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Saturday, November 7, 2009


Why, yes, I am going to put "And Philip Winchester" into my blog post titles until he sees my lofty dream (which I have labeled "The Lofty Philip Winchester Wish" in the sidebar). Why, no, there's nothing you can do about it. But why would you want to? Putting "And Philip Winchester" into my blog post titles requires me to also tack on pictures of Philip Winchester. Pictures like this:

It's a win-win situation.

On an un-Philip related note, there are a number of REALLY AWESOME contests floating through the blogosphere. Observe:

Lisa and Laura over at Lisa and Laura Write just got a book deal. With Sourcebooks. I know, right? It needs to be said twice: Lisa and Laura just got a BOOK DEAL WITH SOURCEBOOKS.

Let that sink in.

Once that has thoroughly sunken, check out their FREAKISHLY AWESOME GIVEAWAY.

They're giving away a KINDLE.

Now, I'm decidedly anti-this-whole-electronic-book-thing, mainly because I like my books to be paper. But it's a Kindle. For FREE. And just because one has a Kindle doesn't mean one has to give up buying "real" books, right? Right. So go enter. Now. Do it. And don't forget to congratulate the snot out of them.

The second SUPER AWESOME CONTEST is over at Frankie Writes. She's giving away an ARC of Fallen by Lauren Kate. ARC contests make me giggle, because there's something extra awesome about having an ARC. No one else has this book yet. It feels all secretive and uber-special, like you're part of some top-secret book-reviewing club.

Not to mention this book has a kick-butt book trailer.

Last but most certainly not least: Go to Natalie Whipple's blog. Now.

Do it. I'll wait.


I KNOW right?! It's just-- and their embrace-- and Yazoo-- and WOW. I'm speechless. Speech.less. I mean, I knew Natalie was an amazing artist. But SEEING them like that is just -- wow. Needless to say, I'm giddy.


Hayley Lovell said...

I loved Natalie's drawing Sara, it was exactly as I'd pictured it when I read it! Exactly! Such an awesom picture! It made me giddy too!

lisa and laura said...

LOVED that picture! Natalie is so talented!

And thanks for the shout out, lady. Can not wait until we're announcing your good news on our blog!

Mary E Campbell said...

Natalie's drawing is awesome. Your book looks awesome. Can't wait to read it one day.

Candice said...

I keep seeing you around and I've been thinking, Sara's friends with all my blog friends, so why am I not friends with Sara? I had no good answer for my question, other than I'm a lame-o slouch. And since Saturday's my day for getting things done, I decided to unslouchify today. I'm so glad I did. Stream Pirates! So cool. Not to mention I thought I was the only person on the planet who watched Crusoe. All that's the long-winded way of saying that I will officially be stalking your blog now. :)

Sara Raasch said...

Hayley -- Natalie is great at getting characters dead-on, isn't she?

L&L -- I'm THRILLED I got to announce your news :D

Mary -- Thanks! :)

Candice -- You watched Crusoe too?? Dude! Let us now become BFF's :D

Natalie Whipple said...

I'm so glad you liked it, and I'm looking forward to gratuitous Philip Winchester pictures.

Anonymous said...

I saw that beautiful drawing Natalie did and I must say, I'm also in awe over it. Absolutely amazing :)

Jade said...

Now don't get angry, but who is Phillip Winchester? Is he an obscure actor? I guess I could google him...

Oh yeah, the drawing rocked!