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Misprint giveaway #5 – last but not least!

April 24, 2015

To recap a fourth time. I had fifteen misprinted paperbacks. The covers of the paperbacks were all oddly tinted to various degrees with pink and red. And, in a few, the top and bottom margins shift down or up around the halfway point. Since I’m a fan of decluttering, I thought I should give these ‘rarities’ away.

box of misprints

Remember these?

I given away fourteen so far.

I’ll autograph and label the book as a misprint. I’ll even throw in an I See Me postcard and some butterfly tattoos.

Would you like a chance to own this misprinted, but still pretty, Treasures, Demons, and Other Black Magic (Dowser 3) paperback?

Treasures (Dowser 3) with Leo

Leo kept insisting he wanted to be in the photos, so I finally let him.

You would?

Then #1. Comment on this blog post with your favourite quote from Treasures, Demons, and Other Black Magic (Dowser 3).

And #2. Tell me why it’s your favourite quote.

Remembering #3. To include your email address in the comment form so I can contact you.

OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. Giveaway closes 9 a.m. PDT Saturday, April 25, 2015. Each entry will be assigned a number, and the winner will be selected by random number generator.

May the random number generator be in your favour!

Misprint giveaway #4

April 17, 2015

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. WINNERS: Cori from Texas, Deb from the UK, and Janine from Pennsylvania! Congrats!

To recap a third time. I had fifteen misprinted paperbacks. The covers of the paperbacks were all oddly tinted to various degrees with pink and red. And, in a few, the top and bottom margins shift down or up around the halfway point. Since I’m a fan of decluttering, I thought I should give these ‘rarities’ away.

box of misprints

Remember these?

I given away eleven so far.

I’ll autograph and label the books as misprints. I’ll even throw in an I See Me postcard and some butterfly tattoos.

Would you like one of THREE chances to own one of these misprinted, but still pretty, Oracle 1 paperbacks?

I See Me misprinted paperbacks
You would?

Then #1. Comment on this blog post with your favourite quote from I See Me (Oracle 1).

And #2. Tell me why it’s your favourite quote.

Remembering #3. To include your email address in the comment form so I can contact you.

OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. Giveaway closes 9 a.m. PDT Saturday, April 18, 2015. Each entry will be assigned a number, and THREE winners will be selected by random number generator.

May the random number generator be in your favour!

Chocolate before 9am

April 16, 2015

I was just sucking away on some deliciously smooth Boa Sentenca (Cacao Barry) while I cleared out my inbox when it occured to me that it might be a little early in the morning for chocolate, no matter how tasty. And yep, turns out it’s 8:56am as I type this blog post.

Chocolate before 9am is early even for me.

But I figure, since the fire alarm went off to tell us the power was BACK on at 4:40am, and I – ignorant of the time – remained awake and rewrote the entire ending of Dowser 6 while lying in bed, that it’s actually way passed regular chocolate-imbibing time. You know, technically.

Seriously though, why can’t I just plug a computer into my brain? I’ve known how Dowser 6 was going to end for a year now. And, though I’ve tweaked and fleshed out the idea over the last 12 months, the core ending remains the same. The frustration is that it’s still in my head, still haunting my early morning hours … along with my late evenings. To compound that frustration, I have a novel to finish (Dowser 5) and a novel to write (Oracle 2) before I can even crack the spine on a new notebook for Dowser 6 (beyond the pages and pages of notes and scenes I already have jotted down).

All I can hope is that the end result is worth the sleepless nights. For me and Dowser Series readers.

Of course, by then I imagine something new will be haunting me … from inside my own brain.

I guess that’s just normal around here.

Okay, well then. Back to work.

4-week old Swedish Flower Hen cockerel. For you. Just because. Now stop pointing that big red-encased iPad at me and get back to work!

                             4-week and two-day old Swedish Flower Hen cockerel. For you. Just because.

 

Misprint giveaway #3

April 10, 2015

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Winners: Megan from Chicago, Linda from Wisconsin (which might be a first for me), and Michelle from New Jersey!

To recap a second time. I had fifteen misprinted paperbacks. The covers of the paperbacks were all oddly tinted to various degrees with pink and red. And, in a few, the top and bottom margins shift down or up around the halfway point. Since I’m a fan of decluttering, I thought I should give these ‘rarities’ away.

box of misprints

Remember these?

I given away eight so far.

I’ll autograph and label the books as misprints. I’ll even throw in an I See Me postcard and some butterfly tattoos.

