lovefromalgy:

*** POST OR SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS TODAY, MONDAY 4TH JANUARY ***

*** GET A POSTCARD FROM ALGY… WIN A BOOK PRIZE! ***

Algy knows that many of you downloaded his Kindle book over the weekend, so send him a photo and get a signed postcard from Algy – and maybe even win a book prize 🙂

Full details below…

Algy will post all photos submitted, in order of submission, during
today Monday 4th January, starting with reblogs of the three which were
submitted earlier in the weekend.

THIS PHOTO CHALLENGE AND COMPETITION CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT MONDAY 4TH JANUARY (your local time).

The photo challenge and competition is open to all photographers
on Tumblr – please share with the Tumblr photographic community.

If you have downloaded the Kindle version of Algy’s new book The Tree with a Golden
Heart  SUBMIT (to @lovefromalgy) OR POST AND SEND ALGY A LINK before MIGNIGHT MONDAY 4TH JANUARY (your local time)
a photo of the Kindle version of Algy’s book being read in your own
distinctive part of the world, or being read by fluffy friends or a
child, or an artistically imaginative photo featuring Algy’s new Kindle
book. Read on for specific details…

N.B. If you post the photo on your own blog, be sure to send Algy
the link immediately or he will not know when you have posted it.

The first 3 photographers in the British Isles to post any photo
of Algy’s new Kindle book in the UK – AND the first 15 photographers to
post any photo of Algy’s new Kindle book  in any other part of the world
will ALL receive a special signed postcard from Algy, featuring the
ceilidh illustration from the book or the cover illustration – your
choice 🙂

PLUS – there will be four (4) prizes of signed paperback books…

A prize of a signed paperback book for the photo which Algy deems
to be the most successful in showing his Kindle book being read in A
PLACE COMPLETELY UNLIKE THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS!

AND

A prize of a signed paperback book for the photo which Algy deems to be the FLUFFIEST reading of the Kindle version of his book.

AND

A prize of a signed paperback book for the photo which Algy deems
to be the best PORTRAIT PHOTO OF A CHILD reading or looking at the
Kindle version of his book.

AND

A prize of a signed paperback book for the photo which Algy deems
to be the most ARTISTICALLY IMAGINATIVE photo of his Kindle book being
read, anywhere in the world, (but it must be suitable for viewers of all
ages).

The winners of the book prizes will be
announced on Tuesday 5th January on @adventuresofalgy and @lovefromalgy.

Here is the link to the lovefromalgy submission form – or post the photo on your own blog and send Algy a message at once!

GOOD LUCK! Algy is looking forward to seeing your photos, and sends you all lots of very fluffy hugs xoxoxo

STILL PLENTY OF TIME TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS – OR POST ON YOUR OWN BLOG AND SEND ALGY A LINK.

Algy will be posting your submissions throughout the day today.

*** FREE KINDLE EBOOK FOR EVERYONE ON 2ND AND 3RD JANUARY ***

*** ALGY’S PHOTO CHALLENGE … WITH PRIZES! ***

*** SUBMISSIONS PERIOD EXTENDED to MONDAY 4TH JANUARY ***

As so few people were on Tumblr yesterday, Algy has extended the deadline for his photo challenge to midnight (your local time) on Monday 4th January 🙂

The photo challenge and competitions are open to all photographers
on Tumblr – please share with the Tumblr photographic community.

Download the free Kindle version of Algy’s new book The Tree with a Golden
Heart
from any Amazon site around the world (direct links below) and SUBMIT (to @lovefromalgy) OR POST AND SEND ALGY A LINK before MIGNIGHT MONDAY 4TH JANUARY (your local time)
a photo of the Kindle version of Algy’s book being read in your own
distinctive part of the world, or being read by fluffy friends or a
child, or an artistically imaginative photo featuring Algy’s new Kindle
book. Read on for specific details…

N.B. If you post the photo on your own blog, be sure to send Algy
the link immediately or he will not know when you have posted it.

The first 3 photographers in the British Isles to post any photo
of Algy’s new Kindle book in the UK – AND the first 15 photographers to
post any photo of Algy’s new Kindle book  in any other part of the world
will ALL receive a special signed postcard from Algy, featuring the
ceilidh illustration from the book or the cover illustration – your
choice 🙂

PLUS – there will be four (4) prizes of signed paperback books…

A prize of a signed paperback book for the photo which Algy deems
to be the most successful in showing his Kindle book being read in A
PLACE COMPLETELY UNLIKE THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS!

