December 27, 2004


I got more ARCs! I got more ARCs!
(For those not in the know, an ARC is an Advanced Reader Copy. It looks like a trade paperback version of gods in Alabama and it has the really gorgeous cover, all MATTE and SASSY and EMBOSSED, but on the back, instead of the jacket copy, it has publicity info. My publisher is sending them to reviewers and booksellers and potential blurbers, and, YAY! I only got a couple but then they did another run of them and I got a few more!)

Here is your chance to get your paws on one. I'll sign it with my brand new fancy grown-up almost legible signature and mail it right to you.

How do you enter to win?
Easy. Just sign up for my mailing list.

This will be a great list -- I plan to use it to tell you ALL about how selling household cleaning products from home has CHANGED MY LIFE and get you in on the ground floor!

Okay, no.

Actually, it will be a standard author's mailing list, spam-free. Every now and again you'll get a newsletter that will tell you when the book is out, when the next book is out, where I will be doing signings and readings, and where you can read or see or hear interviews about the book, etc. I PROMISE no links to HOT! TEEN! ASIAN! NAKED! PAJAMA! PARTIES! Nor will I interrupt your day to tell you where to get super-cheap Viagra online.

Here's how you enter/sign up:

1) Compose a new e-mail and address it to
2) Title the e-mail "Sign me up!"
3) Include your name and your e-mail address in the body of the email.
4) Hit send.

One entry per person, please. I will put all the names in a hat ---relatives, friends, acquaintances, and strangers all go in the same hat. My son Sam will pull the winners. SORRY COUSIN LIZZIE if you do not win, but please put the blame on the fickle finger of fate. In order for this to be fair it has to be completely random. Two people will win a signed copy of the ARC (BE THE FIRST ON YOUR BLOCK!!!) and five more will win a very dorky and teeny secret thing. SO!

ADDENDUM: We here at Faster Than Kudzu (aka Scott) are working hard to get MT to STOP replacing every ' and " with ?. I AM SORRY. I KNOW IT IS IRRITATING. The WORM is still attacking my site, and my provider is sending patches and fixes and HOPEFULLY we will get it resolved soon. *weep*

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Posted by: Heather at December 27, 2004 10:37 AM

Hi and that's for commenting on my weblog the other day!

Y'know, I'm such a chowderhead that I didn't even notice the whole "hold my vietnamese currency" thing until you pointed it out

Either that or my subconscious it funnier than my conscious is


Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Christopher at December 27, 2004 10:37 AM

hope I'm the first....I love to win!

Posted by: dee at December 27, 2004 1:01 PM

Hmmm.... apparantly all comments now have to be approved before showing up.

We've updated some software and are still working out the bugs. Hopefully we'll get this squared up for the benefit of those instant gratification oriented commenters.

Posted by: Mr. Husband at December 27, 2004 4:52 PM

Oh, Sam honey! Pick ME! I will send you MORE COCAINE if you do!!

Posted by: Mir at December 27, 2004 6:43 PM

Well! That book sounds fascinating. I'd love to review it but I am not a staff writer anywhere!

Posted by: Pattie at January 1, 2005 10:15 AM

I am a freelance writer for "The Weekender," a 30,000 circulation weekly in the Upper Midwest. They desperately need to do more with book reviews and I'm trying to help them do so. We have a huge B&N up here with a fantastic community presence and a couple of indie bookstores as well. I absolutely feel you need to tour beautiful Iowa - it's not that hot in May/June when you might be touring too!

Anyway - I know it's the hands of fate that determine if I get an ARC but PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME!

Hugs and red lipstick.

Posted by: Amy Hillgren Peterson at January 1, 2005 11:01 AM

Sign me up for your newsletter. I am a fellow Momwriter. Enter me in your contest for a copy of your book. Maybe someday I will be where you are! Keep up the good work!! Sue

Posted by: Sue Anderson at January 1, 2005 12:03 PM