Hola, Pajama Girls

EDITED TO ADD: This post should answer part of Judy’s question.

The Mathematician is in England, because his father had to have open heart surgery. That was a few days ago and he is doing very well, so much of the tension and worry is gone. Also, the computer is back and working perfectly. Except (you knew this was coming) things did get lost.

I worked really hard to keep my updates current and everything backed up, but when I restored the hard drive it turned out that some things did slip through the cracks. A few documents are gone  — not book six, but the most recent finished chapter, which made me hyperventilate for oh, a day or so. And a lot of email. There’s a huge gap between December 2 and January 8, and maybe earlier than that. I haven’t got to the bottom of the problem yet.

If I remember correctly, the following things are waiting to go out: the ARC of Pajama Girls; the pile of American history books along with some of my novels; the two LibraryThing giveaways (books, memberships, etc). There may well be other things. If you are one of the people who are waiting to receive things from me, please email me at rosinalippi@pobox.com and tell me (a) what you’re waiting for and (b) your mailing address.

By way of apology, I can send all of you patient people a surprise, because today three boxes of t Pajama Girls of Lambert Square landed on my doorstep.  I’ll send a copy out with the other things that are so late.

Now, if you aren’t one of those people, how do you get a copy of Pajama Girls? It’s a full month until the pub date, after all. Three possibilities:

1. Sign up for the WIN IT AND READ IT BEFORE YOU CAN BUY it contest. I’ll be pulling five names at random over the next three weeks. Two of those winners will also get to pick out a pair of Goody-Goody bonbon slippers. You can sign up here.

2. On Monday I’ll be announcing a bigger contest, one that should be a lot of fun. You could win a copy of the novel that way, along with some other goodies.

3. To celebrate the arrival of the Pajama Girls, I’m giving away two copies right now. Today. Leave a comment here and your name will be in the hat. I’ll draw two winners tomorrow morning about 8 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time), and as soon as I get the mailing info, those two books will go out.



33 Replies to “Hola, Pajama Girls”

  1. You can put my name in the hat! Glad to hear you got your computer back, sorry some things went missing.

    Glad to hear the mathematician’s dad is doing well after heart surgery.

    Thank you for all you do. Your the best!

  2. Oooh! Me! Me! Pick me! Memememememeeee.

    Oh, oops. I got a little excited there. I do hope you’ll pick me, though.

  3. Sorry to hear about the loss of data. Only updated to OS X.4 about 2 months ago, and no TimeMachine (not that I’ve looked) but with MacWorld next week, looking to get a new machine with all the new stuff on it. Anyways, wondering if you have OS X.5 with TimeMachine and an external hard drive. Might be worth the investment for the upgrade, if it works as they say it does. I’ll be looking into it for our system.

    Thanks for all the chances for the book.

  4. Excellent news about the Mathematician’s dad. Sorry to hear you are still having computer hiccups, but at least it is back. Who wouldn’t want to win one of your competitions? Put my name in the hat!

  5. Yes please I’d love to win a copy of Pajama Girls.

    Rosina, did you manage to retrieve your book six chapter and all the other missing documents?
    I was hyperventilating myself when the words ‘book six’ and ‘missing’ jumped out from the same line.

    I went through a similar thing as the Mathematician with my father a year ago but couldn’t make it back to the UK from NZ, however all went well so I hope the Mathematician’s father makes as much of an improvement in health as my father did after his op.

  6. Hi Rosina,

    I hope I win this one. I could really a great story right now…

    Positive thoughts your way (can you send them back when you’re done ?:)

  7. I hope your files aren’t lost just hiding.

    You really are very generous – I think that is the Italian in you!

  8. you’re so generous with all your give aways.

    I’d love to be added to the hat but I’m really hoping to win the contest with the slippers. they’re divine.

  9. I wouldn’t miss the chance to win one of your fabulous books, specially one that I’m so eagerly anticipating! Please count me in.

  10. Please add my name Rosina.
    I am glad to hear that your father in law is progressing well.
    My Mum had open heart surgery about six years ago and apart from an astounding looking scar is really well now.

  11. Good luck with the computer recovery – there’s not much taht is more frustrating!
    Please enter me in the drawing – a month more to wait for Pajama Girls is just too long!

  12. Glad to hear the mathematician’s dad is doing well and hoping that continues.

    Really sorry to hear about the computer issues – I guess when MAC does go wrong (not too often apparently) it makes up for lack of quantity with quality – hope you find the missing material.

    Would love a copy of the book so throw my name in the hat.


  13. I think I’m too late, but just in case, put in me too.

    Sorry to hear about the lost information. Computer crap can be so utterly frustrating.

  14. I too, hope I’m not too late for the drawing. If I am, though, just want to say that I truly enjoy reading your site. Thoughts and prayers for your family headed your way.

  15. January 12, 2008

    Hope I’m not too late as it is after midnight where I am. Would like to win one and then I can give the one I ordered to my granddaughter who is getting married soon and needs something relaxing for a change of pace. Good luck to everyone!
    Carol Vaughn

  16. I received my library copy of Pajama Girls and it was delightful. Your characters are always wonderful and normal and real. And it is also very very funny. If I win a copy I can read annually unless I loan it to someone who does not return it. Then I can re-borrow from the library. I am almost due for a re-read of Wilderness, which I do own in both hardback and paper!

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