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December 12th, 2008
Holiday Design Giveaway

Christmas Contest

It’s a luggage cart magically going through the wall at platform 9 ¾ King’s Cross Station in London, England, not a shopping cart, but I couldn’t resist post the photo as an announcement for my Christmas Giveaway!

My website has been designed by the amazing Frauke Spanuth of Croco Designs. Frauke also does the artwork for my ads, creates my book trailers, and designs my promotion materials such as bags, bookmarks, and postcards.

I noticed Bantam author Sherry Thomas’s terrific contest to give a $25 X-mas voucher to giveaway for Croco Designs, and when I mentioned to Frauke what a great idea it was, she invited me to do the same.

With a $25 design voucher, you can have a banner designed, or even bookmarks or postcards to promote an upcoming book. Or put that toward the creation of a really stunning book trailer or website, or have your MySpace page redesigned to catch your readers’ attention or highlight your author brand.

To win, just answer the following question, and I’ll chose the winner on December 24, 2008.

Which book would you most like to receive under the tree this Christmas? (It can be any authors’—doesn’t have to be one of mine ;-).

As for the luggage cart, Harry Potter fans will know platform 9 ¾, which really does exist. On my recent research trip to London, my co-travellers arranged to meet me there for lunch. I was dubious and my aunt, who lives in Yorkshire, believed my friends were setting me up. But when I checked with a porter, sure enough, he pointed me to the platform.


7 comments to “Holiday Design Giveaway”

  1. Shelli Stevens
      · December 12th, 2008 at 10:06 pm · Link

    Ooooh see I’m just happy to see a book under my tree. I treated myself to the last one I really had to see. And that was Master of Torment. Now…hmm maybe the third and fourth book in the Twilight series. Not that I’ve read the first or second yet :mrgreen:

  2. Sharon Page
      · December 14th, 2008 at 8:02 am · Link

    Hi Shelli,
    True enough–any book is a delight. Years ago I used to love to take a couple of hours in the afternoon on Xmas day and just read. That doesn’t happen now!

    Like you, I’m hoping to read some of the Twilight Series soon–I’ve read bits and pieces and just haven’t found the time to do the whole thing. I did recently read The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong, and could not put it down. It’s terrific.

  3. Karen Erickson
      · December 14th, 2008 at 9:04 am · Link

    Hi Sharon! Your website is gorgeous – Croco does such beautiful work!

    Hmmm, that question is tough. Like Shelli, I’d be happy to see any book under the tree. But you know what would make me really happy? A gift card to B&N or Amazon! Then I could get any book I wanted. Heh heh heh…

    Happy Holidays! :mrgreen:

  4. Deidre
      · December 14th, 2008 at 12:14 pm · Link

    Oooh….just one? What I would really love would be if there were just one more book in the Harry Potter series and I found it under me tree on Christmas morning. I’m so sad that it’s all over, but she ended it well. What an amazing story, huh?


  5. Sharon Page
      · December 16th, 2008 at 2:31 pm · Link

    Hi Karen,
    Thank you for the compliment on my site, and I completely agree that Croco does amazing work. She created a look that was just perfect! And I’m very thrilled with what she did for my home page, so I can have news posted, my current release and upcoming release.

    I love gift cards myself–it’s a great excuse to go the bookstore. And I always get more books than the card covers, because while I’m there….

  6. Sharon Page
      · December 16th, 2008 at 2:34 pm · Link

    Hi Deidre,
    I find series endings hard because I know I’m leaving a world I’ve grown to love, that’s become a part of my life.

    If you do find a magical Harry Potter sequel under your tree, send it to me when you’re done 🙂 They were great stories!

  7. Carol Thompson
      · December 17th, 2008 at 12:52 pm · Link

    Actyally I would like a book I know my husband has been meaning to buy.

    He is a fantasy freak and has wanted the latest Steven Erikson – Malzan book called Toll The Hounds