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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Fall is Coming so it's Time for a Giveaway!!

Yes, I know it's still August. And I'm in Houston so it's still in the 90's and will stay that way for weeks. But we've had some cooler minutes this summer/month --a few miraculous mornings and evenings where I've been able to sit outside and read or walk the dog without slogging through the humidity. Of course then there have been the days where we come back and the bassett/boxer stands IN her water bowl, then collapses to the kitchen tile clutching her head with her wet paws. I wish I had an equivalent...

Still. Pumpkin ale just showed up on the grocery shelves. And school supplies and fall clothes have been wending their way into stores for a while now. Here where I live, the teachers all went back for inservice this week-- except for the ones who went last week because they've already started school. By this time next week, we'll all be back. And after my long haul in the public classroom, I still feel the pull  of it... It's almost time for high school Friday night football, after all!

I guess I have always love fall because I've set more than one book in that season. DREAMING ANASTASIA takes place in the fall. The sequel to THE SWEET DEAD LIFE, next year's THE A WORD, takes place right before Halloween. There is something about autumn that speaks to me. Something about summer's end and winter's beginning and the promise of spring. A new school year and my birthday and so many other things....

So, how do YOU feel about Fall/Autumn? What's your favorite thing or things? Cause even here in Texas where we are more seasonally challenged, it's still fall in so many ways!

Tell me what you LOVE about fall in the comments and one of you will WIN A SIGNED COPY of THE SWEET DEAD LIFE and a $5 Starbucks gift card!! So you can get a fall beverage once they're on the menu! Can you say Pumpkin Spice?

And come on out this Saturday 8/24 to the Pasadena TX Barnes and Noble at 2 PM where I'll be signing with 2 brilliant authors who are also lovely friends, CC Hunter and Mary Lindsey. Here's the link: http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4535306



5 comments:

Kim Hennessey said...

My favorite thing about fall in Houston is the 2 (maybe 3) days that I can actually open windows. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those days!!!!

Hannah J said...

Don't enter me into the giveaway as I already have a signed copy of TSDL (thanks again soooo much by the way) but my favourite thing about autumn has to be Halloween! I live for anything spooky. Time to crack open the FIMO and make some more ghosts!

javalotta said...

I love the bright blue skies, colorful leaves and cooler temps. We have great "Indian summers" in Colorado and I love to sit on my deck with coffee and a book and enjoy the weather.:)Thanks for the giveaway-I ♡ your books.:)

Kermit and Katherine said...

Hi Joy, I love fall smells. Crisp, clear and kind of smoky. The other day traveling in the boat on the Erie Canal I smelled that crispiness with a whiff of wood fire. It's almost fall. Ahhh....Katherine Burik

Joy Preble said...

javalotta -- you have won the signed copy and the Sbux card!! email me at joypreble at gmail dot com