Friday, May 15, 2009


Today's a big day for me. It's my son's birthday. (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CLARK!) And it's the release party/signing at the West Chester B&N. If you're in the Cincinnati area, come on by tonight! I'd love to see you! The address is:

Barnes & Noble
The Streets of Westchester
9455 Civic Centre Blvd
West Chester, OH 45069

Daily Drawing winners from Day one:

Signed DEATH BY DENIM - Korianne

Deadly Denim Gift Bag -

Please drop me a note with your mailing instructions at gerb (@) lindagerber (.) com and I'll get those sent out to you!

Everyone else, comment below for another chance to win - and keep checking back for more prizes throughout the day from more amazing authors! (And don't forget that you can still comment until Tuesday on the posts from yesterday.)

AND - you might want to check out my interview on Hope's Bookshelf, for another chance to win a signed copy of DEATH BY DENIM.

Meanwhile, let's talk denim!

While I was researching for this book, I learned that there are two main countries that manufacture most of the denim used in high-end designer styles. One of those countries is Japan, and the other is Italy. The second location came in very handy since I had placed Aphra in Europe in book three. In fact, it provided a new plot direction.

I also learned that the word denim is actually French in origin. When Levi Strauss first started making his signature sturdy work clothing, the canvas type fabric he used wore great, but it wasn't comfortable. He substituted a twilled cotton serge cloth from France that was called "serge de Nimes." De Nimes was shortened to Denim.

And there you have it! Denims are international - just like DEATH BY DENIM!

To be entered to win a signed copy of DEATH BY DENIM, leave a comment below telling me anything with an international flair - featuring you and your favorite denims.