We are excited to announce the release of the Irish Lottery Series ebook box set! Colin Quinn was kind enough to write a fantastic foreword! Get your copy today! All your favorite books in one classy box set, thanks to the artistic skills of Marco Maldera! Get it now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Kobo. (iTunes coming soon…)
As many of you already know, Gerald Hansen is starting a new series based on the life of Gretchen Barnett, Ursula and Jed’s daughter. The first book in the series, Emergency Exit, will drop in 2017. We are very excited to announce that a free preview is now available! Just click here! The cover is under construction, but here is the blurb:
Destination: nowhere. Just what are the career alternatives for a disenchanted flight attendant? And after a decade of wrong choices and loser boyfriends, can she finally grow up and nab Mr. Right? Gretchen Barnett, slogging daily through the unfriendly skies on Nickel and Dime, America’s most loathed budget airline, tries to upgrade her life as her twenties draw to an end.
In desperation, she applies to the NYPD. And a chance encounter with a handsome stranger on a malfunctioning escalator in New York’s Union Square seems to be the escape she needs. Charming, supportive, honest, romantic, a poet, even: all the things her new boyfriend Maximus Voo turns out not to be. Moving him in is more dangerous than boarding one of Nickle and Dime’s planes. But who is it dangerous for?
Brimming with insight and wicked humor, bestselling author Gerald Hansen spins off to exciting new territory with Emergency Exit, a twisty modern tale of one woman’s struggle to find North on her moral compass. Join Gretchen on her journey through the rapture of new love, the turmoil that follows, a winning scratch card, and a mysterious dump on the kitchen floor.
Sound exciting? We hope so! Let us know what you think when you read the sample!
Join Gerald Hansen at the launch party for his fifth book, Static Cling! Sunday, April 10, 2016. It’s in NYC, if you can make it there! At the Fat Black Pussycat in the West Village. Special appearance (as usual!) by comedian and fellow author Colin Quinn, who will join Gerald in the reading. Exciting door prizes! Cheap drinks! If you plan on coming, let us know by adding yourself to the invite list on facebook here. We hope to see you there!
Yay! Just in time for the holidays! Thanks to the fantastic MARCO MALDERA for the cover of the new book, Static Cling! Pre-Orders for Kindle and Nook are available now! Print book will be out Christmas week! We’ll keep you posted!
And here’s the blurb:
When a hold up at Final Spinz, the dry cleaners where hardened matriarch Fionnuala Flood works, leads to the death of beloved pensioner Mrs. Ming, the ensuing investigation unleashes dark secrets that promise to bring Fionnuala closer to her husband Paddy, her mother Maureen, and the four children of her brood still in town. Or tear them apart forever.
The dysfunctional Floods are ripping at the seams. Fionnuala, banished from the family home for a heinous act that threatened the life of her most beloved son, must live, exile-like, in a dilapidated trailer on the outskirts of town, Derry, Northern Ireland. She’s desperate to inveigle her way back into the family so she can rule over them once more with her iron rod and rapier tongue. Paddy and the family wanted rid of her, but if Fionnuala has her way, she’s going nowhere. Like static cling.
Bestselling author Gerald Hansen’s fifth book about this remarkable family is like tossing your delicates, permanent press and some blood-stained old sneakers in together, pressing Hot, and watching it spin. Throw into the mix the return of a contestant from Safari Millionaire, some shocking DNA results, and Fionnuala’s plan to save the world from evil, and Static Cling is another hilarious ride—part roller coaster, carousel and ghost train—that will leave you gasping, wincing and, most of all, laughing.
