Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Announcing a party ...

I don't know if I've ever mentioned this before or not, but Robin and Robert's birthday is June twelfth ... a little less than a month away. I won't tell you my reasoning behind my giving them that date, but suffice to say, it's a date that I remember. (And, if I remember right, I think it was June that Robin first came to me while I was folding laundry. Might have been late May or early July though ...)

So ... since I needed a good day to release the print version of Take that gives me time to acquire the cover (Cousin Tenya hasn't finished the full cover yet. I only have a front, but no back.), I selected their birthday. 

And ... since I'm a self-publisher, I need to do this thing called promotion. And, in order to promote, I need ya'll's help.

I'm going to have a party on the twelfth, Bookanian themed. Rizkaland, Ooladada, Rowa ... Colluna ... Findwan ... none of them will even be allowed to be alluded to on my blog. It will just be Bookania.

Firstly, take one of these two buttons, whichever one you like better, and stick it on your blog somewhere. Link it to this post. I tried making one of those handy little boxes last night but ... grr ... it would not cooperate.

Notice the bottom left-handed cover ... It's a short story that I'll release on the twelfth!

Now, for the fun part. Notice the word "Interviews" in both of the buttons? Notice "Prizes/Giveaways?" Well, just having a party on my blog isn't going to cut it when it comes to the big-scale promotion I'd like to do.

Normally, do blog tours where they're interviewed and they do guest posts. And I may still do that ... but ... the twelfth is Robin and Robert's birthday, of course ... so they deserve to be spotlighted. If you would like to interview the pair on your blog, contact me, either through my email on my FAQ's page, or through this comment form. Send your list of questions (no more than ten, though, or Robin might take offense at your attempts pry into her life) and at what point in the books you'd like for them to answer from. Pre-sew, post-sew, or during. (If during, please state which chapter!). I'll have the interview back to you, as well as pictures and links, by the eleventh.

Interviewing the pair will earn you two points for the giveaways ... but there'll be more ways as well! For instance, posting a review of Sew or Take sometime in the preceding week will earn you two points (three if it's detailed) Reviewing Prior will earn you an additional point or two. (For those of you who have read an unfinished version of Take, please contact me and ask for the PDF of the final version!)

I'll also be posting several games, maybe even a quiz. I haven't settled on the nature of all the prizes yet ... but they're all going to be juicy!

(And if you want to interview me, or have me guest post, I'm still willing to do that, too. Just, after the twelfth!)

I'm excited - are you?


  1. I'm looking forward to everything! I love following things like this, though I never take part in any of them.
    And I can't wait for the second book to come out! I've been waiting so that I can order your first book and the second one together. Just 'cause. Unfortunately they may not have a place on my shelf for awhile since my shelf is overflowing.

    (And yes, lolloping is ALWAYS read in Grandpa Pott's voice. Always.)

  2. I reviewed Prior and posted about the giveaway here: http://thesplendorfalls.blogspot.com/2013/06/book-review-prior-quest.html

    I'm looking forward to the party tomorrow!!


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