I bet you’ve been wondering who the winner for Ilie Ruby’s The Language of Trees is? *wink* Having put it off, it was all for a very good reason since we now have a signed edition of the book to include in the giveaway.
We attended Ilie Ruby’s book signing at our independent book store in Tempe Arizona – Changing Hands. We also took a few pictures, got some insight into her first novel, (link on the book cover to see the guest post for The Language of Trees) and a bit about Ilie’s writing process.
But first here are a couple of pictures.
To the left was from a request for a smile. To the right is her signing our books with her girl standing in front. You can see my over exposed arm to the right (thanks John!).
So what did Ilie say about her debut novel?
She mentioned that her writing influences are Alice Hoffman and Isabel Allende who write within the “magical realism” genre - a realistic setting with a touch of the otherworldly or magical. One of several themes she mentioned that are part of this book are that of motherless children and childless mothers (Ilie has recently adopted 3 children from Africa). She also talked a bit about her writing process and mentioned that she would write for about 14 hours per day but that has changed since she has become a mom. Now she writes at night or fitting it in when ever she can.
Now for our Winners!
Our lucky winners are…..
For the signed copy of The Language of Trees - (for Layers of Thought’s readers only) is …….
Indigo from Shattered Prose
For the copy which will be sent by the publisher - (for all who entered) is……
Congrats to the Winners!
I will email a request for the winners full name and an address within the US or Canada. Please comment on this post and respond back to my email with in 72 hours.
To all those who entered this giveaway, thank you! More giveaways are coming soon. We still have the announcement for MJ Rose’s The Hypnotist (Reincarnationist #3) winner, and another book giveaway for Hothouse Flower, which also has a magical realism theme and is quite funny. It will be available to enter until October 3rd.
A note on our personal giveaways ~ If you want to win signed copies then make sure you are a Layers of Thought “reader”. It will get you the privileged of being able to be included in these special giveaways.
Changing Hand Book Store ~ is based in Tempe AZ, and is a wonderful place to get used and new books. They have lots of fun bookish paraphernalia, and numerous author speaking and signing events.
Happy Tuesday ~ life is short. Do something fun!