Wednesday, 23 April 2014

World Book & Copyright Day/ RRBC All the Rave Giveaway

Hello, Wonderful People of cyber world!!

As most of you know, I am the Hospitality Director of the uber-supportive RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB, and when I say uber-supportive, I mean UBER-SUPPORTIVE!! This group is phenomenal! Not only do I have the chance to connect with some very talented authors, BUT they also offer some awesome perks…like a chance at being the Club’s Book of the Month OR a “SPOTLIGHT” Author OR a #PUSHTUESDAY Winner. The best part is, it’s totally FREE TO JOIN!! I know you must be curious, so here’s the website: advantage of this wonderful information and JOIN today!! It will be the best decision you’ve ever made!!

Because I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club, I am posting something very special and very exciting that we are about to embark on. We are conducting a Raffle-copter giveaway! Just another reason RRBC rocks!!

World Book & Copyright Day is April 23 this year. Are you familiar with this holiday? No? Well, let me tell you about it……

WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY is such a symbolic date for world literature, celebrating books and their authors. Formalized by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), this day pays a world-wide tribute to the art of writing, by encouraging everyone to discover the joys of reading. UNESCO created this day to not only promote reading and publishing, but also to make authors aware of their protection under copyright law.

So what is RRBC offering? An “ALL THE RAVE” GIVEAWAY…CELEBRATING WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY. How exciting is that?!?

Thanks to the awesome members of Rave Reviews Book Club, we have compiled some amazing gift packages of BOOKS, both in Kindle and Nook formats. There are a number of ways to gain entries and many chances to win!! All you have to do is visit our website, the WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT tab and utilize the Raffle-copter to enter. The best part? This is open to EVERYONE, members and non-members!!!

The giveaway will run from Wednesday, April 23 through Saturday, April 26. The winners will be announced on Sunday, May 4 in the Rave Reviews Online Newsletter.

So, what are you waiting for??? Rush over to the RRBC Website

One last note…to really THANK those that have helped make our celebration of World Book & Copyright Day a success, the Governing Board of RRBC would like to thank those members that have so graciously donated to this special giveaway:

Alex Jones, Atoyia Pencil, Beem Weeks, Bette A. Stevens, Bruce A. Borders, Christopher Pepper, Clarissa Simmens, Dale Furse, David A. Kimmel, Doris Dancy, Garrett Addison, Jacob Quarterman, Jane Yates, Julia Barrett, Karen Ingalls, Kasper Beaumont, Kathryn Treat, Kish Knight, Leisl Kaberry, Lorraine Pestell, Michelle Abbott, Michelle Weidenbenner, Nicholas Rossis, Peter Muller, Rebecca Nolen, Rea Nolan Martin, Rhani D’Chae, Roderick Davidson, Sahara Foley, Sara Furlong Burr, Seve Verdad, Shelley Young, Shirley Slaughter, Stevie Turner, and V.C. Arran.

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Friday, 18 April 2014

Open Connection Interview with Sarah Komadina : Part A

Courtesy of CFTK TV

Last December I had the opportunity to drive to Terrace, which is a 45 minute drive from my home town, for an interview on CFTK TV's Open Connection with Sarah Komadina.
Turned out to be a great day to go... it hadn't snowed in a few weeks, so when did it decide to start? The morning I was heading to our neighbouring town. 
Now you need to understand the way its snows up here... we live in a rainforest and boy can it rain! Not so much that heavy downpour kind of rain but just a constant pitter patter for days on end. Now when the temperature sits around the 0 degree mark that precipitation tends to hit as snow (a logical conclusion perhaps) and it can pack a punch when it does, building up to a foot of snow in a few short hours.
The drive to Terrace is an ordinarily beautiful trip amongst tall green pines shooting up into the sky. Add a layer of white to the whole scene and it becomes picturesque although sometimes slippery and can be quite dangerous at some winding parts.
So when it began to snow on the morning of my interview, I became a little bit nervous... I mean, its one thing to make it up there but if the snow was to ensue, the drive back could become mighty treacherous. I had already had to postpone my interview the day before for a Christmas concert at my kids school and there was no guarantee the following day would be any better. I decided to chance it, driving my husbands 4WD for extra security. Thankfully the road wasn't too bad, although I had to drive with care and I made it in time... running into the CFTK TV studios protecting my book with my body, my freshly straitened hair getting wet from snow.
I was welcomed by a smiling Sarah Komadina who was warm and friendly making me feel at ease straight away.

A big breath to calm down, 
forget about the snow and whether or not I will struggle to make it back... 
just be glad heavy snow fall doesn't cause the schools to close or I'd be in trouble.

Seated at a round table with Sarah, drinking water from an Open Connection mug and having a few laughs, I began to ease up and ready myself for the interview.
After we were done filming, we took a few pics with Sarah and awesome Producer Robert Pictou  before I made the trek back. 
Thankfully the snow, while a little heavier was not too bad and I managed to make it back into town safely. A good day, albeit snowy.
The next day there was a good couple of feet of snow when we got up in the morning. I got the kids off to the bus alright and then had to pick them up an hour later from school... seems snow doesn't stop school... but a lack of power from a power cut in the area does. Phew! good thing my interview was the day before.