Salutations! The sky is overcast with rain, and the sun is nowhere to be seen. All the leaves in our yard need sweeping up, and we’re going through firewood faster than we can cut it, with the wood fire stove blazing to keep out the cold. But I’m still in a good mood!
That’s because I’ve got a giveaway happening for Every Word :) Here’s the gorgeous prize pack – I’ve got a lovely brand spanking new copy of Every Word, hot off the press, as well as a copy of the Australian edition of Every Breath, and a snazzy magnifying glass, so you can conduct your own investigations. Very shiny!
As you know, I’m kind of an old-fashioned chick, so I’m doing it the usual old-fashioned way – if you’d like to enter the giveaway, you can do one of three things:
1. tweet me @elliemarney on Twitter, saying you’d like to enter - if you mention Every Word and give me an RT, I’ll enter you twice
2. go across to my Facebook page and comment to let me know you’re keen to enter, and I’ll put you in the hat – if you share the link to the giveaway post, you get two entries
3. leave a comment here on the blog, and into the hat you go!
Good luck to everyone who enters! I’ll be pulling a name out of the hat (yes, it’s an actual hat, that’s the way I always do it) in two week’s time. So check back then, and see if you got lucky!
I also wanted to let you know that Every Word is going to be launched into the world on Thursday 12 June, at 6.30pm, at Readings Carlton in Melbourne. Woot, we’re having a party! The fantastic Australian crime author, my Sister in Crime mate, Angela Savage, will be there to host the send-off. There’ll be cake (there has to be cake) and balloons and champagne and door prizes on the night (not a meat tray!) Copies of the book will be on sale, and there’ll be speeches (not too long) and signing, as well as me blushing, and a lot of general silliness. If you’d like to join in, you’re very welcome – come and help me celebrate! You can RSVP at Readings on 9347 6633 or just rock up on the night.
Until then, I’ll be keeping busy with visits to schools, and the Every Word blog tour is coming up very soon, which I’m totally looking forward to. So far, there’ll be visits to blogs like Speculating on Spec Fic, The Rest is Still Unwritten, Tales of the Inner Book Fanatic, Cereal Readers, the Loony TeenWriter, Tales Compendium, BookProbe Reviews, and many others – stay tuned, and I’ll let you know when and where it’s all happening.
It’s all a bit thrilling! I’ve been turning my beautiful copy of Every Word over in my hands and looking through it – I’m still pretty amazed that it’s a real book, and by the end of the month it’ll be up on a real shelf. I can’t wait to share it!
All rightie then, better get back to the rest of the day. Since the cold weather came back, we’ve started cooking roasts again – roasts! My fingers smell like garlic and rosemary from preparing today’s. Have a good week, and I’ll be in touch again soon :)