Coming Up For Air plus Wildflower App
May 21, 2012
It is the first book app EVER to be created through the inspiration of one scene from a novel, rather than encompassing the entire novel itself or focusing on the author. Inspired by a gorgeous garden scene in Callahan Henry's latest COMING UP FOR AIR (paperback; May 22, 2012; St. Martin’s Griffin) the Wildflower Wishes App is a greeting app created by a dream design team at Chronicle LLC.
The free app comes with five wildflower icons that hold a special meaning (I'm sorry; I love you; Good luck.) Additional wildflowers can be purchased for $0.99 – and all can be sent to email, other WW friends or Facebook along with a heartfelt personal message – with just the click of a finger! It is a gentle and simple gesture that can be shared to celebrate graduation, birthdays, anniversaries and more.
The paperback edition of COMING UP FOR AIR will feature the QR code for the Wildflower Wishes App on the cover!
Flowers that will be initially available with others added for special occasions: Infinite Love – Bellflower I Am Grateful – Bluebells Sending Encouragement -- Black Eyed Susan Thinking of You – Zinnia A Mother's Love – Impatiens Pure Loyal Love -- Daisy Bond of Love -- Honeysuckle Purple Hyacinth -- I am sorry; Please forgive me Don't forget me -- Forget me not I will never forget you – Everlasting Sending Protection -- White Heather Sending Cheer -- Crocus Sending Courage and Daring -- Edelweiss Sending Good Luck -- Clover Sending Perserverance -- Chicory Farewell -- sweet pea Secret Love -- Acacia Love at First Sight – Gloxinia
Go HERE for the App now.
NOW IN PAPERBACK!
Coming Up For Air
Author: Patti Callahan Henry
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (August 16, 2011)
Ellie is at a rough spot in her life. Her entire adulthood has been spent pleasing her mother and doing “what is expected” by Atlanta society. She married the right man, belonged to the right clubs, held the appropriate parties and did the work for charities of her mother’s choosing. She followed her husband’s wishes over her own.
Now in her mid to late 40s she discovers how empty her life, and her marriage, feels. She is deeply unsatisfied with her oh-so-proper existence.
When her mother suddenly dies and Ellie is given a journal that she kept hidden for years, two goals emerge to give Ellie new purpose. One, find out who the secret love was of her mother’s – the man she apparently never stopped loving, and two, decide if she wants her own marriage to continue…or not. Does she “throw away” 20 years for a possibly better life for herself or is that just being selfish?
Adding to the mix of emotions Ellie's experiencing is Hutch, her true love from collage that she let go at her mother’s insistence all those years ago. Hutch suddenly pops back into her circle of life and you can literally feel the anxiety, confusion and longing pouring out of Ellie.
This book oozes emotion. You can feel everything Ellie feels. You are on this journey with her. Whether you agree with how her life turns out or not…………… you feel it all. Now that’s good writing.