Returning My Sister’s Face: Virtual Launch Party

Welcome to the virtual launch party of my debut short story collection, Returning My Sister’s Face: And Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice, co-hosted by Facebook and LiveJournal. Help yourself to a flute of champagne or a cup of sake!

To kick things off, I’ve got a couple announcements:

Returning My Sister’s Face is now available from Barnes & Noble and will be available any day now from Amazon (U.S., UK, France, Germany, and Japan).

I’m also selling autographed copies for $23 USD with free shipping and handling anywhere in the U.S. or Canada (overseas folks, please email me about shipping rates). Paypal payments from your PayPal cash balance may be directed to at the PayPal site: (For credit card payments, see below*.)

If you order one this month, I’ll include for free a limited edition Returning My Sister’s Face audio MP3 CD containing five of the stories, including one previously unreleased and read by myself, plus a bonus story.


• ”The Tiger Fortune Princess” read by Norm Sherman, produced and podcast by Drabblecast (Mar. 2008).
• “The Snow Woman’s Daughter” read by cunning minx, produced and podcast by Escape Pod (Aug. 2007).
• “The Tanuki-Kettle” read by Tina Connolly with an introduction by M. K. Hobson, produced and podcast by Podcastle (Oct. 2008).
• “The Archer of the Sun and the Lady of the Moon” read by me, an original audio production.
• “Returning My Sister’s Face” read by Stephen Eley, produced and podcast by Pseudopod (Sept. 2006).
• Bonus Story: “Souls of Living Wood” read by me, an original audio production.

Next, what’s a party without prizes and party favors?

The grand prize is an autographed copy of Returning My Sister’s Face, which will be awarded by a random drawing at the end of today**. To get your chance to win, either:

• Post a shout-out on your blog for Returning My Sister’s Face with a link to this post***; or
• Join my Eugie Foster: Author Facebook group. This group will provide updates and info about Returning My Sister’s Face, my other publication news, and give folks a chance to give me some feedback and criticism, or ask that niggling question you’ve had about how I ended up with a pet skunk.

If you do both, you double your chance to win!

I’m also doing two additional random drawings for the Returning My Sister’s Face audio CD that I mentioned above, one drawing for shout-out folks and one for folks joining my Facebook group.

Finally, everyone who gives my collection a shout-out, joins my Facebook group, or comments to this post anytime this month will get exclusive access to my original audio reading of “The Archer of the Sun and the Lady of the Moon.” I plan to make it free to the public in April, but until then, it’s password protected.

[Edit: For LJ users, the password is now available at this locked post.]

* For credit card PayPal payments only, please use this address: Otherwise, please use (Saves me fees.)
** To avoid timezone issues, “today” is based on UTC/GMT -11, so if it’s Sunday, March 1, 2009, anywhere in the world, it counts as today.
*** I’m trying out the new pingback LJ function, but if you’re an LJ user without a paid or permanent account, please drop me a comment to let me know you’ve posted a shout-out so I can enter you in the drawing. If you’re on another blogging platform, as long as you’ve got pings enabled, I should get notice of it—but drop me a comment here if you want to make extra certain.

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64 Responses to Returning My Sister’s Face: Virtual Launch Party

  1. Congrats, Eugie!! Super coolness!

  2. fosteronfilm says:


    I am more proud than I can ever express. Congratulations!

  3. pdlloyd says:

    Hi! Congratulations on your new book! I posted a short mention of your launch party in my journal at:

  4. ckastens says:

    Mmmmm. Love that virtual sake!

    Big congrats, Eugie! You were a big inspiration to me when I first got into the writing community and I’d see your new sales listed at Speculations and Critters practically every week! Always made me realize I needed to write more. 🙂 I’m really happy to see you reach this milestone. And, as I’ve mentioned before, that cover is fabulous!

