Q&A and a Giveaway

From March 30th to April 1st, 2012, the Goodreads group, Writers and Readers, is hosting an author Q&A for me – you get to ask questions, I get to answer them. Click here to sign up to participate (you must be a member of Goodreads and the Writers and Readers group to join in; see below for what to do if you are not a member and don’t want to join).

Also on Goodreads, I’m having a giveaway for two signed copies of my book- click here to sign up for your chance to win. But Mari (you say), what if I’m not a member of Goodreads?  No fear, folks. Leave your question here on this blog, or scoot over to my She Brings Me Water blog to read about my book and leave a question or comment there, OR (so many choices, yeah?) drift over to my Parisian by Heart Facebook page and like it, leave a question or comment.

Want to know more about me of my book before committing yourself? You can also set sail for Amazon to read my author page there or an excerpt of the book- click here for the book’s page or here for my author  page.

Here’s a bonus freebie: my next book is close to being finished (the writing part, anyway, then comes the editing and proofing and etc). I’m going to give you some clues and if you can correctly guess what the book is about, I’ll send you a free signed copy of Parisian by Heart now, or if you want to wait for it, a copy of the next book. Got it?  Right then, here are the clues:

1. I live on an island off the coast of North Carolina. This island, and another island farther south from here, are featured in the book.

2. The book is titled “Father We Go”.

3. The Pilgrims from England that landed up in New England were not the first folks on these shores.

That’s all you get. Tell me what my next book is about and win!  Or if you have no idea, do one of the things I mentioned above and I’ll throw your name in the hat.

The Hat


4 comments on “Q&A and a Giveaway

  1. marimann says:

    I forgot to say that the giveaways, both here and on Goodreads, ends on April 2nd, 2012.

  2. Mary Jo Montagna says:

    In your book Parisian by Heart, does the main character’s dreams actually teleport her to Paris? What is she seeking? Are her questions answered by her experiences there?
    In your second book Father We Go, I get the feeling that the main character is from our time, but somehow goes back in time to the past when the first settlers from England began to colonize the islands of the NC coast. I am probably wrong. But if I am close I would like a signed copy of that book when it comes out : ) That way I can have 2 signed books for my collection of the many books I am sure you will write : ) I am looking forward to reading both books!

  3. marimann says:

    Mary Jo, you have touched on one of the most central and paradoxical themes which I tried to navigate in Parisian by Heart. It is illustrated or illuminated best by the quote at the beginning, by Henry David Thoreau: “I do not know how to distinguish between our waking life and a dream. Are we not always living the life that we imagine we are?” So, is the main character dreaming, or is this reality, and/or does it really matter? Is one more or less valid than the other? But yes, her questions are answered, but as with most of life, once a question seems to have been answered, it opens the door to many more.

    No spoilers yet about Father We Go, until after the giveaway is over. Thanks for coming and commenting, and bonne chance for the giveaway!

  4. marimann says:

    Thank you to everyone who participated in my book giveaway, all those who left a comment on my blog and/or liked my Parisian by Heart Facebook page. And the winner is…Mary Jo Weatherly Montagna! Felicitations and also congrats to the two winners of the Goodreads giveaway. I’ll be mailing your books out in the next few days!

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