Names from the Hat

A very big thank you to all of you who put their name into the hat for the chance to win a free copy of our forthcoming book Between Heather and Grass via our Cover Reveal post.

We closed entries yesterday afternoon in order to prepare individual cards for today’s draw. The idea was that Pearl and Eivor would pull one card out of the hat each.

Pearl wanted to go first:

a blue and white whippet in a jumper on a dog bed
a white dog's paw holding a pink card with 'Anne' written on

Congratulations to Anne Leueen from HorseAddict!

Next, it was Eivor’s turn:

a black whippet in a jumper with his nose in a woolly hat with pink cards
a black dog's paw holding a pink card with 'Cathy' written on

Congratulations to Cathy Ryan from Between the Lines Books ‘n’ Stuff!

I wanted to take another picture of Eivor when Pearl made a bee-line for the hat and flicked a third pink card on the floor.

They both looked at me as if to say there’s another name from the hat.

a blue and white whippet tipping pink cards out of a woolly hat

We decided it would only be fair to let this one count too:

a white dog's paw holding a pink card with 'Pearly Greyhound' written on

Congratulations to Pearly Greyhound from Annabelle Franklin’s blog The Literate Lurcher!

A very big thank you again to all of you who participated. Our book is officially released into the world tomorrow and will be available in paperback, ebook and Kindle editions.

We are publishing a special Book Launch post tomorrow in co-ordination with the children’s cancer charity we’re supporting. This is also the day our dedicated Between Heather and Grass page will go live.

Congratulations to all three winners. If Annabelle, Anne and Cathy can get in touch via email or via the Contacts Page, we will get signed copies out in the post to you on Monday.

Wishing you all a wonderful Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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two whippets in black coats walking down a forest trail in autumn colours
two whippets walking side by side down a forest trail in autumn

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/200 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/160 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/125 s – ISO 100.

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Haiku: Treats

a black whippet walking along an an autumn forest trail

this forest
so many treats behind
nature’s door

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet walking along an autumn forest trail

Wishing you all a wonderful Thursday and a Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain to those of you who celebrate today.

With love and light,

Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/160 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/125 s – ISO 100.

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Wordless Wednesday: Coasting Along

a blue and white whippet striding along the top of the dunes
two whippets playing on top of the dunes

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ 200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

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Cover Reveal

We received our first printed copy this weekend and are delighted to give the paws up for our forthcoming book Between Heather and Grass – Poems and Photographs Filled with Love, Hope and Whippets.

A very big thank you to Darlene Swanson at Van-garde for the lovely cover design:

Front Cover of Between Heather and Grass by Xenia Tran
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The focus of this new collection of poems and images is on the comfort that love and nature can bring, even in times of loss. With that in mind we provided a mood board for our designer with a handful of carefully selected photographs, a few examples of book covers that we liked and the freedom for her to choose another photograph from the selection of images for the interior of the book if she felt this would work better for the cover.

We believe she really captured the depth and sensitivity of this collection with her combination of the two images and cannot thank her highly enough.

We are donating thirty per cent of any net profit from the sale of this book to a children’s cancer charity in memory of our nephew Jamie Baker and another thirty per cent of net profit to animal rehoming charities.

Between Heather and Grass will go on general sale on Friday 15th November, when we will publish a special post in co-ordination with the children’s cancer charity we’re supporting. This is also the day the dedicated Book Page will go live.

The paperback edition is available for pre-order from Barnes & Noble, Foyles, Waterstones, Indiebound and Fishpond.

Between now and the release date more retailers will be added to this list.

The ebook version is available for pre-order from Apple, Kobo, Nook and Booktopia.

The Kindle edition is available for pre-order from Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Japan and Amazon Australia.

If you’re interested in receiving a complimentary copy please let us know in the comments. Eivor and Pearl will select two names from the hat on 14th November and we are happy to ship worldwide.

*** the winners are announced here ***

a smiling black whippet leaping along a forest trail in autumn

Wishing you all a magical Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/250 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/160 s – ISO 160.

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Haiku: Morning Stroll

two whippets on a forest trail, one sniffing the grass

time to pass
a river of gold and green
two soulmates

© Xenia Tran

two whippets sniffing the grass on a forest trail

Wishing you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 100.

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Tanka: Friendly Circles

two whippets on a forest trail beneath a pine tree

with a friendly bow
a crow swings around his tree
so many circles
deepening our awareness
this marvellous trail

© Xenia Tran

two whippets exploring the grounds on a coastal forest trail

Wishing you all a very happy Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 100.

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Your Daily Word Prompt: Copious