Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thankfulness, Recognition...and a Holiday Giveaway!

Hope you're all having a wonderful Thanksgiving! It's quiet here--Collin had to work (I've decided to sue his employer for joint custody!), so we're going to be having a late dinner. In the meantime, I have some news to share....

The cover Collin designed for The Unicorn's Daughter has made the semi-finals for the AUTHORSdB cover art contest! I'm so proud of him! I've always loved this cover, so to have him be recognized for it is a thrill! Help him win--go over now and give The Unicorn's Daughter your vote! You don't have to be a member to vote....



2013 Book Cover Contest - The 2013 Book Cover Contest is well underway, and with over 1,300 entries has been extremely popular with authors on the site.  Vote tallying for the first round has been completed and the lucky semi-finalists have been announced.  Covers that made it through to round two are featured both on the website, where you can vote for your favourites in each category, and the site’s Facebook page, where the top 50 covers over all genre categories will be promoted.

Semi-final voting is live now and voting is open until December 15th, 2013, with the public vote accounting for 50 percent of the overall scores.  The other 50 percent of the scores will come from live judges (yes, real people!) who are all involved in this fast growing community. NOTE: One vote per cover, per day is permitted per voter.

Love a cover and want to help it score more votes?  Share. Share. Share.  Voters can click on the ‘share’ icon beside the title of the book they like and share with their friends and social media sites.

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Also, another of Collin's designs has made it to the semi-finals: my friend and fellow blogger/author Eve Gaal's wonderful Penniless Hearts is up for best Romance cover. Give her your support, too!

And...I've donated a free ebook edition of The Unicorn's Daughter to my friend/fellow author/fellow blogger Hilary Grosman's Holiday Book Giveaway. Check out her blog Feeling Beachie and enter to win The Unicorn's Daughter, Hilary's memoir Dangled Carat, or any of the other books that have been donated! There are ebooks and paperbacks available!

And since it's Thanksgiving, I'd like everyone who comments to tell me what you're thankful for today. I'm grateful for many things: Collin, my friends, my church, my writing group, my pulse....


11 comments:

  1. I love it - Congratulations to Collin and, yes, many things to be thankful for! I hadn't really thought of it until I read this post, but having a pulse is definitely high on the list:) Thankful for being alive and having loved ones and not living in fear of being rained by bombs overhead.

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    1. So true, Lulu!

      I maybe should have put the pulse at the top of the list....

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  2. A very happy Thanksgiving to you!

    Collin did smashing work on both covers!

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    1. You should have entered your cover, partner--it's one of his best designs!

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  3. That is so cool! Hooray for Collin!

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  4. Lovely post Norma, hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner :) So much to be thankful for I wouldn't know where to start.
    P.s. how do I go about voting for Colin's cover?

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    1. Grace--that would be great! Just click on the AUTHORSdb link in the text above. When it takes you to the page, click on the number of stars you want to give below the image.

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  5. Well, they don't make these voting thingies easy! I hope I voted for you and Eve. It sure took long enough to figure out how!

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  6. I love your cover!!!!
    Hope you had a great holiday!

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  7. Huge huge congrats with your book cover contest progress!! How thrilling!! Yay!! Awwwww and big yay too to the lovely Hilary! Take care
    x

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