Friday, August 13, 2010

Book Giveaways

I am really excited to have a new fan in Italy. Barb G. Tarn won a copy of Gumbo Justice on BlogJog day some time back. I didn't know when I picked her that she lived in Italy, but shipping was reasonable and I was pretty psyched about having my book travel all the way to Rome.

I thought maybe she hadn't enjoyed the novel because I hadn't heard back from her, but she emailed me a few days ago and said she had finally gotten around to reading it and finished it in two days because she couldn't put it down. She also mentioned it was the first police procedural/legal drama book she had read, so I was thrilled. She has done a nice short review on Amazon, as well as a little bit longer review on her website, and is featuring me in an interview on her blog as Author of the Month.

Her website is

As much as I enjoy reviews and interviews and free publicity, I think I am more stoked about having a fan in another country than anything else. Book giveaways, totally worth it to me.

Holli Castillo


Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

That's great! It's the readers that we need to be reaching. Yes, authors do buy books--but it's nice to reach readers.


creativebarbwire said...

Writers should also be readers and read widely in all genres... I know many who don't, thought, because they think it would spoil their art or something. Not me, though.
I was thrilled to win the book and it was a great surprise and a great read, I'll have to do something similar whenever I get published myself! :-)