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Returning My Sister's Face: Virtual Launch Party

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Welcome to the virtual launch party of my debut short story collection, Returning My Sister’s Face: And Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice, co-hosted by Facebook and LiveJournal. Help yourself to a flute of champagne or a cup of sake!




To kick things off, I’ve got a couple announcements:


Returning My Sister’s Face is now available from Barnes & Noble and will be available any day now from Amazon (U.S., UK, France, Germany, and Japan).


I’m also selling autographed copies for $23 USD with free shipping and handling anywhere in the U.S. or Canada (overseas folks, please email me about shipping rates). Paypal payments from your PayPal cash balance may be directed to eugie@eugiefoster.com at the PayPal site: http://www.paypal.com. (For credit card payments, see below*.)

If you order one this month, I’ll include for free a limited edition Returning My Sister’s Face audio MP3 CD containing five of the stories, including one previously unreleased and read by myself, plus a bonus story.


Contents:


• ”The Tiger Fortune Princess” read by Norm Sherman, produced and podcast by Drabblecast (Mar. 2008).
• “The Snow Woman’s Daughter” read by cunning minx, produced and podcast by Escape Pod (Aug. 2007).
• “The Tanuki-Kettle” read by Tina Connolly with an introduction by M. K. Hobson, produced and podcast by Podcastle (Oct. 2008).
• “The Archer of the Sun and the Lady of the Moon” read by me, an original audio production.
• “Returning My Sister’s Face” read by Stephen Eley, produced and podcast by Pseudopod (Sept. 2006).
• Bonus Story: “Souls of Living Wood” read by me, an original audio production.


Next, what’s a party without prizes and party favors?

The grand prize is an autographed copy of Returning My Sister’s Face, which will be awarded by a random drawing at the end of today**. To get your chance to win, either:


• Post a shout-out on your blog for Returning My Sister’s Face with a link to this post***; or
• Join my Eugie Foster: Author Facebook group. This group will provide updates and info about Returning My Sister’s Face, my other publication news, and give folks a chance to give me some feedback and criticism, or ask that niggling question you’ve had about how I ended up with a pet skunk.


If you do both, you double your chance to win!

I’m also doing two additional random drawings for the Returning My Sister’s Face audio CD that I mentioned above, one drawing for shout-out folks and one for folks joining my Facebook group.

Finally, everyone who gives my collection a shout-out, joins my Facebook group, or comments to this post anytime this month will get exclusive access to my original audio reading of “The Archer of the Sun and the Lady of the Moon.” I plan to make it free to the public in April, but until then, it’s password protected.

[Edit: For LJ users, the password is now available at this locked post.]



* For credit card PayPal payments only, please use this address: buy@eugiefoster.com. Otherwise, please use eugie@eugiefoster.com. (Saves me fees.)
** To avoid timezone issues, "today" is based on UTC/GMT -11, so if it's Sunday, March 1, 2009, anywhere in the world, it counts as today.
*** I’m trying out the new pingback LJ function, but if you’re an LJ user without a paid or permanent account, please drop me a comment to let me know you’ve posted a shout-out so I can enter you in the drawing. If you’re on another blogging platform, as long as you’ve got pings enabled, I should get notice of it—but drop me a comment here if you want to make extra certain.
I'm feeling:
ecstatic ecstatic
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On March 1st, 2009 05:20 am (UTC), marshall_payne commented:
Congrats, Eugie!! Super coolness!
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On March 1st, 2009 05:54 am (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, Marshall!
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On March 1st, 2009 07:16 am (UTC), fosteronfilm commented:
Wow.
I am more proud than I can ever express. Congratulations!
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On March 1st, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Re: Wow.
Awww, thank you, sweetie! Love my hubby.
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On March 1st, 2009 09:02 am (UTC), pdlloyd commented:
Hi! Congratulations on your new book! I posted a short mention of your launch party in my journal at: http://pdlloyd.livejournal.com/66011.html.
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On March 1st, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thank you! Greatly appreciate the shout-out!
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On March 1st, 2009 10:03 am (UTC), ckastens commented:
Mmmmm. Love that virtual sake!

Big congrats, Eugie! You were a big inspiration to me when I first got into the writing community and I'd see your new sales listed at Speculations and Critters practically every week! Always made me realize I needed to write more. :) I'm really happy to see you reach this milestone. And, as I've mentioned before, that cover is fabulous!

Please let me know how much it will cost to send the book and CD to Brazil. And can we get an inscription instead of an autograph? :)
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On March 1st, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks so much for the very kind words! Calling me an inspiration makes me all tongue-tied (finger-tied?) and blushy . And thanks also for requesting an autographed inscribed copy of Returning My Sister's Face. I just fired off an email to you with postage info.

