Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Happy Book BIRTHday Bash with Prizes!

How Should We Celebrate the Birth of a Book?

 

 Read an Excerpt on Amazon
Bear in mind, a book gestates longer than it takes to make a baby elephant. Many traditionally published books take more than two years from conception to birth. This one took four years.


It is very much like a birth. There is the euphoria of the first seed of an idea that eventually grows and changes under the pains of revision and rewrites until it is kneaded and baked enough to emerge screaming and blinking into the public eye.

This baby book garnered a lovely New York Times Sunday Book Review,
“A School for Unusual Girls, by Kathleen Baldwin, is enticing from the first sentence. . . Baldwin has an ear for period dialogue as she draws us into this world of sharp, smart young ladies who are actually being trained and deployed for the British war effort by the mysterious headmistress, Miss Stranje.
It’s speculative historical fiction, with a trace of steampunk inventiveness. . . Swoony moments abound."


I say let's throw a Party! Complete with cake and prizes!


Let's start with cake... What kind? I couldn't get enough people on facebook to commit. So let's start by playing a game with survey monkey called Select-A-Cake.
Here are your choices:
Elegant Chocolate
Fancy Layer Cake

Cake Ball Lollipops
Cupcakes with Sprinkles

Create your own user feedback survey

And now for door Prizes... 
You could WIN one of two $25 Amazon gift cards or one of two eBook copies of A School for Unusual Girls to 4 lucky rafflecopter participants. How do you like those odds? 


22 comments:

Mary Preston said...

I think that a party would be in order. A celebratory dinner at the very least.

Angi Morgan said...

Everybody needs this book !!

Tammy Yenalavitch said...

A big party and dinner would be nice.

Kathleen Baldwin said...

Thanks! Mary. Lovely idea. We've no dinner planned, but Katy bookstore down in Houston is throwing a tea party for it on Saturday. AND there will be cookies and maybe cake.
Always a pleasure to see you. Thanks for dropping by

Kathleen Baldwin said...

Hi Tammy! Thanks for coming by and making the party more fun.! Thanks for coming by and making the party more fun.! I'm headed to the bookstore today to take pics of it on the shelf.

Kathleen Baldwin said...

Thanks Angi! You are so nice.

Amy C said...

A fancy dinner and party would suit me.
amyc

Kathleen Baldwin said...

Hi Amy C! It would suit me, too. Of course any celebration suits me. Thanks for dropping by and making it more fun.

Colleen C. said...

Happy Book B-day!!! :)
Celebrating with friends and family... share the happiness... chocolate cake is a nice addition to celebrating! ;)

Kathleen Baldwin said...

Thank you, Colleen!
Be sure to leave an email in case you win, because yours doesn't come in automatically. :-) We don't collect them without your permission so no worries about that. Only if you signed up for the newsletter.

Rita said...

I would have a great big party.

bn100 said...

with cake

Quilt Lady said...

Celebrate with family and have chocolate cake. Entering under the name of Virginia

Quilt Lady said...

Celebrate with family and have chocolate cake. Entering under the name of Virginia

Theresa said...

A nice dinner out!

Colleen C. said...

greenshamrock at cox dot net

Kathleen Baldwin said...

That would be fun! You all are my party.Thanks for coming.
I'll be on the road to sign in a day or two. Maybe big party will come later.

Kathleen Baldwin said...

Yep, definately Cake. Hey did you ever get an ARC?

Kathleen Baldwin said...

Hi Quilt Lady! Ohh, I'd like to have a bit of that cake right now! Oops forgot to eat breakfast. Better go do that. :-)

Kathleen Baldwin said...

Yes, now that I can handle. But where to go.... Tapping cheek trying to decide. Where would you go?

Kathleen Baldwin said...

It Looks like Elegant Chocolate Cake is the Big Favorite so far.

Kathleen Baldwin said...

WINNERS have been notified and the prizes sent. If you are one of the winners listed about and didn't get your notice please check your junk folder.