Fourth character cards giveaway!

October 8th, 2012

It’s just as well the publishers sent me a nice big bundle of these cards – it’s such fun giving them away. But this will probably be my last go for a while, so get in quickly.

Today, to celebrate the fact that Path of Beasts will be released in the US this week, I’m giving away TEN SETS OF CARDS! And all you have to do is leave a comment below. If you’ve forgotten what they look like, you can see them here.

Here’s what’s happening over the next few weeks:

Next Sunday (14th Oct) we’re having the Hobart launch at the beautiful Baha’i Centre at 11 am.

Friday 19th October I’m driving up to Launceston (northern Tasmania) to visit my old school, Glen Dhu Primary. The next day we’re having the northern launch at Fullers Bookshop, Launceston, with a mask making workshop beforehand. 10 am for the masks, 10.30 for the launch.

The following week I’m off to visit schools in Sydney and Brisbane, and then I’m taking off for a holiday, up to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation, in northern Queensland for sun, swimming, snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, and lots of walks in the rainforest.

Sound like fun? Yes!!!!

After all that, of course, I’ll be coming home to my little cottage by the beach, to get stuck into work on Brizzlehound.

0 thoughts on “Fourth character cards giveaway!

  1. Lily says:

    Brizzlehound . . . Oh gosh, I have goosebumps already! Your holiday sounds amazing Lian. Oh and by the way I’ve decided not to send you a letter until after the launch so you might not get it until you get back from you awesome holiday. I went to the grerat barrier reif . . . I certainly don’t want to give any spoilers but . . . wow. And the special guest won’t be coming to the launny launch I gues??? Sucks so much! I’ll just have to go to both if my mum lets me, and I’ll beg and annoy ’till she can’t stand me any longer and takes me to the hobart as well as the launceston. Hopefully. Golly, I hope so! I’ve yot the impression it’s gonna be one of the keepers and how could I miss out on such a wonderful thing?! I can’t! I HAVE TO GO!!!!!

    1. Lian says:

      Hi Lily, I agree with WOW about the Great Barrier Reef – no that I’ve ever been there, but when I lived in Papua New Guinea I did a lot of diving and snorkelling on the reefs there, so have some idea what to expect. And no, the special guest isn’t coming to the Launceston launch. Can’t make it, I’m afraid.

      1. Io says:

        I haven’t been to Sydney. Did you go to Manly? Everyone says Manly is so beautiful!

        1. Lian says:

          I was only there for a day, Io, same as Brisbane. All I saw was schools and a bookshop. ๐Ÿ™‚

          1. Io says:

            Well, did you see houses? Buildings? Roads? Anything but bookshops and schools?

          2. Lian says:

            No, I don’t think they have houses or roads in Sydney. Only schools and bookshops. ๐Ÿ™‚

        2. Io says:

          Oh. They said they could sea Sydney Cove’s gold, sandy beach, the glittering of blue water and the beautiful red sunset to finish the breathless scene. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  2. Lilli says:


    Where abouts in Sydney because if you are anywhere close to Watson’s bay /Rose Bay that would be wicked !!!!!!!!!!!

    Lilli X

    1. Lian says:

      HI Lilli, I’m still waiting to hear back from my publisher as to where we are going in Sydney. I think we are visiting a couple of schools, but I don’t yet know which ones.

  3. Lily says:

    ๐Ÿ™ cany you come to my school. LOL that would be so awesome. or as my cousin says “sick” but I really hope you dsont get sick ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Lian says:

      It would be nice, Lily, but my timetable’s pretty full up at the moment. Sorry.

      1. Lily says:

        That’s ok. Well just have to plan in advance ๐Ÿ˜‰ Mwa ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

        1. shannon says:

          lily, it would be awesome if lian came to our school would’nt it?

  4. Lilli says:

    Dear Lian ,

    My school is in Rose Bay /Vaucluse .

    Are you going in November or October ????

    From the EXTREMLY excited girl,Lilli

    P.s Thank you for liking my review!!!

