quite interesting and wondering how far we “would go for our children”, one of the reasons I have entered in the giveaway. Thank you for hosting.

  17. May 22, 2011 9:27 pm

    Kids have know idea the trouble they could be getting themselves into when they send those types of photos. Sounds like a good book.

  18. May 22, 2011 11:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing and for entering me

  19. May 23, 2011 12:04 am

    Kathy, I have posted about this giveaway in my blog’s sidebar. 🙂

  20. May 23, 2011 11:41 am

    How exciting it must have been to hear what the author had to say about this book. This book has had much discussion. Thanks for offering a copy as a giveaway. This is one I want to read and discuss with my kids.

  21. May 23, 2011 12:44 pm

    I like that the author event turned into a prequel for a live book group discussion. I really enjoy hearing about your author events.

  22. May 24, 2011 10:32 pm

    This sounds like such an interesting book for discussion! I read Reunion by the author and really enjoyed her writing style. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. May 25, 2011 8:52 am

    I’m finding that helping a son through the public school system is harder than helping a daughter, and things like this are why. We tell him to remember that no one thinks he’s cute anymore, that he’s a dangerous teenage boy, regarded with suspicion on all sides.

    The other day my daughter asked me what would be the worst torture she could put a boy through in a story she’s writing. I said how about making him a teen father who has to pay child support the rest of his life.

  24. Jane Cook permalink
    May 26, 2011 8:00 pm

    I’ve heard so many good things about this book! Can’t wait to read it!

  25. May 28, 2011 10:59 pm

    I’ve heard so much good about this and the topic is so relevant in my household with a teenaged daughter. Can’t wait to read it!

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