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P.S. Who Stole Santa's Mail?

Welcome to the home of PS Who Stole Santa's Mail? 

PS Who Stole Santa’s Mail? is my first junior novel for children and featured in hundreds of Christmas stockings for the first time in 2012. It’s an action-packed, light-hearted Christmas mystery about disappearing mail, an evil elf, weird smells and the power and magic of believing. Sam and his jellybean gobbling best mate, Tobii, have got just weeks before Christmas to work out who or what is stealing Santa's mail. Not only is Santa's rep on line, so is Sam's Christmas wish and...his little sister...What he needs is a Christmas miracle. What he's got is a severe case of holly-rash.


Scroll on for info about last year's launches, when the magic all began. Click here if you'd like a signed copy of PS Who Stole Santa's Mail? in time for Christmas. Check out the funky Book Trailer and pics celebrating the magic of Christmas. Stay tuned for more fun, creative kids' activities coming soon...

We launched here, we launched there. We simply launched EVERYWHERE.


Wow they have my books at the Black Cat Book shop, Brisbane
Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley, AC officially launching PS...at the Black Cat. Read her speech here.

Decking the halls and barn at Marks and Gardner Gallery @ Secret Garden, Mt Tamborine
Happily signing my life away
Mrs Claus (aka Angela Sunde) launching more miracles at Mt Tamborine



Elves and mail kept popping up in the most amazing places. Here at the Coomera Waters Tavern.


AND THE WINNERS ARE...

Wish you could all be winners but the ones pulled from the mail sack for the PS Who Stole Santa's Mail? Competition were:

BLACK CAT BOOK LAUNCH ~ Ben Ferraris

MARKS AND GARDNER SECRET GARDEN LAUNCH ~ Edward Baker

JUNGLE CATS MEET THE AUTHOR LAUNCH ~ Ashley Wilks

COOMERA WATERS TAVERN MEET THE AUTHOR LAUNCH ~ Gabby Lister

Heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to all those who came to these events, and entered the competitions. I hope you enjoy your prizes and most of all your holiday reading.
TRAILERS ~ MEET THE AUTHOR ~ ORDER YOUR COPY NOW
Heard about the book? Want to see  (and hear) more? Here's the Book Trailer, behind the book, behind the story of the elf who almost destroyed Christmas.


Would you like a copy for your wish list? Click on the link below and you'll be directed to a PayPal friendly page. A signed copy of PS Who Stole Santa's Mail? will be loaded on the first available sleigh to you.


You can also order on line via Amazon, Smashwords, Dymocks and so on.

The countdown is on to Christmas. The lights are hung. The stockings are filling up. Have you posted your Christmas wish list yet? Great news - there is still time to grab your stocking fillers. Last meet and greet of the season...

AUTHOR MEET AND GREET

941 Harbour Village Parade, Coomera Waters Estate, Coomera
Sunday 16th December
10.30am
Book readings, signings, Christmas games, kids' activities, competitions and more.
RSVP to CW Tavern 5501 9351
Don't forget your Christmas hat or outfit for a chance to win a lucky door prize.

Can't make this, but really want a PERSONALLY SIGNED copy of
PS WHO STOLE SANTA'S MAIL? before Christmas,
then come and see me at

Westfield Shopping Centre, Helensvale, Gold Coast
Saturday 15th December
from 1.00 pm onwards

Previous launches. Keep watching here for pictures and news of each of these events.

GOLD COAST LAUNCH
69 Main Western Road, North Tamborine, Gold Coast
Sunday 25th November
10.30 am
Launched by: Angela Sunde, children's author/illustrator
RSVP Marks & Gardner (07) 5545 4992

Join me for these FREE fun, festive celebrations with kids' activities, competitions, book readings and author book signings.
Don't forget to come wearing your craziest Christmas hat for a chance to win a prize.

AUTHOR MEET & GREET

JUNGLE CATS FAMILY RESTAURANT & PLAYCENTRE
2769 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach, Gold Coast
Sunday  9th December
2.00 pm
Book readings, signings, activities and competitions
RSVP Jungle Cats 07 5592 4884
or to Dim's Write Stuff

This is an indoor playcentre and licensed family restaurant.
Please bring socks for kids who wish to use the play equipment.


BRISBANE LAUNCH
for
P.S. Who Stole Santa's Mail?

179 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane
Sunday 18th November
2.00 pm
RSVP Black Cat Books (07) 3367 8777


Cover for PS Who Stole Santa's Mail?
'when not seeing is believing'

Stay tuned for more exciting launch dates coming soon...


What do Daleks, Hobbits, and imaginary worlds have to do with Christmas? Well apparently quite a bit. So that's where you' find me with my latest release, PS Who Stole Santa's Mail?, at the Brisbane Supanova Pop Culture Expo 9 - 11 November 2012

16 comments:

Charmaine Clancy said...

How exciting. Can't wait to see this out!

DimbutNice said...

Me neither Charmaine. Hoping I don't suffer from a white out along the way ;-)

Renee said...

I'm so excited for you too, Dimity.
The way the year is flying we'll be Christmas shopping before we know it.

Your book will be the first pressie on my list :)

DimbutNice said...

Would you believe, I've already started? And I'm talking Christmas deco stuff...

Angela Sunde. said...

That little teaser has me curious and enticed. Can't wait to read more!

DimbutNice said...

Oh Goodie Angela. Can't wait to share more with you...soon. Hope the kids feel that way too :-D

DimbutNice said...

You're sweeter than a candy cane Renee ;-D

Tina C said...

Looking forward to this book - and Congrats!

Bye 4 now
Tina

DimbutNice said...

Cheers Tina. Thank you for flying by. Can't wait to share more :-D

Jo Antareau said...

Fantastic job!
How does seeing your name on the cover make you feel?
When will this baby be born?

DimbutNice said...

Thanks Jo. Answer: weird really, satisfied, fulfilled, disbelieving, proud - all those things + weird. Oh and now very very accountable ;-D

twobucks said...

Hi Dim. Looking forward to your launch at the Secret Garden. Beautiful place. I really like the cover of the book. Is that the final version?

DimbutNice said...

Hi Two Bucks aka UI :-) Yes should be more or less what you are seeing here. Can't wait to see you all up the Mountain again for my launch. Look forward to it with jingle bells on.

Karen Tyrrell said...

WOOHOO!
Hi Dim. Can't wait to Read your book!
Will it be available at the Gold Coast Writers festival?
Love the illustrations too!
Cheers,
Karen :)

Tania McCartney said...

So so so SOOO exciting! Make sure you book in with us on KBR for a blog tour hosting. So proud of you. xx

DimbutNice said...

I'm feeling the love Tania :-) Ta so muchly. KBR first on the list. Can not wait.