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Katie Schulze-Bahn

E-mail the author – JerseyMermaid1982 [@] gmail [dot] com

Read the book – https://store.bookbaby.com/book/sugar-sand-road

Social Media – https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61556098211423


Are you a fan of Nicholas Sparks, Charlotte’s Web, or Where the Crawdads Sing?  Do you love the NJ Pines Barrens, Long Beach Island NJ, Key West, Maine, New England, and the Rockies?  Then this novel is a must-read for ages 12-100!


**ATTENTION LITERARY AGENTS! This novel is self-published and looking for a home!  If you’d like to represent this author and novel, please contact her directly.


In the Media:

NBC Interview: https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/entertainment/philly-live/sugar-sand-road-is-the-perfect-jersey-shore-beach-read/2821668/

City Lifestyle Mag: https://citylifestyle.com/philadelphia-pa/articles/entertainment/6-great-summer-reads-by-local-authors

Echoes of LBI magazine - July 2021 edition

Island news: https://www.visitlbiregion.com/news/book-release-in-time-for-summer-reading

The author’s hometown newspaper: https://thesunpapers.com/2021/04/19/new-novel-is-a-love-letter-to-the-pine-barrens/

Newtown Style Magazine - July 2021 edition

Radio Interview in Key West: “Key West in Your Face” or “Mermaid Kristi Ann” (follow on Facebook or Instagram): April 2022 Facebook live sessions, pictures, & videos

The Jersey coast newspaper: https://www.jerseyshoreonline.com/southern-ocean/young-adult-author-paints-local-landscape-in-heartwarming-tale/

The NJ coast radio station: https://wbnj.org/podcast-download/3602/lbi-region-report-memorial-day-weekend.mp3?ref=new_window


Family, Friends, and Fans Ordering info:

Best way to support the author as a small business is to buy at a book signing ($20, see tour dates below) OR purchase through Venmo ($25, includes shipping): https://venmo.com/code?user_id=3533003296867811406&created=1651935415

2nd best way: through the publisher at https://store.bookbaby.com/book/sugar-sand-road

3rd option: through a local bookstore (see below for a list of shops that carry).

4th option: also available (but often sold-out or backordered) through other shops such as Amazon, Target, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, etc.


Business owners ordering info:

Sugar Sand Road is available for wholesale including Ingram, Baker & Taylor, IPG, and many more.  If you are unable to purchase wholesale, or supply reads “0” or “sold out” – please contact the author directly.


Host a signing, assembly, book party, or schedule an interview:

For more details, please contact the author directly @ JerseyMermaid1982@gmail.com


Book tour (bring your own book that you’ve already purchased, or buy from the author at one of these signings!):

May 26, 2021 – (*Private*) First signing & book after-party at the author’s country home

May 30, 2021 – LBI Foundation of the Arts & Science in Loveladies NJ

May 31, 2021 – Kapler’s Pharmacy in Beach Haven NJ

June 12, 2021 – Uncle Will’s Pancake House in Beach Haven NJ

June 12, 2021 – LBI Book Swap in Beach Haven NJ

June 13, 2021 – LBI Foundation of the Arts & Science in Loveladies NJ

June 13, 2021 – Barnegat Lighthouse (at the gazebo)

June 15, 2021 – Evergreen Dairy Bar in Southampton NJ

June 17, 2021 – Pic-A-Lilli Inn in Shamong NJ

July 10, 2021 – (*Private*) Zoom q&a at a friend's house on Block Island, RI

August 3, 2021 – Salem County Fair in Woodstown NJ

August 14, 2021 – Lucille’s Luncheonette in Warren Grove NJ

August 31, 2021 – Evergreen Dairy Bar in Southampton NJ

September 5, 2021 – (*Private*) Event at a friend’s house in Tabernacle, NJ

September 11, 2021 – Newtown Bookshop (Bucks County PA)

September 24, 2021 – (*Private*) Signing & book after-party at the author’s island home

October 3, 2021 – LBI Book Swap in Beach Haven NJ

October 8, 2021 – (*Private*) school assembly

October 17, 2021 – Country Living Fair at Batsto Village

November 13, 2021 – (*Private*) Zoom for a book club in Barnstable, MA

December 11, 2021 – Green Trading Post at Pinelands Preservation Alliance in Southampton NJ

January 9, 2022 – (*Private*) Zoom for a book club for a friend in Jackson, WY

February 13, 2022 – (*Private*) Zoom event for a friend's book party in Key West, FL

March 13, 2022 – Line on the Pines at Stockton University

April 26, 2022 – Key West Island Bookstore

May 21, 2022 – (*Private*) Zoom Q&A for a women’s club based in Water Mill, NY

June 12, 2022 – (*Private*) Reading & Signing in Cape May, NJ

July 10, 2022 – (*Private*) Event at a friend’s house in Maine

September 24, 2022 – Whitesbog Village

October 8, 2022 – (*Private*) Zoom for a writer’s group based in Aspen, CO

November 12, 2022 – (*Private*) Event at a friend’s house in Washington Crossing, PA

December 3, 2022 – the PPA Green Trading Post in Southampton, NJ

January 14, 2023 – (*Private*) Party at friend’s house on LBI

February 12, 2023 – (*Private*) Valentine’s romance readers book club zoom in Kennebunkport, ME

March 12, 2023 – Lines on the Pines at Stockton University


Businesses that carry the novel:

Books & Books in Key West, FL

Bookstacks Bookstore in Bucksport, Maine

Farley’s Bookshop in New Hope, PA

Gifted by the Sea on LBI, NJ

Hands Store on LBI, NJ

Kapler’s Pharmacy on LBI, NJ

Key West Island Bookstore

Nantucket Bookworks

Newtown Bookshop in Newtown (Bucks County), PA

NJ Maritime Museum on LBI, NJ

Pinelands Preservation Alliance in Southampton, NJ

Shamong Diner in Shamong, NJ

Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop in Damariscotta, Maine

Sunset Hill Farm in Edgecomb, Maine

Surf City 5 & 10 on LBI, NJ

The Bywatyr Shop on LBI, NJ

The Seagull Gift Shop in New Harbor, Maine

Things Adrift on LBI, NJ

Whitesbog General Store in Browns Mills, NJ


Donation Recipients:

Newtown Library Co. – Newtown, PA (Bucks Co.)

NJ Farmers Against Hunger

Princeton National Rowing Association

Sally Stretch Keen Library – Vincentown, NJ

Sunset Hill Farm, Edgecomb, Maine


Apologies: this novel is *not* currently available in braille, large print, audio, nor e-format.

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Attention Book Agents!  This book is not currently represented.  Want to be a part of the SSR journey and grab this novel for your agency?  Reach out to the author: JerseyMermaid1982 [@] gmail [dot] com

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