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Utah Author Interview- Mette Ivie Harrison

29 Apr, 2010 by in giveaway, mette ivie harrison, utah authors 9 comments

Where were you born?
New Jersey

Did you graduate from college, if so from where and in what major?
BYU, B.A. and M.A. in German Literature 1990
Princeton, PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures 1995

What are your hobbies?
triathlon, knitting, crocheting, piano, quilting

What are your favorite all-time books?
Lois McMaster Bujold
Megan Whalen Turner
Robin Hobb
Margeret Peterson Haddix

When did you start writing your book and how long did it take to get it published?
I wrote a lot as a child and teen, but stopped for about ten years. I started up again in 1993 and had my first offer in 2000. I wrote twenty novels before I got to the one that sold. They are almost all unredeemable.

Who is your hero/ mentor?
Rick Walton

What suggestion would you give young writers?
Listen to people around who tell you what you do uniquely well. Do that.

What do you plan to do when you retire?
Retire? Why would I retire when writing is the thing I love to do most?

Do you have another day job?
I have 5 kids.

Favorite music? Does music or art inspire your writing?
I don’t listen to music while writing. It distracts me. But I love Chopin and the piano music from Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, the movies.

What are the names of your published works?

THE MONSTER IN ME
MIRA, MIRROR
THE PRINCESS AND THE HOUND
THE PRINCESS AND THE BEAR
THE PRINCESS AND THE SNOWBIRD
TWO PRINCESSES (forthcoming)

Are you working on any books right now?
Several, a contemporary YA fantasy/romance based on the original Tristan and Isolde tale, a postapocalyptic novel, and a vampire novel. Plus more Hound Saga books.

What do you aspire to do before you die?
Be happy.

Literary crush?
Megan Whalen Turner

What is your all-time favorite children’s book?
The Queen of Attolia

Do you prefer independent booksellers and why?
Because they buy more than the best sellers with big concepts.

Do you have a writer’s group?
I used to, but moved away, so right now my two teen daughters are my first readers of almost everything.

Mette’s Newest Book “The Princess and the Snowbird” comes out this week.

Book description from author’s website…Her parents were legends. When she was born, they gave their magic to her. And they will not take it back. Now, it is up to her if magic lives or dies. But she has lived all her life with animals. Why should it matter to her what humans do to their own magic?

Read an excerpt of all Mette’s books online at http://www.metteivieharrison.com/mybooks.html

Thanks so much to Mette Ivie Harrison for sitting with us for an interview. To learn more about Mette visit her website which is full of childhood photos, triathlon tales and beautiful writing. We snagged some of her bookmarks at the Authorpalooza at Barnes and Noble. And, we are giving them away to you lucky blog readers. The giveaway also includes other Utah author bookmarks and one of our site buttons!

To enter to win a prize pack: leave your name in our comments
+5 for following our blog or adding our button to yours
+2 for each contest retweet @FireIcePhotos
+2 for visiting her site and commenting below http://www.metteivieharrison.com/

Giveaway ends May 29, 2010 and is open internationally

Giveaway Winners

24 Apr, 2010 by in etsy, giveaway 2 comments

Congratulations to our latest winners!!!

Tell Tale Heart Necklace-Jennifer K/ angelinthehouse who made a donation to Chile http://fireandicereads.com/2010/03/tell-tale-heart-necklace-giveway.html

Handmade Make Up Pouches– @FizzMonster @gracewong1 @throuthehaze @invictoria http://fireandicereads.com/2010/03/girl-eats-cupcake-pouches.html

Ami Romi Animals-Carrie & Phrannie http://fireandicereads.com/2010/03/amiromi-amigurumi-giveaway.html

Sterling Hedgehog Necklace-beautyvibes
http://fireandicereads.com/2010/03/sterling-hedgehog-necklace.html

Please email me your street address so I can mail you your your prizes. Anything not claimed after 48 hours we will re-draw another winner, ship it directly to families in Chile or offer it again online to those who donate.

If you are a crafter, artist or author and would like to contribute swag for our giveaways we would love to highlight you! As of today we have sent out 38 boxes of aid to Chile and have 7 ready to ship now if we receive shipping donations! Thanks so much for all you do. Please be generous because every little dollar counts 🙂

Contest Winners

07 Apr, 2010 by in contest winners, giveaway 1 comment

Congrats to Entre_Libros for winning our two Nancy Drew Hardback Books http://fireandicereads.com/2010/04/moms-monday-nancy-drew-books.html

and slowclublover who won her choice of handbags from Etsy shop Foggy Notions!
http://fireandicereads.com/2010/03/foggy-notions-hobo-bag-giveaway.html

Enter today to win The Upcycled Earrings, Shiver Inspired and Three Little Birds necklaces on the right hand sidebar. Tomorrow we draw those 🙂

Winner…Email us your street address to fireandice.heather@gmail.com and we will send you your gifts!

