DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS is now 6 weeks old! I can hardly believe it - seems like just yesterday it was a file on my laptop and now it's up and walking on it's little wobbly legs. My publisher is pleased with sales, the reviews have been great, and we have dipped down into the four figures on Amazon rankings more than a few times (not that I check these things).
DLS is not a "big book". It was never expected to be a bestseller. It wasn't sold for the awards it would get, flashy reviews in the New York Times or appearances on Oprah. I'm not doing a book tour. It was bought because my editor loved the story and thought that a few thousand people would love it too.
I've said that I don't really care how many people buy the book, I care about how many people read it. You may laugh, but it's true. DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS is to me like a little snowball, a lot like the very first snoball I rolled up in Lake Tahoe last month.
It started with a couple of flakes, I rolled it into a baseball, and then rolled and rolled until it became an actual, 6 foot tall snowman.
For those of you who live in snow, that's not a big deal, but for a California girl who never really believed the whole "snowball" theory, it was thrilling.
Yes, yes, you say. What about the giveaway? Well, I think the best way to get the word out about DLS is through people who read it and love it. It would be amazing if everyone who read it told two friends, and they told two friends and so on - just like this old shampoo commercial that some of us might remember:
To that end, I'm going to give away two signed copies to two different people. The only requirement is that you give one away. It can be to anyone - your best friend, the neighbor whose great aunt is a hoarder, your school or public library. I don't care.
All you have to do is tell me in the comments who you are going to give the book to and why. On Monday the 15th I'll pick two winners at random and send the books out to them. This contest is open to anyone over the age of 13 in the US and Canada. (I'm so sorry, but right now, shipping books overseas isn't in the budget - my relatives in London can attest to that. Hopefully, I'll be able to do an international contest soon!)
Thanks for reading and good luck!
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