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Launch! Party! Prizes!

6 Aug

It’s here! Sleepless Knights has arrived, fighting fit and champing at the bit to meet readers.

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A huge thank you to all those who came along to the Launch Party on Saturday in Cardiff. Wine was drunk, sweets and cake were eaten (to see more work by cake-maker extraordinaire Leah Humphreys, head here) You really helped to make not just the book’s launch, but also my first ever nerve-tinged public reading, a complete blast from start to finish.

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In other round-up news, we’ve had new quotes in from the brilliant Toby Whithouse (Doctor Who & Being Human) and a starred review in Library Journal. You can read them in full, and order the book direct from Atomic Fez, right here, where you can also still check out the first chapter for free! And blogger Jenni Nock has kindly reviewed Sleepless Knights over on Juniper’s Jungle, where you’ll also find a wide selection of reviews, snippets and eloquent enthusiasm on the world of books and beyond.

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And now without further ado, time to announce the…

SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS NAME THE KNIGHT COMPETITION WINNER!

Congratulations to Mary de Bruyn, who made the closest guess to my own knight-naming, based on the cover, which were:

1. Lancelot

2. Gawain

3. Pellinore

4. Lucas

5. Perceval

6. Arthur

7. Kay

Your Questing Kit will shortly be galumphing its way through the Canadian postal channels, with the signed Advance Reading Copy hot on its heels.

And, speaking of signed ARCs (which sounds like one of the terrors of the Fire Swamp, but I digress)…

COMPETITION WINNERS II: THE DIORAMAS OF GLORY!

Thanks to everyone who joined in with the Sleepless Knights #dioramafriday on twitter (check out the hashtag to see them in full). The entries were a pun-tastic and imaginative delight, and in the end I chose two winners. A signed ARC apiece go firstly to @Indigo_Blues_ who won points for background detail, knight & dragon, plus the creation of a mini version of the book! Check it out here

And the second winner is Zoe, aka @SaidHanrahan, for her selection of minifig-based knight escapades, such as this little beauty. Top diorama’ing skills, both!