A book give-away
As I posted on Instagram earlier today, my book has been available elsewhere for a month now, but today it was finally published in the UK, which feels special for me because of it being my home country. My husband and I celebrated with a trip to the park at lunchtime where we sat and ate feta and olives in the sunshine and bought cake to take home with us.
I've been surprised and in turn totally delighted by the love and support my book has received from our creative community over the last month - the generous words, reviews, emails, messages and the pictures of it arriving in people's homes have made me pinch myself with how incredibly lucky I've been to have had such an enthusiastic initial response to it - I am so grateful.
Here in the UK, people have shown their support so wholeheartedly that I know many who pre-ordered are now receiving emails from Amazon saying that they're not yet able to fulfil those orders. I'm so sorry for this delay - the copies that came over on the boat from the US were very quickly spoken for (so many thank yous!). However, the wonderful UK branch of my publisher have taken the step of printing locally to fulfil the rest of the preorders as soon as possible, with hopefully some to spare for regular orders and the good news is that those freshly-printed copies were due in their warehouse today and I'm told that it should be back in stock at Amazon for fulfilling orders next week. Apologies and huge thank yous if you're one of the people who kindly pre-ordered and is now being asked to wait a little longer - I'm so grateful both for your order and now your patience.
While we wait, I thought it might be fun to do a giveaway. I'll be giving away two copies - one here, and one over on Instagram. You can comment on either post or both for a double chance of winning :) No hoops to jump through - just leave a comment and I'd be happy to post to anywhere in the world. I'll announce a winner early next week.
Wishing you a sunshiniest of weekends,
Ps. I've heard from a few people overseas who are having a difficult time getting hold of a copy too, so just as a quick fyi, at the time of writing in Australia Can Do Books have stock; in America, Barnes & Noble have copies; and the UK-based Book Depository ship worldwide and also show stock (I know someone in Scandinavia who ordered from them and magically received her copy a few weeks ago, even though it wasn't released in the UK at that point...it seems there is no fathomable rhyme or reason to it...although their despatch time is currently listed as being a few days). If you're a quilt shop or independent book shop who has stock, do let me know (along with what country you're in) as it's always handy to have somewhere lovely to direct people if asked - a direct message on Instagram is easiest for me to keep track of, but otherwise email is fine. x
ENTRIES NOW CLOSED. Thank you. x