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FACING FIRE! by kc dyer. And the winner is…

Date: Friday October 15, 2010
Posted in: Uncategorized

Thanks to everyone who participated and helped spread the word about Darby’s contest for her new book called FACING FIRE.

And now, for the winner….

The winner is…

Lisa DeWolf!


Lisa, I will pass your contact info along to Darby’s author, kc dyer, so she can send along your book! Yay!

Darby’s here! With a chance to win FACING FIRE!

Date: Tuesday October 12, 2010
Posted in: Contests

*I am SO excited because today, Darby from A WALK THROUGH A WINDOW is visiting da blog to tell us about her new book! Read to the end for a chance to win! -Hélène*

Hello Hélène’s Hipsters!

My name is Darby Christopher, and Hélène has kindly stepped off her treadmill desk and invited me to walk along beside her out here on her blog for the day. <Welcome, Darby! -H>

Normally I’m more up for riding my skate deck, but hey — I’ll try anything once! You can usually find me doing ollies <Cool! can you teach me how to do that?!> down Yonge Street [there’s a nice hill near where I live], but this month I’m cruising  the internets, celebrating 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.  Both books tell the story of how many different Canadians came to Canada. What’s WAY cool is that I am a huge fan of Hélène’s ACADIAN STAR, <aww…thanks…> and in my new book, I get to experience a bit of a different take on the whole Grand Derangement story. So Hélène and me have got more than our raw athleticism in common! <heheh…>

If you’d like to learn more about either of my stories, you may want to have a peek at kc dyer’s website:

Or better still, maybe you’d like to WIN a copy? If you leave a comment on this post, Hélène will put your name into a draw to win a signed copy of the new book – 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. <Go for it!>

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.

And Hélène? Check out the name of my twitter feed. <Luv it!>You think maybe I should graduate to a treadmill desk instead of just walking through windows all the time? <As long as you teach me how to do an olly/ollie on your skate deck! :-)>

Thanks for having me! <ANYTIME!>


**ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN! Canada and US only. Draw, Thursday, October 14th. GOOD LUCK!**

KEEP OUT! Winner and US launch celebration!

Date: Friday October 1, 2010
Posted in: Uncategorized


Woohoo! It’s October 1st, which means KEEP OUT! has been officially released in the US.

To celebrate, I’ve been holding a contest for the past few weeks. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped spread the word.

 And now, for the winner of a signed copy of KEEP OUT!


*drumroll please*

And the winner is: HEATHER!