January is Down Under Author Showcase Month!
How many trips of a lifetime begin by opening a book or turning a page? Are Australia and New Zealand at the top of your “most desired vacation” destinations? Well, beginning in January, you can begin your journey to these faraway places through the books and stories of 28 Down Under writers. For the entire month of January, Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is showcasing 28 authors from Australia and New Zealand. Journey by way of these authors stories and settings through the mountainous regions and rocky coasts, and cities of New Zealand, or the vastly different and beautiful territories of Australia! Get to know the authors and let them act as your travel guides, introducing you to faraway countries, places they call home.
Think everyone in the US, CAN, AUS, and NZ all speak the same English? Oh the joy of discovering what an “esky”, “chilly bin”, “jandals”, “mozzie” or even a “woop-woop” is. Each day brings a new author, new books, new giveaways and, yes, new surprises. In addition to these wonderful authors and their novels, Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words has multiple event prizes to be awarded to readers who participate in the Down Under Author Showcase Scavenger Hunt.
Visit each author’s page in January, search out the Scavenger Hunt word or phrase, and then follow the directions on the Showcase page at our website. For all the details and information for our first January Down Under Author Showcase, visit http://scatteredthoughtsandroguewords.com Check out our participating authors below as scheduled:
Down Under Showcase Authors
1/1/2015 Christian Baines
1/2/2015 Nicki J. Markus
1/3/2014 Anne Barwell
1/5/2015 N.J. Nielson
1/6/2015 L.J. LaBarthe
1/7/2015 Michelle Rae
1/8/2015 Renae Kaye
1/9/2015 John Wiltshire
1/10/2015 N. R. Walker
1/12/2015 John Terry Moore
1/13/2015 Beany Sparks
1/14/2015 A.B. Gayle
1/15/2015 Lisa Henry
- Author Contests (28): Each author is offering giveaways on their particular day (with individual Rafflecopter Links).
- Down Under Author Scavenger Hunt:
What is the Down Under Author Scavenger Hunt? Search out the words or phrases highlighted in green somewhere in each Down Under Author of the Day’s post. Write them down. Then on February 1st, send all of them in (check them twice) to email@example.com. Seven winners will be picked to receive the following:
1st Prize: $75.00 Amazon Gift Card
2nd and 3rd Prize (2 winners): Australian Goodies Gift Basket or New Zealand Goodies Gift Basket (your choice)
4th and 5th Prize (2 winners): Smaller Australian Goodies Gift Basket or New Zealand Goodies Gift Basket (your choice)
6th Prize: Under the Southern Cross Anthology (6 books) from Dreamspinner Press
7th Prize: Speak Kangaroo by Matthew Davis
- Bottom Drawer Publications will provide a $20 gift voucher to spend in our shop and a copy of each of the e-books from our participating authors:
Mythica – L. J. LaBarthe
Cutting Out – Meredith Shayne
Second Chances Anthology -contains 2 stories contributed by Lisa Harris (Heart of Glass) and Bette Browne (Dirty Martini)
Raffelcopter Bottom Drawer Publications Giveaway Link:
Wayward Ink Publishing Sponsor Contest:
WAYWARD INK PRIZES: 3 x $25 gift cards. To enter to win one of three gift cards. Use this Rafflecopter link:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
- Vacationeers to NZ and AUS! This contest is for you! We would love to have the people who have vacationed/visited our Down Under countries to share their memories and photos, their favorite places to visit or eat or whatever they wish to share. A special prize will be saved for one winner picked from all the participants who guest blog with us all month long. Just send in your memories or places to share, short or long or anything in between anytime between now and January 31st. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and watch for your post to appear throughout the month.
Over 37 prizes to be awarded this month! Don’t miss out on a day of Down Under Author Showcase.