Friday, January 25, 2008

I'm just going to whisper...

My vocal cords have resigned in protest this morning. My voice has been reduced to a hoarse whisper. I've been fighting a virus for a few days but that's only part of the problem. Last night I gave a speech on literacy to a crowded hall filled with children and parents. It wasn't a long speech but the sound system was poor and I was forced to use my outside, motherly, authoritative voice. You know, the one that's used to shouting, "Stop that right now!" or "Go to your room!"

So today, I'm going to whisper. And perhaps think loud thoughts :)

Thanks for all the private emails from people who lurk and say they would promo my book on their blogs if they had blogs. I promise to have another mailing list contest soon too. In the mean time, another reminder:

I've been blessed with a number of great reviews so to celebrate I'm having a contest. To be entered to win, simply mention The Remains of the Dead on your blog or site and link the mention back here to me (or to the Amazon page selling Remains) then come back here and tell me in the comments that you've done it. I'll be making the draw Jan. 31st and the winner will walk away with a couple signed copies of Remains plus a mystery gift :)

11 comments:

The (Mis)Adventures of a Single City Chick said...

Hi, Wendy! I just posted an entry on my blog for a special drawing of a second copy of ROTD that I had. If I win your prize, I'll donate the books to the library, since I have my copy of ROTD that I bought from you at the Seattle book signing. However, if I win, I'd love to keep the "mystery gift" for myself. :-)

Christina

Wendy Roberts said...

Thanks Christina!!

Dru said...

Wendy,

I posted an entry on my blog today.
http://dallnotes.blogspot.com/

Caffey said...

Feel better! I too woke up a couple of days ago the same and still have the cold :( Rest up!

I was thrilled to put it on my blog!

Wendy Roberts said...

Thanks Dru!! Hey, I noticed on your blog that you have a March birthday. I'm a March baby too.

I feel better already, Caffey! I hope you're better soon too and thanks for the blog mention!

booklady said...

Hope your voice returns soon! Way to sacrifice in the name of book promotion. ;-)

susanhatler said...

Hope you get your voice back soon :)

conley730 said...

Hope you're feeling better, Wendy. I've got a link to the Amazon page selling Remains on my blog now too!

LindaH said...

Hope you are feeling better. I was glad to post about your book on my blog. Love the cover and the book is so good. Will be don with it soon. If I do win I am of course keeping one for myself since the one I got now is a friends copy and I want my own copy and signed also woohoo. I will also be glad to give a few to friends as well or even do some giveaway on my blog.

Hugssss
LindaH

Wendy Roberts said...

Booklady, apparently I also sacrificed my sinuses as they are rebelling today :(

Thanks Susan! My voice is back, although my kids don't agree that it's for the best ;)

Conley, thanks sooo much for the link!

Lindah, can't wait to hear what you think of the book once you're done! Thanks for the blog post too!

spyscribbler said...

Oh, no! I hope you're feeling better.

Loud thoughts are cool, very cool. Thank God for blogs.