Happy Earth Day, everyone! Imagine Michael Merrick glaring at you and telling you to do something good for the planet.
And seriously. Go do something good for the planet.
Thank you all for the amazing ideas of what to read at the Annapolis Book Festival! I ended up reading the scene from Elemental when Michael first comes into the sports shop and meets Emily. It’s tough finding a scene that’s not too dialogue heavy (because that’s just awkward to read out loud), doesn’t include profanity (same reason), and isn’t full of spoilers.
Because I didn’t run this contest through Rafflecopter, I copied everyone’s name into an Excel spreadsheet and then used a random number generator to pick a winner.
Drum roll please…
Congratulations to Lisa Shafer and Elizabeth Kallgren!
I’ve emailed both winners personally, and as soon as I have their mailing addresses, I’ll be putting those copies of Spirit in the mail.
This Saturday, I’ll be attending Dallas EdgeFest with a ton of awesome authors. (And here’s a great blog post with lots of details about the authors and bands who will be there.) If you live in the Dallas area, I hope you get a chance to come on out! We’ll have lots of fun and listen to some great music. Or we can stand around and talk books. If you like sports, look for the bored guy with the beard. That’s my husband and he’d love to talk to you.*
Next week, Breathless will be released! I am so excited to share Nick Merrick’s short story with you. I’ve got a pretty cool week lined up on the blog to celebrate, featuring some other authors, some giveaways, a few contests, and a teaser scene from Spirit. Stay tuned!
* So the sports thing is kind of an inside joke between me and my husband. (Which I’m about to bring you all in on.) So anytime Mike has to go to a work event with me or meet a friend’s husband, I’ll tell him if the other guy(s) likes sports. Mike will roll his eyes at me and say something to the effect of, “Not all guys like sports, hon. Way to generalize.” Only my husband would never say something like “way to generalize.” But Mike DOES LIKE SPORTS. And not just like, “Rah rah, go Ravens,” but to an obsessive point. So when I tell him that someone else likes sports, it’s because I think there will be a common interest. Not because of a generalized thought that all guys like sports. I’m boring you. This isn’t as funny outside our relationship, is it? Are you still reading? 😛