. . . to have a larger perception of surrounding facts, and to care for knowledge that was tinged with the unfamiliar.—Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady
Well, friends and new visitors to The Wordsmithery, the time has come for me to do some self-promoting and I’d like to offer you something in return for reading my latest work (beyond my continual wellspring of gratitude, which you already have access to). If I could offer this small token to each of you, I would.
That said, in conjunction with the launch of the Ghosts, Gears, and Grimoires #steampunk
#horror anthology that I have a story in now, I’m taking part in an author tea party on Sunday, 30 October, from 2 to 6 p.m. CST.
If you have a spare moment, I and the other participating authors would love it if you were to pop by the event page created by Mocha Memoirs Press (my fabulous editor, Rie Sheridan Rose will probably be there as well), and, in return for doing some of the work mentioned in the Rafflecopter #giveaway I’m running—another first for this blog—you can earn entries to #win a participation prize from me. That work includes things like “liking” my author page on Facebook, following me on Twitter, and, of course, buying the anthology, which is now available . . . drum roll, please, on Amazon (Kindle) right here, at a cost of $4.99. [A softcover print edition will soon be available as well. I’ll let you know when it happens.] In return for your support, you get 16 stories that, I feel confident, will offer you a range of themes and characters along with some imaginative story-telling crossing the steampunk, horror, and dark fantasy genres. I can only speak for my story, but of the titles I’ve seen on our anthology’s YouTube trailer, you will have the Wild (American) West, Victorian-era England, ghost stories, and wicked machines, to name but a few plot-points and settings.
Now, for the prize-giving part!
I saw this graphic novel at the comic book store the other day and it really caught my eye; the Neil Gaiman endorsement on the front of the intriguing artwork coupled with the title certainly didn’t hurt either! Its author, publisher, and illustrator have no affiliation with me or vice-versa. Nonetheless, I’d like to make this eye-catching book yours (for a mature reader, by the way), free of charge (with the shipping cost on me as well), if you win this Rafflecopter giveaway. I can mail within the U.S. and other locations by arrangement, via e-mail (so, at the very least, you have to
provide me your e-mail & shipping address if you win and once you’ve completed at least one of the Rafflecopter tasks). I will never, ever sell or share your email and name (or address) with anyone. I hope that this makes sense; again, it is my first giveaway, so technologically and otherwise, there’s a certain probability I’ve done something incorrectly. Click on the Rafflecopter for more specifics on my giveaway. Please note: the Rafflecopter does not become active until about 12 a.m. on 30 October (again, CST), so check it and enter after then.
And, if that weren’t enough, several of the other authors in the anthology will be running giveaways, which you should be able to find out more about on the MMP event page (via Facebook) mentioned above, once it goes live on 30 October.
Now, go forth and read, if you wish, and please do leave a review on Amazon, good or ill (yes, really; but I hope it will be more of the former). I think I can safely speak for the other authors, publisher, and editors in that we all thank you for giving our mutual children a chance to walk out into the world and stand on their own two steam-powered feet!