How better to celebrate Return to Shanhasson’s release than giving away a gorgeous journal handcrafted by my new editor, Lisa? She kindly stepped in during Deena’s illness and put the final polish on Shannari’s grand adventure. Without her, Mykal would still be lurking in Keldar and you’d never learn about Shannari’s greatest test of all, and yes, her greatest sacrifice.
I adore paper products, all sorts. From colored index cards, sticky notes, journals, notebooks, reams of stock paper… It’s physically impossible for me to go into an office supply store like Staples or Office Max and walk out without picking up some new paper product. I’d probably be up for Hoarders if the monsters didn’t so kindly assist me in using up my paper goods. *sobs – I’ve actually considered putting my notebooks and ink pens under lock and key!*
Most especially, I love journals, especially unique, handmade ones. My only problem: I “save” them for something really good… Which means they don’t always get used. I keep them on a shelf and admire them. I may not fight the blank page syndrome too much when writing a book, but when it comes to my own thoughts, I do often hesitate to put such “trival” matters down, especially on “nice” paper. But you know what? Those thoughts are just as important.
So I’m ordering one for myself and one to give away here on the blog.
There are two ways to enter.
- Comment here and tell me about your own journaling habits or simply throw your name in the hat.
- For extra entries, rate or review any Shanhasson book (Rose, Road, or Return) on any review site (Goodreads, personal blog, formal review site, even facebook) or online retailer (Amazon, B&N, etc.) and send the link(s) via email to joelysueburkhart AT gmail DOT com. I’ll put your name in the magic hat again for each link you send me. Pre-existing reviews are okay and eligible, but please do send me the links if you’d like an extra entry. I don’t have time to hunt them all down and I don’t want to enter someone who may not be aware of the giveaway going on (and I won’t be able to track them down if they win).
*cough* Notice that poor Road has NO Amazon ratings? *sobs*
This giveaway is open to anyone on the planet, even if you’ve won something from me before. I do not retain your name or email addresses after the giveaway is over.
Comments and links will be accepted through midnight July 8th CST and the winner will be announced on the blog July 9th.
Reviewers who’d like a copy of any Shanhasson book, please drop me a note to the same email above with your desired format.