Hello readers, family and friends.
Yes, some people may fall into all of these categories, but this is a specific post to those who ‘read’ or pop in and out depending on the topic of the week.
Firstly, thanks for reading. Secondly, thanks for reading regularly – if you do – or randomly, if you can be bothered. Thirdly, this is an unusual post, isn’t it?
It is quite exciting to announce the imminent release of my third novel, titled ZOMG! The Northern Fangirls! You can find out more information about the first two here.
The third novel follows the onscreen and offscreen lives of two fangirls of the hit (pretend) television cop-law show Sapphire. If you’re not sure what a fangirl/fanboy is, then here is a very brief description:
Obsessed people who are consumed by their obsession. Think obsessed Trekkies or Dr Who-peeps or obsessive rock band groupies or folk that obsessively cry/swoon/flail/choke in the air left by Johnny Depp. Obsession is only one facet of being a fangirl/fanboy, though *g*. They also tend to chat constantly about the object of their obsession, think constantly about this person, live to be with this person . . .
Okay. Perhaps there is a touch of obsession about most fangirl elements. However, this novel can be read by those of a non-fangirl/fanboy persuasion. It doesn’t need to be read in conjunction with the previous two novels – although some elements may need some ‘getting used to’ if this is your first Fangirl novel foray.
With this in mind, I’m offering a giveaway of at this blog! Please feel free to promote it. The winner of the competition gets a brand-new copy, limited edition (with non-creased pages, cover and crack-free spine) of my novel. If you want anything written on it, I’ll be happy to do it, as I will ship it here (to make sure it’s in good condition) then send it on to you. I will be citing the proof copy by week’s end, so I’m finalizing the competition closing date as Tuesday February 23, with the competition winner being announced on Friday Feb 26th.
Now. This series is ‘self’ published. That means I work on this part of fiction (i.e. Fangirls) using a cottage industry approach; however, to me, self-published, indie, small-scale does not equate to CRAP. I work hard to ensure the writing is readable (except for parts in Keyboardese) and the rules ov the Queenie’s Liz English is wot applied to vis book. Caprisce-mundo!?
Even though some of the writing I like to do is humourous, my approach to writing fiction is quite work-like. The cover is designed and created by the talented Laura_C, the proofreading and editing is sent offshore (on this occasion) and the hours I’ve spent on this book are immeasurable – but the most important thing is that writing is the best thing EVA, and you can’t put an hourly figure on that.
To the giveaway – all you have to do is comment here (you don’t have to join and your deets will be swallowed by the ghost in the machine in seconds) and complete this sentence:
I fangirl/fanboy . . . (here are some examples – I fangirl red wine, pasta, dogs that are well behaved, children that are the same, thunderstorms, Prison Break seasons 1 & 2, Mad Men, husbands who cook and do washing, LiveJournal etc)
Each time you comment, I will enter your name into a Data Sorting Machination File (um, a hat) and the winner will be drawn by my devout RC mum and witnessed by a police person.
One of my immediate relatives asked if family can win! The short answer is NO – only because you have to purchase the book in order for me to continue to keep in contact (and I have to make some sales). But!!! If you are a cousin, a far-reaching step-relative or a friend of a relative, then of course you can win.
Thanks for your time. Please enter the comp below, otherwise I will be like a 14 YO who has a party and nobody comes to it. Not that this has ever happened to me . . .
Edited to add: The Blurb
The online journal openbook houses more energy than Facebook, Twitteralia and Twilight fanfic.com combined. It’s a place of intrigue. It’s a cyber-oven for the creatively cooked. It’s a meeting place for fans from all over the world to connect, kerfuffle and confab about the small screen hit – Sapphire.
If you haven’t joined openbook yet, the time is now!
Dee is standbyme. She uses a screen name in the day, calls her laptop after a sexy movie star and *hearts* Sapphire and bandom in equally lustful measures. Dee loves fanfic but her writing time is non-existent. She is in the middle of her thesis for PhD, has just split with her live-in boyfriend and is jealous of Maddie, Grace and their Singapore jaunt.
She lives in London so connects via her online journal.
Sapphy11 writes Sapphire fan fiction, but she has the audacity to pair Davis Merrit with Kate Girardi in her stories. She’s a NON One True Pair fan ficster and she adores it! She has the HUGEST crush on Davis Merrit (the character) and Peterson Collier (the actor) so she nearly DIED during the BLIMP (the Body Lying in a Mud Puddle) cliffhanger where Davis was suspected to be killed off.
She was ready to explode. And it’s only First Season.
Set during the mid/end of Season 1 of Sapphire, ‘ZOMG! The Northern Fangirls’ introduces a couple more journal junkies as they watch MOWGLI from afar, debate the hottest guy on the show, worry about the fate of Kate Girardi and interact anonymously.
When your life is an open book, it’s best to check who is peeping between the covers.