Soooooo. I have a book coming out. Most of you who’ve been with One Vignette from the beginning know this already–you’ve actually followed my journey from the time I got brave enough to tell you about it to now. Thank you, thank you for that. And I happen to have a couple of advanced reading copies of said book (it’s called All the Difference in case you’re just tuning in, and will be officially published into the Great North America by Berkley Books on September 1st. See also: AAAAAAAHHHH!). These advanced copies, or ARCs, are just hanging out right now in my office/artwork-dumping-ground, wishing for a home. I’m giving most away on Goodreads this month (go check it out if you’d like!), but I saved one for you. Do you want it? It’s not the pretty version, but it’s the earliest version, which is kind of fun.
All you have to do to enter to win the signed ARC is this: “like” my Facebook author page, then sign up for my book club on my author site. Just like that, you’ll be entered to win. If you’ve already done both of those things, please send an indignant email to me at onevignette(at)gmail(dot)com, and I’ll put your name into the hat, too. Please know, too, oh friends within driving distance of my corner of Pennsylvania: I’m more than happy to visit your book club and talk about All the Difference after you’ve read it. I’d be thrilled, really. And probably super nervous at first, but you know to expect that and will be patient with me until I figure out how not to be awkward.
I have to be honest: I just wrote that paragraph right there and was trying to be all blasé about this whole book thing (well, except for the AAAAAAAHHH part and the goofy picture part. I’m not fooling anybody), but I’m not. I’m so not. I’m excited and nervous and scared and thrilled and above all, grateful. Grateful to have this happen, and grateful to every single one of the wonderful people who read this blog and cheered me on. There are some good hearts out there reading this right now. I wasn’t going to tell you that, but I think I just did.
Anyway. I babble. Which is also the reason why it took me so long to finish that there book because OH MY GOODNESS THE EDITING. So much, all the time. I am so wordy. Don’t worry, the book comes in under a neat 300 pages, so you’ll finish it no time. Which I hope you will. Mainly because I want to hear what you think, and partly because I really hope that one day there will be a second book for you to want to read, too.
Okay! Back to the ARC. I’ll close out the contest in two weeks, on July 9th at midnight. Remember: like my Facebook page. Sign up for my book club newsletter. Hopefully, win a signed ARC, and commence reading. Whee!! I can’t wait to send it to you.
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