Happy July 1!
I've just finished reading all the June contest entries and the wonderful ways that these book lovers discover new authors. I wasn't surprised to see that so many said it was a recommendation from friends and/or family that prompted them to give a new author a try, but I admit I was surprised -- and thrilled -- that many said they also discover new books and authors at libraries. Browsing at a library even beat out browsing at a bookstore for finding new discoveries. I didn't expect that. I suppose it's just another sign of the changing times... BTW, the other top avenues for discovery mentioned included book review blogs, Goodreads.com, RT Book Review magazine, as well as recommendations from trusted authors.
It was fascinating to learn what resonates with readers and I really appreciate that everyone was so generous in their responses. Unfortunately, there can be only one winner for the prize package of Victorian/Edwardian reads that includes a copy of my vaudeville-inspired historical novel DANCING AT THE CHANCE, Janet Fox's YA fave FAITHFUL, and Maureen Lang's inspiration romance BEES IN THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN. I've put all the entries in a list and checked Random.org's random number generator. And the winner is...
Congratulations, Julie! I'll email you in just a moment to get a mailing address.
I'd also like to say a big thank-you my giveaway partners -- the awesome authors Janet Fox and Maureen Lang -- for helping to make this an extra special contest prize. It has been my pleasure to introduce your novels to readers.
So what's next? Good question! Instead of a July contest, I'm hoping to have a special freebie available on www.DeAnnaCameron.com. I'm still working out details, though, so check back soon :)