I'm a Blurb!!!!!

The latest trade paperback edition of Kenneth Oppel's Starclimber hit the stores this month. I've hinted a couple of times at a secret I've been keeping and this is it. I won a contest and came in as the first runner up! Harper Collins Canada ran the contest back in May and Kenneth Oppel himself chose the three winners. I was contacted in August but didn't want to spill the beans publicly until I'd seen the thing with my own eyes to make sure it wasn't some surreal dream. My blurb is printed on the first page when you open the book and just look at the company I'm keeping!! I also received a signed hardcover first edition as a prize (as if seeing my name and words in print wasn't "prize" enough! You can read my whole review here.

If you live in Canada, run to your nearest bookstore and buy one! Heehee!

Kenneth Oppel's Starclimber

Now I can't wait to go the author's booksigning in November!


  1. That is all kinds of awesome! Congratulations!

  2. Wow!! Congrats, that's totally awesome! :)

  3. Hey, very cool! Congratulations!

  4. Thanks so much everyone! It was cool to find the book on the shelves at the bookstore!

  5. WOW! How exciting, Nicola! Congratulations! :)

    (sorry this is so late in coming - I've been extremely busy and unable to comment like I used to)

  6. Thanks, Joy! I'm going through the same thing with commenting myself these days, so I know how it is.

    I still go look for it in bookstores and do a little giggle when I find it!


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