Gwynneth writes . . .
September draws to a close and with it the launch month of:
So how has the launch gone?
For me personally the launch was over-shadowed by the sudden illness and death of my father-in-law Tony. More like a father and best friend, he'd been my writing mentor for years. He was part of the editing team on Pledged, freely offering me his magic with words and descriptions. The book was richer for his effort.
Sadly, he took ill with pneumonia at the beginning of September, by the middle of the month he was gone. His legacy will live on. But, as you can imagine, book launches, marketing, blogging, Facebook pages, and Twitter have taken a back seat in my life this month.
October is now upon us, and it's time for me to regroup and to look to the future. I will be more actively involved on my blog, Facebook page and - with the odd sporadic burst - Twitter. Those who follow me on Twitter will know I'm a pretty useless Tweeter! I still have to get my head around that blue bird.
But for all that I was detached during September, I am aware of the effort and support Pledged was given by all the wonderful bloggers who took part in the three months blog tour and launch. Thank you, each one of you. I really appreciate it.
Now to the final part of the launch. As part of the promotion campaign for Pledged, Swallow Press offered a Kindle Fire draw to the bloggers who took part in the blog tour.
All of your names were put into a hat (a bowl actually) and a winner was chosen. And the WINNER is . . . Drum Roll . . .