Celebrating a birthday by giving a gift: a book!

Awesome imagery courtesy of Onyx and Alexa Aker.)

Awesome imagery courtesy of Onyx and Alexa Aker.)

Today is the birthday of my wonderful wife Diana Star Helmer.

She said, “Look what I found. June 13 is an event. World Wide Knit in Public Day. I’d love every one of those people to have a copy of Elsie’s Afghan. My gift to them.”

I said, “I know that June 11 is a milestone, too. We’ll be celebrating your birthday.”

Diana replied, “Let’s celebrate both days. Free e-books all around!”

Why this book? Elsie’s Afghan stars one amazing knitter. Along with her talented friends, they attempt to save the day by…

knitting in public.

This isn’t the first time Diana has shared her writing. Last year for Christmas, she wished that 100 readers would discover The Three Scrooges: A Christmas Parody. Please, check out what we learned from that adventure playing e-book Santas.

Here’s how the birthday/knitting party works:

Head to the Elsie’s Afghan Amazon.com page. Help yourself to this uplifting story about a shy knitter who uses her talent to make a dream come true. (Dog lovers will find extra joy in this book, by the way.) The free download is available June 11-13, through Saturday.

Next, please tell others. Last year, Diana wished for 100 downloads. If 200 people find Elsie’s Afghan, this will be one of the greatest birthday presents ever. If you’d be willing to leave an honest review at the Amazon site, I will try not to eat your share of the birthday cake next year. (And I thank you in advance for the husband extra-credit points!)

We’ll be posting download updates here, on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.

We believe in books, and in you. Thank you for your help.

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