Thursday, 24 January 2013

Australia Day Book Giveaway!

It's Australia Day (or Invasion Day, if you prefer) this Saturday and while thousands of us roast ourselves at the beach, play a game of the world's most exciting sport - cricket, or just get drunk at the local and start a fight with a complete stranger - you can celebrate the occasion by winning a book written by an Aussie...

I'm participating in the Book'd Out Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop. Yeah, I know it's a mouthful but the concept is simple - you can win books by Australian writers by hopping through the participating blogs and entering the various competitions.

I'm giving away a print copy of my short story collection, "Hoffman's Creeper and Other Disturbing Tales". The book contains twenty-three dark and quirky tales of mystery, adventure and terror taking you from the Scottish highlands, through the Pyrenees and into the towns, suburbs and cities of Australia, Ireland and Britain. There are two copies to give away, one will go to an Australian resident and the other to a foreign (non-Australian) resident. All you have to do is answer this question about a classic Australian book in the comments box at the bottom of this post. Entries close at midnight on Monday the 28th and the winners will be announced by the end of the month - good luck!

What is the name of the school that the girls attend in Joan Lindsay's novel "Picnic at Hanging Rock"?



Click on the image to visit the other blogs and go in the running to win more prizes.

20 comments:

Daystarz Books said...

Appleyard College.

Michael @ Literary Exploration said...

Sounds like a great prize, and yes it is Appleyard College

bookdout said...

Oh that movie freaks me out! Appleyard College is a strange name for the school though

thanks for the giveaway

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Brenda said...

Appleyard College! Thanks for the opportunity Cameron:)

Renee G said...

It's Appleyard College.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com (US)

AmelArmeliana said...

The answer us Appleyard College.

Thanks for this giveaway and Happy Australia Day :)

Paul Phillips said...

As someone has already said, Appleyard College is such a strange name for a school - but a very fitting name in the scheme of things.

Great giveaway, Cameron.

MichVee said...

Appleyard College. Thank you for the opportunity

Annie said...

Appleyard College

I named my first daughter Miranda after falling in love with this name when reading the book.

Kristia said...

Happy Australia Day! :)
The name of the school was Appleyard College.
Thank you for the giveaway and for making it international.

Jenny Schwartz said...

I didn't know the name of the school (oops) so really don't deserve the prize.

Happy Australia Day!

Misanthropic Eagle said...

Appleyard College. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tash M said...

It's Appleyard College and thanks for participating in the Australian Day Hop

Veronika said...

Appleyard College! Thank you so much for the giveaway!
verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

Mary Preston said...

Appleyard College

AUSTRALIAN

A fabulous giveaway thank you.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Dita Škarste said...

Answer - Appleyard College.
Thank you very much! I`m in love with this giveaway! :) I`m from Europe and I`m non-native English speaker; there is not a very big choice of books in English here (except online shops) and they`re usually from American and British writers so this is a very beautiful opportunity to get to know the Australian writers :)
Thanks!

dita(dot)skarste(at)gmail(dot)com

Caroline Kelly said...

Appleyard College.

Years ago, I met the person who played the gardener in, "Picnic at Hanging Rock."

Joe Jeney said...

Appleyard College. Cameron, who does your covers; they are really good. Hopefully I win a copy of your book so that I can sample what's inside the covers too. All the best, Joe Jeney

Cameron Trost said...

Yes, the answer is Appleyard College!

Well, it's midnight, time to pick a name or two out of my hat... but first, I'd like to thank you all for participating in the giveaway. For those of you who don't win a copy - don't despair! Join my Facebook page and wait until the next giveaway or, even better, just buy a copy. I would really appreciate it and I feel confident that you would enjoy the tales.

By the way, I did the cover myself, glad you like it, Joe.

All right - drum roll...

the Australian winner is...
MICHAEL - Congrats!

and the non-Australian winner is...
DITA - Congrats!

I'll be in touch with you both!
Once again, thank you all for taking part.

NNOsman said...

Love your review ! Very easy to understand no need to use english proofreading anymore. I can't wait to read more !