So my first contest for advance reader copies for Hearts of Darkness was a success. Over 700 people entered on Goodreads and five won. I’m sending off the ARCs tomorrow. I still have a bunch, so keep your eye on this space over the next few months for your chance to win a copy. I’ll probably have another Goodreads giveaway in June and will give some away on blog stops.
I had this plan to write a bunch of posts about the Babylonian New Year festival – Nisannu – which coincides with the Spring Equinox and features prominently in ze book. It was, as usual, a brilliant idea that lacked execution. I tell you, I used to be the queen of following through on those brilliant ideas. I also used to blog every day, back when I was blogging and thinking about writing instead of actually finishing the book. It is not incidental that I am currently not blogging and actively finishing books. So this space remains my NEWS! NEWS! NEWS! feed instead of my daily ponderings.
In other excitement, today I celebrated at my favorite spot, the Queen Mary Tea Room, with my mother in law to celebrate her first publication, her short story in the february issue of New Mexico Magazine. I am so proud of her! She won the Tony Hillerman short story contest at the Word Harvest conference.
There is always something to celebrate with afternoon tea, but this one was extra special.