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A Drop in the Ocean


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* Tailored Publicity Campaign through US publicist Caitlin Hamilton Summie, including press kit, pitching media, and media follow-up, including to online media, and traditional media for reviews, interviews, profiles, guest posts, excerpt postings, giveaways, summer reading features, radio, and podcasts, and submissions for book awards * Publicity within Australia and NZ (possibly through Jaki Arthur Management +PR; still to confirm) including promotion to bookstores, book groups, and ARC reviews and articles in Australian/NZ print/radio interviews. * Author will write guest blog posts for US, NZ and Australian blog sites. * Confirmed appearance at The Waiheke Literary Festival in NZ in November, 2015, where author will discuss nonfiction and fiction and the lessons she learned from each about writing, and book promotion and giveaway on local NZ airline website * Author will participate in book group discussions via Skype Promotion via author's active website, www.jenniogden.com, and monthly newsletter focusing on fiction * Promotion via social media: Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and Goodreads * Promotion via author's blog at Psychology Today, "Trouble in Mind: a neuropsychologist muses on brains, books and being happy" * Promotion to author's list of professional and personal contacts * Select targeted advertising on Goodreads and FB, and Goodreads Giveaways. * ARCs made available pre-publication through Netgalley

About the Author

Jenni Ogden grew up in a country town in the South Island of New Zealand, in a home bursting with books and music. Armed with NZ and Australian university degrees in zoology and psychology, she took up a postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked with H.M., the most famous amnesiac in history, before returning to an academic position at Auckland University, where she immersed herself in clinical psychology and neuropsychology, as well as traveling extensively and writing about her patients' moving stories in two books, Fractured Minds: A Case-Study Approach to Clinical Neuropsychology and Trouble In Mind: Stories from a Neuropsychologist's Casebook. Ogden and her husband now live off-grid on a spectacular island off the coast of NZ, with winters spent traveling and at their second home in tropical Far North Queensland. Visit her at www.jenniogden.com.


"In A Drop In The Ocean, protagonist Anna Fergusson learns that love is about letting go. Jenni Ogden takes us on a sweeping journey, rich with unique characters and places, moving backward and forward in time, to reach this poignant and heartfelt lesson." -Ann Hood, New York Times best-selling author of The Knitting Circle, The Red Thread, and The Obituary Writer "This is a quietly majestic book, taking on quests for identity, for connection, for love, for self - always with dignity and with an impressive breadth of understanding. Like the turtles whose lives and habits are tracked in these pages, the characters at the heart of A Drop In The Ocean move gently but with enormous consequence. Here is a book to lose oneself in - and then share, enthusiastically, right away." -Robin Black, bestselling author of Life Drawing and Crash Course: 52 Essays From Where Writing and Life Collide "Reading A Drop in the Ocean was everything a reading experience should be, endearing and enduring, time spent with characters who seem to be people I already knew." -Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times #1 best-selling author of The Deep End Of The Ocean, Oprah's first bookclub choice "A novel about turtles, the fragility of life, and the complexity of love, A Drop in the Ocean/i> will transport you to remote islands with its lyrical natural imagery. This is a story to savor, discuss, and share." -Barbara Claypole White, best-selling author of The Perfect Son "Evocative and thought-provoking, A Drop In The Ocean is a story about belonging-and the ripples that can flow from the family we choose to the family that chooses us." -Anita Heiss, finalist in the 2013 Australian of the Year Awards and best-selling author of Tiddas and Manhattan Dreaming "Jenni Ogden is a natural storyteller who writes characters to care about." -Nicky Pellegrino, author of One Summer in Venice "A Drop in the Ocean is about connection-between humans and between humans and the natural world. Jenni Ogden's descriptions of life on a small island on the Great Barrier Reef, with its nesting turtles and exotic birds, sparkle like a brilliant sun on azure water. A Drop in the Ocean is a deeply affecting story of a woman's journey to open up to love, life, and, most importantly, herself." -Celine Keating, author of Layla and Play for Me "A Drop in the Ocean is a brilliantly written novel that readers won't easily forget. Life, love, and loss are strong themes that will lure readers back to this beautifully woven journey of second chances. Readers will laugh and cry and want to hug Anna Fergusson as the scenes unfold. But that's not all. Readers will be taken into the vivid imagery of the island and the turtles. A powerful read that I highly recommend." -Danielle Urban, 5 Star Readers' Favorite review "Readers will enjoy this novel of second chances, not only at love but at life, reminiscent of Terry McMillan's How Stella Got Her Groove Back." -Booklist

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