The Ticket Book Launch

Thank you for joining us for the launch of Debra Coleman Jeter’s new release The Ticket. We appreciate your support and helping us to spread the word. This page is a resource for you to learn more about the book, the ways you can help and to make it easy to do so. You will find information about the book, Debra, and shareable items.

Since your time is valuable and we respect that we are giving away a Kindle Fire HD 7.7″ for your assistance during the launch. There are ways to help on the Rafflecopter widget below however you can help in the following ways to garner bonus entries.

Bonus Entries:

1. Invite your friends to join the The Ticket Launch event.  (One entry for EACH person you invite. In order to claim entries, please email the number of people you invited and your email address to ChristianReaderLPC@gmail.com for verification.)

2. Host Debra Coleman Jeter on your website or blog between June 10th and July 15th, 2015. (This will give you an additional 15 entries to the Kindle. Please email Meaghan the link to the blog post at ChristianReaderLPC@gmail.com.)

3. Leave an honest review of The Ticket on Amazon or Goodreads. You can go directly to the pages to review here. (Goodreads review is 10 bonus entries and an Amazon review is 25 bonus entries. You will need to email the link to the review or the email confirmation from amazon to ChristianReaderLPC@gmail.com).

4. One of the best ways to support Deb is to purchase a copy of The Ticket on Amazon. If you purchase a copy for yourself or as a gift and email the receipt to Meaghan atChristianReaderLPC@gmail.com, you will receive 25 bonus entries for each book you purchased. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1941103863/

5. Did we forget any other ways that you can specifically help support Deb’s launch? If so and you have a great idea of something you can do to help get the word out, please email Meaghan atChristianReaderLPC@gmail.com. Thank you for your participation and support!

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The Ticket

Tray Dunaway longs to be part of the popular set at school, but she’s growing too fast and her clothes no longer fit. The only person who understands Tray’s need for acceptance is her grandmother, but when Tray wears Gram’s hand-sewn clothes to school, the kids make fun of her tall, boney appearance. Tray’s luck improves when Pee Wee Johnson, a down-and-out friend of her father’s, buys two lottery tickets and gives one to Mr. Dunaway as a thank-you for driving him to Hazard, Illinois. When her father’s ticket turns out to be the winner, Johnson demands his cut of the proceeds, but Tray’s dad refuses. What seems like a stroke of good fortune suddenly becomes a disturbing turn of events as Johnson threatens to cause problems for the family and Tray. Check out the book trailer for The Ticket at vimeo.com/50187275

 

Meet Debra Coleman Jeter

DebraColemanJeter_Headshot-croppedA Vanderbilt University professor, Debra Coleman Jeter has published fiction and nonfiction in popular magazines, including Working Woman, New Woman, Self, Home Life, Savvy, Christian Woman, and American Baby. Her story, Recovery, won first prize in a Christian Woman short story competition, and her nonfiction book Pshaw, It s Me Grandson : Tales of a Young Actorwas a finalist in the 2007 USA Book News Awards. She is a co-writer of the screenplay for Jess + Moss, a feature film which premiered in 2011 at the Sundance Film Festival, screened at nearly forty film festivals around the world, and captured several international awards. She lives in Clarksville, Tennessee, with her husband.

The Ticket takes a compelling look at a young teenage girl who believes her life is going to change for the better. The story offers up riveting drama. One would be hard-pressed not to root for the likable protagonist and hope that her story eventually ends with a happy ending. There are some authentic life lessons and talking points to be had here. All in all, this is an enjoyable debut by Jeter.

RT Book Reviews

Complex characters … Jeter s coming-of-age novel considers the problems that might follow a sudden windfall.

Publisher's Weekly

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 Press Release

IS MONEY THE TICKET TO OVERCOMING TEENAGE ANGST?

 Girl Hopes Winning Lottery Ticket Will Change Her Life in Touching Debut

 

The teenage years can be awkward enough even when youth have everything they need to ease life’s transitions. For poor, small-town Southern girl Tray Dunaway, having everything she needs is a luxury she has never experienced.

In this touching debut novel from award-winning screenplay writer Debra Coleman Jeter, Tray longs to be part of the popular set at her school, but she’s growing so quickly that her worn clothes no longer fit. The only person in her life who seems to understand Tray’s need for acceptance is her grandmother, but when Tray wears Gram’s hand-sewn clothes to school, her classmates just make fun of her tall, bony appearance.

Tray’s luck seems to improve when Pee Wee Johnson, a down-and-out friend of Tray’s father, buys two lottery tickets and gives one to her dad. When her father’s ticket turns out to be the winner, Johnson demands his cut, but Tray’s dad refuses. What initially seems like a stroke of good fortune suddenly becomes a disturbing turn of events as the anticipation of sudden wealth forces three generations of Southern women to confront issues of greed and generosity, selfishness and compassion, doubt and faith.

 

Praise for The Ticket (4.5 out of 5.0 stars on Goodreads)

I really enjoyed The Ticket. From page one, I was hooked. It is mixed with drama, nostalgia and some laughter. The book isn’t too long, so I had it read in a few hours. Hours well spent. I can’t wait to see what else Debra Coleman Jeter writes next. ~ Goodreads review

It is a story full of not fitting in, wanting to be popular, how adults are perceived and how life would be if dad just spent the ticket on making her popular. Teenagers are complex creatures, this was an interesting delve into situations from their perspective.  ~ Goodreads review

To Purchase The Ticket, visit www.amazon.com/dp/1941103863/

A Vanderbilt University professor, Debra Coleman Jeter has published fiction and nonfiction in myriad magazines, including Working Woman, New Woman, Self, Home Life, Savvy, Christian Woman, and American Baby. Her story, Recovery, won first prize in a Christian Woman short story competition, and her nonfiction book Pshaw, It’s Me Grandson: Tales of a Young Actor was a finalist in the 2007 USA Book News Awards. She is a co-writer of the screenplay for Jess + Moss, a feature film that premiered in 2011 at the Sundance Film Festival and captured several international awards. You may learn more about her at www.debracolemanjeter.com.

 

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