AND

A prize of a signed paperback book for the photo which Algy deems to be the FLUFFIEST reading of the Kindle version of his book.

AND

A prize of a signed paperback book for the photo which Algy deems
to be the best PORTRAIT PHOTO OF A CHILD reading or looking at the
Kindle version of his book.

AND

A prize of a signed paperback book for the photo which Algy deems
to be the most ARTISTICALLY IMAGINATIVE photo of his Kindle book being
read, anywhere in the world, (but it must be suitable for viewers of all
ages).

All posts and submissions will be reblogged/posted on Algy’s sideblog @lovefromalgy
in the order they are received. Submissions and links received after early afternoon GMT on Sunday will be posted on Monday, after Algy’s grand ceilidh 🙂

The winners of the book prizes will be
announced on Tuesday 5th January on @adventuresofalgy and @lovefromalgy.

Here is the link to the lovefromalgy submission form – or post the photo on your own blog and send Algy a message at once!

GOOD LUCK! Algy is looking forward to seeing your photos, and sends you all lots of very fluffy hugs xoxoxo

And here are links that go direct to the Amazon pages for downloading
the Kindle version of The Tree with a Golden Heart. Kindle ebooks can
be read on almost any device or computer:

Amazon UK

Amazon Germany

Amazon France

Amazon Italy

Amazon Spain

Amazon Netherlands

Amazon Japan

Amazon USA

Amazon Canada

Amazon Australia

Algy’s Golden Heart Literary Quiz… with Prizes!

lovefromalgy:

Algy loves to encourage reading, so here’s a wee challenge for you 🙂

Question 1: How many different types of bird NOT INCLUDING ALGY appear in The Tree with a Golden Heart? Only count species that are actually named, such as “wren”, and not general descriptions such as “seabirds”, and don’t count individuals, just species – for example, if there are 20 starlings in the book (which there are not!) that would just count as 1 type of bird.

Question 2: There is a long poem in The Tree with a Golden Heart which is a pastiche of a very well-known poem from English literature (long out of copyright). What is the title of the original poem which is pastiched, and who was the original author?

Question 3: In The Tree with a Golden Heart, only a very special medicine can help Algy’s sick friend. What are the ingredients of that special medicine – be careful to be precise!

Question 4: At one point in the book, Algy encounters a false guide. What kind of creature is the false guide?

Question 5: What is the FAMILY name of the mice in The Tree with a Golden Heart? Ignore the prefix “Wee” which applies to the names of all the mice. (In English the family name appears after the given name – for example, the family name of Jane Smith is Smith.)

N.B. The Kindle ebook edition of The Tree with a Golden Heart is FREE TO DOWNLOAD all weekend, from all Amazon sites around the world, to help you find the answers to these questions 🙂

Please send your answers to Algy via Tumblr’s messaging system.

Prizes:

For the 1st correct answer Algy receives to each
question: a beautiful 2016 desk calendar with colour illustrations
from
The Tree with a Golden Heart and A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird (one
illustration per month)

For the 2nd correct answer Algy receives
to each question: a signed copy of the paperback
edition of The Tree
with a Golden Heart

For the 3rd correct answer Algy receives
to each question
: a beautiful square greetings card from Algy
(signed) with a
colour picture of one of the illustrations from The Tree with a Golden
Heart. If you are also due a postcard from the Kindle photo challenge, you will receive that as well 🙂

ONLY ONE 1ST PRIZE AND ONE 2ND PRIZE AND ONE POSTCARD PER PERSON!

So where
the first correct answer to a question is received from someone who has
already won a 1st prize, that person will receive the 2nd prize for that question, and
the next person to submit a correct answer will receive the 1st prize,
and so on.

FINAL DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ANSWERS: MIDDAY MONDAY 4TH JANUARY (GMT)

The competition will close at midday on Monday 4th January (GMT)

*** FREE KINDLE EBOOK FOR EVERYONE ON 2ND AND 3RD JANUARY ***

*** SPECIAL PHOTO CHALLENGE TODAY ONLY … WITH PRIZES ***

TO BE FAIR TO FRIENDS ON THE DAWN SIDE OF THE WORLD, THE PHOTO CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS WILL CLOSE AT MIDDAY GMT ON SUNDAY 3RD JANUARY.

