Tuesday, January 22, 2013

And So It Begins

The time has come for me to start promoting my book. I'll be running a series of giveaways leading up to the release of A Blind Eye in February.

I've decided to give away copies of my favorite books by the authors who have really influenced me as a writer.

I will tell you a story of magic and love, of daring and death, and one to comfort your heart. It will be the truest story I have ever told. Now listen, and tell me if it is not so.

Keturah follows a legendary hart deep into the forest, where she becomes hopelessly lost. Her strength diminishes until, finally, she realizes that death is near--and learns then that death is a young lord, melancholy and stern. Renowned for her storytelling, Keturah is able to charm Lord Death with a story and gain a reprieve--but he grants her only a day, and within that day she must find true love. 

This week's prize is a brand new copy of Martine Leavitt's Keturah and Lord Death.

I LOVE this book. The story is sweet and sad and wonderful, the writing is divine. I can honestly say this book changed my life.

I had the great privilege of taking a week-long writing workshop from Martine Leavitt. She is brilliant, and I learned more than I ever thought possible about the craft of writing and storytelling. She is an amazing person.

If you haven't read any of Martine Leavitt's works, you should. Her latest book, "My Book of Life by Angel," is a breathtaking novel in verse about a young girl trapped in the world of prostitution.

You have several chances to win this delightful book. Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below--and thanks for helping me spread the word about my own book!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I'll be giving away TWO awesome books next week by another author who influenced me!


  1. Definitely leaving a comment, tweeting, and visiting goodreads.

  2. this book changed my life too. It's still my all-time fave.

  3. My non-reading daughter LOVES Keturah! Her copy is well used. Charles Dickens changed my reading life and the way I read. To be specific, A Tale of Two Cities. Also Jane Eyre.

  4. This is exciting. We are reading this book for our book club on February. It will be fun to get my own copy.

    1. This is Dialma. For some reason our Google account is on my husbands name.

  5. I think a big one for me was The Giver. It really made me appreciate agency in a way I hadn't before.

  6. I love Keturah and Lord Death! Another book that changed my life also had Death as a main character, "The Book Thief." I don't know what this says about me :-)

    I'm so happy your book is coming out next month! So proud of you!!!