Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Guest Post! (to entertain you as I wing my way North)

I'm sitting in an airport on my way to Vancouver, bound for the Last Week of formal book-touring (insert maniacal laugh). Blogging may be summat spotty--but for today, you have a special treat: a guest blog from a young time-traveler. [g] Welcome Darby--take it away!


Hello Intrepid Artemis Voyageurs!

My name is Darby Christopher, and I'm massively excited to be here. See -- my latest book is out, and I'm on a mondo-blog tour to celebrate, but this is the FIRST time I get to visit someone who is an expert in time travel.

If you're here, I'm guessing you might have read about some of the adventures of Jamie and Claire. Most particularly Claire's interesting proclivity for stepping through time.

Well, I'm here to tell you that I have had a few experiences of my own along those lines. Since the adventures in my very first book, A WALK THROUGH A WINDOW, I learned I've got a bit of a talent. Not really like Claire's ability with standing stones, though. I'm more inclined to surf up close to the time-space continuum on a skateboard, and I've come to learn that walking through windows is something to be approached with extreme caution...

Anyway, today, I’m here to celebrate the launch of my new book. It’s called FACING FIRE.


FACING FIRE picks up the story of what happened to me after the magical summer that you may have read about in A WALK THROUGH A WINDOW. And if you haven't read it, you can find out more about both the books – at www.kcdyer.com


Or better still, would you like to win a copy as a prize? If you leave comment on this post, Diana will put your name into a draw to win a signed copy of FACING FIRE. And if you actually link to this post somewhere else [like in another blog, or facebook post or even a tweet] we’ll put your name in for the draw for BOTH of my books.

Why not?


By the way, if you’re into looking for prizes, [especially if you like making videos], check out my blog HERE at Darby Speaks. I have an AMAZING contest going with some totally fantastic prizes. And if you like twitter, you can follow all the latest on the contest and the blog tour and launches @DarbyWalking.


See you there.


Thanks for having me, Diana!

~Darby

65 comments:

  1. Just stopped in to say hi to KC. Love ya, gal! Have fun this week.

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  2. I love time travel and time travel stories. Count me in the drawing.

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  3. I'd like to win a copy - the series sounds really interesting! I also posted it on my blog for a bonus entry. :)

    http://michellelindah.blogspot.com/2010/10/new-books-to-read.html

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  4. Any time-travel is wonderful by me (thanks to Jamie and Claire)- one of these days I will find the book that tells me how to do it myself...

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  5. Sounds like a really good read :)

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  6. Oh yeah- sounds like one to check out! Since we're just hanging around, waiting for Diana's next one... :) Plenty of time to read about you, Darby!

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  7. Oh, I like the sound of this. Will tweet, and maybe even Facebook this :)

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  8. I'm all for more time travel stories!! Sign me up!

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  9. Always wiling to support new talent. Congratulations on your book release. I'd love to win a copy.

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  10. Yaaay! Hello Darby! Can't wait to read of your time travel adventures!!

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  11. Time travel is always good. ;)

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  12. Sounds very intresting, this story. Of course i wan't to win the book...

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  13. Hey, Darby. I'm up for winning a free book any day!

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  15. Have a safe trip! Darby sounds like a real interesting person...hope to meet her soon.

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  16. Great to see you here Darby! Hope you're having a fun blog tour :-)

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  17. Sounds fascinating, Darby. I'm curious to read your story. Thanks for popping in!

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  18. Can't wait to check these books out!

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  19. Dear Diana,

    Glad that you're coming to the end of your book tour, you must be exhausted? Hopefully this means that you will back to your fabulous writing soon, and maybe we won't have to wait until 2012 for the next installment of Jamie and Claire.

    I would love to win Darby's book, I am certainly interested in time travel. I am sure one day it will really happen. Haven't they just proved that time doesn't run in a straight line, so it isn't as far fetched as it sounds.

    All the best

    Michelle K
    Virginia/England

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  20. Oooh, time travel through a window. How cool can that be!! Count me in - is the book available in as Kindle version? No matter, I'll check it out anyway.

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  21. I'd love to win the book. Thanks so much for a great giveaway.

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  22. Sounds like a great adventure! Thanks for the opportunity read about it! Happy travels Diana!

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  23. Love your books! Thanks for another time-travel book recommendation-

    Betsy in NH

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  24. Dear Diana ,
    Thanks for trying to make our waiting time easier! :-)

    That sounds really good!
    Let's check it out!
    Best regards
    Myrna M.

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  25. Sounds interesting I think I might have to check it out too.Keep me busy til Dianas next book comes out...

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  26. I would love to read your book! It sounds very interesting.

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  27. This sounds cool and quite interesting!!

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  28. This sounds cool and quite interesting!!

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  29. Sounds like a book I would love! Will look for the first one so if I win the second one I will be ready!!

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  30. I would love to win. I am always looking for new things to read inbetween Jamie & Claire sagas.

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  31. I love free books!Pick me please!

