Monday, December 10, 2018

Short post - Giveaway Winners!

I'm making this super short today and am announcing the two winners of the ARC giveaway for Music Boxes.

The Winners are...

Juneta Key
and 
Rebecca Douglass 


CONGRATULATIONS!!!


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

IWSG - My Five Things


It's IWSG time!

Every first Wednesday of the month, this group of writers come together to offer support, advice, encouragement or simply to let out frustrations and woes. Writing is a tough journey, and we don't have to go it alone.

Thanks goes to the brain behind this group, Alex J. Cavanaugh! If you want to join in or find out more (because there is so much more to this group) then head on over here.

Special thanks goes to this month's co-hosts:
J.H. Moncrieff, Patsy Collins, and Chrys Fe!


With Christmas right around the corner, time is tight. In other words, writing isn't at the top of my priority list...although I am managing to squeeze some time in.

So, I'm diving right into today's question:

What five objects might you find in my writing space?

I do have a writing room, but I don't use it very often. Mostly for editing since it has a beautiful, huge screen on the wall which allows me to easily put two documents next to each other. Otherwise, I'm normally at the dining room table, since that way I'm always front and center for every family member's desires (kind of a mom thing).

But here are things which are always present when I write.



Tea is my constant companion. Can't live without a cup readily available at all times.


I enjoy scented wax and am constantly changing up the odor to match whatever mood I might be in. (This one is cranberry-orange, selected by my youngest. She spilled a little)


Nibblies! Chocolate is always a favorite, but I like Skittles and gummy things and Twizzlers and... as long as it's sweet, I'll nibble on about anything.

Calendars and notebooks. Two calendars... thanks to my heavy schedule on my review blog. I have tons more notebooks...such pretty ones too! Do you love notebooks and collect them as well?

He sleeps near me when I write. Lazy dog but so faithful and true.









That's my five things. What about you? What do you keep near you when you write?


*****

This week, I'm running a giveaway! My publisher, Dancing Lemur Press, has only 2 ARCs left of my upcoming middle grade novel, Music Boxes, and is letting me give them away. They will be sent out ASAP...in time for the holidays. And since Music Boxes takes place right between Christmas and New Year, it's quite fitting!


Twelve-year-old Lindsey McKay's biggest dream is to be a famous ballerina. But after moving to New York, she ends up at the Community Center with a teacher who’s a burly bear in tights.
When she meets Madame Destinée, the teacher of a top dance school who offers her classes for free, Lindsey can't believe her luck. In exchange, she must perform in the school’s exclusive midnight shows, ones sure to make her a star. But something’s not right...
One by one, the other dancers disappear. Each time they do, a music box with a figurine just like the missing ballerina joins Madame Destinée’s growing collection. If Lindsey doesn’t discover the truth about the dance school, she might end up a tiny figurine herself.
 

(US ONLY)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Have a wonderful Holiday Season!!!!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Special Giveaway

The winners of the giveaway for the ARC copies of 
Music Boxes are...

Rebecca Douglass
and Juneta Key!!!




This week...and this week alone... I'm running a giveaway! 

My amazing and super awesome publisher Dancing Lemur Press (and they really are amazing)
has informed me that there are only two ARC print copies left of Music Boxes!!!

And here's your chance to get one.  All you have to do is jump in on the Rafflecopter below. At midnight Sunday night (EST) on December 9th, I'll let it choose the two winners (US only). These two winners will be announced here on my blog, on my Facebook author page, as well as on Twitter (@TDrecker) on Monday. The winners will have 48 hours to respond with their email address either via DM (message) on Twitter, Message on Facebook, or here in the comment section of my blog.

The prize will be sent directly from Dancing Lemur Press as quickly as possible in hopes of having it out in time for Christmas.

Of course, I love...adore...would be extremely excited and appreciative if the winners would leave a review on Goodreads, Amazon (as of March 5th) or where ever else they might have the desire to place their thoughts. Even a short sentence would be fantastic!

Here's the book (so, you know what this is all about)...



MUSIC BOXES
by Tonja Drecker
Dancing Lemur Press
Middle Grade Fantasy / Modern Fairy Tale
ages 9 to 12

COMING...
MARCH 5th, 2018!!!

Twelve-year-old Lindsey McKay's biggest dream is to be a famous ballerina. But after moving to New York, she ends up at the Community Center with a teacher who’s a burly bear in tights.
When she meets Madame Destinée, the teacher of a top dance school who offers her classes for free, Lindsey can't believe her luck. In exchange, she must perform in the school’s exclusive midnight shows, ones sure to make her a star. But something’s not right...
One by one, the other dancers disappear. Each time they do, a music box with a figurine just like the missing ballerina joins Madame Destinée’s growing collection. If Lindsey doesn’t discover the truth about the dance school, she might end up a tiny figurine herself.


GIVEAWAY!!!
(US only)

Please enter using the Rafflecopter box.  The winner will be selected randomly through Rafflecopter. If no response is received within 48 hours, an alternative winner will be chosen. Open to all US addresses and entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will only be passed to the giveaway organizer in order to send out the prize. The prize will be sent off and handled by Dancing Lemur Press.