Monday, June 20, 2011
BLOG CANDY.... postponed because not enough signed up
Unless I get at least 3 more comments before Noon today . . . just a couple of hours away . . . (and I didn't get more)
I will put off this candy until later - maybe August. I realize this candy isn't for everyone - some people who follow my blog aren't into reading much maybe, but I felt I needed that many to make this worthwhile. Since I have over 200 followers I felt 25 was a very reasonable requirement.
I'm extremely sorry for those who did as asked - please note that you will be in again for the drawing at the later date automatically as I'll save your names/entry.
EDITED to say that unless I get a minimum of 25 participants, I'll postpone this until later.
Hello everyone! Welcome to my newest blog candy offering. This candy is rather unusual.
Yes, I'll have a little carding-making candy included too (photo of that later), but the focal item is: This Book!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Andrew Scott’s stories take place in the Heartland, and they will land squarely in your heart. Unflinching but sweet-tempered, they ring as plaintive and pure as ballads.
—Michael Parker, author of The Watery Part of the World and The Geographical CureIn Naked Summer, Andrew Scott brilliantly conjures up my home state of Indiana, that in-between, mixed-up blend of farmland, suburbia, isolated towns and would-be cities stuck in the flyover, but he accomplishes much more than this. His stunning collection of stories also deftly captures those in-between states that everyone finds themselves in at some point—those times of limbo when we’re between jobs or relationships, or, most memorably, that last “naked summer” when childhood lingers and adulthood has not yet arrived. This is a heart-wrenching collection, at once hilarious and wise. I couldn’t put it down.
—Elizabeth Stuckey-French, author of The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady and Mermaids on the Moon
Andrew Scott’s stories are streamlined, intense, and unsettling. His characters don’t quite know themselves, but the author knows them well. They teeter in the margins of safety, in a way that many Americans have been pushed off the path to the dream. I recommend these stories highly.
—Alice Elliott Dark, author of In the Gloaming and Think of EnglandHere's a link: http://www.amazon.com/Naked-Summer-Andrew-Scott/dp/1935708317/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1306293728&sr=8-3
Also, to see a little trailer about this, click here: http://andrewscottonline.com/
Now, for the real story about this candy;So I thought this was something unusual I could do to help promote his book, and give my readers a little something extra! You see, Andrew Scott is my son, and this is his book - a collection of short stories. We are so proud of him. This candy will remain on top until June 20 - so that gives you about 3 weeks to: Post about this on your blog; And leave a comment letting me know who your favorite author is and what's the latest book you read.