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On March 1st, 2009 10:20 am (UTC), naamah_darling commented:
Eeeee!

Sent a payment. I think I did that right. If it adds a fee or something tell me, I'll send you extra to cover it.
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On March 1st, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Payment received. Thank you, sweetie!
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On March 1st, 2009 10:32 am (UTC), norilana commented:
And we're off!!! It's launch day!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!! :-)
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On March 1st, 2009 10:35 am (UTC), rcloenen_ruiz replied:
Congratulations, Eugie! I definitely want an autographed copy. How much would it cost to post it to The Netherlands?

P.S. I posted about this too on my lj.

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On March 1st, 2009 10:37 am (UTC), norilana commented:
I also want to point out that currently it looks like Barnes & Noble is selling the book at a nice discount. This is a gorgeous hardcover for only $17.24! :-)
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On March 1st, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Yay! B&N rocks!
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On March 1st, 2009 12:03 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Way to go!
Many congratulations! I knew you'd beat me into hard covers.

You've got links to here and Facebook up at http://sheilacrosby.blogspot.com

[Jumps up and down waving pom-poms] Go Eugie!

Sheila
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On March 1st, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Re: Way to go!
Ooo pom-poms, whee! Thanks, sweetie!
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On March 1st, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC), shadesong commented:
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On March 1st, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, sweetie! Greatly appreciate the shout-out!

Edited at 2009-03-01 01:37 pm (UTC)
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On March 1st, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thank you!
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On March 1st, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC), time_shark commented:
Awesome, Eugie! Congratulations!

(& go team Norilana!) ^_^
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On March 1st, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, sweetie. Yay Team Norilana!
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On March 1st, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC), blogofstench commented:
I have recommended your book here: http://blogofstench.livejournal.com/386157.html ... I was going to link to my Fix review of it, but it is not up yet. Is it waiting a while?
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On March 1st, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thank you! And your (absolutely fabulous) review is now up: http://thefix-online.com/reviews/returning-my-sisters-face/
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On March 1st, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC), lovelylotus commented:
Congrats and best wishes! I gave a shout out on my LJ too. Adding you, btw, if you don't mind.

http://lovelylotus.livejournal.com/154002.html

Good luck! I'm sure it will be a great success!
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On March 1st, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thank you! Muchly appreciated!
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On March 1st, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC), flyswatter commented:
Congratulations hun!
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On March 1st, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, sweetie!
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On March 1st, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thank you! Shout-out very much appreciated!
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On March 1st, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC), marshaldillon commented:
Can't wait to read the book. I spread the word here:

http://marshaldillon.livejournal.com/31900.html
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On March 1st, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks for your shout-out!
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On March 1st, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC), peadarog commented:
Congratumalations, Eugie! Is this going to be available as an ebook?

Peadar
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On March 1st, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, Peadar! Right now, there's no plan in the works for Returning My Sister's Face being released as an ebook, but I'm certainly open to consider the idea sometime down the road.
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On March 1st, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC), musingaloud commented:
Shouted, and Out! @ http://musingaloud.livejournal.com

Love that cover, it's so gorgeous. Congrats to you.
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On March 1st, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks! Isn't the cover art absolutely fabulous? I'm so thrilled we were able to get Ahyicodae's gorgeous work for the cover of my collection.
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On March 1st, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC), mouseferatu commented:
Well, I was going to order from B&N or Amazon, but how could I possibly turn down the chance for a signed copy? :-D

Congrats, you.
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On March 1st, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, sweetie!
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On March 1st, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC), amandamagick commented:
hey there
Hi I am stopping and saying hello and congratulations on the book!!!
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On March 1st, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Re: hey there
Thanks! Glad you could pop by .
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On March 1st, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC), amokk commented:
Got the shout-out, did the facebook, and commenting. Party! And I made it public so it should ping, but who knows.

Edited at 2009-03-01 09:02 pm (UTC)
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On March 1st, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, sweetie! Very much appreciate your shout-out!
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On March 1st, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC), iamrazorwing commented:
I'll be using the book as reward for finishing this story. I should be working then, huh?

Congrats again.
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On March 1st, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thank you!
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On March 2nd, 2009 12:43 am (UTC), basletum commented:
Cool! My link on wordpress worked. :)
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On March 2nd, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Yay! Thanks for the shout-out!
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On March 2nd, 2009 02:31 am (UTC), alanajoli commented:
Congratulations! The book looks fabulous, and I've added it to my wish list (as well as adding you to my friends list here on livejournal). It's lovely that you're on facebook, too!

Here from norilanabooks. :)

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On March 2nd, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thank you!
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On March 2nd, 2009 02:37 am (UTC), gillpolack commented:
I'm late but (I hope) too late. Congratulations, Eugie - I'm looking forward to reading it.
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On March 2nd, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, sweetie!
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