Rarely does good trump business, but in this case, good kicked business in the behind.

When my publisher, Revell, told me the release date of my new e-book, Surviving Summer Vacation: Plans and Prayers for a Mom’s Sanity (May 6th) I may have had a slight panic attack.

As much as I would love to tell you that I was able to have those Lazy Hazy days of summer laid back and unplanned for my kids, that’s just not how we could roll. Unplanned is not a good look on my family. Sure, we could have reading time every day, but to have the rest of our time be unstructured? While other kids may spend a whole afternoon looking at a roly-poly in the back yard, my kids took a more destructive route to life – cutting up curtains with a forgotten pair of scissors, devising ways to torture their sister, and so on.

You see, I’ve had (and still have) kids at home. I get the stress of summer vacation, and well, by May 6th, you’ve got to have at least a basic plan in place.

So I begged, and pleaded, and maybe groveled a little and beseech-ed (because it sounds biblical) my publisher to release the book a little early so that a mom could have a little time to prepare!

But Revell (did I mention I LOVE Revell) did me one better. They are letting me GIVE AWAY advance PDF copies of the book FOR FREE. Did I mention that they are FOR FREE?

Let’s be clear: Publishers don’t do things like this.

Did I mention that I love them?

Here’s what you’ll get:

Surviving Summer Vacation is a fun-packed book with hundreds of ideas to make your summer spectacular. Along with all these mom-friendly kid ideas that are contained in this PDF preview, you will receive access to a free Kindle or Nook version (being released on May 6th) along with 10 PDF downloads to make your summer as smooth as possible. Here are just a few of the fun areas that are covered:

  • And Summer Begins
  • Responsibility
  • Mom Time
  • Gardening
  • Reading
  • Music
  • Creative Activities
  • Food
  • Adventure

PLUS! A Sneak Peek of my next book I Need Some Help Here! Hope for when Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan

Now one caveat: Because it’s a preview copy, the links to all the free and wonderful downloads are not activated. But don’t fret. When you sign up to receive the free preview copy, I will follow up with an email on the eBook release date how to get your Kindle or Nook copy that includes all those downloads, again for FREE.

To get your copy, click on the button below, fill out the form (there are only two items of info we need) and you will get it in your email TODAY.

Happy Summer planning!

To get your advance copy of Surviving Summer, just fill in the information below and click “DOWNLOAD NOW!” (just remember the links in the download aren’t active but don’t worry! We will tell you how to get the final ebook and all the links for free on its release date May 6). If you would like to join Kathi for the 5 Days of Hope, be sure to check that box!