March Newsletter Giveaway Winner

The winner of my March newsletter giveaway is ELISE K. (Elise, you win either a print book from the Noon Onyx series or another fantasy book of your choice from Book Depository up to $10.00. I’ll email you.)

Everyone else who participated (i.e. newsletter subscribers and you awesome people who also tweeted and posted on FB about the Dark Light of Day sale) – THANK YOU!

Anyone else who stumbles across this post who has a better way of picking winners, please let me know in the comments! My current method (printing out newsletter subscribers, adding extra entries, and then cutting each and every one of them into a teeny, tiny scrap of paper to be tossed, salad-like, in a big plastic bowl) results in a fair outcome but probably isn’t sustainable for much longer. Those of you who run contests, how do you pick random winners if you have to add extra “bonus” entries?

Subscriber salad 🙂
I need a new method of picking a winner!

Remember how I was just saying this year was the Winter that Wasn’t? Well, that changed last week. As a send-off to winter and our very late arriving snow, here’s a picture Penny took of the Tug Boat. Happy First Day of Spring!

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Program Note

I know I’ve been VERY QUIET. Just busy.

The good news is the cover for Pocket Full of Tinder is almost finished – yay! It’s looking so great!! I’m getting ready to send out my June newsletter. In it, I’m going to share a bunch of sketches by my awesome illustrator, as well as a little bit about the process. If you love book covers and behind-the-scenes making-of type stuff, then sign up here.

As with my last newsletter, I’m offering some fun prizes. A $10 eGC to Book Depository –OR– fireball earrings and a SWAG pack, winner’s choice except any winner outside of U.S. gets the eGC. What’s included in the SWAG pack? Red hot cinnamon candy, bookmarks, book charms, book lover buttons, and an artist trading card made and signed by yours truly. I was looking for something unique to give out and ATCs seemed like a neat idea.

To make up for my being MIA at the end of May, I’m going to be posting EVERY DAY UNTIL MID-JUNE (I know, can you believe it?! I warned you about my inconsistent posting schedule. 🙂 ) But, seriously, it’s always good to change things up. In the past, I’ve gone for days (weeks) without blogging and then dumped one to two thousand word posts on you. This time, I’m splitting it up.

Starting today, I’ll be counting down my Top Ten Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows. I also have two guest bloggers scheduled so… Stay tuned and enjoy the posts!!

STILL stuck inside? Sign up for my newsletter! (#read #darkfantasy)

We are slowly digging out from under snow storm Jonas, i.e. Snowzilla. Almost two and a half feet here! How about you? How much snow did you get? Are you still trapped?

If you’re still stuck inside and looking for something to do, you can sign up for my quarterly author newsletter.

What will my newsletter offer?

Newsletter

Quarterly newsletters will be sent every September, December, March, and June. Content will vary but will likely be some combination of:

  • Snippets from old or new work
  • Quizzes
  • Fun quotes and tweets
  • Recipes related to the books
  • Random Facts (background info on characters, etc.)
  • First look at Extras I’ll be adding to my website
  • Interesting stuff I’m researching
  • Meet the Team (bios of people who help me behind the scenes)
  • Be an Ambassador (ways readers can help me spread the word about my books)
  • Contests/Giveaways

Newsletters will also be sent out for each NEW RELEASE!

How will the newsletter differ from the blog?

The newsletter is mostly for readers who like my books and want to hear more about them. Some content, including occasional giveaways, will be exclusive to newsletter subscribers.

This blog will continue to be what it always has been – an inconsistently scheduled mashup of all the things I’m interested in: books, movies/TV shows, writing, day tripping, guest posts, etc.

Feel free to share my newsletter sign up link: http://eepurl.com/bAzF7n

Thanks, everyone! Hope you’re all doing well!