Aunty Ida Contest Winner Revealed!


Congratulations to Dave, the winner of the Aunty Ida Book Trailer Blog Contest! Dave is the lucky recipient of the Amazon gift card, which I hope he is greatly enjoying. Check out his blog, Espresso Coco, in celebration or in slight resentment, whichever.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest, and thanks for watching and sharing the Aunty Ida Book Trailer. And for the heck of it, in case you missed it the first or eighth time, here’s the trailer.

Congrats again, Dave, I hope you have fun with your spoils!

Want something to read? Check out  Her Cousin Much Removed,  The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management and Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only) .

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On the Topic of Book Trailers


In case you’ve missed it, the book trailer for Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)  is below. Go ahead, watch it. There’s a good chance Aunty Ida won’t actually do anything to your brain. Maybe.

In making book trailers, some people decide to tell you what the book is about, which is definitely one way to do it. You might catch the attention of people out and about where they’re not actually in the context of books, and no doubt it can be effective.

Instead of that, though, I tried to capture the essence of the book, its flavor, the tone of it. It’s supposed to give you the sense of what you’re getting into, and with Aunty Ida, that can be a lot more than you bargained for, given her tendency to get involved when you haven’t actually bargained for anything.

In this digital age, it’s a bit of a calling card, a handshake and a hello. A book trailer can give a sense of who you are as writer, and what you have in store for your readers. Well, in this case, what Aunty Ida has in store. I claim no responsibility.

If you share the trailer, you can be entered to win a $25 gift card from Amazon. Just tweet it using my handle, @IsaLeeWolf, retweet this tweet, or share on your blog or website. Make sure to post your website shares below so that I make sure you get your entries, or enter directly using this link at Rafflecopter.



Need something to read? Check out  Her Cousin Much Removed, and The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management as well!

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Aunty Ida Contest and Announcement


As promised, I’m running a Rafflecopter giveaway! And, finally, here’s the Aunty Ida announcement: Aunty Ida has escaped the bounds of fiction and has her very own book trailer. It’s premiering (ooh, fancy) with this post! So share the video on Twitter, share it on your blog, and leave a comment below with your links for another entry. You’ve got a chance at a $25 Amazon gift card, so get sharing!

You must share this book trailer to be eligible for the $25 Amazon Gift card. If you Tweet it and blog it, you’ll have two entries. Leave your links below in the comments, and you get another entry. Those are pretty good odds. Sorry, comments without a link sharing the book trailer won’t count toward the contest. Make sure you use the Rafflecopter link above to enter the Tweet and blog post urls showing your sharing and to get your entries. You have until 12 a.m. (U.S. Central time) September 6, 2014 to enter.

Now here’s Aunty Ida’s attempt to get herself over into the real world. We should probably be worried.