Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Magic Warble Giveaway

    After winning a copy of The Magic Warble in a giveaway, I was contacted by the author Victoria Simcox and asked if I would be interested in holding a giveaway of my own. I, being a fledling reviewer who has yet to hold any giveaways, immediately jumped on the opportunity. I've already reviewed The Magic Warble and have given it a 3/5. My final conclusion that it is, despite technical issues throughout the book, a cute little book and one that I think will be fairly popular amongst children in the lower range of the targeted age groups(kids 8-10). To read the full reviews, click here.
    Now, onto the things generally expected in a giveaway: author information and details. Never having hosted one of these before I was rather lucky in that Miss.Simcox seems to know what she's doing. She promptly sent be both her bio and an interview, both of which can be read below. The details regarding the giveaway are quite simple. Merely fill sign into the Rafflecopter forum at the very end of this post with the e-mail adress of your choice and choose one or all of the options to enter. I don't like giveaways that run forever, so i've decided to make this one last a week(06/21--06/28). There are three international copies(electronic books, not print) available in this giveaway. Good luck!


Author Bio~

   Victoria was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother, and a Dutch immigrant father. She now lives in Western Washington with her husband, Russ and their three children, Toby, Kristina, and William. Her other family members are a Chihuahua, named Pipsy and two cats, named Frodo and Fritz. Besides being an author, Victoria is a home-schooling mother of twelve years and an elementary school art teacher of eleven years. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys managing her two older children's Celtic band. She also loves writing, reading, painting watercolors, hiking, good movies, and just simply hanging out with her family and friends.

Q: Who reads your manuscripts before you submit them?
A: A few close friends and my daughter. I trust and admire their opinions.
Q:Do you have a day job? Do you hope that writing will be your full time career in the future?
A:I teach elementary school art during the week and I also home-school my youngest son. Even if writing was my full time career, I think I could still handle these other two tasks, which I love doing.
Q:What are you working on now?
A:The third book in The Magic Warble series.
Q:What’s your favorite way to procrastinate?
A: I can push the easy button on this question—youtube and facebook, lol.
Q: Where do you do your best writing? Do you like to have certain surroundings?
A: At my computer, in my bedroom. It's where I always write, unless I'm on the road. I know … I'm a creature of habit.
Q:If you could live in one book for a day, what would it be?

A: Love this question! Hogwarts School in Harry Potter

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  1. Reading was the one element that shaped my childhood, and which sparked my creative imagination which i have never lost. Literature that is aimed at a younger audience essentially still has the main elements for a great read, just without the 'adult' themes that don't always necessarily make a book increadible. I would apsolutely love to have the oportunity of reading this, as it sounds totally origonal and an inspried storyline, that would be just as readable as an older work of fiction. x

    1. I agree--books do not need adult themes in order to appreciated by adults. On the contrary, sometimes the inclusion of adult themes in stories feel incredibly forced and only seem to exist for the sole purpose of boosting the maturity of the book. The beauty of really well written children's books like The Secret Garden or Watership Down is that you can grow with them without having growth forced upon you. If you're in a really philosophical mood you can pick up a children's book and find philosophy. If you're merely nostalgic you can pick up a children's book and just have fun.

  2. I loved to read as a child and read every chance I got. As an adult I still love to read children and teen books.

  3. Merry Christmas!

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