Sunday, December 21, 2008

And the winner of the "White Road" giveaway is...

Thank you for all the participants in our giveaway of the "The White Road and Other Stories" following the visit of the author Tania Hershman in our blog as part of her book tour on December 10.

We got great comments about your preferences when it comes to short storeis vs. flash fiction and your preferred length for a short story.And the winner in our giveaway, chosen by Tania, is Leah, who wrote the following:

It's so magical the many ways to swindle the alphabet!!! But, I have to confess that short stories steal my heart! There is room to expand and leave trails of adventure and create a mystery that only the reader will imaginatively be able to solve! Romance burns with more intensity and there always is a fire or two burning whether figuratively or literally in the distance or within. I'd say anywhere from 8 to 32 pages is brilliant for a short story. And, some of my most magical inspirations are Anais Nin, Jane Bowles, Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O’Connor, James Baldwin and more. : ))) Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

Congrats Leah! You will receive a copy of "The White Road and Other Stories", and I'm sure you will be happy to know that a tree is being planted with Eco-Libris for this copy, as well as with every other copy of the book!

And two more exciting updates about the book:

Firstly, Tania's visit on our blog was reported in the LA Times book news blog, Jacket copy (which also wrote about us in the past)!

And Tania's book also got into the Amazon UK's list of Bestselling Short Story Collections. It was all the way up to no. 7 and right now it's ranked no. 16 because the book is currently out of stock in the UK (new copies are printed right now). Congrats to Tania!

Raz @ Eco-Libris