Do you like my new header? I love it verra much, as Jamie Fraser would say. I won it in Bettie Sharpe’s “Pay it Forward” contest. If you win the contest, you have to hold a contest of your own where you give away something to others. It could be graphic design time, like Bettie, or a book, or even a promise to send something unusual to the winner at some point in the upcoming year. The prize could be something simple or more elaborate. I guess my prize is on the elaborate side, but I'm in an elaborate mood.
For my pay it forward contest, you get to choose your prize! Leave a comment and you’ll be entered. The drawing will be on January 15th. THREE people will win a prize. Considering the low readership on this blog, the odds for you are excellent.
1. Support new authors prize - This is in honor of new author Bettie, who put up with a lot of changes from yours truly on the header. The prize is Bettie’s new book, LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT, PLUS two other books of your choice by NEW authors. (Sorry, no hardcovers. But you can pick fancy trade paperbacks if you want!) If you already have Bettie’s book, then choose a different third. What’s a new author? I’d say somebody on their first or second book. Maybe without a giant promo engine behind them. But you can define it for yourself.
2. Support new authors and keep your coffee warm - You get two books of your choice by new authors, PLUS a cup warmer. It’s like a little hotplate for your coffee cup. Yes, I’m regifting, but the cup warmer is super cool. I had one before, but then I got this high-tech thermos carafe.
3. Crafty + book - I will make a really super funky piece of art incorporating the cover of any book you please, possibly suitable for display (that is, I will feel it’s suitable for display. Also, understand that the cover may be cut up, altered or merged with other elements and possibly objects in ways that I feel make a sort of sublime sense.) It can’t be out of print because I will need to buy it. I will probably also read and review it. In addition to that piece of art, or rather, “art,” I will send you ONE book by a new author.
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