On March 12, 2010 I posted on the old blog about a new book on my radar, Wintercraft by Jenna Burtenshaw. Despite coming down with a nasty cold, I was over the moon about this new YA Fantasy novel. But I realized it was not due out in the US till the following year. Sigh. I could wait, and wait I did. During that time I came to know Wintercraft’s author, Jenna a little better. She found me on Twitter and we soon started up mini conversations on Wintercraft, books, birds, moths and more! Jenna is one of a handful of wonderful people I’ve met online that I can see myself spending time with in “real life.” If only we didn’t live an ocean apart!
In the Fall of last year, she surprised me when she bought a bookmark from my Etsy shop!! Since then she’s bought a couple other goodies from my shop. After her last purchase she asked if I’d like to be put on a list to review the US version of Wintercraft, Shadowcry! I said, yes–of course. 😉
Sadly, months passed and there was no sign of Shadowcry. 😦
Jenna decided it was time to take matters into her own hands and this is how I came to hold this small parcel in my hands:
Inside was not a copy of Shadowcry, but of Wintercraft!!!
Thank you so much, Jenna! Though it has not even been a full year, it seems like I’ve been waiting ages. And now you not only have one eager reader, but two. My daughter is looking forward to reading Wintercraft too!
For those of you who haven’t heard (God forbid) of Wintercraft here are some links:
Wintercraft Official Website (with awesome book trailer)
On Twitter @JennaBurtenshaw
How wonderful for you Amanda! I want to find a galley to read so that I can tag along on your adventure. But maybe I should get a life of my own … lol?! :O)
Amanda Makepeace said:
If my review copy of Shadowcry ever shows I will share it with you! 😀
I hope you enjoy the story, Amanda.
Especially after waiting so long!
Kimberly McLaughlin said:
So cool! Glad you got your copy !!!