Today’s Throwback Thursday post come from June 2016, just a few months ago, on the day my latest book was published. Below are details of a Goodreads giveaway that will be running for the next 10 days, so I thought a quick introduction for people who don’t know about it would be a good idea.
It feels like I’ve been anticipating this day for a long time – in fact, I signed the contract in April 2015!
Writing these stories was a lot of fun, and completely different from the way I usually write. Because of the short length of each one, I curled up for a week – wrapped in a thick cardigan, because it was winter – and just wrote whatever came into my head. Several stories remain unchanged from those initial sessions, others merged together, a couple were thrown away for being rubbish. A few more – for example, Ode to River and Growing Apart – are autobiographical, which was an interesting experiment.
I want to say a huge thank you to Jessica Bell and Dawn Ius from Vine Leaves Press for all their hard work on this book, for the cover art (still so beautiful!) and for rapping my knuckles every time they saw a semi-colon. I have not completely overcome my semi-colon addiction, but I do consider their usage a little more.
Thank you too, to Kyra Lennon, for reading the first draft of the stories and throwing out the weakest links.
Next week, my blog tour starts. I’ll be answering a question a day, provided by some awesome bloggers. I hope you can join me!
date: June 10, 2016
Genre: Short Stories (Single Author)
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In You. I. Us., Annalisa Crawford captures everyday people during poignant defining moments in their lives: An artist puts his heart into his latest sketch, an elderly couple endures scrutiny by a fellow diner, an ex-student attempts to make amends with a girl she bullied at school, a teenager holds vigil at his friend’s hospital bedside, long distance lovers promise complete devotion, a broken-hearted widow stares into the sea from the
edge of a cliff where her husband died, a grieving son contacts the only person he can rely on in a moment of crisis, a group of middle-aged friends inspire each other to live remarkable lives.
Day after day, we make the same choices. But after reading You. I. Us., you’ll ask yourself, “What if we didn’t?”
And here’s the giveaway. Please share – there are three books to give away, so the more the merrier.
Goodreads Book Giveaway
You. I. Us.
by Annalisa Crawford
Giveaway ends January 27, 2017.
See the giveaway details
8 thoughts on “#ThrowbackThursday – You. I. Us is finally here! (And a giveaway)”
Hi Annalisa – well done and I’ve entered the Giveaway. I too love the cover and the way the title is set out … I imagine the stories will be just as good as those in “That Sadie Thing” which I thoroughly enjoyed … good luck and enjoy your writing and ‘authorly’ journey … cheers Hilary
Thanks Hilary 🙂
Be happy to share the giveaway!
Thank you, Alex 🙂
Annalisa, your book sounds incredible. I am intrigued by all the story concepts.
Thank you – I hope you added yourself to the giveaway 🙂
This book sounds truly gorgeous – so many congratulations on its anniversary! I wish I could enter the giveaway, but alas, it isn’t open to my country. Regardless, I am sending you infinite love & warmth. This is an incredible milestone & you should be proud of accomplishing it. ❤
Thank Topaz. Sorry it’s not available for you to enter – the way the giveaway is set up can get quite involved, choosing which countries to allow. I’m afraid I simply took the easy way out 🙂
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