Cover reveal for UNRAVEL

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UNRAVEL ARC giveaway and cover reveal!

An exciting week! I’ve just received my advance review copies of UNRAVEL, the sequel to LINKED, and I’ve been given the green light to reveal the cover as well! To celebrate, and to give people a chance to win one of the ARCs, I’m running a contest on my Facebook page and on Twitter.

The prize is an ARC of UNRAVEL, sent anywhere in the world, and signed if you would like it to be. I’m giving away two of the ARCs in this contest, and will announce the winners on Wednesday, when I’ll also be revealing the cover of UNRAVEL for the first time!

You can enter in two easy ways:
1. Reply to the Facebook post.
2. Reply to me on Twitter (twitter.com/imogenhowson), adding the hashtag #unravel to your tweet.

If you do one of these things, I’ll enter you into the contest once. If you do both, I’ll enter you twice. If you share this post, I’ll enter you again. If you retweet one of my #unravel tweets, I’ll enter you again.

Plus, anyone who posts or tweets a picture of LINKED in the wild (in a bookstore, library, their house, their friend’s house…) will get their name entered a further five times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    Winner of the 2008 Elizabeth Goudge Award, Imogen Howson writes magical fiction for both young adults and adults. Her YA science fiction, Linked, is coming in spring 2013 from Simon & Schuster.

     

     

     

     

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    An exciting week! I’ve just received my advance review copies of UNRAVEL, the sequel to LINKED, and I’ve been given the green light to reveal the cover as well! To celebrate, and to give people a chance to win one of the ARCs, I’m running a contest here and on Twitter.

    The prize is an ARC of UNRAVEL, sent anywhere in the world, and signed if you would like it to be. I’m giving away two of the ARCs in this contest, and will announce the winners on Wednesday, when I’ll also be revealing the cover of UNRAVEL for the first time!

    You can enter in two easy ways:
    1. Reply to this Facebook post.
    2. Reply to me on Twitter (twitter.com/imogenhowson), adding the hashtag ‪#‎unravel‬ to your tweet.

    If you do one of these things, I’ll enter you into the contest once. If you do both, I’ll enter you twice. If you share this post, I’ll enter you again. If you retweet one of my #unravel tweets, I’ll enter you again.

    Plus, anyone who posts or tweets a picture of LINKED in the wild (in a bookstore, library, their house, their friend’s house…) will get their name entered a further five times.

    Feel free to ask on here if you have questions!

     

     

     

     

     

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      A new free read on #Pulseit! Start reading #Linked by Imogen Howson – available for a limited time only: http://bit.ly/pi-linked

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      Any more arcs coming our way soon? :)

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    Hooray! Booklist gave LINKED a starred review!

    “Howson uses crisp, cinematic writing; high-octane action adventure (complete with deep-space battles); and several unexpectedly shocking twists to explore moral dilemmas that often come with speculative fiction. Sekoia is a three-dimensional world with quirky details and a fascinating history, and the characters are well-developed and believably flawed. Sparked with danger and tinged with romance, this is a roller-coaster ride into space that just about everyone should enjoy.”

     

     

     

     

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    Hi new people! Welcome to my Facebook page. Feel free to ask me any questions you have about LINKED!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

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    And LINKED is out! Only in the US so far, but even if you’re in the UK you can use the “look inside” feature on Amazon for a sneak peek. Out in the UK August 1st! http://amzn.to/11sORF6

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

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LINKED is out in the UK!

Available from Amazon.co.uk and bookshops across the country (no, really – friends have been finding it, like, all over the place!).

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LINKED is out in America!

And it’s out!

Champagne may have been drunk.

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Happy New This-year-my-book-releases Year!

LINKED is coming out this year, in June, and I’m planning a book launch/birthday party.

I’m also hoping to go the London Book Fair again, and – if further subsidiary rights sales permit – go to America for a conference or convention.

Aside from that fun stuff, I’m working on edits for the sequel to LINKED, UNRAVEL (formerly known as SHATTERED), and on my next book. And all the usual stuff for Samhain. Plus running three times a week, and doing church youth group.

This year being LINKED’s release year, I’m likely to get more busy, not less, so the blog is likely to be kept only very sporadically. I’m going to try to do a monthly post, but it’s not going to happen more often than that.

However, as an alternative activity to all this writing and editing, I’m doing a Year of Photos project, so every day there will be a new photo over on my Tumblr account. So feel free to keep up with what I’m doing over there!

Happy New 2013!

