Saturday, May 5, 2018

Join my mailing list - and enter to win a sweet batik gift!

Hi there,

Do you like pretty things? If so, I have a surprise for you!

As you may know, I live in the tropics, in Malaysia, so for us it’s summer all round. Also, we have some amazing local crafts.

To say thank you to everyone on my mailing list, and to help those of you in colder climates welcome the summer after the super cold winter, I’m holding a surprise giveaway.

I’m giving away two traditional Malaysian batik sarongs and two handmade batik wallets.

If you’ve never seen it, batik is a wearable work of art. The artist draws or stamps a pattern made from beeswax onto plain cotton cloth. Then she dips it in a vegetable dye, lets it dry, and then she removes the wax with hot water.  This leaves a simple two toned pattern. The artist then repeats the process, building up layers of colour.

Although artists all have their own style, classic Malaysian batik tends to feature flowers and leaves. Popular colours are also very natural, with lots of brown, green, cream and dots of red and blue.

As you might guess, we love our batik! All of us, men and women, use it as a casual wrap, as a throw, and to make formal party dresses and shirts. Because it’s so versatile, we also have a cottage industry of ladies making batik wallets, coin purses, fans and more.

I love batik and I want you all to enjoy it with me!  So I’ve made up two prizes, each containing one sarong and one wallet.

What do you have to do to enter to win?
You have to join the mailing list.

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How are winners picked?
On 26 May 2018, I go to, put in all the names from this mailing list and let it pick two winners. I then write to you, privately, to get your mailing address (work or home) and I post you the gift. If you’re in Europe or North America, it will take about 10 days to get to you.

Winners will be announced to the whole group, via a very short newsletter on the day of the draw. So please be sure to check your email!

Speaking of newsletters: I write about three sweet romances a year, so you’ll only hear from me when it’s pre-order time (you get DISCOUNTS) or if I’m running a giveaway.

I do love to gossip, so I blog every week or so, and I’m online at FB. If you like, do come and chat!

The next Winthrop novel should be ready in August. I’m loving the story line but I’m thinking a little steamier might be fun - let me know your thoughts? Find me online or just hit Reply.

In the meantime, enjoy the spring, and I’ll be in touch on 26 May 2018 to announce the winners. 



  1. I love the wallet. Very pretty.

    1. Me too! We live in the stuff - including the cats, and it has an extra plus in that it deals nicely with cat hair.