The Writer who discovered, pitched and sold the Erin Brockovich story to Hollywood.
Pamela DuMond

Monday, July 2, 2012

Indie-pendence Day and a Book Giveaway! SKID by Doug Solter

Welcome to Indie-pendence Day featuring Indie books and authors!

Sponsored by the fabulous YA Indie authors at The Indeliblewriters Blogspot. (Great idea - Thanks!)

I'd like to give Doug Solter a shoutout for his creative and fun YA book, Skid

Book Description
Can a small-town girl with a big attitude balance a boy and a racing career in Formula 1, the biggest racing circus in the world? Seventeen-year-old Samantha Sutton is just crazy enough to try it. Samantha pushes herself, pushes her car, pushes her luck at 200 miles per hour while battling Ferrari racing god and seven-time world champion Emilio Ronaldo. But will Samantha's friendship with Manny blossom into romance? Or will the distraction literally kill her?

Paperback Skid Giveaway!

Post "I want Skid!" in the comment section and you will be entered to win a paper version of this book! (Will ship to USA address, only.) I will randomly pick a winner at midnight PST on July 6th, 2012. Winner will be announced on July 8th, 2012. You can check back then and give me your e-mail.

Why I picked this book:
I met Doug through mutual writing buddies on Facebook. We both enjoy writing YA, and I've been wanting to read his book for a while. The Indelibles' book indie shout-out gave me the perfect excuse to devour his fun book and write about it.

Why I liked Skid!:
Who wouldn't like a YA version of Danica Patrick! Samantha's adventures are so well plotted and described in this fast-paced action-adventure thrill ride. The detail of the racing world is spot-on without distracting from the story. I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes a fun characters in a well-plotted story. I'll definitely read the next book in this series.

Bonus Skid E-Book Giveaway!

Answer the following question (post your answers in this blog's remarks) and enter to win a Free e-book copy of Skid! 

*Near what US city is the new American Formula 1 circuit being built? This new circuit will host the United Sates Grand Prix this November.*

If more than one person posts the correct response I will randomly pick a winner at midnight PST on July 6th, 2012. Winner will be announced on July 8th, 2012. Check back then and send me your e-mail if you've won.

Here's two links to Skid on Amazon:

Link to Skid on B&N: 

Facebook page link to Skid:

Link to Doug's Blog:

Happy Indie-pendence Day!


Pamela DuMond


  1. Great concept for the holiday! (I'm not original, but that's OK :) I bet Doug will find many readers who love his setting...

  2. I want Skid! Sounds like it'll be an interesting book to read!

  3. It's so cool to find someone else who's writing about racing. I'll have to check out Doug's book and drop him an email.

  4. Thanks Jenny, Kristin and Lisa! Invite your friends to sign up for the contest. Have a great 4th of July! xo

  5. I Want Skid! My hubby is a huge F1 fan. Sounds really interesting

    1. Yay! You and your husband would love it, Shauna.


  6. I want Skid! Thanks :)

    celjla212 at aol dot com

    1. Carrie you won the book! Check the new blog post where I announce it. Congratulations! And thanks everyone for participating. xo,