Sunday, April 22, 2012

This and That

Happy Earth Day. What are you doing to help save the earth? Part of my campaign is giving away "earth day" bookmarks (bookworms in earthy colors) which are reusable and should last a long time.

A few stats on my bookworm giveaway:

Since my original posting on April 12th through Friday, the 20th, I have given away 16 bookworms. Of those 16, all have been to women who have commented on both this blog and the Writers on the Move blog. One person has totally refused to accept her winning bookworm because she says she doesn't read books except on her Nook. Two have been sent to Australia, one to the UK, and one to Africa. The remaining bookworms have made their way across the United States (or will since there are at least 8 needing to be mailed tomorrow). One bookworm went to an AlienDog. Three of the winners are not a member of the WOTM group. One winner is an ex-member of the group. There were two postings, one on each blog, in that timeframe that had no comments so no winners for those two days. One winner one two different days from commenting on both blogs (which I didn't realize and I guess she will be surprised when she gets her second bookworm because I forgot to send her congratulatory email).

There are two more chances to try to win a bookworm - one from this posting (leave a comment, even if just to say hi or whatever; remember to leave an email in the comment so that I can contact you with your congratulatory email and get your mailing address) and/or to pop over to the Writers on the Move blog and leave a comment there from today's posting.

On the sales front, in the US, I sold 2 copies of "The Tulip Kiss" and 5 copies of "The Proposal" with no other sales.

I was in Walmart yesterday afternoon and was walking by the photography studio and the young lady tried to talk me into getting a free wall portrait done (not necessarily have it done yesterday but she tried) and we struck up a nice conversation. She is writing a murder mystery and I referred her to the Sisters in Crime group. She actually lives in the town where our meetings are held, and as soon as she emails me, I'll forward the meeting information to her and hopefully she will show up. You never know who you will run into or strike up a conversation with in Walmart.

Tomorrow's guest is Deanna Klingel, author of the historical middle grade novels Avery's Battlefield and Avery's Crossroads and others, and Wednesday's guest is Rena Jones, author of the Dilly series and the Critter series among others. Thursday I'll talk about school book fairs and school visits, comparing how the UK views author visits to schools versus how the US does. WWYWWQ will return on May 2. See you all in the postings - E :)

1 comment:

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Elysabeth! Happy Earth Day!

I'm looking forward to stopping by to meet your upcoming guests.

Have a great week!