Book Giveaway Celebrating the Launch of Frances Boyle’s Seeking Shade

You’re invited! Join us for the virtual launch of Frances Boyle’s Seeking Shade, a short story collection full of nuanced characters as they face tragedy, illness, difficult relationships … and even phantom twins!

Seeking Shade launch invite, featuring book cover, author photo and details of virtual launch, to be held Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Easter Time.

The ordinary characters in Seeking Shade find themselves up against extraordinary experiences and emotions. They face moral dilemmas, physical failings, mental hurdles, but through each story, there is an underlying sense that the ways that we communicate—through visual art, through literature, through dance, through performances theatrical and otherwise—shape our lives and the stories that we tell.

We hope you’ll attend the launch of this book via Zoom this Thursday to experience the fantastic range of stories Frances has to tell. The event will be hosted by Rhonda Douglas and will feature D.A. Lockhart with a preview of his “most anticipated” 2021 short story collection Breaking Right (coming soon from PQL).

Zoom Book Launch for Frances Boyle’s Seeking Shade
With Special Guests D.A. Lockhart and Rhonda Douglas
Thursday, February, 11, 2021
7:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

The event is free and open to all, but we ask that you click here to register ahead of time.

To celebrate this virtual event, we will be giving one lucky attendee of the Zoom launch a free copy of Seeking Shade, so be sure to register, attend, and stick around to find out who will win!

But wait, there’s more!

For those who are not able to attend, or for those who didn’t win the print copy, we’ll also be giving away three digital copies of the book.

Here’s how to enter:

1. Follow the link below to view the entry form.

2. Log in to the form using email, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

3. Earn up to five entries by visiting Facebook and Instagram, tweeting on Twitter or by signing up to our newsletter. (If you’re already a newsletter subscriber, an avid social media follower, or an avid social media avoider, the bonus entry method is for you!)

3. Log out of the form to submit your entry.

The contest for digital copies ends at 11:59 p.m. on February 16, 2021. Winners will be chosen by random draw and contacted via email. The print copy giveaway is only available to launch attendees and the winner will be chosen during the event.


Best of luck to all who enter, and looking forward to seeing everyone at the launch this Thursday!



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