Counting Down To Release Day

April 11, 2017
On April 1, I officially opened up pre-sales for The Church in the Wildwood, and I'm excited to say, I've actually sold some! What a thrill to think that by the time the soft launch rolls around, people—strangers!—will be holding my words, soaking in the story that I obsessed and moaned and dreamed and cried over.

It doesn't quite feel real.

If you'd like to place an order for your very own shiny, signed copy, just follow the BUY NOW link below and PayPal* will take care of the rest. (Please be sure to select the proper shipping method.)

How would you like to receive your paperback copy?

If you'd like to enter for your chance to win one of three copies, enter the Goodreads giveaway - and good luck!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Church in the Wildwood by Alanna Rusnak

The Church in the Wildwood

by Alanna Rusnak

Giveaway ends May 03, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway

If you'd like to do both and give a copy away to a friend if you win...thank you, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

I'm not going to lie to you friends, I'm exhausted. Between prepping for this launch, keeping the magazine going, and showing up to work every day, I've also been dealing with a crashed computer. Do you understand the devastation and emotional turmoil that rises to the surface when the main tool of all my creative pursuits kicks the bucket? It's's like...

...I can't even talk about it.

I'm frustrated and scared.

  • Because 1: I need a computer to get above said launch off the ground.
  • Because 2: I can only get by on the gracious generosity of friends who loan me their machines for so long.
  • Because 3: The June issue of Blank Spaces is not going to build itself.

So, how can you help?


If I can sell 700 books, that could just about buy me a new computer. I'm all about making dreams happen. What do you say? Will you help me get to 700?

Seven hundred is a pretty big goal for a self-published book, but a goal's not really worth a lot if it's too easy to achieve, right?!

I don't mean to be pushy. I'm not advocating obligatory purchases. In fact, that's the last thing I want to do. What I really want is for people to buy my book because they actually want to, because they'll really read it, because something about the story speaks to them.

If one (or all of those reasons) sounds like you, consider supporting this road I'm on. I don't expect it will ever be paved in gold, but that's okay. I'm more of a bare feet in the grass kind of girl anyway.


"A beautifully woven tale exploring the complexity of relationships, family, and love...Real characters with imperfections, depth and honest voices."

"A deeply evocative story. The Church in the Wildwood presents humanity at both its best and worst. The depth and authenticity of each character is a triumph...A poignant beauty, that can exist in the ugliest corners of the world, is presented artfully by the author...Although harsh, the story is depicted through a fresh lens of redemption and hope, reminiscent of the innocence conveyed in the book Room by Emma Donoghue."

*Don't like PayPal? I can also accept an email money transfer, a credit card payment (through Point of Sale), or cold hard cash. Contact me and we'll work out the dirty details.


  1. "...a goal's not really worth a lot if it's too easy to achieve..." That's truth right there!

    Shoot for the stars my friend!


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