    1. Lian says:

      I’m going to be in Sydney on October 25th, Lilli. But as I said, I don’t yet know which schools it will be. Fingers crossed that one of them is yours! And thank YOU for writing such a good review.

  5. Lilli says:

    Thanks Lian Fingers crossed!!!!!1

  6. Lilli says:

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    ใ€€โ”‚โ–’โ”‚ /โ–’/
    ใ€€โ”‚โ–’ /โ–’/โ”€โ”ฌโ”€โ”

    You Rock

    1. Io says:

      That is sooo cool!

  7. Lilli says:

    __ __ ______ ______ ______ __ __
    /\ \/\ \ /\ == \ /\ __ \ /\ ___\ /\ \/ /
    \ \ \_\ \ \ \ __< \ \ \/\ \ \ \ \____ \ \ _"-.
    \ \_____\ \ \_\ \_\ \ \_____\ \ \_____\ \ \_\ \_\
    \/_____/ \/_/ /_/ \/_____/ \/_____/ \/_/\/_/

    1. Lian says:

      Lilli, I have been staring at this for the last twenty minutes. I have crossed my eyes, I have narrowed them, I have squinted and blinked – and I STILL can’t work out what it is. Please enlighten me! ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. shannon says:

        i think it’s a dragon, or a caterpiller!

      2. Io says:

        Me neither! What is it?

  8. Lily says:

    If you come across a grade six girl named Lianna in Glen Dhu, tell her that you know lily. (But maybe ask her if she knows lily. If not, try to prod her memory with “Drama classes, she says she’s told you about me”)
    Thanks, heapsa love and craziness LILY!!

    1. Lian says:

      Will do, Lily. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Lily says:

    To No One In Perticular,
    Did You Know That 60 Hours Of YouTube Are Uploaded . . . wait for it . . . EVERY MINUTE! Can you imagine how hard it’d be to watch it all . . .???

  10. Chelsie says:

    Hello Lian,
    I just relly wanted to say thankyou sooooooooooooooo much for writing such great books.You (and the keepers0 are amazing.

    1. Lian says:

      Hi Chelsie, good to hear from you! I really enjoy writing the books, and I enjoy it even more when I hear from fans like you. Would you like a set of character cards? So far only one person has claimed them on this giveaway, so there are plenty left.

  11. Chelsie says:

    Yes please
    Thankyou sooooooooooo much for reading what I wrote!!!!!

  12. Lily says:

    I cannot believe it! I REFUSE to believe it! Nobody could say no yo a set, so people must be having a little break. I know lotsa people who’d want one! I’ll just send them a message telling them to get on here . . .

    1. shannon says:

      thanks lily for telling me

  13. shannon says:

    Hi Lian, i realy love the keepers and could i please get one of the cards if there are any left?

  14. shannon says:

    What other books have you written other then the keepers?

    1. Lian says:

      The first book I had published was Rats!, which I call my practice book. It’s nothing at all like the Keepers, but it’s fast moving and funny, and of course there are animals in it – I always like to have animals in my books.

      1. shannon says:

        im defaintly going to be getting my hands on rats! soon:)

      2. shannon says:

        that means you lily

  15. shannon says:

    hope you have a nice holiday!

    1. Lian says:

      Thanks Shannon. I’m looking forward to it!

  16. Lily says:

    So! You finally met shannon! Lian, this is the famous shannon, my best friend (or one of them, if you include Taylah.) Lian, does this mean Shannon gets a set?

    1. Lian says:

      Yep. I’m just waiting for her to email me back with her postal address. The again, I guess I could always bring them to Launceston with me, and hand them over in person.

    2. shannon says:

      hmmmmm… so im famous now

  17. shannon says:

    i have sent you my postal address but it would be awesome/sick if you could give them to me in person!!!!

    1. Lian says:

      Oops, I’ve already posted them!

  18. shannon says:


  19. shannon says:

    If/when i get a set of cards i will be running round clutching them tight in my hands saying “OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH!” i am just so ecited for the book launch!!!! i can’t wait!

