If you recognize your email, congratulations!<p class="has-text-align-center" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">You just won a signed paperback copy of<em> It Was You</em>, the new Yumi & Kenji short by Jonelle Patrick!
If one of these is you, shoot a message to JapanagramJonelle@gmail.com and tell me where to send it (and what name you’d like me to inscribe it to, if you’d like more than just a signature), and I’ll get it to you soonest.
And by the way, a few of last month’s signed copies haven’t been claimed yet—check here to see if you’re already a winner!
If I didn’t pull your name from the hat this time, you might still get lucky! There will be another way to get a signed paperback copy of It Was You after The Last Tea Bowl Thief comes out—check the next Japanagram for the link to the free Gift Gallery I’ll be sending out to thank the lovely readers who host pop-up book clubs.And in the October Japanagram, I’ll be giving away a copy of Liza Dalby’s The Tale of Murasaki, so check November 1st to see if it’s your lucky day.
How I pick the winners: On the last day of each month, I load all the email addresses of Japanagram subscribers into a random name picker on the Web and ask it to choose subscribers to match however many books I’m giving away that month. Then I publish the emails in the next day’s Japanagram (all emails obscured in a way so only the subscriber will be able to recognize it as their own, of course!)
“A wonderful blend of history and mystery.” —Laura Joh Rowland, author of The Iris Fan.