Yes, that time is upon us! That special time, when I start running around in a frenzy like my dog when she’s caught a rabbit (or spots a kangaroo in the distance, or sees…basically anything with wheels. She’s really into things with wheels. We don’t know why. She’s a dog, we’ve never asked her).
Yes, it’s release time! (duh-duh-DUH!!!)
Every Move IS ABOUT TO ARRIVE AT SHOPS, holy crap. Soon it will be on shelves - in bookstores, at libraries, in schools – and in peoples’ hot little hands. People will be reading it, my god (I mean, people are reading it now, for review, which is a-mazing, but by the end of the month other people – anybody, in fact – will be reading it. Eep!)
And I am right in the middle of it all. I’m prepping packages of be-ewdiful posters and book cover proofs and media release and stickers and badges and swaggy things, to be sent out to schools and libraries and bookstores (I’m sending them this week, if you’ve been waiting). I’m doing interviews and guest posts and articles for the upcoming blog tour. I am spending a lot of time on my phone. And I’m getting really excited about the release, and the Killer Queens gig I’m doing with three other crime authors at Castlemaine Library on 5 March, and the chance to talk to students at Somerset Literature Festival in mid-March, and the party! Omg, yes, the launch party! (it’s on 16 March – see my prev post. My thoughts about it are currently running along the lines of What food will I buy? How much booze will we need? And – most importantly - which flannie will I wear??)
So right now, even if you can’t make the launch, and you can’t join in the fun elsewhere, you still get a chance to celebrate with me– cos I’m giving stuff away.
I HAVE TWO SIGNED COPIES OF EVERY MOVE AVAILABLE TO WIN ON GOODREADS
Wanna try your luck on Goodreads? Click the linky-link (see over on the right)
I ALSO HAVE THREE EVERY MOVE GIVEAWAY PACKS TO OFF-LOAD
These are, I have to say, pretty spesh. Each pack consists of:
*A full set of the Every series: Every Breath, Every Word and Every Move
*A set of three posters (one for each book)
*Three Every Move badges
*Three lovely Every Move postcards
*Six Every Move stickers, for your stickery enjoyment
*All these things come wrapped inside a totally sweet Every Move library bag (or it could be an anything bag. I say it’s a library bag, cos I use mine at the library, but really – go nuts)
Wanna have a go at winning a giveaway pack?
You can do ONE of these things to enter:
1) Tweet – gimme a mention on Twitter, using the name of the book, and I will put your name in the hat
2) Comment – here on the the blog below this post
3) Facebook – share the link to this post on FB, and let me know in a comment
Remember, you only have to do ONE of these ONCE (but hey, if you wanna tweet/comment /post and generally squee about the launch, please feel free! I will be doing a lot of squeeing over here, in the corner…)
At the end of March, I will compile all the names from tweets/comments/posts into one big ginormicon-type list, and ask my kids to randomly select a name from the hat (trust me, there will be no cheating. Those little buggers cheat like crazy at Uno and Scrabble and blackjack, but they take giveaway draws very seriously).
THIS GIVEAWAY IS INTERNATIONAL. Yes, that’s right. So you can enter from anywhere in the world.
I am not including Instagram in this giveaway – the main reason for this is cos there will be another giveaway comp via Instagram (I will update you on that very soon), and I don’t want people to get all confused. But hey, if you’d like to tell people about the giveaway on Instagram, be my guest!
And that’s it!
Oh, before I go, I should say I had the most incredible time on writing retreat. Three whole days of just writing – no ‘fitting the writing around other stuff’, just writing. Pure bloody magic. When I got home, I discovered that the house had blown up…no, that’s not true. But my partner got sick, the kids had multitudinous sporting engagements and were all running around like chooks, my parents were visiting, and the dog had (temporarily) gone missing, so I literally hit the ground running. My partner also helped pull a guy out of a burning car by the side of the road in my absence (!!! And also ??? – yes, really. I’ll tell that story another time). But hey, we’re all mostly back to normal now!
Anyway, I hope your week is not quite so eventful, and that you’re keeping well. North American friends – stay warm! Australian friends – stay cool! (well, you’re always cool, heh) And see you next time J