Get out your four-leaf clovers

Dear lucky-charm reader,

I’ve had some exciting news these past few weeks. Here in the United States, The Snow Child has stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for four weeks running — it’s currently #24. And in the UK, it is consistently making the top 10 on the Sunday Times bestseller list.

Some other exciting news: my personal copies of the US and UK editions recently arrived. To celebrate and thank all of you for coming along on the adventure with me, I’ve decided to have a contest.

Next Saturday, on lucky St. Patrick’s Day, I will give away one copy each of the US and UK editions. To enter the random drawing, leave a comment on this blog post (not any other post) between now and Friday, March 16, and tell me: which edition are you hoping to win? Also tell me if you would like me to sign it, and if you want it inscribed, to whom. These will be first edition, first printings.

On St. Patrick’s Day, I’ll randomly select the two winners.



The Snow Child as published in the US by Reagan Arthur Books/ Little, Brown and Company.

The Snow Child as published in the UK by Headline Review.


  • Betsy says:

    I would love to win the US copy, signed to Betsy. I can’t wait to see how many people enter your contest. And thank you for writing a terrific book.

  • Shirley says:

    I would love a signed copy of your UK version. After your book signing on Tuesday evening I said I was beginning to feel like I am one of your groupies. I really enjoy being part of your excitement.

  • Barry says:

    Hey Eowyn – who wouldn’t want to win a signed copy of The Snow Child. It is certainly one of my favorite books of the year.

    I’m hoping with the US version and I certainly want it signed and if you could say “Hey Barry” that would make it even more special.

    Down here in Texas it is unbearably hot most of the time and as soon as I saw the cover and the word “snow” I purchased your book with no idea what it was about. It was my lucky day!

    Best of luck to you!


  • I would love a UK edition – because I’ve already given away my US copy (with hopes of getting it back…but who knows? Because I’ve given several copies to friends and family for the sheer joy of the read… Because I LOVE the book! I’d love it inscribed, again, to me: Barbara!

    Thank you!

  • Drew says:

    I’d love a signed UK copy. Hope you enjoyed your time over here.

  • SarahC. says:

    What an awesome prize! I’d love to win a signed copy of the UK edition, although they’re both so pretty. I’d like it inscribed to Sarah (AKA Bibliomouse) please, if I was lucky enough to win.


  • Marthapao says:

    Yay! I’m so happy The Snow Child is doing so well! It deserves it! It’s an awesome book!! And I would love to win a signed U.S. copy. πŸ™‚

  • Violaine says:

    A comment from Paris, France. I would love to win a signed copy of the US version.
    I will be glad to discover you in “english” !!



  • Sue Mathis says:

    I would love a US copy inscribed to my very good friend ‘Carolyn,’ who has been routinely checking her Costco in NC for The Snow Child but has yet to find it there..

  • Sian Rogers says:

    Hi Eowyn I’d love the chance to win a uk signed copy of your beautiful book. I haven’t read it yet but I decided to start following you after your interview on BBC womans hour as I loved your description of your life in Alaska. I think my ma would love your book so I would ask you to sign it to Kate. Cheers Sian

  • Chris says:

    I would love to win a UK copy, inscribed to “Chris” and signed. Its fantastic that the book is becoming so successful. I finished reading it last night and it is the best book I have read in the last 5 years

  • I would love a signed US copy, made out to Lisa. I loved this magical story and the beautiful way it was written.

  • Mel Jenski says:

    I have a lot of four leaf clovers and I would love a UK copy of your book I have been hearing all about but have yet to read. If I am the lucky winner I would like it inscribed to my grandmother, Tae. I have fond memories of her reading the Japanese folktale, Momotaro (the little peach boy), to me every time I came to visit. This story is very reminiscent!

  • Mel says:


    I would very much like the UK edition, signed, and if possible, inscribed to ‘Melinda’. That’s me. I wish I were generous enough to think of someone else and want it for them but I don’t. I want it for myself because it’s a beautiful story and it made me both immensely sad and deeply happy.

    But if it helps, I will buy a copy for my friend Kylie if I win, and I will give my current copy to my friend Emilie, thereby attempting to readdress the balance.

