Clap, Clap, Clap (A Coming Clean Giveaway)

In less than one week, my first book, Coming Clean releases. The final edits have been completed, the design and layout phases are in the bag. The books are boxed in warehouses in Des Moines, Dallas, and Saskatoon (I’ve always wanted to use the word “Saskatoon” in a sentence), and are awaiting the arrival of various and sundry delivery trucks. This is the liminal space, the space between publication and distribution.

What is Coming Clean?

Coming Clean is my story, a narrative account of my walk from misplaced dependency, through pain, and into the presence of an abiding God. It’s a story involving alcohol dependency, sure. It is not a story about alcohol dependency, though. It is not just for those who’ve wrestled with the demons of substance abuse, or eating disorders, or name-the-addiction-du-jour. It is more.

Early readers have written kinds words about Coming Clean, and they’ve found their own connection points with the story. Shauna Niequist, author of Bread & Wine and Savor has written, “Seth writes with a distinctly Southern sensibility—elegant, evocative, lyrical–and his wisdom and honesty shine through every page, gently illuminating our own fears and secret hearts along the way.”

I hope you’ll find illumination for your secret heart in the pages. I hope you’ll enter your own journey of coming clean.

An Invitation

Today, I’d like to invite you to help spread the word about Coming Clean.   If you do (and let me know in the comments below), I’ll place you in a drawing for a free signed copy.

“How do I help?” I’m glad you asked.

FOLLOW THIS LINK to sign up for the Coming Clean Thunderclap campaign before Sunday, October 25th. When you sign up, Thunderclap will schedule a message to be sent from your Twitter and Facebook accounts at 11:00 a.m. (CST) on October 27.

For bonus entries, let your Facebook friends and Twitter followers know about your support of the Coming Clean Thunderclap campaign, using the hashtag #ComingCleanBook. Simple enough, eh?

Don’t forget to let me know if you’re Thunderclapping with the rest of us.


Many of you have been gracious with your support over the last two years of my journey. You’ve supported my writing, and have offered good encouragement. I appreciate it more than you could possibly know.


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  • Add my FB and Twitter support to Thunderclap! I really want and need this book!!

    • sethhaines

      Thanks, Kristin. And… YOU WON! Send me your address and I’ll mail you a copy.

      • woohoo thank you! I sent you an email with my info and why this book is so right for me right now! Thank you

  • Anne

    Woot! It’s at the goal! Break the internet!!!!

    • sethhaines

      Alas, the internet still works. 🙂 (Thanks for the support.)

  • I’m thunderclapping! FB and Twitter. Pre-ordered book. I’m excited! Can’t wait to read it! Anything I can do to help promote the book, Seth, I will do. Thank you for writing it and sharing your story.

    • sethhaines

      Thanks, Jeff. I appreciate your support.

  • Monica Sharman

    I’m on your Thunderclap. Congratulations and thanks for writing, Seth.

    • sethhaines

      Thanks for joining me, Monica! You are the best.