How Should We Celebrate the Birth of a Book?
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:
|Fancy Layer Cake|
|Cake Ball Lollipops|
|Cupcakes with Sprinkles|
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?