My Unfair Godmother is here!


Or at least it should be. If it’s not, you should stand around your local bookstore and in a loud voice say, “I demand you get me a copy of My Unfair Godmother forthwith!”

It’s 12:35 AM. Just for the heck of it I went on to Amazon to see my sales rank. It’s at 32,854 which is actually better than I expected. There are already nine used copy for sale. Where do these people get their copies? Mine are supposed to show up tomorrow. Are Walker interns pocketing the books or something?

Anyway, today’s give-away is a copy of My Unfair Godmother–complete with a bonus mistake left over from the whole straw/hay debacle.

Here’s the deal. My good buddy, Random.org, and I will choose a winner at the end of each day. (The end of each day depends on when I go to bed, so comment early.) Commenting will get you one chance. If you’re also a follower you get two chances (be sure to tell me you’re a follower in your comment), and if you put something about this giveaway on your blog or facebook status you get four chances. (Put the link to your post in your comment.)

***But today in order to get the extra points for blogging/tweeting/facebook statusing you need to have something that says the book is released today. Oh, and you can comment on Facebook, Goodreads, or my website blog. I will be counting all of those comments.

May the Random.org be with you!

Give-away and Very Cool Book Trailer

Okay, yes, I know I’ve sort of messed up the whole orderly system of give-aways that I was trying to do. I’ve learned that one shouldn’t do give-aways when one is traveling around the country as you never know what the Internet situation is going to be. Seriously, today when I tried to open my email, it told me I had a mailbox full of messages from 12/31/2069. Apparently I’ve been time traveling

(And I’m way behind mailing the said books to my winners–sorry about that, they will get to you!)

But before I list the next give-aways, you need to look at my awesome new book trailer. It sparkles! I love it. (I am still thinking of putting one version out with the other music though)

If you’re interested in getting a book trailer made yourself (I know some of you followers are writers too) go to his website at trailerbook.net and fill out an information form. He does book trailers from cheap to expensive (mine was mid-range)

Anyway, so the books on the give-away schedule are: signed copies of Black Sand, by Lisa Finder and Haunts Haven, by Joan Sowards. These are copies of books that I bought from other authors while I was doing book signings.

Leave a comment for one chance, tell me you’re a follower for two, if you include a blog/facebook/twitter link about the give-away it’s four chances, and if you follow me on twitter it’s five.

Until tomorrow–Internet providers providing–I’ll chat with you again.

My Unfair Godmother ARC giveaway/ weigh in on the song


I’m having a book trailer done for My Unfair Godmother, and I have to say it’s going to be awesome. I’m having special effects. Things sparkle. I can hardly wait to show it to you. But first I need to choose background music. I’m torn between two different songs, both by the very talented Tim McMorris. One has lyrics, one doesn’t. I like the song with lyrics better, (It’s a love song about taking an adventure) but I worry that if people are listening to the words they won’t be reading those few sentences on the trailer. (Obviously I didn’t worry about this before. All of my other trailers have lyrics.)

And the instramental is also a great song.

So here’s the ARC giveaway deal. Listen to the links for both songs and tell me which you like better. Random.org will choose one of the commenters to give the ARC to.

Oh, and by the way, that female voice that pops in every few seconds and says, “Audio Jungle,” that’s just Audiojungle’s way of keeping you from stealing the song. That won’t be on the trailer.

http://audiojungle.net/item/successful-business-venture/154097

Or

http://audiojungle.net/item/youve-got-my-heart/157876

Random.org has spoken

And today our benefactor of true randomness likes Hall Family. So Hall Family send me your snail mail address at jrallisonfans at yahoo dot com and I’ll send you your ARC.

And for the rest of you–I loved all of your wishes and wish I could be fairy godmother and grant them all. But you’re probably better off that I’m not. I have a feeling I might be like Chrissy and then instead of having laundry that magically took care of itself, you’d have no clothing.

But never fear, I’ll have another giveaway before the book comes out. And remember you no nothing about the difference between hay and straw.