Immi x

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No no NaNo. But yes to running.

So, I started NaNoWriMo, felt instantly overwhelmed and exhausted, and realized that, okay, two weeks in between reaching one deadline and imposing another on myself is not really enough of a break to recover my creative energy.

So instead, I’m spending November planning my next book (Snowflake Method, here I come. The Hero’s Journey is so very much not working for me.), decorating the bathroom, making cheese, Christmas cake and spiced cider, getting up to date with Samhain work, and, you know, maybe relaxing a bit.

Something I have started that I’m really happy to be continuing, is running.  Back in school, cross-country running was pretty much the only sport I a) liked and b) was good at.  But I haven’t run for a million years, and I didn’t think I’d ever get back into it.  However, I’m super bored with my exercise DVD, and with builders continually surrounding the house, I don’t much feel like doing star jumps and lunges in my sitting room.

So, in September, I bought the Couch to 5k app for my phone and tried it out.  And I love it. It does intervals of walking and running, gradually increasing the minutes spent running until you’re doing a warm-up and cool-down ten minutes of walking and a full thirty minutes of running.  I’m still a long way from that (ha), but I am doing a lot better than I was at the start of the programme. And I’m loving being able to put on my trainers and run round the lake for a half-hour of exercise a few times a week.

I’m glad I started it while the weather was still nice, because as it gets colder I’m finding it harder!  My muscles only started to warm up in the last five minutes of my latest run, which made the rest of the time fairly unpleasant.  And my trainers are both cheap and old, so I really need to invest in some better ones.  And probably, as the weather gets still colder, some earmuffs.

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Happy Birthday, Samhain Publishing!

Samhain Publishing is seven years old today, and, because publishing companies come of age a lot quicker than, say, people, celebrating with a half-naked model is in no way inappropriate.

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“Happy Halloween!” say the pumpkins

Eight organic squashes would like to wish you a happy Halloween.

(Yes, we are going to eat them.)

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Deadlines, meeting deadlines…and NaNoWriMo?

The last few months have been taken up travelling to America (twice), going to my sister’s wedding (also kind of twice, because she and Dr. T-shirt had a separate wedding and reception), and getting through my fourteen-page editorial letter for SHATTERED.  Let’s just  have a moment there.  Fourteen-page editorial letter.

Of course, it was fourteen pages only because my genius editor picked up on All The Things that were wrong with the book and wanted me to fix them.  All you future readers of it, be thankful for Navah Wolfe of Simon & Schuster, because if it weren’t for her you’d end up reading something that made a lot less sense.

Anyway, I sent the edited manuscript back to her a week ago today, and since then I’ve been footloose and deadline free.  Which has been really nice, you have no idea!  Since LINKED sold in June 2011, I’ve been deadline free for about two weeks, in between handing in the first draft of SHATTERED and getting the (fourteen-page, did you forget already?) editorial letter for it.  It’s awfully nice to have a weekend and think just “yay weekend” instead of “yay weekend, when can I get time to catch up on the three thousand words I didn’t manage during the week?”.

So it really doesn’t make much sense for me to now be contemplating NaNoWriMo.

Except…

…I do need to make a start on the next book

…and I do have a really fun idea for it

…and LINKED was my NaNo 2009 book, so it seems good-omen-y to start the next one I’d like Simon & Schuster to buy during NaNo 2012.

On the negative side, LINKED took a hell of a lot of editing before it was submission-ready – and that’s before I rewrote most of it according to my agent’s suggestions.  It’s a lot of fun doing NaNo, but for someone whose natural writing pace is about 1,000 words a day, forcing myself to write at NaNo speed doesn’t result in my best work at all.

Also, it’s not like I don’t have any other work on.  I have three manuscripts I’m currently editing for Samhain, plus my regular Samhain work, and a bathroom to decorate, and six million boxes standing in the kitchen waiting for me to sort out.  And cats, and daughters, and a husband who might like to occasionally see me without a laptop attached.

Also, at some point I’m going to get my next editorial letter for SHATTERED.  And although I hope and pray it won’t be fourteen pages, I’m pretty sure there’s still a significant amount of work to do on the book.

I am considering doing a kind of half NaNo, aiming for a respectable (for me) 25,000 words during November.  Quarter of the way through my next book, with words I can actually keep, is a lot more use to me than halfway through with a whole lot of rubbish.

Anyway, I’ve signed up at the NaNo site and I’ll be spending the next couple of days plotting out my book.  You can find me as “squimi”, so come and friend me if you like!

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