A little flurry of excitement over the weekend: the just-released audiobook version of The Four Ms. Bradwells showed up on the itunes bestseller list at #12, just ten behind Bossypants. Since I’m a big audio listener, I’m thrilled – and attribute it all to my amazing reader, Karen White.
I first “met” Karen over the phone, when she called to ask me how to pronounce several phrases in the novel. I told her yes it was Me-a, not My-a (in case you were wondering) and referred most of her questions to my Latin expert, John Downey, who is also amazing.
But one of the nicest things that has happened so far on my book tour is I got to meet Karen in person at my reading at Pages in Manhattan Beach (a beautiful store; see the photo at the bottom of the post). She read a little both from my book and from Sarah’s. And she was even nicer and more wonderful in person than she was on the phone.
A small world story, too: It turns out Karen used to be neighbors with my law school housemate Darby Bayliss, who was also at the reading. We all had a great time together afterwards.
To celebrate this bestsellerdom, since I don’t have any CDs of The Four Ms. Bradwells audio, I’m doing a giveaway of your choice: a signed first edition hardcover of my first novel, The Language of Light, which will be rereleased in paperback next month, or a signed set of CDs for The Wednesday Sisters. (If you like to listen on an ipod, like I do, you can stick the disks into your computer and import it into itunes, and you’re good to go.)
To enter to win, just leave a comment below (on the original blog, for those of you who might be seeing this on Goodreads, Amazon, or elsewhere) and make sure you’re a fan on my facebook author page. If you’re the winner and you’re also a fan on Karen’s page (I am!), or have retweeted my tweet of this, I’ll send you both.
Will pull a winner when I get back from Chicago in June. Happy reading and/or listening! – Meg
Post Note: The winner, using the random.org number generator, is Heather McBride, who blogs at ProudBookNerd. Thanks, everyone, for participating!