winner and next book give-away

Random.org–whom I am now on a first name basis with, so I’ve taken to calling him Randy for short–has chosen the winner. Vanessa, it’s you, dear! The very last commenter. How’s that for true randomness? So Vanessa, send me your address and I’ll send you a signed ARC.

But the rest of you that Randy unintentionally snubbed still have a chance because my French translator, Erzsi Deak, has an interview with me on her site in honor of the French release of My Fair Godmother, called: Le Troisieme Voeu (The Third Wish)

So here’s the deal, read the interview (Oh come on, I know you all want to read about my embarrassing algebra moment) and leave a comment on my blog about something you learned from the interview. I’ll give away two more ARCs. Followers get double chances the next week when I sit down with Randy again.

Here’s the link:

http://erzsideak.com/

Another book give-away


I should probably clean more. Who knows what I’d find? While going through the game room yesterday, I discovereed some ARCs (advanced reading copies) of My Fair Godmother. Yeah, I probably should have found a homes for those long ago. I’ll start by giving one away here. That said, keep in mind that ARCs have typos in them. Usually the typos aren’t that bad, but in My Fair Godmother . . . yowza. I think the publisher used someone who didn’t actually speak English to go over them. Why else would somebody change the word Yankee to yanker? I mean, that makes no sense. When was the last time someone told you, “Go home, yanker!”

It sounds vaguely obscene.

Worst still, in the climax a snake is a snack. Yep, not many people are really afraid of snacks so it changed the whole meaning of the scene.

But who knows, if the book ever becomes a movie, maybe those typo-filled ARCs will become collector editions. (This is my attempt to make you covet one.)

Since Chrysanthemum Everstar, Fairy Godmother extraordinaire, loves to send people to fairy tales, I’ll need to choose some new fairy tales for book three–assuming I ever do a book three.

So to enter to win, leave a comment about which fairy tale/myth/folk story hero you would like to see in book three. (Keeping in mind that Cinderella, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, and Robin Hood have already been used.)

Followers get double chances, so mention if you are a follower in your comment.

And may you live happily ever after!

My Unfair Godmother–weigh in on the cover

As my entripid followers know, one of the books I’ve been working on recently is the sequel to My Fair Godmother. I thought I’d unveil the cover. (Release date: JanuFebuaryish 2011)

Cool, huh? It was so considerate of Istock.com to shoot three different pictures of the same girl as a fairy so I could have some consistancy on my covers. (Sort of makes me feel like I have to write a third one, just so I can use that third picture.) I’m just hoping that the covers aren’t so similar that people think it’s the same book. (As in, oh, I already read that one. No need to buy it.)

The odd thing is that they sent me the cover on the 13th and I just signed the contract for the book today. When I saw the golden apple on the cover I thought, “Hmmm, People will wonder why that’s there.” So I had to go write a golden apple into the story. Hey, whatever works.

My Fair Godmother Trailer

I admit right off that I didn’t make this trailer–but I think it’s absolutely darling, and Andie, the rent-a-teenager I used to make the it, did such a good job of finding the PERFECT upbeat, fun, teen song to go along with the pictures. I’d never heard of the band BackDrop, but now I love them, and I’m not just saying that because they agreed to let me use their song.

So in honor of the trailer, I’m going to give away a copy of My Fair Godmother. Just leave a comment telling me something about . . .um . . . your favorite slide in the trailer so I know you actually watched it.

Oh, and because I couldn’t figure out how to make the video very big on my blog, if you want to see it full screen you can go to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up1jF8caRv4

If I can figure out how to pay for them, I’ll also give away some downloads of the song: I Wish You Were Mine. (I need to ask BackDrop about that.) So if you love the song like I do, mention that in your comment too.

If you want to learn more about the band you can check them out at

http://www.facebook.com/pages/BackDrop/6179257181?v=wall

and check out some more of their songs. I also really like Sitting Lonely. (The song, I mean, not the activity.)