UPDATE: June 19, 2012, 9:37pm PST.
And now, because you're all so awesome, double your chance to win!
I've so been enjoying all your animal choices and descriptive words! Can't wait to tell you what they mean, according to this party game. I'll post that information along with the names of the winners the morning of June 21. Morning my time, here in Hollywood, Califonia, that is.
But I've also decided to give away not one but TWO ARCs of Otherkin!
Yes that's 2, deux, due, dos, iki (that's Turkish. I can count to 29 in Turkish. Long story.) つ (that's Japanese, according to Google translator) copies of the book will be mailed off to two of you lovely folks, selected at random.
If you haven't entered yet, what are you waiting for? Read the original post, below, to see what you need to do.
The deadline to enter is Midnight (Hollywood, California time), June 20, 2012. Winner announced the next morning. This is open to everyone in all countries anywhere mail can be delivered. I love to travel. If I'm lucky maybe some day I'll come visit you and the ARC and we can chat. Maybe have a nice cup of tea, or whatever they like to drink in your country.
And if you don't win, don't worry. I'll be doing another giveaway at the end of June, with another party game question to celebrate my and my Dad's birthdays.
In celebration of my Mom coming to visit this weekend, and to thank you, the readers of this blog, I'm giving away a personally autographed advanced reader copy (ARC) of my book! Woo hoo!
Unlike the giveaway on Goodreads, this is open to international folks. The winner will be chosen randomly.
All you need to do is leave a comment below telling me:
1. Your favorite animal;
2. Three adjectives describing that animal.
Why? Because it's fun, and because Otherkin is about people who shapeshift into animals. I'll choose the winner from among the commenters using this random number generator.
This is actually part of a party game, and it supposedly says something interesting about you. Hee hee. I'll reveal what that is (and if you know, don't tell!) when I announce the winner, next Thursday, June 21.
For the record, when I was asked this question at a party (before I knew what it supposedly meant about me) I said that my favorite animal is a cat. (It's actually a tiger, but I went more general rather than specific for some reason. You should feel free to be as general or specific as you like.)
And the three adjectives I chose were: cuddly, playful, and sleek.
There is no right or wrong answer! If you don't really have a favorite animal, just try to think what cool animal skill (flying, stalking, camouflage) you'd like to have and brainstorm from there.
The contest is officially open now and will close at 12am Pacific Time on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. I'll announce the winner the next day, get your info, sign a book, throw in a cool bookmark, and mail it off to wherever you are.
Can't wait to see what you guys post!