Monday, March 22, 2010

Giveaway - Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show by Frank Delaney

I read and reviewed Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show by Frank Delaney last week and LOVED it! Delaney is a consummate storyteller and I fell into this richly crafted tale. Read my review here.

The author's publicist has generously offered a copy of the book to giveaway to one of my readers - I hope you enter and get a chance to enjoy this book as much as I did.

The contest will run until March 30th at 11:50 EST. To enter, just leave a comment here telling me one characteristic a great storyteller must possess.

Slainte (Good Luck) to all entrants!


  1. I think you need to believe your own stories, whether they're true or outlandish. Thanks for the contest!

  2. A great storyteller should have an active imagination! (Or maybe I'm just projecting my own hyperactive imagination onto storytellers, haha). Please enter me, I enjoyed your review of this book and would love a chance to win a copy!

  3. Oh, I would LOVE to read this!!

  4. No need to enter me (and I'll skip the goofy, obnoxious comment about how I'm the consummate storyteller). I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book.

  5. Please enter me! I think a good storyteller should have a wide range of characters.

  6. An incredible imagination. I'm so jealous of that! Thank you for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  7. A good sense of timing!

    (A post on my blog will trigger an email to me -- thanks!)

  8. A good storyteller should be able to keep his readers interested and in suspense. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  9. My stories always start with place!

    Bill ;-)

    billsmith2003 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Hope you'll check out my book giveaway:

  10. Thanks for the chance to win!!


  11. I have to agree that a good storyteller needs to have a great imagination. A gift of gab is probably helpful too!

    melacan at hotmail dot com

  12. gotta love this author and the cover is fabulous.

    bostonredsoxfever AT gmail DOT com

  13. A good storyteller should be able to make a reader believe in the story they are relating.

    If this isopen worldwide (South Africa) then please enter me.


    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  14. A good storyteller should have a skillful command of language. A unique turn of phrase can make even the most work out plot or the most tired characters seem fresh and new.

    Jennisis (at) comcast (dot) net

  15. A good storyteller needs to know their characters so well that we feel we know them too. I'm always disappointed if the characters are not fully developed.

    aksimmo at brainerd dot net

  16. I love this cover. Makes me think of old Florida post cards :)

  17. Hmm, I'd say a passion for the creating and sharing of the stories themselves! If you're not doing it because you LOVE it, it comes across in the writing/telling!

    ( ;) Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. I'd love to read this. Thanks for the chance!

    I think a great storyteller should have the ablility to create characters that really live and breathe - real people that readers feel like they can at least understand if not relate to.

    toadacious1 at yahoo dot com

  19. I'd love to read this!

    For me, a great storyteller must be able to make me care deeply about the characters.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  20. This has one of the best opening lines of any book I've picked up lately. I'm on the HOLD list at the library.
    So many story tellers get thru the the main body of the book, but fail at the, being able to end a book is crucial.