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Contest Winners

05 Apr, 2010 by in giveaway 3 comments

Congrats to @kghobbs who won our Grey Felt Purse giveaway http://fireandicereads.com/2010/03/grey-felt-purse-giveaway.html From Misha’s Handmade on Etsy and

La GattaSiamese, lizzyRM, Jayne/ Candid Whisperer, Candid Reader and Artsy Image who all won Templar book thongs from Bad Candy Studios http://fireandicereads.com/2010/03/templar-book-thongs-giveaway.html

Please email me your street address to fireandice.heather@gmail.com and check our previous week’s posts for giveaways which were unclaimed and still up for grabs! First come first serve to anyone who donates to the Chile relief fund. As of today we have send out 22 boxes 🙂

Sharp Edge of A Knife Super Giveaway

30 Mar, 2010 by in giveaway, Nichole Giles, The Sharp Edge of a Knife, utah authors 7 comments


The Sharp Edge of a Knife Giveaway!

Message from author Nichole Giles: To celebrate the release of The Sharp Edge of a Knife, I’ve put together an exciting giveaway, with several opportunities to win. Since the book deals a lot with making choices, the prizes all have something to do with choice.

Among prizes I’ve been collecting, Lisa at Watches by Lisa has agreed to sponsor the giveaway by donating a custom made beaded watch and face. Head on over to her blog and take a look at the incredible selection.

Watches by Lisa

So, choice number one: the winner gets to choose a watch band and face so that their watch is personalized to their tastes and fashion needs.

Yes, I realize that a beaded watch is not exactly a prize to be coveted by a bunch of masculine men (though it makes a great gift for the woman or girl in your life), which is why I’m also giving away more great stuff. Check out the following really cool prizes:

1. Choice between: An autographed copy of the New York Times number one bestselling novel, Wings by Aprilynne Pike—or—a non-autographed copy of The Darwin Awards, Intelligent Design by Wendy Northcutt—or—a numbered, autographed copy of Recovering Charles by Jason F. Wright. Click here to learn more about Wings, here to read about The Darwin Awards, and here to find out about Recovering Charles.

2. Choice between: A $25 gift certificate to the Restaurant Morelia in Murray, UT (Sorry out-of-state peeps, this is local to Utah.) or $25 worth of vinyl lettering by Whaddayawannasay Vinyl Lettering—you choose your quote or phrase.

Bonus prize for author types
3. You may substitute any of the above selections with the following incredible opportunity: The chance to sit in on a critique session with my wonderful, amazing, incredible critique group. While there, you will be treated to not one, but six critiques on the first chapter of your work in progress. This is no ordinary group. We have in our midst some fabulous authors including Tristi Pinkston, acquisitions editor for Valor publishing and author of the Secret Sisters series, Danyelle Ferguson, freelance editor and author of (dis)Abilities and the Gospel—who will edit via internet, since she actually lives in Kansas—Heather Justesen, author of The Ball’s In Her Court and the upcoming release, Rebound, Kimberly Job, author of I’ll Know You By Heart, and Keith Fisher, up and coming author of women’s fiction and plotting genius, and Nichole Giles, also known as D.N. Giles.

**If you are not local to Utah, but would still like this option, we will still critique your chapter online.
**If enough people enter this contest, I reserve the right to choose extra winners and give away some, or all, of the prizes left after the top three winners have made their choices.
Entries will be accepted between March 15th and April 3rd. On April 5th Nichole will announce the contest winners on her blog.

Entry requirements:
1. You must be a follower of my blog.
2. You must leave a comment telling me which prize you want to win and why.
3. For those wishing to win the watch, you must go to
Watches by Lisa and become a follower, then come back and tell me which watch combination is your favorite.