The photo challenges and competitions are open to all photographers
on Tumblr – please share with the Tumblr photographic community.

Algy’s fluffy friends were excited to hear that they could read Algy’s new book on a computer screen, and on a dark January morning they eagerly crowded around the mysterious object under the Christmas tree to read the digital version of The Tree with a Golden Heart…

Download the Kindle version of Algy’s new book The Tree with a Golden Heart from any Amazon site around the world (direct links below) and POST OR SUBMIT (to @lovefromalgy) BEFORE MIDDAY GMT on 3RD JANUARY a photo of the Kindle version of Algy’s book being read in your own distinctive part of the world, or being read by fluffy friends or a child, or an artistically imaginative photo featuring Algy’s new Kindle book. Read on for specific details…

N.B. If you post the photo on your own blog, be sure to send Algy the link immediately or he will not know when you have posted it.

The first 3 photographers in the British Isles to post any photo of Algy’s new Kindle book in the UK – AND the first 15 photographers to post any photo of Algy’s new Kindle book  in any other part of the world will ALL receive a special signed postcard from Algy, featuring the ceilidh illustration from the book or the cover illustration – your choice 🙂

PLUS – there will be four (4) prizes of signed paperback books…

A prize of a signed paperback book for the photo which Algy deems to be the most successful in showing his Kindle book being read in A PLACE COMPLETELY UNLIKE THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS!

AND

A prize of a signed paperback book for the photo which Algy deems to be the FLUFFIEST reading of the Kindle version of his book.

AND

A prize of a signed paperback book for the photo which Algy deems to be the best PORTRAIT PHOTO OF A CHILD reading or looking at the Kindle version of his book.

AND

A prize of a signed paperback book for the photo which Algy deems to be the most ARTISTICALLY IMAGINATIVE photo of his Kindle book being read, anywhere in the world, (but it must be suitable for viewers of all ages).

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS ALL PHOTOS MUST BE POSTED OR SUBMITTED BEFORE MIDDAY GMT ON SUNDAY 3RD JANUARY.

All posts and submissions will be posted on Algy’s sideblog @lovefromalgy in the order they are received, unless the content is unsuitable for an audience of all ages, and the winners of the book prizes will be announced on Sunday 3rd January on @lovefromalgy.

Here is the link to the lovefromalgy submission form – or post the photo on your own blog and send Algy a message at once!

GOOD LUCK! Algy is looking forward to seeing your photos, and sends you all lots of very fluffy hugs xoxoxo

And here are links that go direct to the Amazon pages for downloading the Kindle version of The Tree with a Golden Heart. Kindle ebooks can be read on almost any device or computer:

Amazon UK

Amazon Germany

Amazon France

Amazon Italy

Amazon Spain

Amazon Netherlands

Amazon Japan

Amazon USA

Amazon Canada

Amazon Australia

Tomorrow, Saturday 2nd January: Adventures in Books and Reading

Free Kindle downloads of Algy’s new book The Tree with a Golden Heart for everyone all weekend, Saturday and Sunday. There will be quizzes and photo challenges related to the Kindle book and reading – with free books and other prizes! Details will be announced tomorrow around midday GMT on Saturday. Stand by…  🙂

Sunday 3rd January

Ceilidh time for everyone – a grand time of singing and dancing and fun for all, to close this wonderful weekend. All ceilidh submissions very welcome – please use the lovefromalgy submission form.

Special giveaways and prizes on Sunday will be announced around midday GMT on Sunday…

DON’T FORGET ALGY’S PARTY ON SUNDAY!

Algy’s Surprisingly Fluffy Book Launch Party takes place all day on his sideblog lovefromalgy this Sunday 12th July, from mid-morning on Sunday UK time until early morning on Monday UK time, so that all Algy’s friends around the world can join in 🙂 ALL WELCOME!

There will be COMPETITIONS with prizes including books, FREE KINDLE EBOOKS ALL DAY (can be read on almost any computer or device), EXTRACTS FROM THE BOOK and FLUFFY SURPRISES AND CELEBRATIONS!

Send your fluffy friends to join the party, or any other images or messages to help Algy celebrate. FAN ART ESPECIALLY WELCOME! Algy has already received some wonderful fan art for the party, and he would love to see more 🙂

Submissions via the lovefromalgy submission form or post on your own blog and send Algy a link.