To start with, I would like to announce that I have a giveaway that has just started on Goodreads. There are two print copies of Alinor's Shard up for grabs(for those in the US), so if you have a Goodreads account, enter today for a chance to win! The giveaway lasts until February 28th, so there's plenty of time to get your name in. If you don't have a Goodreads account, then you should get one. It's free, and you can find new books/authors, rate books you've read, enter giveaways(obviously), etc.
Second, I'd like to remind you that you can also enter for chance to win a signed copy of one of my books, a Kindle copy of one of my books, or have your name or a name of your choosing(within reason) used in Book 3 of Korin's journal(estimated release - sometime in 2015) by donating to St.Jude through my Warrior Dash fundraiser. Every $5 you donate gets you one entry, giving you a chance of winning more than once. With a minimum donation of $10, you will automatically be listed by name in the acknowledgements section of Book 3 of Korin's Journal.
Even better than winning a prize, though, you'll be helping an amazing organization that not only works tirelessly to make advancements in the treatment of severe diseases in children, but also foots the bill for each and every child cared for in their hospital. And, unlike the Goodreads giveaway, this one's open to everyone worldwide! If you support St Jude and their mission, please share my fundraising page with friends and family. I want to do anything I can to help support what I feel to be a more than worthy charity.
In the same vein as Kickstarter, I may think up some stretch goals if I surpass my initial $300 goal. Feel free to give me any ideas you may have for prizes you'd like to see.
From the bottom of my heart, thanks in advance for any donations you give to St Jude!
Lastly (and I'll post more details later), I will be doing a book signing (my first!) at the Literary Bookpost in Salisbury North Carolina on February 22, 2014. The Literary Bookpost is an independent bookstore here in Salisbury, and they are wonderfully supportive of local authors.
Hmm . . . I suppose that is all for now, so I leave you with this -