While actors tread the red carpets of awards ceremonies, five avid travel readers in the United States and Canada have also won something - a signed copy of Against The Current, their prizes for entering my latest Goodreads Giveaway competition. It may not be the equivalent of an Oscar or Bafta, but it on the plus side it doesn't need polishing, and you don't have to give an acceptance speech!
Michelle from Madison, Wisonsin, Megan from Marion, Indianapolis, Ruth from Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia, Chattie from Mobile, Alabama, and Melissa from Ottawa, Ontario were the lucky ones to have their names drawn from more than 1,000 entries, so congratulations to you all - your books are in the mail today.
Commiserations to everyone else who entered, but please don't be afraid to add Against the Current to your Goodreads 'To Read' list, especially if you are considering going to France this summer; it doesn't matter whether you plan to travel through France by canal, river or road, there is plenty about French culture and history in the book!
The competition on the Goodreads site was open to anyone in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, USA and Canada, but surprisingly all the winners were from 'across the ditch', as we like to call the Atlantic here in the UK. For those of you in the southern hemisphere, you can always order the book through The Book Depository, who deliver for free anywhere in the world. Or try Fishpond.
Right, I must dash. Got to get the prize books in the mail!