  20. shannon says:

    i wish i got to write a review! well i guess i only stated posting yesterday!at least i get to hear (one of) my best friends doing their own review!

  21. shannon says:

    Hi lian,
    i really want to be an author and i love
    writing stories but im out of ideas
    would you be able to set me off with an idea?
    Trust me, once i have an idea you cant get me
    to stop writing!

    1. Lian says:

      Hi Shannon, someone else asked me that same question a while ago, and here’s what I said:

      Try starting with one of these and see where it takes you:
      Write about something you love.
      Write about something you hate.
      Write about something that scares you, or
      the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you, or
      the first thing you remember from when you were very small, or
      the time when you felt really jealous of someone.

      Itโ€™s a good idea with stories to start with something you feel strongly about (either good or bad) which is why I have made the above suggestions. You donโ€™t have to say itโ€™s about you, of course. You can make the story about someone else, called โ€“ um โ€“ Bettina ๐Ÿ™‚ or any other name you fancy. And once youโ€™ve got started, you donโ€™t have to stick to the truth. These are just jumping off points.

      1. shannon says:

        thanks lian!iv’e got an idea already!

  22. Chelsie says:

    Thankyopu so much Lian, I recieved the cards yesterday in the mail.

    1. Lian says:

      Glad they got there safely, Chelsie!

  23. Lily says:

    Shannon, you do know there is a page on here where you can write your own review . . . saying this makes me feel less special, but yeah, pour your heart out (not litterally, please)

    1. shannon says:

      i have not read the path of beasts though.

  24. shannon says:

    hi lian,
    YAY!!!! my set arrived!

  25. shannon says:

    the set is so awesome do you think at the luanch maybe you could sign them?

  26. shannon says:

    if no one elce wants the set of cards may i please have another one, not trying to be greedy or anything but it would be pretty awesome!

    1. Lian says:

      No, Shannon, you can’t. Because I’ll give them away again another time. To someone who HASN’T ALREADY GOT THEM. ๐Ÿ˜€

  27. Lily says:

    SHANNON!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t be so rude!

    1. Lilli says:

      Ohh Yeah ,

      I just wanted to note that WHEN YOU DO CAPITAL LETTERS WITH A LOT OF EXCLAMATION MARKS AFTER IT ,YOU ARE REALLY SCREAMING IN COMPUTER WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Bye Bye ,Lilli ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. shannon says:

    SORRY!i accsedently ripped mine a little so yeah…………………………. neverming, sorry

    1. Lily says:

      You know I wanted mine whole, and my brother tore them into singles . . . I’m not asking for more, am I? So why should you, why should anyone? Be grateful you’ve already got one.

      1. Lillli says:

        By the way Lily

        I understand Shannon completely!

        I got three bookplates from Lian last year but my brother ripped up the one which was for the Path of the Beasts !

        I really wanted to ask Lian for another one but I decided that it would be a bit greedy ,and I might take the last one so ,someone else might not get one !

        I think Shannon is NOT being rude (and rude is a VERY STRONG WORD!!!!!!)

        From Lilli( a girl whom is stating a Point !!!)

        1. Lian says:

          Okay, I’m quite sure that no one intended to be at all rude … it’s just disappointing when things get torn, especially when they are things you value. But Lilli, I do have a lot of bookplates, so am happy to send you another one. You’ll have to wait till I get home, though.

          P.S. Sometimes brothers are a very good thing. Other times, well …

          1. Lilli says:

            Thankyou Lian for understanding !

            It’s good to have a brother around but sometimes having an adult with you can really help!!

            From Lilli Black


  29. Maddy says:

    Dear Lian,

    I love the keepers books. Thank you for writing them.
    Sometimes I act like Goldie in trying to be like a shadow. I dressed up as her for our book week at school. Lots of kids kept ask me who I was. I told them Goldie No one. They said it was an impressive name and I showed them the City of Lies book.. It was a fun day doing the parade.

    My Dad told me about the Cards you have made. If you have any others I would love a set of the cards. Or even just one of Goldie. She is my favourite. Her and Boo. Bye now.

