Goodreads. Members of this book lovers social networking site can sign up to win one of three signed copies of my memoir - Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl - to be given away on May 1.
For those who are not familiar with my memoir, Growing Up Country tells stories of growing up on a family dairy farm in the middle of America in the middle of the 20th Century. If you grew up in
rural America, these stories will trigger your memories and your senses,
releasing stories of your own. If the rural Midwest is
foreign territory to you, these stories invite you into a
fascinating and disappearing world.
If you love to read, but you're not a Goodreads member, you might want to consider joining. Launched in 2007, Goodreads boasts 3.5+ million
members, who've listed over a million books. Members line their 'shelves' with books they've read, post reviews, and add books to 'to-be-read' lists. Like other social networking sites, friends connect, share recommendations, and chat in book club-like discussions.
My goal is to give gifts to encourage and reward reader interest and get my book in front of more readers at the same time. A win-win.
So, if you're a Goodreads member, I hope you'll enter the giveaway for my book. I hope you'll tell your friends about the giveaway. And when it gets to May 1, I hope you're one of the lucky three and I get to send a copy of my book to you!
P.S. This is the first reader-reward opportunity in April. There will be others. Stay tuned!