Win a Copy of Drawing Breath

I know. We give away free e-books all the time. But some of you don’t have or don’t like electronic reading devices, and you want an actual book you can hold in your actual hands. One with the author’s signature, perhaps? Well, if you pop over to Goodreads and sign up by June 6, the nice people who run the place will put you in the running to win one of two signed copies of my latest book.

Don’t know much about Drawing Breath? Here’s what a few people have been saying about this coming-of-age-novel, already the proud owner of nine five-star reviews:

“…an achingly beautiful story of friendship and growing pains, and ultimately, of love – specifically the lengths a girl on the cusp of womanhood is willing to go to prove her love and fix a terrible mistake she’s made before it’s too late.” – TheBookSlave

“Without any illusion, I want to say that Drawing Breath is one of the best indie authored books I have ever read. No offense to others, Laurie Boris has delivered a masterpiece in a short 137 pages……The emotion and tension between the two main characters builds as the novel ticks off the seconds–precious seconds that cannot be regained…. Edited to perfection, this story never succumbs to the cliche, but builds to a climax that tugs at the heart, the kind of feeling that stays with you long after you’ve finished the book.” – J. Devitt, author of The Card

“When I first read the description for this book I was hesitant. As a parent I wasn’t sure how I felt about love between a man in his thirties and a teenage girl, but I needn’t have worried. The writer did a wonderful job telling the story and there was nothing lewd or inappropriate about it. I couldn’t put it down and was left with the feeling that I had been witness to something secret yet innocent, heartwrenching and sad, yet lovely and significant. -wyldfire

I hope you’ll consider entering the giveaway. Read more about the book or read the rest of the reviews here. There’s also an excerpt from Chapter One on the “Drawing Breath” tab of this site. Thank you, and I am grateful for your support.

(Note: I’m terribly sorry, but this giveaway is for US residents only, because of the postage costs.)

Drawing Breath: A Serial Novel

Charles Dickens did it in magazines. Stephen King did it with The Green Mile. I’m very excited to announce that now I’m doing it: publishing a novel in serial installments, which you will be able to download to your favorite electronic device.

In Drawing Breath, sixteen-year-old Caitlin Kelly wants to be an abstract painter, and wants to learn from her crush-worthy upstairs neighbor, Daniel Benedetto. An artist in his mid-thirties, Daniel suffers from cystic fibrosis, a chronic and often debilitating disease that usually kills by age twenty. Although he’s on borrowed time, with a sister who frets over his every move, he longs to live as normal a life as he can. And if Caitlin’s mother agrees, that may include taking the girl on as a private student. Whether that’s a generous act of mentoring or a recipe for disaster remains to be seen.

I’m looking forward to sharing this tale of literary suspense with you. Chapter One is now available for Kindle at Amazon.com. Chapter Two should be up by the end of this week. Installments will appear monthly (or so) after that.

Nook version to come, as well as fantastic cover art from my favorite illustrator.