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Kristin Bair O'Keeffe
author, speaker, teacher & cultural spelunker who facilitates the global conversation of story & shares the gospel of writerhead
author, speaker, teacher & cultural spelunker who facilitates the global conversation of story & shares the gospel of writerhead


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Guess what, folks? June is Audiobook Month!

Time to celebrate! And to do so, I’m going to give away two—yes, two—audio editions of THE ART OF FLOATING!

Want to enter the giveaway? Here’s how:

On my Facebook author page, TELL ME YOUR FAVORITE SOUND IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD! (examples: your kiddo’s voice, a cow mooing, teapot whistling, the recycling guy in Shanghai calling out for electronics, etc.)

The giveaway will run from Tuesday, June 3 through midnight (EST) Friday, June 6, 2014.

1. This giveaway is international.
2. I’ll notify the winner via email or Facebook message. Winners will have 48 hours to respond before another winner will be selected.
3. I’m not responsible for lost packages.

So...what's your favorite sound in the whole wide world?

#fiction #giveaway #literature #newburyport #plumisland #pipingplover #beachreads  

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The Found Poetry Review is seeking an interviews editor to coordinate and conduct monthly long-form (1,000+ word) written interviews with poets, scholars and other key figures in the found / erasure poetry space for inclusion on #poetry #writers #poets #interviews  

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Happy news! THE ART OF FLOATING on the "New Fiction" table at the Barnes & Noble in Newington, NH! Such grand company! ('s playing footsie with the rich & famous!) #theartoffloating +Barnes & Noble  #Portsmouth #fiction  
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Writers & readers, I'm over at Writer Unboxed today talking about how to create an unforgettable place on the page. Stop by! (This is Part II of Sarah Callender's series "Why the Where Matters.") #fiction #prose #place #culturalspelunker #theartoffloating #writerunboxed #craft  

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Great post by +Penny Sansevieri about how all you marvelous readers can help out your favorite authors & books! (If you're reading THE ART OF FLOATING, would love your help; reviews on +Goodreads and, photos of the book in your local bookstore, wild cheering at book events, and so on !)

#bookmarketing #theartoffloating #publishing #authors #readers

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The piping plover controversy (featured in my new novel THE ART OF FLOATING) is heating up (once again) in beach towns from Maine to North Carolina. Big story in today's #Maine Sunday Telegram!

#Maine #plovers #MaineSundayTelegram #TheArtOfFloating

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Connecticut people, heading your way today! I'm reading from my new novel THE ART OF FLOATING in Connecticut tonight, May 5, 7pm, at the UConn Co-op Bookstore in Storrs! Also reading, Mark Oppenheimer & Ciaran Berry.

Fun night ahead! If you're nearby, come on out!

#booksigning #fiction #readingseries #authors #TheArtOfFloating #Nbpt #Newburyport #Uconn #Storrs  

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Whoo-hoo! My new novel THE ART OF FLOATING spotted in the Barnes & Noble in Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia! (If you spot it in a bookstore near you, send me a photo! I'll post!)

#magicrealism #fiction #philadelphia #bookstores #publishing #newburyport #nbpt  

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Huzzah! "Liz & Lisa" have named my new novel THE ART OF FLOATING one of the "Best Books of April." Delighted to be in the company of the marvelous M.J. Rose, Holly Peterson, Lisa Scottoline, Sarah Rayner, and Anne-Marie Casey.

Liz & Lisa are giving away one copy of each "Best Book of April"! Leave a comment on their blog to enter (contest closes on April 29).

#fiction #giveaway #win #Newburyport #PenguinUSA #writers #PlumIsland  

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Had a wonderful reading last night at the Andover Bookstore in Andover, MA! Big, energetic crowd. Terrifically passionate booksellers. A fire in the fireplace. The most awesome bookstore sign on the podium (see below!). Smart, creative questions from folks in the crowd. And lots of love for my new novel THE ART OF FLOATING. Huzzah!

The only tough part was that just before the event, I heard that Gabriel García Márquez had passed away. I cried a good bit beforehand, but I managed to talk about him during the reading with breaking down or bursting into "ugly cry."

Thanks to all!

#authorevent #andoverbookstore #andover #TheArtOfFloating
#magicrealism #Newburport #nbpt #plovers #mystery  
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