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Welcome to the blog.

 

Here you will find all the updates on how my writing is going, how the quest for publishing is coming along, and details of any new additions to the website. You will also find any announcements, and the details of where you can find my work.

 

Chelle

Posted By Michelle Birbeck

Just like the title says!


The Last Keeper was reviewed last month on The TBR Pile review blog. And now it's up for Book of the Month!

 

You can vote here: http://thetbrpile.weebly.com/index.html

 

The voting is on the right hand side of the page!


Chelle


 
Posted By Michelle Birbeck

Holidays
As many of you know, I've been working on my first book, The Last Keeper, and it’s due out in 2012. Given that it’s almost Christmas I thought I’d share with you a little something about my character Serenity.

Serenity has been around for a while, and when she was born Christmas didn’t exist. Instead shecelebrated midwinter, the death of winter and beginning of the longer days that bring spring.

As time progressed, traditions changed, and Christmas became a big part of her family’s life. It's the one time of the year that Serenity lets go and has a little fun. As soon as her family has gone to bed on Christmas Eve, she starts decorating. Not a second before. So when they come down for Christmas morning, the tree is up, glittering with decorations, presents are piled high, and Serenity can be found in the kitchen, cooking dinner. It helps that she doesn’t need to sleep and can spend the entire night dragging around boxes of decorations.

The thing about Serenity and the holidays is that if they weren’t there, she wouldn’t notice. But she has her family, people she cares for and loves deeply, and for them, she’d decorate the house for every holiday in the world, so long as her family was happy.

And that’s the real thing about any holiday celebration, whether by fictional characters or people; it’s about family and friends and seeing people smiling and happy.

Now for the giveaways!

Want a sneak peek at The Last Keeper? Simply comment on this blog and you'll be entered into the draw to win an eARC of chapter 1. You've got until midnight GMT, 23rd Dec. Winner will be announced Christmas Eve. (Please leave email address/twitter in your comment)

TWCS Author Blog Hop - Our authors are sharing holiday traditions Dec. 12 - 23. Each day an author will post on their blog a personal holiday tradition or one of their characters. They'll also post the blog hop icon. In the bottom right hand corner is a holiday/winter object. Write these objects down and keep the list handy. We will have a grand prize drawing on TWCS's site (http://www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/publishinghouse). To enter you'll need to have collected all 11 objects.

The prize? An ebook of Season of Love, your choice of paperback (Connected, Take This Regret, Slave, or Fourteen), TWCS mug, bookmarks (many signed by the author). TWCS pen and notepad.

Dec. 12 Veronica Breville http://veronicabrevilleauthor.wordpress.com/

Dec. 13 Kathryn Gayle http://kathryngayle.com/blog/

Dec. 14 JD Watts http://jdwatts.blogspot.com/

Dec. 15 Michele Richard http://michele-richard.blogspot.com/

Dec. 16 Jennifer Schmidt http://jleeschmidt.blogspot.com/

Dec. 17 Sophia Duane http://sophiaduane.blogspot.com/

Dec. 19 Sherri Hayes http://sherri-hayes.blogspot.com/

Dec. 20 Me! http://apps.michellebirbeck.co.uk/Blog/

Dec. 21 Lindsey Gray http://lindsey-gray.blogspot.com/

Dec. 22 C. M. Smith http://cmsmithauthor.blogspot.com/

Dec. 23 E. L. James http://blog.eljamesauthor.com/

 


 
Posted By Michelle Birbeck

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Thank you to everyone who entered, tweeted, and added Consequences to their Goodreads lists.

There were 23 entries over the last two weeks since the contest opened, and I have been writing everyone’s names down in the order that they came in.

Earlier today I went and googled random number generator (I’ve seen it used a few times), and entered the parameters into the thing.

So it was a choice between numbers 1 and 23. And the winning number was 13.

Not so lucky for some, but lucky for…

Midnightatnoon

Congratulations!

Please DM me on twitter, or email me at admin@michellebirbeck.co.uk with your address, and I will send your signed book to you!

Chelle


 
Posted By Michelle Birbeck


It’s giveaway time!

A little while ago I mentioned that I wanted to host a giveaway once my first story Consequences was out. I also mentioned that I wanted to do one when I reached 2000 followers on twitter. Well, it just so happens that these two have coincided with each other nicely.

So here’s the deal. I have a signed copy of Consequences to give away to one lucky person. The competition is open to everyone, worldwide. And here’s what you have to do:

You have four options for entering:

1: Follow me on twitter and tweet: Tweet this for a chance to win a signed copy of Consequences by @michellebirbeck see http://apps.michellebirbeck.co.uk/Blog for details!

2: like me on facebook and tag me on your wall with: Repost this for a chance to win a signed copy of Consequences by @michellebirbeck see http://apps.michellebirbeck.co.uk/Blog for details! (Make sure you tag me in the post or I won't get the notification about it!)

3: add Consequences to your Goodreads to read list.

4: comment on this blog (please remember to check back when the winner is announced).

The giveaway will be open from today (28/10/11) through until the 14th November. After the 14th, everyone who entered will be put into a hat and one of you will be drawn out.

It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, anyone can enter, but you can only enter once for each one of the ways above. So, once on twitter, once on facebook, once on Goodreads, and once on the blog, for a grand total of four chances each.

Finally, the winner will be announced on the 15th of November. I’ll put up a blog post with details of what happens next.

Good luck!

Chelle

Consequences Giveaway


 
Posted By Michelle Birbeck
Winner!
This last week has been Armchair BEA week, and during the week I ran a giveaway. All you had to do was follow me on twitter, or if you were already following me, give me a shout and let me know that you wanted in.
 
So, after a week of meeting lots of new people and some great Armchair BEA posts, here it is, the name of the winner of the giveaway:
 
Imabookshark
 
I'll be giving you a shout over on twitter very soon!
 
Keep an eye on the links page of the site for new and exciting stuff!
 
Chelle