Would you like one of THREE chances to own one of these misprinted, but still pretty, Dowser 1 paperbacks?

misprinted Dowser 1 paperbacksYou would?

Then #1. Comment on this blog post with your favourite quote from Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic (Dowser 1).

And #2. Tell me why it’s your favourite quote.

Remembering #3. To include your email address in the comment form so I can contact you.

OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. Giveaway closes 9 a.m. PDT Saturday, April 11, 2015. Each entry will be assigned a number, and THREE winners will be selected by random number generator.

May the random number generator be in your favour!

Writer Wednesday: Scott Fitzgerald Gray (Giveaway)

April 8, 2015

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. WINNER JANINE from KANSAS!

If you pay close enough attention to the acknowledgments at the back of my novels, or my rantings on Facebook and Twitter, you will recognize Scott Fitzgerald Gray‘s name. He is my editor. He has edited every single screenplay I deemed worthy of rewriting from the early-2000s through to every single novel or short or novella I’ve published.

That’s a a lot of editing. I imagine SFG now knows me via my writing almost as well as Michael does. So when I met him face-to-face for the first time last Saturday, I was really excited/anxious.

We had brunch. I made my Chewy Gooey Chocolate Cookies. But best of all – and the main point of this blog post – is that Scott brought me signed paperbacks. Yes, he is a writer as well as an editor. I’d be a little lost without him, so hopefully he never stops editing but I greedily snatch up every book he writes and beg him for more as well.

So without further ado, Scott left these two insanely pretty, autographed paperbacks for a blog giveaway! Yes! Thanks SFG!

Autographed paperbacks generously offered for giveaway on MBM!

                 Autographed paperbacks generously offered by SFG for giveaway on Made By Meghan!

I read Sidnye (Queen of the Universe) and LOVED it. (Here’s my review). SFG is meticulous with his plotting and he makes you work as a reader, but his stories pay off big time! Book Two is awaiting me on my Kindle app.

Synopsis of Book One:  Life is complicated enough when you live full-time at boarding school because your parents are dead, and when the other students around you are mostly idiots, and when you’re doomed to spend the rest of your existence in cafeteria detention because you just can’t stop annoying the people in charge of your life. But that’s when you discover the headaches you’ve been having aren’t just a part of being thirteen and feeling the weight of the world hammering down on you.  That’s when you realize the dreams you’ve been having are more than dreams, and the people you thought you were closest to are less concerned with caring about you than with keeping you from knowing the things they don’t want you to know…

Intrigued?!!

Interesting in winning these two gorgeous paperbacks?

Comment below to enter: “Gimmie some SFG!” Or some such. :D

Easy peasy, though make sure to include your email address in the comment form.

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SFG author photo

Scott Fitzgerald Gray is a specially constructed biogenetic simulacrum built around an array of experimental consciousness-sharing techniques — a product of the finest minds of Canadian science until the grant money ran out. Accidentally set loose during an unauthorized midnight rave at the lab, the S.F. Gray entity is currently at large amongst an unsuspecting populace, where his work as an author, screenwriter, editor, RPG designer, and story editor for feature film keeps him off the streets.

More info on Scott and his work (some of it even occasionally truthful) can be found by reading between the lines at insaneangel.com.

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GIVEAWAY CLOSES WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014 at 8 a.m. PDT. OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. EACH ENTRY WILL BE ASSIGNED A NUMBER. WINNER CHOSEN BY RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR.

Happy Easter 2015

April 5, 2015

The Easter bunny (aka Michael) brought me this T-shirt this morning.

I bought him a pile of white chocolate from Purdy’s, which is a huge gesture, because – as you know – I don’t eat white chocolate. 

Okay, okay! I might have slipped some peanut butter chocolate eggs and yolk eggs into my checkout cart as well. 😜

Happy Easter!

I’ll give you three guesses …

April 3, 2015

… but you’ll only need one.

I just finished something.

My right hand is aching so fiercely I can barely type this, and my fingers are covered in green ink.

My brain feels like mush. I really need a heavy dose of chocolate and to bake something, stat.

I’m also off-the-wall pleased with myself.

Can you guess what has me feeling this way?

How about a visual hint?

Mystery writing notebooks

                                                 Can you guess what is in these notebooks?

Yep, you got it. You’re looking at the first draft of Dowser 5.

!!!!!!! :D :D :D !!!!!!!

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