Sorry for the long pause in the blog, everyone. I’ve just about finished up the manuscript for The Knighting of Sir Kaye, and I’ve sent it on to the proofreaders. Pretty soon it will be off to the printer and then we’ll have a new book here at CBA! I’m really excited… this will be the first chapter book ever published by CBA, so in one sense at least, this book COULD be described as “a groundbreaking new children’s novel.”
But we’ll just have to wait to see how other people will want to describe it.
If you live in the Austin, TX, area, we’ll be having two launch parties for the book in September. The first one will be in Georgetown at All Things Kids, on September 15th at 2 pm, and the second one will be in Round Rock at The Book Spot at 2 pm on September 22nd.
As part of the book launch activities for Sir Kaye, I’ve decided to offer some prizes to you loyal CBA fans out there, especially since many of you won’t be able to make it to the parties.
Here’s what’s in the prize packages: An autographed hardcover copy of the first edition of Sir Kaye, the Boy Knight, Book One: The Knighting of Sir Kaye, AND a $25 gift card to Starbucks. Plus I’ll probably throw in some Kaye stickers too.
Here’s how to win one of the prizes: Sign up for the CBA newsletter with your name and email address between now and September 15th, which is the official launch date for the book. Here’s a link to sign up for the newsletter. Or you can go to http://www.donwinn.com and look for a button near the top of the page that says “subscribe to Newsletter.” If you already receive the newsletter, you are automatically entered in the prize drawing.
Starting September 16th, and then once a week until October 7th, I’ll randomly “draw” a name from the list and that person will be the prize winner! I will contact the winners by email to get their mailing addresses so I can send their prizes through the mail. There will be a total of four winners drawn by October 7th.
In case you’re wondering how I’m going to draw names from an electronic list, I believe I will use a program to generate a random number and if the program generates the number 156, then the 156th person on the list will be one of the prize winners.
So I hope everyone is ready for Sir Kaye and for the contest!
Start signing up now and you could be a winner!