Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tales from the promotion front

I made up some fliers about my book, with the cover art on the front and an excerpt on the back, and decided to give one to an instructor of mine who likes fantasy. So I taped a chocolate toonie to the front, wrote "Hi Michelle, take a look!" on a Post-It, stuck that on the flier and slipped it into her mailbox.

Today Michelle told me that when she found it, at first she was pleased to get candy. "Then I looked at the flier," she said. "And I thought, oh, that's interesting. Marian found a fantasy author with the same name as her!"

And I have a giveaway on Goodreads for a trade paperback copy of Before the Storm. If you're in the States or Canada, hit it for a chance to win!

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Before the Storm (Eden Trilogy) by Marian Perera

Before the Storm

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Maria Zannini said...

That is just way too funny!

LOL! What did she say after you set her straight?

Randall said...

Amusingly, there are two authors who have exactly the same name as me.

Marian Perera said...

Oh, she set herself straight. After a moment (and possibly after the candy), she thought, "Wait a minute... why would Marian leave me a flier about someone else's book?"

Randall - that's unusual, I've never heard of anyone who shared their name with two other writers. Hopefully not in the same genre. That wouldn't just be odd, that would be the plot of Stephen King's next novel.

DRC said...

I share my name with a famous sex therapist from Ireland. She's published numerous books and DVDs on the subject...but the fantasy I write is completely different to hers...lol

Sarpedon said...

and I share my name with an obnoxious comedian

Randall said...


No, one writes Nonfiction and the other seems to do thrillers. Otherwise, I think one of them would have to change it a bit.