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How To Win A Love Song ARCOctober 18, 2009


You would think it would be easy, wouldn't it? I think people hire other people to set this kind of thing up. And I could have. But I'm stubborn and I like to do things on my own. Gets me in trouble sometimes. But now I have total control over that mailing list and you know what that means?

Next week I'm giving away a copy of HOW TO KNIT A LOVE SONG (in galley form).


Your chance to read it, far in advance of all your friends who sadly (VERY SADLY) have to wait till March 23rd. All you have to do to be in the drawing is sign up for my mailing list! You may have already received an email from me (in which case just click on that link in the email and you're all set -- Oh! and check your spam filter if you think you should have got one -- it might gone there) or if not, JUST CLICK HERE to sign yourself up.

BONUS: Every month I'll be giving away a little something, randomly, to someone on my list. Just for fun. Because, no lie, I love my readers. You already know that.

Not to get even more sappy, but I gotta tell you this. So this last week I've been making this email list. I didn't have a good method for keeping track of people last October, when I announced I'd made the sale to HarperCollins, so when people told me they wanted to be on my mailing list, I'd just label them in my gmail account with the label WRITINGLIST. Highly technical, I know.

A solid year later, I've been copying and pasting each and every email address into an Excel spreadsheet. As I've been doing that, I've been rereading each email. Oh, my goodness. You all made me cry again. I'd almost (but not quite) forgotten that giddy head-over-heels complete sense of disbelief I'd had when I'd made the sale. The lifelong dream coming true. Published. A real author.

You all made me realize that all over again. Some of you have been with me since the very beginning of this knitblogging journey and some of you are relatively new (hi! I'm nice! I like salt a lot and I'm not good at sleeping although I'm getting better!). But you're why I come back to this space, again and again, and I thank you. I adore you.

So once a month, I'm gonna put something in the mail to someone. It might be you. In fact, I hope it is. (Sign up! I won't sell or share your email, ever, I promise.)

I'll draw a winner next week, on Monday, October 26th. Yay!

CLICK HERE to sign up (or put in your name and email and hit JOIN again if you're unsure if you're subscribed -- it'll confirm it for you -- I'm the kind of person who likes a little extra assurance.)


You are so adorable I can't stand it. :D Congratulations, again. I'm looking forward to March 23. :D

I am so amazingly excited for you! I have really enjoyed following your path to publication and as a writer and knitter myself, you're a definite inspiration! Yay for the book coming out! :)

Ditto what Ayla said. And of course I'm on the list. And if I don't win a copy I'm damn well buying one!


Hi Rachael,
I tried to subscribe to the mailing list and it keeps telling me I have to confirm, but I don't see any way to do that. Would you add me? Thanks! (Faithful Reader here :)

Will you autograph the ARC for the lucky winner???

Thought of you yesterday when I ran the Nike Half-my goal since I have never done one and I ran the whole thing! Woot! Despite being in bed with the probable swine flu all week -emerged from it Friday-I was able to do it. A dream-and look at your book and your dream. Harriet and Runty would be so proud-

A newsletter!! *wags tail* I signed up, but not because of the chance for free goodies, but because you crack me up! And, I want to support a talented writer (you). I'm so looking forward to getting your book on March 23!

I want to win! I want to win! I want to read the book now! Mostly because I'm thinking of doing Nano, and your book would be such a great inspiration.

Either way, I'll be buying (pre-ordering!) several copies. Woohoo!

Yay! I'm so excited for you...someday we'll say we all read you when you were just starting out.

I clicked! I clicked! Do I win yet? Oo, I hope I win. How awesome! Bonus by getting updates! Woot!

Got it and clicked. Thanks Rachael - can't wait 4 the book!

And, um, moar didjit peekshoors pleeze?

Last year, my Roxie kitteh was gone 4 like a month. Didgit was already MY hero, but I got lots of linkies to your blog from the ravelers who shored me up till she got help coming home. I luvz digit updates!

Oh wow! I haven't been here in a *really* long time, and I've just moved to the west coast, and I saw that you're teaching at knit-one-one, and so I clicked through, and here you are WITH A NOVEL COMING OUT, and I remember back when knitblogging was just this weird thing some folks did. Congratulations, girl! So proud and excited for you! YAY!

AS a fellow knitter and writer, congrats. I'm looking forward to the read.

Rachael--What a beautiful title!! I love it, and can't wait until March to read your first published book. :) Take care,

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