Thursday, 21 October 2010

Win a signed copy of MAGPIE'S TREASURE!

Precisely one week today, on the 28th of October 2010, my very-first-ever children's picture book, Magpie's Treasure, will be published by Andersen Press! 

So to celebrate I'm going give a signed copy away! Yes indeed, I'll even draw something for you as well. All you need to do is leave a comment below! Competition ends at 11.59pm on Wednesday the 27th. I'll pick a number at random to find the winner and post their name here on the 28th.


You don't have to be in the UK to enter!


Good Luck!



PS. Just in case you aren't already aware, I am VERY excited. When I was six I wanted to be a bath cleaner and when I was seven I decided I'd like to write children's books instead, which amounts to seventeen years of dreaming/determination. 

If you could also please retweet / facebook / blog / sing about it, that would be extra-wonderful! Thank you.

49 comments:

d e b b i e said...

WOW!!! such a great achievement!
It looks so wonderful!

Tinchen {Katrin} said...

Hey, congratulations to your very first childrens book!

It looks very nice!

I love it!

And I am sure, the kids will have a lot of fun with it and your wonderful drawings in it!

I am a childrens-book-author too (not so good with illustrating ...), and so I am know, how many work is in such in small thing like this book!

But now you have riched the last level - your book will be published!
And I wish you all the best and good luck for!

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR VERY FIRST BOOK!

Have a wonderful day,
warmest greetings from Germany,

Katrin

here is my blog

Flora said...

How fantastic! Good job that bath cleaning business didn't work out for you!

Congratulations :^)

Jon Davis said...

Really exciting stuff. Andersen Press are a v. cool publisher too, well done for getting picked up by them :)

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Gosh, I would love to win this, Had a good look at the YSP, as you know - fingers crossed. Will retweet!

Pallavi said...

I don't think i'll ever win such wonderful give-aways- being in India and all that. but I wish u a fantastic time for the book release! Ps: thanks Kickcan.. for the tweet!

AHCopy said...

Congratulations Kate - beautiful illustrations. I do hope it's a success!

kirsty said...

Congratulations Kate! Naturally I would love to win a signed copy - that would be wonderful. Hope it's a bestseller!

Tigz said...

Wow I'd love to win a signed copy! Congratulations on a fantastic book hun, may it sell millions of copies and make you a very famous lady! xx

Gemma Luker said...

I would love to win a copy the book looks so beautiful! If not its deffo on my wish list for xmas, well done on reaching your dream!

●• Thereza said...

yay congrats again and count me in please!

emma lewis said...

Amazing! Congratulations on getting published. I'm curious to see behind that lovely cover.

Katherine Tromans said...

Wow :) it looks amazing! what a great achievement!

Elisa said...

let's try !!

Lesley Barnes said...

so eciting....new book of the year for me!!

carolyn alexander said...

Oh thats amazing, congrats! It looks bloody lovely too.

Lou @ Little Green Shed said...

Wonderful news, congratulations! Your book looks fanastic, my children would love it. Yes please, I would love to be entered. Lou x

Jamie Littler said...

Congratulations! All the hard work pays off, it looks awesome!

Lizzy Stewart said...

congratulations kate! it looks so so wonderful.

DavidNicolPhoto said...

Oooh Shiny!

Looks very cool, congrats!

Pencil Pocket said...

Heyy! Congratulations Kate. That's super news. I'll look out for it in the shops next week! Hurrah!!

Jane Walker said...

I'm a fan. I introduced your work to my daughter who loves paper and got 100 percent for AS level with a project based on paper cutting and influenced by your wonderful technique of getting a 3D effect through hanging, lighting and photography. I am sure the book will give pleasure to thousands of children (and adults!)... I will be buying it for sure..

loulovesmotorsport said...

Eee! SO excited!!! If you'd asked me when we were 9 years old, 'what does Kate what to do?' I would have said 'Kate whats to write and illustrate children's books'. And now look at you! :)

I want to win the signed book!!! ;)

xxxx

Chris said...

I'm looking forward to Magpie's Treasure. I like magpies and I like treasure, so it sounds like a book for me. I love what I've seen of your artwork too, especially the colours and textures.

renilde said...

A girl that follows her dreams,and there is the first book!
And it looks realy great,would love to win a copy. Renilde

Dave said...

can't wait Kate :)

Lucy said...

Congratulations! Your illustrations are beautiful and the book is sure to be a huge success! xxx

pants and paper said...

So exciting, well done on your book. I have always dreamed of having a book published and I am so pleased for you. Gorgeous book. Well done.

Sam x

Sarah said...

Congratulations! Your work is beautiful and I am sure this book is the first of many yet to come!

adam taylor said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you!

Cally Johnson-Isaacs said...

Oh Kate you must be so excited!! I'd love to win a signed book! Congratulations x

Candace Trew Camling said...

I cant wait to see the book! Count me in to try and win!

sally illustration said...

"kate- slate; she likes a good fete.
she's never irrate..
kate's a good mate...."

Was that the poem in full I cant remember? Anyhowwwww Congratuations Miss Slate, I am looking forward to seeing it in shops and getting a copy!

we all love magnus! x x

Holly Surplice said...

Really looking forward to seeing your magpie in all it's printed glory! Looks like such a fantastically different book -just exactly what the Market needs. Well done!

edit sliacka said...

Congrats!!I love your illos...:)

Jodie said...

congratulations, I love your art! :D

nicolakillen said...

Congratulations! I'm looking forward to seeing your book in the shops as the work you post on your blog is beautiful!

lisa stubbs said...

Fantastic! so glad the bath cleaning didn't work out! will spread the word, love your work, so pleased for you:)

heidiburton said...

Congratulations, it looks like a beautiful book, a lot of work must have gone into it!

Bath cleaner? Hilarious. I wanted to be a forensic artist. So happy this dream has come true for you (& not the bath cleaner one!)

I'd treasure a copy of this book!

Heidi

Shaun Doyle said...

Big congrats Kate! be sure to make Geoff by his copy!

Kitty Vane said...

Oh my goodness! This is brilliant! Huge big congratulations on realizing your dream. You've done something a lot of us (me included) still just dream about, and it's really inspiring. :)

Juana Martinez-Neal said...

Congrats, Kate!! Can't wait to get a copy. Love your work.

kammycollum said...

Congratulations! Enjoy the celebrations accompanying your debut picture book. Just a question - I'm in Australia but am I still eligible to enter your competition?? Your book looks just divine.

Karen Collum
karen[at]karencollum[dot]com[dot]au
Twitter: @KarenCollum

thesketchbookartist said...

Congrats on getting published! Great job!

jeannie brett said...

Happy Book Birthday to you! Very exciting, Congrats Kate! Here's to many more!
Cheers,
Jeannie Brett
www.jeanniebrett.com

Christie Wright Wild said...

Congratulations! I would love to win a copy. I would also love to interview you for my www.christiewrightwild.blogspot.com blog, called WRITE WILD. It's a blog all about picture books. I'm starting a new monthly feature where I interview debut picture book authors. It may be a year before I get to you though. Unless in the coming months I decide to make it weekly. I found your contest from a RT on twitter.

M. said...

Félicitations, you must be so excited!
PS. pick me, pick me, pick me!!!!!!!

Pearl Grey said...

Hooray!! Congratulations Kate, I'll bet you won't sleep tonight! x

eyecontact said...

Congratulations on a beautiful artistic achievement!
What a wonderful book. I love your style.