Thank you to everyone who entered last month’s birthday competitions.
As a reminder, the first competition was to name a character in the second book of my Archivist series, which I am currently writing. The second competition was to win one of my favourite science fiction books that I’d read this year.
Congratulations to N.K. Pardy, whose idea for a snarky beagle named Bella tickled my fancy. And to Sally Eberhardt, who crowned the future Minister for Resources, Chivas Chegal, a ‘regal and mischievous’ character.
Appreciate you taking the time to enter, and can’t wait to share the story with you all in the future!
Sadly, I had no takers for the second competition. This may be because the books I chose are so awesome that everyone has already read them! If not, I urge you to take a look. And don’t forget to check out the latest top scifi for 2020. I can’t believe this year is almost over!
In lieu of winners, I instead donated to Books in Homes, an Australian charity whose mission I thoroughly support.
Books in Homes® is a charitable foundation that provides books-of-choice to children living in remote, disadvantaged and low socio-economic circumstances, ensuring crucial early literacy engagement and the development of reading skills needed for lifelong achievement.
I hope that you will also consider giving the gift of books this holiday season. Whether to someone you love, or to a stranger. I’ll let Neil Gaiman explain:
“Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it’s much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world!”Neil Gaiman
Thanks again for stopping by.