    Please let me know how much it will cost to send the book and CD to Brazil. And can we get an inscription instead of an autograph? 🙂

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Thanks so much for the very kind words! Calling me an inspiration makes me all tongue-tied (finger-tied?) and blushy . And thanks also for requesting an autographed inscribed copy of Returning My Sister’s Face. I just fired off an email to you with postage info.

  5. Eeeee!

    Sent a payment. I think I did that right. If it adds a fee or something tell me, I’ll send you extra to cover it.

  6. norilana says:

    And we’re off!!! It’s launch day!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!! 🙂

  7. norilana says:

    I also want to point out that currently it looks like Barnes & Noble is selling the book at a nice discount. This is a gorgeous hardcover for only $17.24! 🙂

  8. Anonymous says:

    Way to go!

    Many congratulations! I knew you’d beat me into hard covers.

    You’ve got links to here and Facebook up at

    [Jumps up and down waving pom-poms] Go Eugie!


  9. pingback_bot says:

    Yet another book I’m looking forward to!

    User referenced to your post from Yet another book I’m looking forward to! saying: […] Eugie Foster’s short story collection, Returning my Sister’s Face: and other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice! ‘s short fiction is dazzlingly wonderful, and I’d been hoping for a collection for some time – impossible to seek out … […]

  10. time_shark says:

    Awesome, Eugie! Congratulations!

    (& go team Norilana!) ^_^

  11. Eugie Foster says:

    Re: Party Links

    Let me top off those mimosas for you and your mum!

  12. blogofstench says:

    I have recommended your book here: … I was going to link to my Fix review of it, but it is not up yet. Is it waiting a while?

  13. lovelylotus says:

    Congrats and best wishes! I gave a shout out on my LJ too. Adding you, btw, if you don’t mind.

    Good luck! I’m sure it will be a great success!

  14. flyswatter says:

    Congratulations hun!

  15. Can’t wait to read the book. I spread the word here:

  16. peadarog says:

    Congratumalations, Eugie! Is this going to be available as an ebook?


    • Eugie Foster says:

      Thanks, Peadar! Right now, there’s no plan in the works for Returning My Sister’s Face being released as an ebook, but I’m certainly open to consider the idea sometime down the road.

  17. musingaloud says:

    Shouted, and Out! @

    Love that cover, it’s so gorgeous. Congrats to you.

  18. pingback_bot says:

    Congrats to Eugie!!

    User referenced to your post from Congrats to Eugie!! saying: […] i’m looking forward to saving up for a copy, hee! ;oD […]

  19. mouseferatu says:

    Well, I was going to order from B&N or Amazon, but how could I possibly turn down the chance for a signed copy? 😀

    Congrats, you.

  20. amandamagick says:

    hey there

    Hi I am stopping and saying hello and congratulations on the book!!!

  21. amokk says:

    Got the shout-out, did the facebook, and commenting. Party! And I made it public so it should ping, but who knows.

  22. iamrazorwing says:

    I’ll be using the book as reward for finishing this story. I should be working then, huh?

    Congrats again.

  23. basletum says:

    Cool! My link on wordpress worked. 🙂

  24. alanajoli says:

    Congratulations! The book looks fabulous, and I’ve added it to my wish list (as well as adding you to my friends list here on livejournal). It’s lovely that you’re on facebook, too!

    Here from . 🙂

  25. gillpolack says:

    I’m late but (I hope) too late. Congratulations, Eugie – I’m looking forward to reading it.

  26. ajodasso says:

    I’m slightly late, it would appear, but I toast you over my solitary lunch all the same! Congratulations.

  27. kenakeri says:

    I’m late, but congratulations!

  28. I just sent you a paypal for your anthology. It sounds great. 🙂

  29. supermouse says:

    I bought your book and read it soon after and loved it. I just recommended it to others on my DW and LJ post today, because I want other people to love it as much as I did. I thought every story was as pretty and well-crafted as a Fabergé egg, with much the same jewel-like shiny qualities. This is a metaphor I should edit into my post, really. My housemate has my copy at the moment.

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