I am currently in chicken-head-cut-off phase getting ready for Authors After Dark. Did you know you can still register to attend? It’s a great event, reader-focused and lots of free goodies if you come.
I am a Featured Author this year and co-sponsoring a lunch. So this means I put in some extra work to make sure there’s enough to go around for attendees. I thought you might like to see the prizes I’m offering this year. I’ll have on an AAD Author t-shirt so feel free to poke me while you’re there. I’m thinking, too, I might just give it all away rather than sell books at the signing, because generosity and drinking. We’ll see.
Welcome Basket – I have a bag of print ARCs as received by my reviewer self and a bottle of wine. Should make somebody happy. I never know what to do with ARCs after I get them, besides read. I don’t like donating them to charity, b/c they end up on sale, and my local friends don’t read the genres available. AAD looks like the perfect place for a giveaway.
Raffle Basket – To celebrate my alter ego’s upcoming book with Ellora’s Cave, the geek hero novella Busted!, I’m doing a Doctor Who basket. This one is special because the Tom Baker scarf was knitted by yours truly:
It is long. It will cover David Tennant and part of Matt Smith. I also have a pack of Jelly Babies, a mystery Doctor Who shirt I bought from a TeeFury sale sized XL (I haven’t opened the package, so if you win let me know what it is), four hand-drawn trading cards from Korok Studios, and a sample swatch of Doctor Who fabric from Implexity Designs at Spoonflower. It’s small, but you can still do stuff with it. Make bookmarks, a very small wallet, whatev.
Lunch Goodies – I have to prepare 400 pieces of premium swag. This year, since I’m feeling masochistic, I decided to hand make those, too: