Judging by the entries for the RW: Take Me Away giveaway, you all soak up a lot of interesting things from the authors you read. We made the magic hat give us some names this morning, and the winners are:
Megha (whose comment started with Sherwood Smith - that you can take a fairly cliched plot and make it into a novel . . .)
MyFlyAwayMoment (whose comment started with I just gotta say that bran fan cracks me up . . .)
rox (whose comment started with 1984 by George Orwell taught me that Big Brother is not good . . .)
Anna (whose comment started with Johanna Lindsey taught me medivial history facts . . .)
tetewa (whose comment started with I'm currently reading an ARC of When I'm Not Myself by Deborah J. Wolf . . .)
Winners, please send your full name and ship-to information to LynnViehl@aol.com, and I'll get your packages in the mail. Thanks to everyone for joining in.
I also have a couple of announcements:
StarDoc news: Ace/Roc decided they didn't care for the original title of StarDoc book eight, Drednoc, and asked me to come up with a replacement. We agreed on Omega Games as the new title. If all goes well, Omega Games will be released in August 2008.
Darkyn news: I have an extra ten ARC copies of Evermore, Darkyn book five, which will be released in January 2008. This time I've decided to give them away to bloggers who can't get ARCs but want to read the novel (people without blogs, don't worry, I'll be giving away some copies of the final edition in December.) I don't expect anything in return, but if you enjoy the story and want to write about it on your blog, and/or tell everyone you know to buy it, I won't stop you.
So, if you're a publishing industry blogger (writer*, reader, reviewer or other), you do not already receive ARCs of my novels from my publisher, and you're interested in reading the novel, leave a link to your blog in comments to this post by midnight EST on Sunday, September 9, 2007. I'll draw ten bloggers at random and send the winners a signed ARC of Evermore. This drawing is open to any publishing industry blogger, even if you've won something here at PBW in the past.
Added: *At any stage of the game -- published, as-yet-unpublished, or self-published is fine.