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Tucson Festival of Books Flash Giveaway 1

TFOBSo last weekend I went to the Tucson Festival of Books at the University of Arizona. While I was there I met up with fellow bookpusher MinnChica and one of the recipients of our pushing efforts. We were also able to meet with several authors that have been featured on our blog in the past and others who you can look forward to seeing. MinnChica posted several pictures on the Book Pushers facebook page here and also on twitter throughout the event.

I really think this is a wonderful FREE event and hope that it continues for years. Visitors have the chance to meet authors they might have read for years, interacted with on-line, or were introduced to them during the event. They have over 100 different panels which while geared primarily towards those who are interested in the writing process did not make people who do not have intentions in writing feel left out.

I gained a new appreciation for the multitude of things that an author has to do to create a good read. I also learned ways of expressing why something might not work for me instead of just saying that it didn’t work. Since I throughly enjoyed myself last weekend I decided that I would try to share some of that enjoyment with you. I picked up several books and had them autographed by their authors. Some are authors I have previously read and others are new-to-me that I look forward to reading. Instead of having one huge complicated giveaway I am going to have a flash giveaway each weekend until I run out of books.

The rules are simple:
Giveaway starts Saturday morning and closes Sunday night. The winner will be announced that Monday.
All books are in print there will be no substitutions for an electronic version or a different book.
Since the books are autographed if something goes wrong during transient I am UNABLE to replace the prize.
Each giveaway will have some advice provided during one of the panels and a topic that must me answered in order to enter.

First one up is: a Hardback copy of Key of Light by Nora Roberts donated by the Saguaro Romance Writers which is the Tucson chapter of Romance Writers of America and a bookmark donated by author Shiloh Walker.

Advice
–If you want to be a writer, read. Not just your genre but across all genres.– Shelley Coriell

–Just start writing, putting thoughts on paper; the voices or story in your head. Finish it. Start again. It is ok if it sucks.– Shiloh Walker

To enter let us know what is the genre you are least likely to read and why.
Good luck!

By E_booklover

E is addicted to books. She discovered at an early age that not only were they her transport to far off worlds, adventures, and exotic cultures, but that she ran into far fewer objects if she walked while reading then if she wasn't reading. She reads across several genres, such as: romance, western,mystery, SF/F and its derivatives. She isn't too picky except for good characterization, settings she can imagine, and a story that flows logically... umm so ok -- she wants a good story. Have any to recommend?

11 replies on “Tucson Festival of Books Flash Giveaway 1”

I’m least likely to read straight horror. I’m not exactly sure why because gore doesn’t bother me and I love psychological thrillers. I also love Nora Roberts – thanks for the chance.
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Hmmm . .. least likely to read. Are we allowed a list?? ☺ Horror . . gives me the willies. Steampunk just confuddles my little brain cell. YA – (((Shudder))) the teenage years were bad enough – re-reading them – eeek.

And anything that is a courtroom drama . . I love mysteries and suspense but for some reason if a book enters the courtroom it hits the wall ☺

Steampumk, I have never read it but i just seems like it would not be very good. There is just something about it that does not appeal to me. And I will read just about anything else.

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