    Thank you


  • rhonda says:

    I would love a us copy signed to rhonda Lomazowr@gmail.I have heard so,Manny raves about your

  • Dale ward says:

    It would so great to get a UK copy of the Snow Child. Autographed, too, how cool . (no inscription thanks) here’s hoping for your continued succes!

  • Eowyn, it would be wonderful to win a US copy of “the Snow Child” signed to “Rexann”. How I loved the story and read it in the Kindle version. Having a signed copy of your book would be very special. Visitors would love reading it, too!

  • Emma says:

    Congratulations on the success of the Snow Child! I would love a signed US copy, made out to Anthea (my mom) who I think would love the book.

  • bookmonkey says:

    Hello! I’d absolutely love a signed UK copy dedicated to ‘Emma’. πŸ™‚ It it such a beautiful book and I loved every word of it πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see what you write next…!

  • I would love to have a UK version as I have purchased three of the US versions….I LOVED the book…..your story was such a remarkable read……please continue your talent and produce more…..

    I would like it signed to Julie

    Such a magical read that I didn’t want to end…..I feel kind of lost this week not having the book to look forward to read daily…….

  • Kerry says:

    Many congratulations on your success.

    I’m taking the ferry to Alaska this summer (can’t wait) and this added to my enjoyment of The Snow Child.

    If I’m fortunate enough to win, please send me a U K copy and please sign it, no inscription

  • Luke Imerman says:

    Dear Eowyn,

    I would love a signed copy of either edition inscribed to my daughter Anna. Although she is only three, I know she would treasure it one day. After reading The Snow Child I ordered a copy of the beautiful fairy tale which was your inspiration for the novel. For two weeks now we have read the fairy tale every night. Anna demanded to sleep on the floor in her “snow bed” until I was able to make her bed into a snow bed by using white blankets. My wife and I loved your novel, and it is wonderful to be able to share it with our own little “snow child “. Thank you, your novel has brought a lot of joy into our home.


  • I have head many great things about your book and would love to read it. I also love the cover of the UK edition, so that’s the one I would choose.
    I would like it signed ‘To Robin’ please.

  • Robin Thompson says:

    I would love a US copy of the book and I would love to have it signed! Make it out to Robin. I just started reading it on my Nook and I can’t put it down.

  • Kimberly Scully says:

    I would love a US edition, just signed by you! Go Palmer girls!

  • Pat Webb says:

    I’m Patricia from Sitka and would love to win a signed US copy of this book!!

  • Emma says:

    I would love to win a US copy for my mom, she taught me how to love to read! Her name is Dena. I bought the book online and I can’t wait to read it! Thanks, Emma

  • Michelle says:

    I’d love to win a copy of the UK edition. I read it on my Kindle, but would love a physical copy to re-read.

  • ashley rangel says:

    this is my new favorite book! I love it and really want this for my collection! And to have a US version signed would be amazing!!!

  • Katelyn says:

    I’d love to win the US edition, signed to Katelyn. Congratulations on the book’s great success…wishing it many more weeks on the bestseller lists!

  • Pat says:

    The Snow Child is the first book I put on my new Kindle…almost to the end and I don’t want to have it end!!

    The US edition could be inscribed to my future daughter-in-law…
    “For Jena, a new Alaskan, who has embraced the 49th State with awe and much love.”

    Thank you so much for bringing this beautiful story into my life.

  • Sarah Davis says:

    What a fantastic competition
    I would like to win a signed copy of either of the editions
    Best wishes
    And wishing you a good weekend

  • teresa says:

    I loved this story so much I would love to win a signed UK edition dedicated to my magical child Eva who has inherited my reading addiction and will one day inherit my overflowing bookcases! Thank you for the great giveaway. πŸ™‚

  • Pat Cheesbro says:

    What a wonderful book. I would love a signed US edition copy to treasure always.

  • Pat Cheesbro says:

    A beautiful story. Would always treasure a signed copy.

  • Liv Marie Eriksen says:

    Hallo from Norway again πŸ™‚ I read the book in norwegian and would love to have it in english. And to have a signed copy, that would be so nice. That what I told you when I first sent you a message. This would go so far and you know things will get you further. Good luck again.
    Have a wonderful weekend

  • Zac says:


    I’ve already got a copy of the UK edition, so I’d love a signed copy of the US edition (to Zac); one day, I’m sure, having both of these first edition copies will be a very sought after and prized thing.

