Her website if full of great stuff like maps of 1920's Africa, typical guidebooks etc of the era. It's a rich history lesson as well as adventure tale.
If you get a chance to check out her webiste it's www.suzannearruda.com
And then go vote for her Author Blog Award. Thanks Kay
> Hello again from the world of Jade del Cameron!
> I've got some EXCITING NEWS:
> As some of you may know, I post a weekly blog titled THROUGH JADE'S EYES in which I write about life in Jade's time in Africa. For instance today and last week I blogged about some of the guides and manuals to Africa that were printed at the time, guides the Jade might have used in planning some of her trips. So what is the exciting news?
> This blog has made the short list for Best Author Blog on the Completely Novel website, but….. I NEED YOUR VOTE TO WIN. May I ask you to please go to
> http://www.completelynovel.com/author-blog-awards (if this doesn't hotlink, then just copy and paste into the browser)
> and click on the "click here to vote" button, then scroll down and choose "Suzanne Arruda's" blog. You must first register at the completely novel website to vote, BUT you will not be inundated with materials and you can un-register at any time. Plus you have a chance to WIN some free books through the Completely Novel website. Voting closes at midnight on Thursday, April 15 -- that's this week. What would winning mean to me? It could mean more publicity for the Jade series, which could enhance sales, which would increase the chance that the series will continue. Suffice to say, I would REALLY appreciate your vote. Note: You may only vote for me once, trying to vote for me a second time actually cancels the first note.
> And for other news, this e-mail is coming to you courtesy of a voice recognition computer software because yours truly fell and broke my right wrist three weeks ago. And yes, I'm right-handed. But I'm not letting it stop me. In fact, I intend to meet every one of my upcoming events & sign books. The signatures may just be a little more collectible than usual.
> Speaking of those events, I'm especially excited about the ones coming up at the beginning of May. On May 1 from 2-4 I'm at the Museum of African Art/Smithsonian http://www.nmafa.si.edu/ for a signing. 950 Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC 20024 Stop by the gift store. Please come by if you live anywhere in the area. The museum is wonderful, and I'd love to meet some of you. Earlier that day I will be signing at the Malice Domestic Conference. This event and others are always updated on my website.
> Jade's 6th adventure: The Crocodile's Last Embrace, has arrived as galleys. We now have cover art which you can see on the website at http://www.suzannearruda.com/jadeseries.html Watch for announcements of its release in Sept 2010.
> Suzanne Arruda
> http:// suzannearruda.blogspot.com/
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