    Love Maddy

  30. Lillli says:

    Dear Lian

    Firstly ,the weird sign is U ROCK made from signs like brackets and spaces !

    Secondly ,I hope you have a great time in Sydney and I am wondering if you know if you are going to a school close to Kambala in Rose Bay ( sorry I cannot reveal my REAL school for certain reasons )?

    Thirdly ,in library time I want to do a presentation on the Keepers Trilogy since I believe MORE children should read your trilogy and that you deserve some more comments from you loving fans to know how many people support you (a lot)!

    As always I know Icebreaker will be good and hope that there would be a Sydney launch or something !


    From your adoring fan Lilli !!!!!!!


    1. Lian says:

      Aha, now I understand the sign. Thanks for explaining it, Lilli. I DID have a good time today in Sydney, but I guess I didn’t go to your school … I’m sure you would have come up and introduced yourself! The two schools I went to today were Roselea Public School in Carlingford, and Tara Junior School in North Parramatta.

      And I’m really pleased that you are going to do a presentation on the Keepers! I hope it goes well. Let me know!

  31. Lillli says:

    Sorry ,I posted it twice !!!!!


    1. Lian says:

      It’s all right, I scrapped one of them.

  32. Io says:



    1. Lian says:

      It was my pleasure … Ironside was one of the nicest schools I visited. ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Io says:

    Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Io says:

    Will there be a next ‘character cards’ give away?

    1. Lian says:

      I don’t know, Io. Maybe. But this one isn’t finished yet – I think only about four people have asked for the cards, plus you, which makes five. When I get home I’ll email you for your postal address.

  35. Io says:

    OH. And I’m going to be posting twice a day since I can’t be on the internet on weekdays.
    THX ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Io says:

    Hi, Lian! My friends, Kaya, Lily, Charlotte and Jess also wants character cards but wanted to use my email to send their postal adress. Is that fine?
    THX ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Lian says:

      That’s fine, Io. When I email you next week, you can send me all the addresses.

  37. Io says:

    Thank you so much Lian! I’l tell them to wait till next week!

  38. Io says:

    Hi Lian! I have sent the adress for Charlotte, Lily and me!
    I still have to ask Kaya and Jess for theirs!
    I can’t wait!!!
    When will you post them? And how many days will it take?

  39. Io says:

    Lian, my friend Morgan will come to this website sooner or later and might get the last pack!
    Lucky her!
    But I’m not sure.
    Thx ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Io says:


    DEAD LOCK!!!

    1. Lian says:

      Good heavens, I had no idea it was the 1st. I guess I was just too busy swimming in water holes and looking at the rainforest. ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Io says:


  42. Io says:

    ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ :0

  43. Io says:


  44. Io says:

    HI, Lian! I sent you the addresses for Kaya and Jess.

    Thank you! I hope they come safely here in Brisbane.

    Io ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Lian says:

      Yep, got them thanks. Not that they are much use to me up here. I am far too busy running away from crocodiles to think about addresses. ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Morgan says:

    Hi lian! Can I have the last pack ? I’d love one!

    1. Io says:

      Morgan! You are not suppose to put your address on here!

      1. Lian says:

        It’s okay, Io, I have kept Morgan’s address hidden.

        1. Io says:

          YOU ARE A 100% WONDERFUL!!

          1. Lian says:

            I’m glad they arrived so quickly, Io!

    2. Lian says:

      Hi Morgan, yes, you certainly can. But like Io, you will have to wait.

  46. Morgan says:

    Can I please have a pack?

  47. Io says:

    PHEW!!! She emailed me that she put her address on here!

  48. Io says:

    Did you have a fun holiday? And how is the Brizzlehound going?

    1. Lian says:

      I had an excellent holiday thanks, Io. And for now I am busy working out what happens next in Brizzlehound. Next week I’ll start writing again.

  49. Io says:

    Why is it that, my messages go up there than at the bottom?

    1. Lian says:

      No idea. ๐Ÿ™‚

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