    Thank you so much for this opportunity!

  • David Smith says:

    I would love a signed copy of the US release! I would like to have it inscribed to my daughter-in-law Kate. She immigrated from Russia to Alaska as a child and has fallen in love with your book. Your use of the Russian Snow Child folktale in an Alaska setting was a great way for her to connect her past with her present!

  • Beverly Penn says:

    Wow, what a great competition. I would love a signed copy of the UK edition, made out to Jacqueline!

  • Dear Eowyn,
    I just finished reading The Snow Child and would LOVE a US version, signed to “The Timber Trace Book Club”. I’m the one that emailed you regarding the discussion questions. How cool would that be to have a signed edition of your book to present to our book club! We have all been enjoying it so much and can’t wait to discuss it when we meet again in April.
    Sheri Long, from Kansas

  • Joan Bryan says:

    I would love a U.S. copy to put on my “keeper” bookshelf. If the book came inscribed To Joan,, I’d be doing a happy dance.

  • Gayle Lin says:

    I would love to win a signed US version of THE SNOW CHILD. I’ve already read it and would like another copy to send to a friend.

  • Kathy Roberts says:

    Hi Eowyn. Dan and I both finished The Snow Child and loved it!. I would love to win a copy of the US book for my sister Patty. She would love a signed copy.

  • Monique Dalka says:

    Dear Eowyn,
    Your book is the most beautiful story I have read in a very long time. It was visually poetic and deeply moving. I read a kindle version not knowing how much it would be a book I would want for the family “library!” It would be so lovely to have a US edition (though would appreciate any edition to be honest). It would be even more wonderful to have it signed (to Madeline, Meredith and Michael). Thank you for sharing your gift of writing with all of us…

  • Sean says:


    I would love a signed copy of the UK edition. I’ve finished reading it and thought your writing was beautiful. Can’t wait for any future novels you may have in you. I’m glad your novel has been such a success.


  • Chickaloon Jenny says:

    You are going to pass by your old record from your Blueberry posting, Eowyn!
    I do love the cover on the UK and the Norse edition – Please sign me up for your U.K. edition drawing, scribed to “The Baers – same passage from pg. 127 in the U.S. edition that you inscribed, starting …welcoming neighbors


  • Tracy says:

    What a great contest!
    I would love the US edition inscribed to Tracy.

  • Oh my! A signed U.S. edition would be peachy for me. No inscription required unless you want to come to AZ and I’ll take you guys to lunch. Congrats on the wonderful success the book is experiencing!

  • Karen says:

    I would love a signed UK edition. This is one of my new favorite books, and my husband is from the UK – so a little connection between two favorite things! πŸ™‚

  • Aaron Dicks says:

    Hi Ms. Ivey

    Since I already own the US version of your book, it would be wonderful to receive the UK version of The Snow Child, inscribed to Aaron.

    Congratulations on your success and a big thank you for your blog. Until I make the visit to your great state, your blog and book are how I visit Alaska for the time being.

    With kind regards,

  • NathanDunbar says:

    Oh fun!

    I’d love the UK edition, but would be thrilled to win either. And I’ll let you pick how you want to personalize it to me, the surprise would make it more special. πŸ˜€

  • Helen Hulbert says:

    I would love to win a UK edition of “The Snow Child” for my daughter. We enjoyed reading our copy of the US edition and I know Ruth really admired the beauty of the UK edition. She would just love a UK edition signed to her from you! (Just don’t make me arm-wrestle Chickaloon Jenny for it).

    Your fan from Palmer,

  • twomomswhohikeinalaska says:

    I would prefer a UK edition, for the novelty of it, but would be happy with the US edition as well…inscribed to Nina or me. πŸ™‚

  • Sara Mikkelsen says:

    Last month I went to London (live in Denmark), and almost by accident bought ‘The Snow Child’ when I was out shopping….It turned out to be a wise choice. I have finished the book and lent it to my daughter, and I think it would be fun to own a U.S copy inscribed to Sara.

  • Catherine Oinonen says:

    Hi Eowyn,

    I would love the US edition, signed to Catherine. Such a beautiful book that I will treasure, I can’t wait to see what you do next!


