THREE LOVELY MIRACLES submitted by readers below, and all so amazing that it's too hard to choose a winner, so there's three winners today! ... Sharon, Billie Jo and SandyG265... if you can please email me by 31st December 2011, at needie35 AT hotmail DOT com with:
* your postal addie
* the first name of the person for whom you'd like the book to be personally autographed (you or a friend?)
* and which book you'd like: Diamond Eyes or Hindsight....
* and the words Supernatural Winner in the subject line...
then I'll post them to you first chance I get!
and in the meantime, Merry Christmas everyone!
May a miracle come your way when you most need it too!
AMAZING!!!: This fan letter made me feel like Santa when it arrived with a bag of others through the normal postal system WITHOUT my address on it! LOL.
Post stamp and return addie had it coming from Canberra, Australia, which is practically 2 states and 1200 kms away (over 750 miles!) from my home in the Lockyer Valley... (which was devastated by floods from Toowoomba's "inland tsunami" almost a year ago. First anniversary is fast approaching in early January, and after such a rollercoaster year, I'm keen to muster enough Christmas spirit to get us over the line to a brand new year in 2012...
So to continue in my impromptu role as Santa for the SU Blog during the 12 Days of Christmas promotion:
"I'll give a personally autographed copy of my multi-award winning sf& fantasy thriller Diamond Eyes, to the blog visitor who can make me laugh, cry, sigh or be blown away by a minor/major miracle from their own lives. The funnier, weirder and/or more inspirational the better!"
Doesn't have to be recent or specific to Christmas. Miracles can happen anywhere, any time and relate to anyone amongst your nearest and dearest, (for whom you may prefer the book to be personally autographed?)
I've also donated a generically autographed copy to the big prize at the end of the week + 2 for the Books for Soldiers initiative, so stay tuned until the Big Day to see if you're a winner!
And to kick start the list: here's a few wonderful miracles from 2011: Year of Disasters:
* The horse that was rescued from rising flood waters (not far from my parent's house, near Lowood).
* The dog that was found on a roof at sea 3 weeks after the Japan Tsunamis.
* The human chain that rescued children from debris during the Tsunami
And please share any funny/inspirational stories with your friends!