Thanks for stopping by. There’s so much I want to share, I don’t even know where to start! So, before we get to the food and entertainment and party games, how about I start with what we’re celebrating?
First off, we are celebrating the official launch of Ondelle of Grioth, the third book in my Faerie Tales from the White Forest series, which Cassandra Rose Clarke called “A charming, magical journey.” (check out her books if you haven’t already, because she is all kinds of fun.)
Second, the launch of this site. I’m still getting used to the new digs, working out kinks, etc, but it’s growing on me. And I like that it’s uniquely mine. Many thanks to Kelsye Nelson for branding me (ouch!).
Next, I’d like to thank the TEAM behind the book, for without them there would be a lot less awesome in the world. (a few of them have even added to the giveaway pile today).
Big, Mushy Thanks to:
(editor and publisher) – Oh, look, he’s already got a drink.
(copy editor – and obviously Super Hero)
Chris Fink-Jensen (cover typography)
Julie Fain (cover art)
Alison Woodward (maps and inner graphics)
GIVEAWAYS – w00t! w00t!
Okay, I know this is why you’re REALLY here. And we have some super giveaways for you, including:
In order to win, I’m not going to tell you to like me on Facebook or follow me Twitter (or even this blog) to score points. Of course, if you want to do those things, I’m happy and grateful. I really and truly am. Feel free to follow me anywhere (well, um, almost anywhere).
Instead, here’s how you can earn points. For each one of these you get your name in a draw:
- 1 entry for simply attending and commenting
- 1 entry for each form of social media (twitter, Facebook, google + etc) you use to invite others to the party. (just tell me in the comment section that you did so, I believe you)
- 1 entry for posting a recipe (or link to one) you can make in 15 minutes or less (food or beverage as long as it’s YUMMY – and calories be damned)
- 1 entry for adding to the ambiance with a song or a joke (PG-13 please)
- 2 entries for playing the party game below
(giveaway goes until 5 pm TOMORROW, April 16
for those who like to be fashionably late or are finishing their taxes)
AND, if you’re interested in winning a signed print copy of Ondelle of Grioth, you have until Friday, April 18 over at 4 AM Writer. (and follow her blog because Kate is lovely)
I created a little party game just for the fun of it, and when it’s all put together, it forms a bit of a poem (it IS National Poetry Month after all).
Tell us these four things and feel free to be creative):
Your Super Power
Your Magical Name/Title
The last line you wrote
(if you are a writer, if not a writer, the last line you read)
finds lost things
I didn’t know which scared me more:
that I’d wake up the next day and she’d still be there,
or that I’d wake up and she’d be gone.
And now it’s time to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!
FIVE MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
(works just fine with gluten free flour and less sugar)
FIVE MINUTE ICE CREAM
(can add yoghurt, too, and skip sugar)
And Shannon sent us a drink:
2TBS creme de cassis
1 glass champagne or prosecco
pour cassis into glass of champagne.