  • Antonietta says:

    Dear Eowyn, my name is Antonietta I am writing from Italy.Β 
    YourΒ book (the Italian edition) was given to me on my 44th birthday.
    One of the best books I have ever read. So many things in common between me and Mabel, so many things to learn from your novel.
    I would like a copy of the UK edition, with my name and your signature.
    Would be great to try to read the novel in the original language!
    I wish you all the best!

  • Maria Touet says:

    I would love the UK edition, signed please, to go along with my US edition.
    Love the covers!!

  • Maria Touet says:

    I’d love the UK edition. I just bought my US copy so it would be great to own them both
    Signed to me would be wonderful!
    I love both covers!
    Best of luck and continued success!

  • Julie Lutkus says:

    Ohhhhh… one of my new favorite books! I would love a copy of the US edition, signed to Jules. The story was enchanting and marvelous.

  • Ann DeSalvo says:

    I choose your book by seeing it on top of selections at Amazon,so I read it on my IPad at the beach and loved it. And the best part I visit your bookstore each summer when. I visit my son in Wasilla and probably even visited with you. I would like the US edition signed by you to me, Ann. I want a hard copy for my library in my Alaska book section. Thanks, can’t wait for your next story.

  • Mary McMahon says:

    Hi there, I’d love to win a UK copy signed to Mary please. Loved the book and like the presentation of your blogsite – v.charming!

  • Alexandra Roach says:

    I would love a signed copy and I would keep it for me (though I tell everyone about it and will be buying copies as presents) so a personal inscription would be fantastic. Either would be lovely but if I must choose then let it be US since it has the red mittens!

    Thank you for this generous offer. It is exciting to be “in at the start” of a book that I am sure will be being read and loved long after we have gone..

  • Carlo says:

    Hi Eowyn,
    The snow child is the best book i ever read in 2011 and i’d like to win a UK copy signed to Carlo, please.

  • Annabelle H says:

    I would like the UK copy as in from the UK but I only have a proof copy, which I loved by the way! I would love to have it signed, to Annabelle. Thanks this is such an awesome giveaway!

  • Julia Whelihan says:

    It would be such a gift to be put in the drawing for the US version of your beautiful book, “The Snow Child”. I would LOVE to have it signed to Julia. We are currently reading your book in our Novel Neighbors Book Club. I work for the Mancos Public Library and we have purchased it for our collection. I would most certainly share my copy with many if I won it! Best success to you!

  • Nancy says:

    It was such fun to have you visit the library on Tuesday – thank you. I would love to have a copy of the U.K. Edition inscribed to “The Bertel’s Family.”

  • Lynn Jarrett says:

    First off . . . congratulations on such a success with “The Snow Child.” After I read it, I knew that it would gather a following. I read it on my Kindle and made MANY notes as to descriptive language and other things I want to be able to access in the future.

    The cover for the US edition is what drew me to reading “The Snow Child.” I saw it on an e-mail list to which I subscribe and was enchanted right away!!

    If I am fortunate enough to be chosen, I would like the US edition signed: “To Lynn, I hope you visit Alaska someday.”

    Thank you again for “The Snow Child” and for your blog.

  • Joe says:

    Great idea. If fortunate to be one of the two selected,since I already own two US copies, I’d love a UK copy, signed: “To Joe; sorry to hear that Baltimore didn’t get any snow this winter; so here’s a Happy St. Patrick’s Day Snow Child for you.” :Since I’m requesting a rather lengthy inscription, feel free to charge me per word!
    Have a great St. Patrick’s Day…

  • bostonboomer says:

    I’m reading The Snow Child right now and I can’t put it down! I would love to have a signed copy of the U.S. edition. Just your signature would be wonderful. Thank you so much for writing this beautiful book.

  • Wendy Morrison says:

    Dear Eowyn,
    I don’t know how to pronounce your name, which puts you in the same great company as Hermione Granger. I didn’t find out how to pronounce her name until the 2nd Harry Potter book :-D.
    I am reading the UK version of your book right now, and can’t put it down..except obviously for this..where I googled you to learn more.
    I love the cover on my copy, but the US cover looks equally beautiful, and I’d love to own it, with a ‘how to’ phonetically spelt Eowyn, as well as your signature. :-).

    I live in Melbourne Australia…we don’t have snow in the city. I have Kate Bush’s CD 50 words for Snow…which makes a lovely soundtrack while reading your work.

