(Before the main post, a reminder: my lady singer contest is still going on for another 19 hours. Be sure to enter!)
I had started to write this post just to let you know that I’m doing a new giveaway on Goodreads:
Yes, I’m giving away two copies of my picture book, The Pirate Koostoe, signed by myself and at least two members of the Ink Circle artist group that illustrates the Tales of Midlandia series of which Koostoe is a part. As an added bonus, I will guarantee pre-Christmas delivery to both of the winners, because I’m just that sort of fellow.
I mentioned that I had started to write this post in order to advertise the giveaway. As I was writing, though, I got some amazing (and amazingly pertinent) news from my publisher. For the past several months, they’ve had a small team working full-time to develop a Pirate Koostoe app for the iPad. And as of a few hours ago, the app has passed all of the internal beta-tests, and been submitted to the App store for approval! Depending on queue times, you might be able to get it before year’s end!
The Pirate Koostoe has always been one of my favorite entries in the Tales series, and the app is truly stellar. I can’t show you everything I’ve seen, but I can happily share a few choice images:
Of course, I’ll spread the word as soon as I hear it’s been approved. Fingers crossed!