Tuesday, 17 November 2009

International Giveaway: Autographed copy of Sign for Drowning

This is my very first giveaway so I'm pretty excited - and I'm even more excited that the book is autographed by the author! 

Ok! So without further ado, here are the details of the giveaway:

Title: The sign for drowning
Author: Rachel Stolzman
Published by: Trumpeter Books, Boston
Year published: 2008
ISBN: 978-1-59030-720-5

The blurb on the back says:
"Anna has grown up haunted by her younger sister's death. In the life she constructs as a barrier against the emotional wreckage of her family tragedy, Anna settles comfortably into a career as a teacher of deaf children. But a challenge arrives - in the form of a young girl. Adrea's disarming vulnerability and obvious need for love offer Anna the possibility of reconnecting with the world around her - if she has the courage to open her heart."

About the author:
Rachel is a New York based writer. She has received her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College - initially she planned to focus on poetry in her MFA but given that she was already an accomplished and published poet, she decided to work on her fiction writing skills. This is Rachel's first novel. For further information, please see Rachel's website.

Terms and conditions of the competition:

1) To enter, please comment on this post and tell me something about Rachel that you read on her website that I haven't already mentioned here.
2) For an additional entry, become a follower of my blog and mention this in your post (if you're already a follower please notify me of this also).
3) For another additional entry, comment on another of my posts and let me know.
4) For an additional 5 entries, put a link to my giveaway on your blog and tell me about it.
5) This giveaway is open internationally.
6) I also have a review copy of this book so your copy will be unread.
7) Closing date for entries will be 30th November 2009 at midnight Taiwan time.
8) I will announce the winner on or before 7th December 2009.
9) I your email address is not included on your profile, please email it to me so I can contact you if you win.

All images from Rachel Stolzman's website.

For my review of this book, please see here.


  1. Thanks for the giveaway - I'd love to win this book! Rachel first began to write poems in her journal when she was about 10 years old.

    +1 I'm a new follower of your blog.
    +1 I commented on your Beeb Banned Blyton post.
    +5 Added your link to my blog sidebar.


  2. Thanks for the great giveaway! We are using the same blog background (lol!) During her college years Rachel started working in the HIV/AIDS field, and still does.

    +1 I'm a new follower
    +1 I commented on your post Kathmeista Weekly Top Ten


    P.S. I'm having a giveaway on my blog, too - winner's choice of book up to €12 at BookDepository.co.uk - enter at my blog, Out of the Blue.

  3. Hi Kath-- nice blog! I saw your post on Read Review Write, on Ning. I'd love to be entered into this contest-- I just became a follower.

    Cpsilva at Comcast Dot net


  4. Hi folks - thanks for the entries :)

    Christy - thanks, glad you like the blog! Don't forget to tell me something about Rachel that I haven't already mentioned :)

  5. She works on the HIV/AIDS field which I think is really good thing to do. I admire her for that.

    +1 new follower


  6. I learned that Rachel's first poems were about children, a phony fortune teller, the question of an afterlife, and an anti-war poem called Warheads.

    +1 New follower.

    +5 Blogged.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  7. Please enter me in this giveaway! Rachel attended the University of California in Santa Cruz.

    +1 I'm a new follower.

    saemmerson at yahoo dot com

    Sarah Emmerson

  8. I learned that an early draft of The Sign for Drowning was her thesis.
    + I'm a new follower.

    pippirose59 at gmail dot com