    I can’t wait to see this as a movie, and I know it will happen for you.
    thankyou so much for your wonderful story.

  • I would love to win a copy of the U.K. edition if only because of the lovely cover design. I have an ebook version of it already but as a real bibliophile, an actual hardcopy of a book is a treasured possession. Why did I get an ebook? Because I couldn’t wait to get it after reading about it in Writing Magazine and The Sunday Times. Living in rural Ireland (not quite as remote as the setting of your book) it takes longer for books to come. Cut backs and limited resources means if I want it from the library I need to request it, and even with my connections as a former librarian, it takes time. Still the hard copy is my first choice for a book I know I will read again and again. Kristin

  • deborah chappell kristensen says:

    Hello, I am an American (from Pennsylvania, halfway between Allegheny and Philadelphia!) and picked up your book recently….oops, I forgot to say, I live in Norway, and have for 30 years…..had never heard of your book, but am enjoying it immensely!!!! I can relate to the darkness…and the childlessness….The translation to Norwegian is fine, but I am sure it really loses alot in the translation, and would just LOVE to get the US edition!!!! I was just now wondering what the “surdeigkjeks” were that Jack ate that morning….sourdough cookies? bisquits? rolls? ….Thanks alot for this chance of reading it in English….Sincerely, Deborah

  • TheBookishTeacher says:

    A friend of mine would probably love to read the UK edition just as much as I enjoyed the Norwegian translation, so if I win I would like you to send this wonderful novel to her (I will give you inscription details if I win!). I may have to borrow it from her to read it in its original, though πŸ™‚

  • Eva says:

    This is one of my favorite books of the year and I love seeing copies of it on ‘Books We Love’ section of the bookstore where I work. I’d love a copy of the US version – although the UK is equally lovely – signed to Eva. Marvelous work. It’s truly wonderful.

  • Alene Baker says:

    What a joy “The Snow Child” was for me. One of my favorite authors is Willa Cather and your writing is the closest to hers I have experienced. I am a grandmother who loves to tell stories to her three grandchildren and have taken on the dare to write a children’s book. Oh how I would love to have your talent. Please keep writing. If I should win, I would love an autographed copy to me, Alene.

  • Andrew Raffensperger says:

    How cool this is and has been. I’m so very glad I got back on facebook and that you, your mom and your grandma befriended me. Never thought I’d even live this long but life after 50 really is nifty. God bless you Eowyn! Your family, your spirit and your talent for writing has brought me great joy. Perhaps this contest is another way to wait before reading it again. I’ve been trying to find excuses but really want to read it again. A UK edition would be really cool. Love the cover! PLEASE SIGN IT FOR ME (for my daughter Andrea) any words you choose will be perfect!

  • purplehaze says:

    A signed UK edition inscribed to Jan would be lovely. Wonderful book. I enjoyed the development of the characters and the fellowship of Alaskan friends. Waiting for your next! Cheers

  • abbi nguyen says:

    I would love to win a copy please please please, I would love the U.K edition. Thank you! Please sign it to Abbi! ^___^
    fingers crossed.

  • luisa says:

    Dear Eowyn
    i’ve just finished to read your wonderful story in Italian and it is still with me (I think it will stay with me for a long long time). It’d be so nice to have the UK edition so to have you in English too. If I should be so lucky to win … pls sign it to my daughter Foula! In any case, thank you so much for the wonderful story you have shared with all of us

  • limebirdbeth says:

    Hi Eowyn,

    I have just ordered a UK version of your book, so am hoping it will come soon! πŸ™‚ However, I would love to be considered in your lucky draw. I’m part Irish too, so hopefully that four leaf clover luck will come to me!

    If I were the lucky winner, I would love a UK version to be made out to Beth, and I will pass on my copy that I bought to my younger sister, who is already a vicarious reader at a young age.

    Good luck in your future writing endeavours! (not that you need it)

    LimebirdBeth x

  • Hal Miller says:

    Please enter my name in the draw for one of the books. Either edition would be gratefully accepted! If my name is selected, I would treasure having it signed, as well as lined with what you feel is one of your favorite lines from the book.

    I am currently reading The Snow Child on my Kindle. The story and writing are delightful.

