UPDATE: We have winners!!!
The winners of a copy of Elana Johnson’s POSSESSION are Stickynotestories and Tasnim. I’ll be contacting you both to get your addresses.
Tomorrow should have deets up about a new contest, so please come by and sign up – It’ll be AWESOME! Plus I have a couple of agents lined up to do contests after the summer. Agents are busy people lately with all the conferences going on.
Don’t forget to get your stories ready for WriteOnCon, which is in August. Hope to see you all there.
Today’s coffee is a venti caramel latte. Have you noticed that I’m back to drinking yummy coffee? I’ve lost a lot of weight, and I’ve reached my first goal, so now I can have my beloved coffee close to the way I want it. I do use nonfat milk and sugar free flavor shots, though. Life is good.
First off, I have a copy of BETWEEN by Cyndi Tefft to give away. The winner by Random.org is Book Loving Mommy. Please email me your addy at bdrake(at)comcast(dot)net and I’ll send it off to you.
And now, (SQUEE) to the magnificent Elana Johnson. If you were transported to another universe yesterday, you might have missed all the mentions of her book birthday around the blogosphere and Twitter. I’m buying three copies of her book POSSESSION and giving away two copies here on my blog. What about the third one you ask? It’s MINE. ALL mine. I’m so excited to read this book, my family is sick of hearing about it.
Why am I so excited about her book, you ask? Well, because it couldn’t have happened to a sweeter person. Elana is a huge supporter of other writers. When I had decided (several years ago) to come out of my author cave and reach out to other writers, she was the first to welcome me. I started my writing community journey by joining QueryTracker and posting my query and pages to the forums as Brenlee (cue avatar from QT here).
It was Elana who welcomed me. Elana who commented on my pages. Elana who followed and friended me right off when I started a blog. I’m not the only one she’s reached out to. I see her lovely mug everywhere, and I know it takes a lot of effort to be out there. I remember how I felt back then, scared and alone. It was Elana (though she might not know or remember me) who was there to start me out. Her comments on the QT forum helped me tackle my query. I also remember reading her query and pages on QueryTracker for POSSESSION, and it blew me away.
So I’m thrilled to support her today. How can you win one of the two copies I’m giving away? Simple. All you have to do is send some love in the comments of this post to Elana and be a follower of my blog. Easy Peasy.
Go buy POSSESSION on Amazon here. If you don’t win a copy, that is.
Okay, that’s it for my Gush Fest. Have a cup of coffee (or whatever) and write. Slurp!
Oh, P.S.! P.S.! CA Marshall and I are having a contest this week on my blog. Deets on that this week. Hurry and leave a comment because I’ll be selecting winners tomorrow night!