Lots and lots of new things!

Emma Jane Holloway
October 13, 2016  •  No Comments

I realize that I haven’t posted here for a bit.  I have a very good excuse – this website is getting rebuilt and will be merged with my other website. The prototype looks fabulous and this project will result in a single blog, all my publications under one virtual roof, and more effective communication all around. I’m on a campaign to simplify things so there may be other redirects and tweaks about the place, but this will result in more news getting to the right places and less of the author running from site to site like a headless chicken. Frankly, when I think “oh, I should write a post,” I get stalled when I have to decide where to put it, and then I think I should write more so that every site gets one, and I end up doing nothing. Not good, so I’m renovating.


Winners! Or at least some of them!

Sharon Ashwood
August 1, 2016  •  1 Comment

The draw for a 5 copies of POSSESSED BY A WARRIOR have been made and I’ve had 3 responses.  Congrats to Chris, Sharon, and Karen–your books are on the way.  The two remaining winners have until August 5 to reply or I’m drawing two more names. If you’re reading this and entered the draw, check your email!


Blog Tour!

Sharon Ashwood
July 27, 2016  •  No Comments

I’ll be here, there and everywhere talking about ENCHANTED GUARDIAN!  Enter to win Camelot Reborn books 1 and 2 and a $50 Amazon gift certificate!
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July 27 Guest Blog

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Giveaway! Enchanted Guardian release countdown!

Sharon Ashwood
July 25, 2016  •  No Comments

Book 2 of the Camelot Reborn series is just about here! Enter to win a paperback copy using the Goodreads widget below.

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Enchanted Guardian by Sharon Ashwood

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Giveaway ends August 08, 2016.

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Enchanted Warrior Giveaway!

Sharon Ashwood
July 12, 2016  •  No Comments

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Enchanted Warrior by Sharon Ashwood

Enchanted Warrior

by Sharon Ashwood

Giveaway ends July 22, 2016.

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Read a RITA Finalist!

Sharon Ashwood
July 3, 2016  •  40 Comments

Possessed_by_a_WolfTo celebrate the fact that POSSESSED BY A WOLF is a RITA finalist, I’m giving away 5 autographed paperback copies!  And this contest is especially for the blog readers and newsletter folks–no social media expertise required to enter this one.

All you need to do is leave a comment to this post.  However, if you want an extra chance to win, name your favorite Sharon Ashwood character.  Feel free to check out the book pages or Monsterpedia to jog your memory–your choice can be from any book and doesn’t need to be a main character. Contest closes July 22 at midnight PST.

And by the way, thank you to all you fabulous readers who’ve made by book dreams come true!


Works in progress

Sharon Ashwood
June 27, 2016  •  No Comments

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Father’s Day

Emma Jane Holloway
June 19, 2016  •  No Comments

Father’s Day is an odd thing for me. I’ve grown used to the endless advertisements celebrating Dads. I certainly don’t begrudge the holiday, but it does highlight the fact that my own father passed away some time ago and each reminder gives me a twinge. But, I’m happy to say I remember the good times we tea_and_bookshared more strongly than any sadness I might feel. I adored my father. Yes, I saw his flaws and the chaos he sometimes caused but I was still a Daddy’s girl. He taught me a lot, including how to cling to my round-peg self in a world full of square holes.

He would have been an inveterate steampunk given the chance. He loved Monty Python, waistcoats, the Pre-Raphaelites, marmalade, British mysteries, tea, sausage rolls, and books. And books. And books.

Happy Father’s Day. Surely the afterlife is a library with easy chairs and a tea trolley.


The fortunes of a book in haiku

Emma Jane Holloway
June 15, 2016  •  No Comments

I lay no great claim to poetic talent, but some days I need to amuse myself:

 

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Mammoths!

Sharon Ashwood
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2016-06-11 12.13.00Our local museum has a special exhibit this summer, “Mammoths! Giants of the Ice Age.” It’s done in partnership with The Field Museum in Chicago. Among the things to see is Lyuba, a 40,000 year-old baby woolly mammoth discovered frozen in Siberia. Apparently she drowned and through an accident of ice and bacteria, the poor thing stayed pretty much intact until discovered in 2007 by some reindeer herders.

Lyuba was remarkable but sad. The exhibit as a whole was fascinating. There were bones and artist’s recreations of heads of mastodons and mammoths (who knew there was a difference?) and lots of other elephantine relations. It’s a wonderful exhibit for kids because there are lots of interactive activities. Even as a non-kid, I enjoyed the straightforward presentation of the material. It reminded me of how much I loved biology in school–and how much of this stuff could be applied to a fantasy novel, because these critters were BIIIIGGG!  There were some life-sized statues I took photos of. The short-faced bear made a grizzly look small and I couldn’t get the whole mastodon into the frame.

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