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  32. Pick me! Pick me! Definitely has peeked my interest. :)

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  33. Darby, thanks for the opportunity to read more about such an interesting topic - time travel. All the best to you.

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  34. I would love to read about Darby and her friends, if I can ever come back through the stones. Or, maybe, Darby and her friends could meet me in 1778, Phildelphia at Lord John Grey's house?

    Julia
    Gainesville, GA

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  35. Love the guest post! Can't wait to check out a new writer and series w/DG's seal of approval. Thanks!

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  36. Good job Darby on your new adventure!

    Count me in for both books. I've mentioned you on my Facebook, and on my teenage daughter's too, so her friends and her can check your amazing stories out.

    And pssstt: Say hi to KC! Lucky her to be in Surrey with Diana..

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  37. Sounds like something my seventh graders would like to read...you think? Send me one and I'll let you know! Thanks Darby and Diana.

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  38. I'll bite! Throw my name in the hat...
    Thanks!
    Shannon

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  39. Holy crow, guys -- thanks for the amazing welcome! Diana is going to have her work cut out for her ... so many lovely comments to choose from.

    ~Darby, of course

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  40. This book sounds great! Can't wait to read it.
    Patty Steffens

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  41. It was wonderful getting to hear you speak at lunch Kc Dryer! Your personal story was inspirational to myself, as I am you this year at the writing conference! I can't wait to share your books with my daughters and homeschooling friends. This will definately go on their must read lists!

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  42. I just spent part of my morning trying to explain time-travel to my 3 children, ages 9, 8, and 6. They always comment how I love the "Outlander books." My 9-year-old said, "this is confusing." But still kept asking questions...I love the concept of time travel and would really love to read more!

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  43. I am sooo excited you are coming to Canada, and I can't wait to meet you. Your books are a treasure to me (i only have one other author that holds that distinction:). I am proud to say I have been madly in love with Jamie since the first time I read his words in the Outlander. Your books have been a real bonding experience for all the woman in my family and I very excited to have an autographed book. I will be even more excited when book 8 comes out:)

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  44. Hope that A Walk Through A Window and Facing Fire are soon published for the Kindle. In the meantime, I think I will check out the Eagle Glen Trilogy!

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  45. Hmmmmm......I'm curious, was this posted with Diana's consent? This posting has shown up on several other writers blogs this week with small changes to entice the prospective audience. Just making sure someone didn't hack into her blog. Maybe it's a publishing company thing?

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  46. I started the Outlander series while I was recovering from surgery. I just started Drums of Autumn, and like the first 3 books - can't put it down! Thank you for sharing your talent!
    Sincerely, Pam J

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  47. As is apparent from my choice of blogger name, time travel is a topic I love to explore. Look forward to reading Darby's new book and will seek a copy of the first book as well! Have always enjoyed Diana's reading recommendations while waiting for her next book.

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  48. I love a good time travel. Diana's, of course, are my fave (read them so many times the covers are falling off and..oops, think I lost outlander to a friend who WON'T give it back!!). Will now be on the hunt for Darby's new book...

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  49. Sounds like something I'd enjoy, especially since the books are about time traveling!

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  50. Wow, this sounds so exciting Darby, I would love to read about your adventures.

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  51. Sounds intriguing! Put me in the hat! Thanks.
    --Amy in Atlanta

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  52. I love to read about time travel. I'd love to read yours!

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  53. Dear Anonymous--

    Certainly this is posted with my consent; did I not say so above? kc dyer's sent Darby on a blog-tour [g]--so much less expensive and exhausting than the usual kind.

    I've known kc for years; she's a wonderful writer, and her books are terrific.

    --Diana

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  54. Please add my name to the list. ksimrell@yahoo.com

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  55. GLAD WHEN I SEE NO NEW BLOGS HERE!!! :) BECAUSE IT MIGHT MEAN DIANA'S HOME WRITING!!!! PLEASE ENTER ME IN THE CONTEST FOR A FREE COPY OF KC DYER'S BOOK--IT SOUNDS LIKE IT SHOULD BE ON THE 'METHADONE LIST'.

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  56. Dear All--

    You know, I had completely forgotten about Darby's contest, until I went back to look at the blog archive (I'm hustling round doing "content" for the new website, and we'll be porting everything from the blog over to the new design) and happened to see it. My apologies!

    I closed my eyes, scrolled up and down a few times, and stabbed my finger at the screen--and the winner of kc's new book is........

    Anne-Marie P.

    I know AMP tweets, so will let her know via Twitter and ask her to email kc with an address for the book.

    Thanks to all of you for commenting, and I hope you'll all have a chance to read A WALK THROUGH A WINDOW _and_ FACING FIRE, whether at your local library or maybe as a Christmas present. [g] Happy holidays!

    --Diana

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  57. Just sending the book off to Anne-Marie today -- thanks to all who played along, and to Diana for hosting my Darby while she visited Canada!

    ~kc

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