First giveaway (my favorite)
Get on my mailing list by May 24, 2015, to be eligible to win a copy of the absolutely gorgeous book, A Year in Chautauqua. Chautauqua is the real-life inspiration for the fictional town of Stillwater in New Sun Rising.
Enter your email address in the box titled “My excellent mailing list” in the righthand sidebar. Then click “Join now.” You’re in.
A free copy of a book that I didn’t write! Isn’t that wild?
On May 25, I will open the contest to other people via social media, but those people will have to do something specific to enter, such as leave a comment or tweet. If you join the mailing list by May 24, you will be automatically entered to win.
Here is a picture of Chautauqua Lake.
Second giveaway: Two Stories
I decided to turn New Sun Rising: Two Stories loose. This little “appetizer” book is free everywhere.
The elevator pitch: In 2199 in the Reunited States, a girl raised in a utopian community leaves home to make her way in a dystopian society.
The first two stories are about a utopian lakeside community. They might remind you of summer, if your summers ever involved a lake.
Story 1, “The Town With Four Names,” describes the idyllic lakeside village in which sixteen-year-old Kedzie Greer was raised. Cassie Stillwater, a 90-year-old descendent of the original founder, writes down the town’s history, a history that turns personal.
Story 2, “Leaving Home,” is about Kedzie’s decision to seek a life outside the town gates. She finds a job that horrifies her parents, who think they raised her too well and protected her too much. They fear she is not suited for life anywhere BUT their sweet town.
Third giveaway: Ten Stories
I’ve got a new Goodreads giveaway. This one runs for only two weeks, but involves an extravagant number of copies (fifteen) of New Sun Rising: Ten Stories. This book kept a neighbor up till past midnight reading because she wanted to know what happened next. What can I say? This woman is NOT my target audience, and I only gave her a copy because she asked for one.
The Goodreads giveaway ends June 3, 2015. US, UK, and Canada residents are eligible.
New Sun Rising: Ten Stories on May 25
Available for preorder now and for purchase on May 25, 2015, this book contains the stories in the appetizer version of New Sun Rising plus eight more. At first, it will cost only $1.99. Eventually it will cost more than twice that much, and the higher price will stay put for quite awhile. There will also be a print version.