Pay it Forward: Thank YOU!
Hello, everyone! We've had an amazing week of giving thanks and paying forward our many blessings. For those of you that missed it, the idea came about after we heard about a book called Poison by Bridget Zinn. We we so, so, so inspired and moved by her story—and by what her husband is doing for her—that we just had to participate.
The idea came about after we heard about a book called Poison by Bridget Zinn. We we so, so, so inspired and moved by her story—and by what her husband is doing for her—that we just had to participate.
For those of you who haven't heard about Bridget or her book, she was a librarian and writer who finally reached her dream of publication. But she passed away last year without getting to see her book release. Her final, beautiful tweet to the world was, "Sunshine and a brand new book. Perfect."
Many of us here at Pub(lishing) Crawl cried and cried after reading Bridget's story—and we all realized how very, very blessed we are. We thought the best way to count our blessings would be to give some back. So today, we're going to give thanks to the books that inspired us to enter the writing/publishing business.
But first, a bit about Bridget's book Poison:
Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she's the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom's future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.
But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart...misses.
Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king's army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she's not alone. She's armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can't stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?
If you want to help spread the word, please head here fore more information or simply tweet/Facebook/whatever about it. It released on Tuesday, and we LOVE seeing how much attention it has been getting all over the internet.
On our final day of the Pay it Forward week, we wanted to give a giant THANK YOU to all of our readers. You guys are one of our many, many blessings—we wouldn't even have this blog if not for you! Your readership, your comments, your tweets, and all the various ways you take time to interact with us makes this entire blog thing happen. We started Pub(lishing) Crawl 15 months ago, and look at how much it has grown! We couldn't be prouder or happier, and it wouldn't be this way if not for YOU!
To show our thanks, I (Sooz) thought I would give away a query critique! Or, if you'd rather have me critique your first 5 pages, I can do that instead!
All you have to do below is leave a comment telling us something YOU'RE thankful for this week, and we'll pick a winner next Friday.
And, one more time: