From now until February 5, you can enter to win a paperback copy of Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire. Click on the image above for more details or use the widget below. US, Canada and UK only.
And for anyone who wants to follow my bookish stuff on Goodreads, I now have an author page on there as well. Go check it out!
The paperback and iBooks versions will be available soon.
In my last of three sponsored posts, I want to introduce you to a really great charity called The Fox-Hartford Foundation for Women based in the UK.
The Fox-Hartford Foundation for Women offers assistance to women’s shelters, women trying to get back into the workforce after being in an abusive relationship and helps funds women’s rights initiatives in third world countries, including the education of young women.
This charity is currently not available to take online donations but FHFW have provided a list of related charities that you should consider donating to.
Note: This is not a real charity, but one that appears in Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire. Enter to win this book by coming to my Facebook book launch in February!
Happy Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is a day of charitable giving. When so much money is spent on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s important to remember what the holidays are about and give to your favorite charity.
This year I’m donating to The Malala Fund. Please have a look at the list below and donate.
The Malala Fund
The Malala Fund’s integrated approach consists of 3 pillars to empower girls through education: we amplify the voices of girls to keep them in the spotlight, inspire girls globally and drive action on girls’ issues by the global community; we advocate at the international, national and local level for policy and system changes that give girls access to a high quality education at a community level; and we invest in community centered scalable solutions that provide quality education with potential for systems level change by empowering local leaders and educators.
Because I Am a Girl
Because I am a Girl is a global initiative to end gender inequality, promote girls’ rights and lift millions of girls– and everyone around them– out of poverty.
This blog post is sponsored by Cedar & Watson. Cedar & Watson is an accounting firm in Brooklyn, New York.
“We specialize in personal, business and corporate accounts where lots of money is involved. Big money, big money!” explains co-owner Ruby Watson.
Co-owner Eli Cedar adds, “Ruby, do you always describe our business like that?”
Note: This is not a real business, but one of the business that appear in Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire. Enter to win this book by coming to my Facebook book launch in February!
Ahem, in other news: advanced reader copy ebooks are finished and sent off to reviewers. But I’m not done looking for advanced reviewers!
If Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire sounds like a good read to you, let me know and I’ll send over a copy. (Learn more about this book.)
If anyone is having trouble converting their MS Word documents to ebooks, I highly recommend you check out Simon Whistler’s video tutorial. I love Simon’s podcast Rocking Self Publishing and happened to see the post on his blog and man! It was an enormous help. I just needed to give a shoutout to Simon because the tutorial was such a help.
My editors Colleen McKie and Allister Thompson have been wonderful. Next, my book goes to the proofreader to be proofed. Then I lay out the paperback version. I can’t wait to see my baby with a real cover, a spine and pages. I’m going to sniff those pages so hard.
I plan to give my Indiegogo campaign contributors their ebook copies before the February 6th release date. If all goes as planned, I should be able to get paperback copies out before then as well, but I don’t want to over-promise.
I’ve started researching the sequel and I’m SO EXCITED about the possibilities! Where will Molly go this time? Will she get caught? Will she get together with her love interest or will they just end up killing one another?
You’ll have to stay tuned to find out…
Three businesses have contacted me about advertising on this blog. The first is Real McCoy Pawn Shop in Brooklyn, New York.
Owner Paul McCoy can’t wait to show you the many treasures available at Real McCoy Pawn Shop.
“All our stuff is legit,” McCoy says. “No funny business. That’s how I got the name, get it?”
“We got your jewelry for the ladies and the baseball cards for the gents. Guys still collect baseball cards, right?”
Come on down to Real McCoy Pawn Shop, located between a dry cleaner’s and a diner. (You know the place.)
Note: This is not a real business, but one of the shops that appear in Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire. Enter to win this book by coming to my Facebook book launch in February!
So many events, so little time!
In addition to my online launch on February 6th, I’m also doing a LIVE AND IN PERSON book launch event at my local library.
Where: Confederation Center Public Library, 145A Richmond Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
When: Saturday, March 7th at 2pm
I’ll be doing a reading from Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire, signing and selling some books and offering up some snacks. Who doesn’t like free food?
You are cordially invited to attend the Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire Facebook Release Party! Come on over to the Facebook event on February 6th. We’ll be doing paperback and ebook giveaways and probably some gift card prizes as well. We’ll be playing a couple games and I’ll be posting some videos during the hour (or however long it goes).
I hope you can make it. Please invite your bookish friends!
FEBRUARY 6, 2014
Atlantic Standard Time = 7:30pm
Eastern Standard Time = 6:30pm
Pacific Standard Time = 3:30pm
Greenwich Mean Time = 11:30pm
I love Amy.
I love her show, Parks & Recreation. I love Broad City, a new-ish sitcom she executive produces. And I love this book.
I was surprised how off I’d been on her personality. I guess I expected her to be a peppy do-gooder like Leslie Knope from Parks & Rec. Yeah, I got that wrong.
She’s a badass. I adore her even more than I did before reading her memoir.
Girls on HBO is one of my favorite shows on television.
I find it funny, smart, genuine, frustrating, warm and interesting. I’m glad Lena is the showrunner and when I heard she was publishing a book, it wasn’t a huge surprise.
I was surprised, however, when I realized that Hannah, the character Lena plays on Girls, is just an exaggerated version of herself. Many of the things that have happened on the show have happened to Lena in real life. She has OCD. She has a preoccupation with death. She is a hypochondriac. Many of Hannah’s little Hannah-isms are actually Lena-isms.
It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, so this big thank-you post is well-timed.
One of the perks available on my crowdfunding campaign was a thank-you on my blog in exchange for a campaign donation. My friends, this is that blog post.
Some of these names will also make it onto the dedication page and in the back on the acknowledgements page. These names are in no particular order, except for the top handful that are there for sentimental reasons. But know that I am thankful for all donations, great and small.