Extra entries:
1. Blog about this contest, then come back and leave either a url address or a link in a comment.
2. Twitter this contest, tell me where to see your tweet in a comment.
3. Follow me on Twitter @FireIcePhotos
4. Follow Nichole on Twitter.
5. Facebook the contest. If your Facebook page is private, and I’m not your friend, I can’t see that you’ve done this, so you’ll need to friend me.
6. Become a fan of The Sharp Edge of a Knife on Facebook.
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In My Mailbox

19 Mar, 2010 by in giveaway 3 comments

Won on Giveaways

After” by Kristin Harmel, already reviewed
“The Eternal Ones” by Kirsten Miller- ARC to review
“This World we Live In ” by Susan Beth Pfeffer-ARC to review

Gifted
No Apology” by Mitt Romney- autographed copy

To giveaway Today
on twitter “Diary of a Wimpy Kid #2”-follow and Rt @fireicephotos to win a one of the two Wimpy Kids hardbacks

Handmade Rubber Stamp By Nerd Nook

08 Mar, 2010 by in etsy, giveaway, nerd nook 15 comments


Today’s giveaway is brought to you by The Nerd Nook

A little shop dedicated to all things geek. Thanks for visiting!

MADE IN CANADA

We are a team of nerdtastic lovebirds using our creative energies to conquer the universe!

Totty the Toadstool tantalisingly tempts tushies to take time-outs. What gnome would be complete without a mushroom to sit on?

Our original design, Totty is handcarved from vinyl carving block & measures approx 1 1/2″ tall & 1″ wide.

Can be used with any type of inkpad. Perfect for tags, stationery, envelopes, bookmarks, etc.

To enter to win a handmade stamp: leave your name and email address below
+3 Visit their Blog: http://tenshades.blogspot.com/
and comment
+3 follow @FireIcePhotos on Twitter:
+3 Visit their stream and comment below with your favorite photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/24978561@N07/
+3 entries for each additional dollar donated to Chile earthquake relief via Paypal using the yellow “donate” button on right sidebar-100% of the funds go straight to Chile
+1 for each tweet: post the link

+5 for posting this on FB or your blog, leave the link
Total your entries and leave the total in the comments below

Contest ends March 16th and is open internationally.

Also check out their clothing shop, Ten Shades of Awesome Apparel: http://www.printfection.com/tenshades

Affiliated Contest from Mundie Moms

06 Mar, 2010 by in giveaway, mundie moms Leave a comment

One of our Affiliates, Mundie Moms is currently giving away some Mortal Instruments Inspired jewelry from Heather’s Etsy shop as part of their Freebie Friday!

This week’s Freebie Friday is sponsored by our wonderful friend and affiliate, Heather with Fire & Ice.

Today we have two wonderful MI necklaces that we’re giving away (books NOT included).

To Enter, make sure you’re a blog follower and leave us a comment with your email address. For extra entries-
+3 for being a forum member
+2 if you follow Fire & Ice on blogger
+2 for checking out Heather’s Etsy shop and leaving a comment with your favorite item from her shop

This contest will run until next Friday, March 12 at midnight CST. At that time, 2 winners will be selected and their names will be posted on our blog the following day.

Enter on their site… http://mundiemoms.blogspot.com/2010/03/freebie-friday.html

To find more amazing jewelry of Heather’s, please visit her shop here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeatherZahnGardner/

40% of all sales go to Chilean earthquake relief efforts.

Friday in the Fort

26 Feb, 2010 by in giveaway, myra mcentire, new YA fiction Leave a comment

We are hanging out in the fort today with author and YA book reviewer, Myra McEntire- queen of sweet and retweet!! Her debut novel, Hourglass, a YA time slip romance, will be published by Egmont USA in 2011. Come on over and roast marshmallows with us, as well enter to win one of my handmade Steampunk Clockwork Journals!
Find us here : http://writingfinally.blogspot.com/2010/02/friday-in-fort-with-heather-zahn.html and be sure to follow her on Twitter @MyraMcEntire

Affiliated Contest from Mundie Moms

22 Feb, 2010 by in giveaway, mundie moms Leave a comment

Our affiliates, Mundie Moms are giving away one of our Cassandra Clare Inspired necklaces as part of their birthday bash! Here is what they have to say :

“We want to add to the awesomeness of this Monday. We thought we’d have a Mundane Monday give away to go with the yummy cupcakes that our friend Myra treated us with *see post and picture below*.

We’re giving away a MI necklace, from our friend Heather (with Fire & Ice), along with a signed book mark from Anastasia Hopcus ( CoG book NOT included).

All you have to do is leave us a comment with your favorite line or quote from the MI series and be a forum member or blog follower to win. Please be sure to leave us a valid email address so we contact you. This give away will run until Friday Feb. 26th, midnight CST. The winner will be announced on Saturday on our blog, and will be drawn using random.org.

We just might use your quote submission for our Mundane Mondays. 🙂 GO HERE to enter: http://mundiemoms.blogspot.com/2010/02/mundane-monday-22.html