1. The giveaway continues (and can I say WOW?!) and I’ve decided to add FOUR more small prizes due to the sheer EPICNESS of the turnout. What are these tokens?
When I get stressed, I doodle. So I happened to doodle on top of bookplate-esque stickers. It looked like this:
SO. I’m giving four signed (I haven’t signed them yet in the picture, obviously), hand-illustrated bookplates (hey, why not? My stress relief is your free stuff) in addition to the rest of the prizes.
2. I’m about to leave for this epic retreat thingy, but before I abandon you, oh lovely blog, I HAVE NEWS!!!
I couldn’t decide whether to be all serious with the title of this post, or break my usual no-slang rule and title it I CAN HAZ BLURB!!!* because that’s how it makes me feel on the inside…but obviously I managed to refrain. Still!
My little book got its first blurb!
And here I go using up all my allotted exclamation points again! Because it’s not only a blurb, but an incredible one that managed to elicit emotion from even my cold, dark (and fuzzy like a teddy’s stuffing) heart.
Here we go:
“Romantic, haunting, and truly original—The Near Witch cast a spell on us from the very first page.”
Allow me to act out my reaction:
I should say, I got the “You can haz blurb!” email from Editrix A (I solemnly swear she used no such slang) in the middle of a whole litter of angst bunnies, and it was such a shock, and so humbling. And I know 99% of you haven’t read it yet, but if I could dream up a perfect blurb, this would be it.
So yeah. ❤
Lastly, I realize the blog has been…well…book-oriented lately. On the flip-side of the retreat I’ll be announcing the winners, and then I should resume my usual level of random shenanigans for a little while.
*One day I should probably do a post on internet voice vs. book voice, so people don’t read my blog and then pick up NW (heeeeee people will be able to do that one day!) and go “HEY! VICTORIA. Your writing in here. It’s not like your writing on my screen. What’s up with that???” But another day.