Tuesday, January 31, 2012
big stuff...(a giveaway)
My book Restless Spirit has gotten me a lot of "ooh, is it a ghost tale?" queries. In some ways, maybe. In a lot, no. The term restless spirit describes my main character Tuesday Cane. She's taken a leap in her life and started over, basically, at a home that used to be her grandmother's. Instilling herself in lake front life as a city girl isn't so easy. But she's determined.
A running theme in my work is big scary leaps. Starting over. Fresh beginnings. New chances. Accepting people into your life you might normally try to keep out. All that good mindfuckery!
Speaking of mindfuckery, this book comes out at the end of April and did you realize...TODAY is the last day of January? How the hell did that happen?
Anyway, on to my point. Given my reoccurring theme, I wanted to base a giveaway on it. If you'd be so kind, just share with me a time you took a chance. Threw caution to the wind. Did a big scary thing or tried something new to you on the off chance that it might work out for you-make your life better-make you happy-fulfill you.
I met the man after a very bad break up and a long string of rebound meh-en (yes, I spelled it that way on purpose). The first thing I said to my sister about him was: "He's not my type". (I'm pretty sure that subconsciously this translated to: he's not an asshole/not a hot mess/not a jerk/not going to mooch off me/not going to employ mental guerrilla warfare etc).
I took a chance and I met him that next night for a drink. And the night after. And when I felt myself falling for him, I let it happen. And when he told me he loved me (very soon after we met, yes, yes! You love at first sight/super fast falling in love haters, it can happen!) I told him I loved him. Because I did. Even though it made my knees knock. Within a year we were married. Right on the heels of that occasion I was knocked up. And...we started that family I swore that I never wanted. Only I did. I just needed to find the right co-captain to help me do it.
Comments will be put in a hat and a name will be drawn for a paperback copy of Restless Spirit and a copy of winner's choice of back title (providing I have it. If I do not have a hard copy, I will surely have an ebook format.) And probably some other little goodies will show up with your books.
I'll run this until the book drops in April. So spread the word. Tell your friends. Tell your neighbors. Tell your mom! Share your stories with me in the comments section. Tell me how you were brave and ballsy!
p.s. Please be sure to leave your email address should you win. That way I can get in touch with you for your mailing address. Thanks!