Thursday, August 17, 2017

Time to do a book giveaway ...

T'was the big awards night earlier this week and despite my most fervent hopes, Fuzzy was not a winner on the night. There were just too many excellent books to pick from. Big and most hearty congratulations go to all the amazing winners:

Best Picture Book
That's Not a Hippopotamus
Juliette MacIver and Sarah Davis
Gecko Press

Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction
My New Zealand Story
Bastion Point: 507 Days on Takaparawha
Tania Roxborogh

Elsie Locke Award for Non Fiction
Jack and Charlie: Boys of the Bush
Josh and Jack Marcotte
Penguin Random House

Copyright Licensing Award for Young Adult Fiction
The Severed Land
Maurice Gee
Penguin Random House

Te Kura Pounamu Award for Te Reo Maori
Te Kaihanga Mapere
Sacha Cotter and Josh Morgan
translated by Kawata Teepa

Best First Book Award
The Discombobulated Life of Summer Rain
Julie Lamb
Makaro Press

The Russell Clark Award for Illustration and Margaret Mahy Book of the Year
David Elliot
Otago University Press

But neither Fuzzy Doodle nor I have been completely without some good fortune lately 😊 As mentioned previously, Fuzzy will be published across Asia (China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia) by Scholastic Asia in October. And in more good news I have been awarded Creative New Zealand funding toward completing my new project, in the most recent quick response round. I have applied many times (at least 7, maybe more) for direct funding over the years and it is a thrill to finally be successful. And I am VERY EXCITED by this project.

So ... I have decided to do a little giveaway to celebrate. I have one signed copy of Fuzzy Doodle and one signed copy of A Winter's Day in 1939 as prizes. Please tell me in the comments section here on the blog how many countries Fuzzy Doodle will be in across Asia, and tell me whether you want the picture book or the novel as your prize. I will pick randomly from any and all correct entries.You have until 5pm next Thursday. And ... go


girlforall seasons said...

13 countries across Asia. I'd like the picture book please.

Monique Wiles said...

Congratulations on your successes Melinda and all the best with your new exciting project. I would love a coy of Fuzzy Doodle which will soon be published in 13 Asian Countries thanks to Scholastic Asia!

Roberta Queiroga said...

13 countries and I would love the Fuzzy Doodle please.

Out of the Rabbit Hole said...

13 Countries and we would love Fuzzy Doodle.

Kimberley said...

13 countries. We have"A Winter's Day in 1939", so would love your new picture book.

Terry Fitz said...

Hi Melinda, "Fuzzy Doodle" will be enjoyed by 'one-n-all' in 13 Asian countries - would love a copy of this picture book having heard you reading it!

girlforall seasons said...

Thanks Melinda. I'm so excited!
I'll send you my details in a private message.