Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Kindle glee

Oh happy days! I have won a kindle. Picture me grinning ear-to-ear like a Cheshire Cat in a cardigan.

The lovely (and amazingly generous!) author DJ Kirkby was having a competition on her blog to win a kindle. Blimey, I thought, I’ll have a pop at that. (Translation: I’ll enter that swiftly, fine fellows.)

You could have knocked me down with a well-washed pigeon feather when DJ sent me a message via Twitter to let me know I had won. Seriously?! I tweeted back, just before I sailed underground on the good ship Victoria (line). Everything was delayed so I then spent an hour without signal wondering whether I’d imagined it. But no! Up I popped into signal-land and DJ confirmed it was real. WHOOOP!

Well. Isn’t that just the best Christmas present before Christmas ever? I am chuffed to mega bits. (Translation: One is rather happy.) In fact I have been doing virtual star jumps ever since.

So I’d like to say thank you, DJ Kirkby, for being so wonderful and thank you to the Random Generator Thing, which selected my name, and thank you to the authors Rebecca Emin, Stephanie Parker, and Kevin Mahoney, who have donated free copies of their novels to add to the kindle. I am really looking forward to reading your books.


Some links for you

DJ Kirkby - if she isn't there already, add this lady to your blog roll / Twitter right now! She is inspiring (she gets up very early to write before her day job); her blog posts range from thoughtful and informative to downright fun, and she is a lovely person as well. Her first novel is Without Alice - insightful, thought-provoking, and very moving. My signed copy is already on my book shelf!

Rebecca Emin -  at the moment Rebecca has a series on her blog about her self-publishing adventures - very interesting and helpful to all authors. Her first novel is New Beginnings.

Stephanie Parker - I'm new to Stephanie's blog but am looking forward to getting better acquainted! Her debut book is called The Green King.

Kevin Mahoney - his first novel is called A Fame of Two Halves. Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat, is quoted as saying: "A tremendous first novel - wry, funny and clever. I hope it's the first of many." Sounds good!

19 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Congratulations!!!! Enjoy Kindling!! Hoorah!! Take care
x

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations! That's awesome.

Jenny Beattie said...

I was very excited on your behalf when I saw at DJ's that you'd won... absolutely brilliant. Well done.

mise said...

What well-deserved glee. Now you can start imagining how your own book will look beKindled.

Maggie May said...

Wow..... thats a wonderful prize. I'm sure you'll really enjoy it.
Congratulations.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

E.R. King said...

What a great prize! Congrats! I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Ellen Brickley said...

Wow, that's a fab prize! I adore mine, I hope you enjoy yours just as much :D

Karen said...

How wonderful - what a lovely surprise :o)

Janet O'Kane said...

Well done, what a lovely early Christmas pressie! Now you can put your own work on it and read like a 'proper' book. I've been using mine to polish my novel and it's proving invaluable.

Nick Wilford said...

Well done - lucky you! Now you'll always have something to read on those lovely tube voyages! I'm hoping for a Kindle from Santa - or failing that, my wife. Off to check out those blogs now.

KarenG said...

So cool that you won that Kindle. I know she had tons and tons of entries. I look forward to more of your book reviews now!

Rebecca Emin said...

Congratulations on winning the Kindle and thanks for the lovely mention in the post, how kind of you! I have read all four of the books (well, it's pretty obvious I have read my own, but you know what I mean) and they are all very different to each other so I hope you enjoy the variation and especially enjoy your Kindle!

D.J. Kirkby said...

I am so thrilled that you are so thrilled! *happy dancing*

Out on the prairie said...

Fabulous! I have looked at the Kindle Fire modeld. Your caggage soup sounds good, I make ceamed kraut soup.

Out on the prairie said...

Hate this laptop. I saw a soup before reading this on"Miss Betsy's Tiny Kitchen" and combined the thought.Then I hit the unknown button before I could correct.OOOOPS

snafu said...

Congratulatons, a fantastic prize.

Ev said...

y'lucky ducker!

Shirley Wells said...

Yay! You won DJ's Kindle. Many congratulations. Enjoy!

Dolly said...

How wonderful is that! Happy kindling to you! X