Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Quick Fixes, Tours, Trees, and (of course) a Camel

Guess what!?

I haz QUICK FIX galleys!

Notice at the top it says "Advance Uncorrected Proof." That means it still has some typos. There are even at least two that aren't my fault, I swear! Because while I do make mistakes, and plenty of them, I don't make those kind of mistakes.* So if you read this version, please cut me some slack.

I held a little contest over on my FB page, and gave away one copy. I'm going to hold another contest here on my blog, too, in a few weeks. The blog QUICK FIX Warts-n-All (because, yanno, typos) Contest will even be open internationally. So stay tuned!

For those of you who feel like the odds are against winning a contest, but would still like the chance to read QUICK FIX way early, it's...

ARC TOUR Time! It's like Hammer Time, but without the parachute pants. ;) (If you don't know what I'm referring to, you may consider yourself officially young.)

Remember when we did this for IN A FIX? I loved that! Everyone who read the ARC signed it before sending it on to the next person on the list, and I wound up with it at the end of the tour. It's one of my most prized possessions. :)

The exceedingly BADASS (by which I mean "nice," but she doesn't like being called nice) Karla Nellenbach has very, I mean bad-assedly...volunteered to handle the tour for me again.

It worked so well the way we did it last time, I figure we'll just rerun it:

1. If you'd like to read the ARC, it will be mailed to you. (If you happen to live in the US, that is. Out of US-ers, stay tuned. I'm hoping an e-version will be available on NetGalley.)

2. When you're finished (Maybe taking no more than a week? Don't worry--it's a fast read), you send it to the next person on the list (name and address supplied by either Karla or me via email). Please sign your name in the book, so I'll have another Really Cool souvenir when the book gets back to me!

3. Sometime in the future (a little closer to the August 20th release date), mention QUICK FIX on some social media platform, whether it's your own blog, a Goodreads review, Twitter, Facebook, or a bookselling site, like Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Just give your honest opinion of it--you're not required to blow smoke up my nether region.

That's it!

So, if you're interested in participating (and I'd LOVE it if do!), just email me at linda(dot)grimes(at)gmail(dot)com, and I'll put you on the list. First come, first serve. :)

Before I sign off, let me find you a Hump Day camel. Hmm... how about a pen-and-ink drawing, in keeping with the lack of color on the QUICK FIX proof cover?

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. 

OH! And a question...

Um...what kind of tree are you?

A. I'm the most POPLAR tree in the woods.

B. Sometimes I can be a real BIRCH.

C. Woof. DOGWOOD all the way, but especially mornings.

D. MAPLE, because I'm so sweet I could top your pancakes.

E. HEMLOCK: I'm pure poison, baby!

F. Fill in tree of your choice.

*No, I won't say what the typos are. Trust me, you'll know them when you see them.


Unknown said...

I'd say I'm HEMLOCK. All the badass trees are ;)

Can't wait to start the ARC tour!

mshatch said...

Birch that would be me, lol, and I do remember hammer time, which must mean I am not young. darn.

Kimberly Sabatini said...

Hmmmmm I'm going to pick an American Redbud with purple flowers and heart heaped leaves. Why? I've grown one from a seedling from my mom's yard. Can't wait for the wolf pack ARC tour!!!!

abby mumford said...

sign this MAPLE TREE up for the ARC tour. woot!

Diane Henders said...

Sigh. This Canadjen will pin her hopes on NetGalley. All the best with your ARC tour, though - what a great idea!

I'm pretty sure I'm a WILLOW. Obnoxiously tenacious, with an insatiable thirst...

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm a proud birch :)

The arc tour sounds awesome!

Delia said...

I'd say APPLE. I'm pretty gnarly despite having borne much fruit. ;)

Also, ack! I'm too busy and my TBR pile is too tall. Therefore, I shall take a pass on the ARC tour to give others a chance. Others? Please take the chance! So much fun.

I'm assuming you'll let us know when it's available for preorder? Because, yeah.

P.S. I resent the parachute pants crack. I'm NOT old. Much.

LD Masterson said...

Love the ARC tour idea. I'll send you an e-mail.

I'll go with an Apple Tree. Letting kids climb on me and giving them my fruit.

Judy, Judy, Judy said...

Today I'm a rainbow eucalyptus cause I love the smell of eucalyptus and I'm super happy, colorful today because...
I received my arc of Quick Fix!!!!
Can't wait to carve out reading time.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I reckon I must be a chestnut tree. Remember that old kids' song, "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree"? Yep, that's me. Definitely spreading.

Since I'm (woo-HOO!) supposed to be getting a signed (woo-HOO!) copy of your ARC, I don't reckon I'm eligible for the tour this time around, huh?

Jennifer Shirk said...

D of course!!

I want to do the ARC tour. Need to check my schedule though. LOVED In a Fix. :)

Dianne K. Salerni said...

SO EXCITING to see the galleys, isn't it? It's almost a book!

The worst typographical error that actually went to print in the final version of my first book was not my fault. The line editor changed the wording in one of my sentences, and then accidentally left both versions in. So the sentence is repeated, with a slight variation.

Of course, my mother called me up and told me about it as soon as she got the book. (Good old mom!)

Raley Blue said...

I am a Mimosa tree. Little pink puffy things are so whimsical just like me. <3

But I might lace in some hemlock to get to read Quick Fix more quckly!! ;)

Patty Blount said...

Weeping willow *sigh*

Can I be part of the ARC tour?