Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Book Release, Coloring Contest



My dear bloggy friend, Bina of Just Another Day, thank you for bringing this up.

I So Don't Do Mysteries will be out and about in the world in exactly SIX WEEKS FROM YESTERDAY!! That's TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008 (just to save you from racing to your calendars)

I'm sure you want one or a dozen in your home. Actually, you can order them in boxes of ten. This book makes a GREAT holiday gift. Not just for your middle-grade/tween readers (roughly ages 10-14), but even for that girly brother-in-law whose name you drew for the gift exchange.

I So Don't Do Mysteries is totally available for PRE-ORDER now. Pre-ordering can save you money, especially because it's a hardback.

Here are some links for pre-ordering (in alpha order, to be fair and all):

amazon.com

amazon.co.uk, if you order from the UK

barnes and noble.com

chapters.indigo.ca, if you're in Canada

powells.com

Thank you for indulging me. This sales stuff is so not for sissies.

In other news, this blog is getting a facelift. Not what you see here. I was just messing around yesterday instead of, ahem, running my errands. Which have all waited fairly patiently for me and are now snapping their fingers at me today. Quite frankly, my to-do list is so long, it could eat San Diego. I should just give up and phone a friend to meet for lunch and shopping.

BUT before I engage in any activity not on my to-do list, I will definitely drive to my not-so-favorite grocery store. Why? Child #3 and Child #4 have each colored a picture of a pumpkin for a grocery store contest. The lucky winner gets a $10 gift certificate to said grocery store. Oh wow. Such excitement. Of course, Child #3 and Child #4 have zero interest in spending $10 at this store. They are, however, extremely interested in selling their gift certificate to, uh, me.

Winning pictures

17 comments:

Gina Black said...

Oh this is so exciting! I'm going to get it for my neice who loves to read, lives in San Diego, and loves animals. :)

laughingwolf said...

grats barrie... i'm sure you can't wait :D

David Cranmer said...

Barrie, The new look on your page looks great and I'm looking forward to reading your book. (How about that autograph copy:)

Beck said...

Your page looks great - and I can't WAIT to read your book! That's almost no time AT ALL!

pattinase (abbott) said...

The best of good wishes. Can't wait to read it.

gabe said...

I hope both pumpkins win and I hope you get your to-do list done!

Trace said...

I plan on buying your book and reading it to Lane. While we do the required cuddling in "our" bed.

The pumpkins...well how cute is that? Have you noticed how child number 3 colored his very different and creative like? child 4's pumpkin is very traditional? An insight maybe or a fluke? I don't know your kids well enough to know.

They are both beautiful!!!

I love Food 4 Less!!!!

Charles Gramlich said...

Cool.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

VERY exciting! Do I remember right that there's a bit of romance in this book?

Barrie said...

You remember right, Alyssa. There is a bit of romance. Of course, you gotta keep in mind that she's just 13.

Kathy Amen said...

Your book looks so clever! I'm passing news of it on to a librarian colleague who's into young adult literature.

Patti said...

you are doing the sales thang just right! and i love that the kiddos want to win so they can sell you their card.

Bina said...

I've got the date marked on my calander! I would order it now, but I just spent almost $100 on amazon.com for books for my son that is in prison. So I have to wait.

Okay, I don't know if I should actually pick which one I like, but I'll hope you don't tell either child, but I like Child #4's. But I hope ONE of them win!

Angela said...

Um... being blind I was wondering if there was an audio copy.
Or maybe you want to record one "read by author" and send it to me. Pretty please.

Barrie said...

Hi Angela! Random House may actually be doing an audio version! You will be the first to know!!

Eileen said...

You've been on my to-buy list for some time. I've been waiting- almost patiently at some points.

Lindy said...

loved reading your MTM posts and congrats on the book.