An Announcement and Some Giveaways

Glory be and Hallelujah! Clif and I have finished proofing Out of Time, Book Three in the Great Library Series.

Do I feel like butter spread thin on too much bread? I certainly do. But I also feel a keen sense of accomplishment. Out of Time took two years from beginning to end, and finally it is ready to go out into the world.

Right now, Out of Time can be ordered through Amazon. Next week, our book can also be purchased through bookstores and other online vendors. By November 28, we will have books on hand so that we can sell signed copies to readers in the United States. I will keep you all posted as I know many of you like to order directly from us.

For readers new to my blog, here is a brief overview of the Great Library series: In our universe, two forces—Time and Chaos—battle for control of the Great Library, a mysterious place where all information flows. From the Great Library come the sentient Books of Everything, which contain the vast knowledge of the library. The Books are sent to planets across the universe to help the various inhabitants.

In the middle of this battle between Time and Chaos is one kid from Earth—Maya Hammond, a girl who has the ability to see to the heart of things. She comes into possession of Earth’s Book of Everything, and adventures ensue as she tries to protect the Book and the Great Library from Chaos. In Maya and the Book of Everything and Library Lost, Maya goes back in time and across the universe, all the while being pursued by Chaos’s minions.

In Out of Time, Maya travels to Elferterre, which is in a dimension ruled by Magic. On Elferterre, Maya hopes to find a magical artifact that will help tip things in Time’s favor.

The overall message of the series is that facts do matter, which somehow never stops being a relevant topic in our real world.

So there you have it. Nearly 900 pages in a nutshell.

Now here’s the fun part—to celebrate the publication of Out of Time, we are giving away one signed copy of Out of Time and three calendars that feature Clif’s snappy map of Elferterre.

Click here to enter the contest.

Prizes will be mailed anywhere on the planet.

Entries will be accepted between 11/14/2020 through 11/28/20.

The drawing will be held on December 1, 2020.

So don’t be shy! Sign up for the giveaways.

70 thoughts on “An Announcement and Some Giveaways”

  1. I entered just for fun – these sound like the kind of books my eldest granddaughter in Norway would enjoy reading. Well done to you! I wish you great success.

  2. I’m visualizing you standing on top of the roof of the little red house and shouting to the world – It’s done! Please pat Clif on the back for the cover because it is fantastic. Congratulations – I hope it is a huge success. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  3. OMYWORD Laurie…. congrats! We were just talking that this was coming out soon – oh like, three days ago! So glad to see it, and what a marvelous cover! Love it.. Can’t wait to read it and have granddaughters, and Christmas a coming… 🙂

  4. This is such great news! Congratulations to you both. I cannot imagine the time and the discipline and the gumption it took to have written another book! I am so proud of you! I can’t wait to see what Maya is up to!

  5. Congratulations on getting #3 done – such a lot of work goes into them, doesn’t it.
    I really hope that sales of the entire series are going well… hopefully lots of folks are staying at home and reading at the moment.

  6. Congratulations!!🙂 How exciting and what a month of celebrations! I’ll be placing my order and looking forward to Maya’s next adventure.🙂 Love the cover and congrats again on your wonderful accomplishments!🙂

  7. Congrats! I can identify with your joy of accomplishment, and I’m just an inch away from finishing the final proofread of my Book III as well. Bask in the glory, and all the best success with your series! I’m intrigued by the concept and character.

    1. Oh, thanks so much! I might have mentioned this before, but I am totally wiped out from working on the book, but when I feel more rested, I will be checking out your books. Good luck with the proofing. What a process!

  8. Congrats! I can identify with your joy of accomplishment, and I’m just an inch away from finishing the final proofread of my Book III as well. Bask in the glory, and all the best success with your series! I’m intrigued by the concept and character, and I just got the Kindle of book one. 🙂

      1. I think most writers feel that way after completing a book. I’ve decided that I need a week or two off from fiction writing, so that I can rest. Need to let my well of creativity fill up again. 😉

  9. Congratulations, Laurie! I haven’t entered as (1) I didn’t want you to have to post over to me if I won and (2) I got the kindle versions from your last very kind offer and (3) I couldn’t wait, so I’ve downloaded it.

    1. This is the second really, really nice comment I’ve received today. Many, many thanks! Hope you enjoy “Out of Time.” In this book, I completely changed tack. The perspective is all Maya, all the time with a new slate of companions.

      1. I really enjoyed it – yet another page-turner from you and I was grateful for some precious escapism. I just need to complain that you kept me up very late finishing it. 🙂

        I had planned to review it on Amazon, but they won’t let me as I don’t spend enough with them. In the unlikely event that I do qualify at some stage, I will.

  10. Congratulations, Laurie! What an amazing feat – well done! The cover is so attractive – well done, Clif!
    I will be downloading “Out of Time” as I have e-book versions of the first two of your marvellous books. I am also contemplating getting proper book versions of all three; just to have and hold ❤

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