Monday, October 01, 2012

Anniversary giveaway

I emerged briefly this morning from the deep trance of an intensive writing stint to realise that today, 1st October, is the anniversary of the publication of three of my books: my story collection, Balancing on the Edge of the World, the novella Too Many Magpies, and the first edition of my novel The Birth Machine. So I'm making a quick visit here to the blog to announce that, to mark the anniversary, I'm offering two signed copies of each of the three books. If you would like to be put into a draw (to be made a week today, Monday 8th October, at 5 pm) then leave a comment below, email me via my profile or message me/comment via Twitter or Facebook. Please say which book(s) you would like to be put in for (you can be put in for one, two or all three).

Remember, my publisher (of all three books) is the remarkable Salt, which means the books can't be too bad, though I say it myself!

Sorry for recent absence - once I've finished the latest project, and answered a couple of queries from people studying my stories, I hope to return to report on one or two readings etc I've attended.
  
Balancing on the Edge of the Word. 'Quite swept me off my feet.' - Dovegreyreader




Too Many Magpies. 'An appealing, bewitching read, one that feels slightly dangerous and a little bit thrilling.' - Kimbofo, Reading Matters blog









The Birth Machine. 'A damn good read. It’s a cliché to say this is a must-read, but still, I’m going to urge you all to read it. And I’m talking to you, too, boys.' - Valerie O'Riordan, Bookmunch -

17 comments:

Hayley N. Jones said...

Please put me in the draw! Thanks :-)

Elizabeth Baines said...

Will do, Hayley. Do you want to be put in for all three?

Alison Wells said...

Hi Elizabeth, I absolutely loved the two books of yours I have read so far, Balancing at the edge of the world and Too Many Magpies. I would love to be put into the draw for The Birth Machine. I am a big fan of Salt books and what they are trying to achieve and congratulations on your anniversary.

Sandy Ferguson said...

I would like to be put in for them all. I love a good read!!

sandsferguson@hotmail.co.uk

Elizabeth Baines said...

You're both in, and thanks, Alison!

Jessica said...

Hi Elizabeth, please could I be put into the draw for all three books?
Thank you :)

Elizabeth Baines said...

Done, Jessica!

dan powell said...

Hi Elizabeth, congratulations on your anniversary. Please put me in for all three. I have been on a self-imposed book fast this year and am only allowed books as gifts or prizes so one of your collections as a rare new book this year would excellent.

dan powell said...

Sorry, schoolboy error. I wrote collections but meant books. Just got back from intensive session teaching adults and feeling worse for wear. Please forgive the mistake.

Elizabeth Baines said...

Thank you Dan, and yes, I'll put you in for all three.

armeldagorn said...

Hi Elizabeth, I'd love to be put in for all three of them, please! And happy anniversary! Armel

Elizabeth Baines said...

Thanks, Armel - and you're in!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

The Birth Machine, please!!

Carys said...

Too Many Magpies, please! Loved the other two :)

Elizabeth Baines said...

Nuala and Carys: done!

Paul McVeigh said...

All 3 please... how exciting. Congrats.
x

Elizabeth Baines said...

Thanks, Paul - you're in.