Monthly Archives: February 2012

Competition Winners

To celebrate the release of my first book, I ran a competition on Facebook.

Congratulations to all the winners! And thank you for taking the time to enter.

The winner of the signed copy of Tomorrows Child is Kerry S from South Australia.Kerry also received an eBook copy from Smashwords.

There were three eBook winners – Belinda M from North Qld, Lynne L from Brisbane and Lacey W from North Queensland.

I promised to give away 10 ebooks so this means there are still 6 copies up for grabs.

If you would like to win an eBook copy of Tomorrows Child, just leave a comment, tweet or share my page on Facebook. Be sure to let me know and don’t forget to leave your email address so I can send you the code.

New Cover Art

Here is the slightly tweeked cover art for my book!

Cover Image for Tomorrows Child

Updated Artwork

At first glance, you probably can’t even see the changes!

The text is now white and has been repositioned to make it easier to read.

There is also a little more mist! Especially around the model. Mist is a bit tricky because a little goes a long way. Too much looks tacky and not enough looks incomplete. I think I finally found the right balance.

I adjusted the lighting a little and smoothed the lines that still seemed a little hard when I viewed the image at 100%.  This wasn’t obvious at postage stamp size but it bugged me enough that I had to fix it.

Finally… I am happy with the cover. And just as well, because the print edition will arrive anyday and I will get to see how the cover really looks. Fingers crossed!

I would love to know what you think!

Do you judge a book by its cover? I know I do!

Credit for stock images used here

New Facebook Page

I published my Facebook Authors page today. I wasn’t going to do this just yet because I was happy to accept everyone as a friend. Which I still am, but having a page under my name allows me to run competitions and use JavaScript, which I can’t do here or on my FB friends page.

It also stops my book stuff get lost amongst all my other Facebook Activity.

Here is the link… My FACEBOOK Page

The page has links to my interview with Patty Roberts and a Release Competition which starts today.

My First Author Interview

My first author interview up on Patti Roberts Blog ‘Paradox – The Angels Are Here’. This is really cool, but kinda odd. I have interviewed a lot of people for various articles over the years but never been interviewed myself.

You can check out the interview here http://paradox-theangelsarehere.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/interview-with-australian-author-starr.html

Patti has 10 eBook copies of Tomorrows Child to give away. Simply leave a comment on her blog and be sure to leave your email address so we can send you the code.

Tomorrows Child Published on Smashwords

Phew! I finally finished formatting Tomorrows Child and have uploaded it to Smashwords.

Smashwords is great, but it tends to do all sorts of quirky things to your formatting. It took eight attempts to get it sorted and lots of coffee!But I think I have everything sorted out now.

Here is the link if to check it out on Smashwords.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/128184

If anyone would like a free copy to review my book, just send me an email and I will forward you a coupon.

Now to get it published at Createspace… hmmm more coffee!