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 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!


Anita Clenney said...

Congratulations to all the winners! There are some great prizes here.

Liz, you're on a roll. You did it and you did it well! Whoo hoo!!! Forget those goodreads reviews. They're just trying to be squeaky wheels.

Barbie Jo Mahoney said...

Whew! Your October WAS insane! But what a great way to start your debut. And what great prizes you gave away, too. You are really setting the bar high for us 'yet to be published' authors. LOL.

Can't wait to see what you do for Beef Stolenoff! (I just love that title).

Here's to continued great reviews and sales! Now stop blogging and get to work, missie. You have a book to write.

Kari Lee Townsend said...

Awesome job to the winners! I am so jealous, what great prizes!!!

And Liz, just know there are FAR more people who love your book than ones who don't! You can't please everyone, at least that's what I tell myself :-)

Liz V. said...

Congratulations on the nice reviews. Even at Goodreads, most of the reviews are great, and some of the low ratings have no comment so who knows what the problem is.

Nice to hear your next is well under way.

Nancy said...

I am so looking forward to reading Liver Let Die! I'm not entering your contest this time though as I was notified that I have won a copy through another site.

From what I can see almost all the reviews are top-notch. I'm happy for you! May the good books and the good reviews continue!

Lindsay said...

Congrats to all the winners

Liz Lipperman said...

Thanks, Anita. I try not to let them get to me because mot of the reviews are fantastic, but still. I want everyone to love my writing!!!!!

I need some cheese with that whine.

Okay, no more talking (whining) about it.

Liz Lipperman said...

Yes, Barbie. Did you steal Christine's whip??

And thanks for those nice words. Can't wait to see you at Crime Bake.

Liz Lipperman said...

Kari, you are my always there cheerleader. Thanks, but like I said in my first comment--no more talking about it.

I'm grateful people took the time to write a review.

Liz Lipperman said...

Thanks, Liz V. for the encouraging words. And Yes, I know. I should be shouting from the treetops.

YAY!! (That was me from the treetops.)

Liz Lipperman said...

Nancy, woo hoo that you won it. Let me know what you think. And thanks for the nice words.

Waving at Lindsay.