Fay has a true gift for making things. Whether it is cooking beautiful food, tiling a bathroom or stitching a skirt, she achieves excellence in anything I have seen her try.
Imagine how excited I was when she turned her skills to making a shawlette/scarf inspired by In The Light of What We See!
As Fay knows I am a novice crocheter (and she wanted simple pattern that could be done while listening to an audiobook or watching television), the pattern is suitable for beginners. It has a geometric edge pattern, and I can absolutely picture Mina wearing it.
Plus, she found beautiful hand-dyed yarn (by Ripples Crafts in Scotland) in colours which match the book cover perfectly.
Yes, she’s a genius.
To celebrate my very first ‘bespoke book-inspired pattern’, I’m giving away the audiobook of In The Light of What We See, the exclusive pattern, and a skein of hand-dyed yarn (enough to make the shawlette). Just head to Twitter and RT/follow to enter!
You need to follow both my account and Fay’s – @ma_dashper and @SarahRPainter
Terms and conditions:
To enter you must follow (or already be a follower!) of both accounts and have retweeted the competition tweet.
One entry per Twitter user.
One winner will be chosen at random. The prize: one skein of yarn, the crochet pattern and one copy of the audiobook (on CD).
Giveaway is open internationally and closes at 9pm (GMT) on Friday 2oth May 2016.
Keris Stainton is a relatively new voice on the YA book scene (her debut, Della Says OMG, was published last year), but she writes with such an assured voice it’s hard to believe she hasn’t been doing this forever.
Jessie’s just arrived in New York, hoping to forget about her awful ex.
New Yorker Finn is in love with his best friend’s girlfriend.
They might be perfect together, but in a city of eight million people, will they find each other?
Sounds good, no?
Okay, I admit it. I read this book while it was still in draft form as Keris is a friend of mine. Still, I wouldn’t tell you it was brilliant unless it were true. And it is.
To celebrate the book’s release, Keris has kindly agreed to be interviewed here – on this very blog. I will also be running a giveaway (of the book) in her honour.
This one’s just for the ladies, I’m afraid. The prize is £1000 plus an editorial report and ‘advice about publication from the judges’, Sophie Hannah and Professor Janet Todd. The five short-listed entrants get a ritzy prize-giving dinner at Lucy Cavendish College on Thursday 9 June.
Any genre is accepted, but you must be female and over 21. You are not eligible to enter if you have had a full-length novel published previously.
To enter, post the first 30 pages of your novel and a synopsis to arrive no later than Friday 29 April. For full details go here.