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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tertia's Book Shower

The dates have changed (the tour has been pushed back) and the giveaway winners will be announced soon.

Yes, Americans and Canadians had to wait a long time, but in honour of the book, So Close, coming to America, I am throwing Tertia a book shower. A book shower is half online book tour, half book and author celebration. Anyone can participate, in fact, everyone should participate. Even if you read her book two years ago and have already written about it, please participate. I promise the format will make it a whole new post.

Now I need to convince you why you should join along: (1) Tertia is one of the pillars of the ALI community and one of the friendliest and warmest people to boot. (2) While she will most certainly make you cry--9 IVF cycles and death will do that--she will also make you laugh. (3) Lastly, one of the sentences on the book's description rings so incredibly true: "If you are struggling with infertility, have triumphed over infertility or have felt empathy with someone who is going through this experience, you will find a friend in Tertia."

I hope you will support one of our own by celebrating her accomplishment in writing this book. If you'd like to join along on the book tour, here's how it works:
  • Sign up by clicking here and filling out the information needed to get on the list.
  • Read the book--as in, don't wait to order it, go get it immediately and start reading. In the US, it is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble (but not brick and mortar stores).
  • On April 30th, I will send you a list of ten questions based on the book. You will choose one to answer in a blog post that goes up April 20th.
  • On May 4th, I will post the master list and people will be able to jump from blog to blog, reading wonderful things about Tertia's book and leaving smooches and chardonnay.
R.S.V.P.ed Yes to the Book Shower

Stirrup Queens
The Road Less Travelled
A Real Life
The Olsons
Our Wish Come Two
Somewhat Ordinary
Weebles Wobblog
Dragondreamer's Lair
Tastes Like a Peach
Baby, Interrupted
The Tao of Fish
Sticky Feet
Not Done Yet
Baby Smiling In Back Seat
Yes, We're One of Those Couples.
Parenthood for Me
The Conceivable Future
It's Not A Clown Car
The Therapist is In
The Binky Diaries
I Won't Fear Love
Baby, Boreno or Bust. . .
The Maybe Baby (Babies)
Infertile Fantasies
Out Damned Egg
Operation Family
+2 people who are currently blogless, but will figure out a way to post
Add yourself to the list

So sign up--it is a wonderful way to celebrate our community, celebrate a writer, and meet other bloggers online. Please spread word about the book tour on your blog, via Twitter, or Facebook. We may not be able to bring Tertia to America for a face-to-face book tour, but we can certainly pretend she is here, calling us whore and blowing kisses.