Monday, October 31, 2011
Liz's Lair: And the Winner is.....
Congrats to Allison Burke Collins who won the Pandigital Technology Center in my first ever contest. She and the other two winners were chosen by random.org. I will be emailing Allison to get her snail mail address so I can get this great prize out to her as soon as I can.
Second place winner is Kim Heniadis who gets a grocery insulated bar with my logo and a signed copy of LIVER LET DIE.
And third place winner, Kaye Thornton, gets a spy pen.
Congrats to all three winners. I will be contacting all of you. Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest. Special thanks to Brent Taylor, assistant at Book Cents Literary Agency, for coordinating this contest for me. I couldn't have done it without him, especially since my October was so insane.
October was also a lot of fun, with a whirlwind of promotion filling up nearly every single day. I guest blogged at 21 different sites besides writing my own Monday blog, had 3 books signings, attended one Tea for Literacy, and appeared as the first author ever at Reading and Radio Resources in Dallas, a nonprofit organization that helps the blind. My future schedule is much lighter and so far includes 3 library appearances, a book club appearance, a Girls Night Out booksigning and a three -author booksigning the day after Black Friday. Whew! I'm tired just writing all this.
The good news is that LIVER LET DIE has been getting really great reviews. Here is a good one. And here's another. I'm getting slammed a little over at goodreads, but I guess you can't please everyone. I was fortunate to get reviewed by both Library Journal and the Mystery Scene. I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to write a review, good, bad, or indifferent, after reading LLD. I will be way more diligent with writing reviews myself when I finally get a chance to read again.
I'm a little teary eyed right now, thinking how lucky I am to be this tired. There are a lot of people who helped me achieve my dream and many more who supported me once I got there. Know that I am eternally grateful.
I just finished the edits for BEEF STOLEN-OFF (yay!) and will begin writing like a madman on Book 3.
And now I want to show my appreciation to all of you one last time before the month ends. I have one final copy of LIVER LET DIE to give away in October. All you have to do is comment and say hey. It's been a long and grueling--and fantastic--month, but now I have to get back to some sort of normalcy, which means BICHOP (butt in chair-hands on pen!)
Thanks for the ride, y'all!