In which the adventure continues!

Today’s Adventure: The Typewriter Girl, by Alison Atlee

10 Great Authors, 10 Unforgettable Adventures.With every “Today’s Adventure” post between August 1 and August 13, you can register to win the featured book and the grand prize of all 10 books. We’ll announce winners on August 14.  You may enter today’s giveaway at Alison’s blogand/or by liking her Facebook page. Enter at both places to double your winning chances!

 August 6 Atlee

Here’s Alison:

 

“But did you know it is almost the best job in London a girl could hope for?” 

 

That question of Betsey Dobson’s turned up in the earliest draft of The Typewriter Girl and survived many revisions, but it took awhile for me to understand just how much it expressed about Betsey and the adventure that changes her life.

 

Funny how we speak of adventure: Adventure awaits. It beckons, calls. We discover adventure, we embark upon it.

 

Which all suggests that we have to make ourselves available to it. A shiny new adventure might be sitting in the driveway with a full tank of gas, but it’s going nowhere until we take our place in the driver’s seat.

 

What I loved about writing Betsey’s adventure was how she kept letting it grow, just a little at a time. She thinks she’s made it, there at the beginning of the story. Getting that typewriting job was an enormous accomplishment for her. She thinks, If I can just hold on to this much, I won’t ask for more.

 

Except for the word “almost.” Almost the best job. To me, that signaled a spark inside Betsey, a belief that if she gave her dreams a little extra room to run, they’d grow. And then, anything was possible.

 

Remember, there are two ways to enter the giveaway: Like Alison’s Facebook page and/or go to her blog, At Issue. Do both and get two chances to win.

 

Keep up with the latest adventures and chances to win through any of the authors:

 

Alison Atlee, The Typewriter Girl    Facebook

Jessica Brockmole, Letters from Skye          Facebook

T.J. Brown, Summerset Abbey: Spring Awakening  Facebook      

Sarah Jio, The Last Camellia           Facebook

Susanna Kearsley, The Firebird      Facebook

Katherine Keenum, Where the Light Falls            

Stephanie Lehmann, Astor Place Vintage    Facebook

Kate Noble, Let It Be Me        Facebook

Deanna Raybourn, A Spear of Summer Grass         Facebook

Lauren Willig, The Ashford Affair    Facebook

 


2 thoughts on “In which the adventure continues!”

  1. Terry Parrish says:

    A lot of interesting books here. Looks like some wonderful reads for lucky winners!

  2. Marguerite B says:

    Interesting list of books; cannot go wrong win or lose. Thank you

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