Gerald Hansen was honored to be asked to be November’s partnered author for Stage of Life, the world largest multi-generational writing community. They believe in “Changing the World…One Story At A Time,” which is something Gerald wholeheartedly believes in! November’s writing contest is a theme close to his heart, and, of course, the plot for his first book, the bestselling An Embarrassment of Riches: What Would You Do If You Won $1,000,000? Good luck to all the contestants, and the winners will receive (among other exciting prizes) autographed copies of Gerald’s first book, An Embarrassment of Riches. And Gerald will personally send the winners a congratulatory email as well! What fun! Learn more (and maybe enter the contest?) at their site: Stage Of Life
We are excited to announce that pre-orders for the fifth book in the Flood/Barnett saga, Static Cling, are now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and iTunes! Be the first on your block, the first in your city, state or country, to reserve your ebook! (Unfortunately, pre-orders for hard copies are not available yet). Release date is December 4, 2015 at the latest. But it might be pushed forward. If you pre-order, you will receive your copy sent directly to your device the moment the book is published! How exciting! Here are the links for Amazon and Barnes and Noble:
Great news! Pre-Orders for Static Cling, release date Friday, December 4, 2015, will open soon! The cover artwork for the fifth book in the Flood/Barnett saga hasn’t been done yet, so the above will have to suffice! Update when pre-orders are actually available coming soon! And here’s a rough draft of the blurb:
The dysfunctional Floods have fallen apart. Banished from the family home for a heinous act that threatened the life of her most beloved son, wicked matriarch Fionnuala Flood must live, exile-like, in a dilapidated trailer on the outskirts of town, Derry, Northern Ireland. She’s desperate to inveigle her way back into the family so she can rule over them once more with her iron rod and rapier tongue. Husband Paddy and the family wanted rid of her, but if Fionnuala has her way, she’s going nowhere. Like static cling.
When a hold up in Final Spinz, the dry cleaner’s where she works, leads to an accidental death, the ensuing investigation unleashes dark secrets that promise to bring her closer to Paddy, her mother Maureen, and the four children of her brood still in town. Or tear them apart forever.
Bestselling author Gerald Hansen’s fifth book about this remarkable family is like tossing your delicates, permanent press and some blood-stained old sneakers in together, pressing Hot, and watching it spin. Throw into the mix the return of a contestant from Safari Millionaire, some shocking DNA results, and Fionnuala’s plan for a new crusade, and Static Cling is another hilarious ride—part roller coaster, carousel and ghost train—that will leave you gasping, wincing and, most of all, laughing.
Message from Gerald:
“Hi, guys!! I’m happy to say I’ve just finished my fifth book, Emergency Exit. Don’t be scared, but this one is set in NYC, and, as much as I know you love Ursula Barnett and Fionnuala Flood (and Dymphna and Siofra and everyone else), they aren’t in it. It does, however, feature Ursula and Jed’s daughter, Gretchen Barnett. She works for a horrid budget airline, Nickle and Dime Air, and has just broken up with her boyfriend-from-Hell (and a wannabe poet to boot). But it’s not the last she’ll see of him…!
The book is ready to go, but it will be held up for a while as I try to put other things in motion. Don’t worry, I’m working now on the next in the series, Static Cling. I’m trying to get that out by the end of the year.
I’m not only proud of the writing and plot of Emergency Exit (I wonder if it’s the best thing I’ve done…?), I’m also amazed that it only took me two months to write it! And for this, I have to thank a few people. I couldn’t have done it without my dear friend Larry Martinetion getting me to Brazil, and for the fantastic Cassio Brasil for putting me up in his amazing place in Sao Paulo. There, I had all the free time I needed to just sit at the computer and write (with the lush view you see in the pic above; a far cry from the brick wall that’s my view in Brooklyn, ha!). Also, I must thank my friend Andre Ferriera, who was so kind to invite me to visit him and his wonderful family in Macapa on the Amazon. The few days I spent there were the break I needed to focus on getting the book done! After a cruise down the Amazon, I was back in Sao Paulo, and just couldn’t stop writing! Truly, the first half of 2015 was magical for me! The most amazing time ever! (Please don’t hate me too much…?!)
I hope you all like the new book when it’s finally released. We’ll update here on the site when it’s about to come out, but now I’m focusing on Static Cling.
Thank you all for your continued support. You all rock!!!
Just in time for the holiday season (and the new year), spend 2015 with Gerald Hansen and his fansens in a handsome calendar with exotic locales like Turkey, Bali, Brazil and the Bahamas. Only $10! What a deal!!
Kate Rigby is an amazing writer. Check out this brilliant blog post she posted about Gerald Hansen! And check out her own work! You won’t be disappointed!