  • Roxie says:

    I loved this book! It was so sweet and magical, it made me happy to read it and then tears…I had our book club read it, we meet on Friday to discuss. Thank you for writing this wonderful story. UK version, signed and made out to Roxie, please πŸ™‚

  • ValΓ©rie says:

    If your readers in Europe can participate, I would very much like to receive the UK novel with an inscription to ValΓ©rie (me).
    Thanks for this contest.

  • Mark Bryant says:

    I would like to win a copy of The Snow Child, and would like to have it inscribed with the words, “thank God for Sunshine”, and sign it. Sunshine is the name I called my wife who passed away last Sept. 1, 2011. She would have loved it! She might even have shown it to Jim, when we visit he and Pam.

  • Carol Heffley - Colden,NY says:

    Dear Eowyn, I’m almost finished with the Snow Child on my kindle, and I have loved it. I spoke about it and recommended it to all my friends at my geneology club meeting in Sierra Vista,AZ (winter home). I would love to have the US edition to Carol on my book shelf. I’ll worn you I’m very LUCKY. And by the way I know people who “would kill for those lips”. All the best , Carol Heffley-Buffalo,NY & Benson,AZ

  • jeannie says:

    Dear Eowyn

    A message from Glasgow, Scotland. Thankyou for bringing Jack and Mabel into my life. Coming home after a hard day at work, knowing the book is waiting, it doesn’t get much better than that. When i found out i had missed you in Glasgow and Moffat i was crestfallen. To get the US signed copy would be just perfect. I wish you luck Eowyn with your future writing.


  • Melissa says:

    I would love to win a UK copy of The Snow Child personalized to Melissa! Congrats on all of your success!!

  • Karen says:

    Hi Eowyn, Your book was amazing. I love books that stay with you and your book is exactly that. Like a dream that your remember more and more of every time you think about it. I would love to win a signed copy of your US edition “To Karen.”

    Thanks and congrats on such a wonderful debut novel.

  • Shelby Walker says:

    I loved the book and would be so happy to win the US version! HUGE fan here!

  • Amy says:

    Dear Mrs. Ivey,

    I have just purchased a digital copy of your book and decided to investigate the web link. What a pleasant surprise I found. I have a friend who is intrigued by Alaska. If I were to be lucky, I would be very honored to receive a copy of your US edition and have it addressed to “Sharon”. Congratulations on the success of your first book. Kind Regards, Amy

  • Mary L. Cahen says:

    I took the Snow Child back to the library here in cleveland hts. OH about 2 weeks ago. I am STILL grieving the loss! I miss Mabel the most, but the whole Alaska adventure and all the folks. My granddaughter told me to just read it again. Maybe I will. I have never read a novel twice, but yours could be the one I just can’t stay away from. I sure would love to own my own copy. Thank you again for writing it, Mary

  • Celia Riley says:

    Dear Eowyn,
    The UK book cover is my favorite aesthetically but I am hoping to win a signed copy of the US edition of “The Snow Child” because I enjoyed your book on my kindle and would love to have a copy of the real book to give to my daughter to read. If I should be lucky enough to win, please inscribe it to Madeline Rose Riley. I was so happy to find this book. It seems that it is always more difficult for me than most to find a book that will captivate me to the end and this one did!
    Thank you,
    Celia Riley

  • Jacob Gallegos says:

    I would love a US copy. I read this book in a single afternoon, and I am tempted to read again. If chosen, I would like you to sign it to Jacob and Amanda. I know it would be something my little family would cherish for generations.

  • Lee Biggar says:

    Hello Eowyn
    Just finished reading The Snow Child…loved it. Am hoping to win the U.S edition and would appreciate you enscribing it to my two beautiful daughters, Taylor and Lindsey. They miss the snow! (moved from New England to Georgia a while back). Pehaps the enscription could read “You need to come check out the snow in Alaska”.

  • Judd says:

    I just finished the U.S. version. Great read. Congratulations on such a wonderful first book. I would be delighted to receive either version to give to my own Snow Child, Meghan. She was my miracle baby and continues to amaze me every day. She’s just finishing college and looking on to graduate work in Literature studies. You could inscribe the book to Meghan.

  • Linda Haley says:

    I would be honored to be gifted with a signed US edition of your debut novel. I was only in Alaska once, “living off the land” with the Nunamuit outside Anaktuvak Pass, & I saw & felt magic there… & do most everywhere.
    Linda Haley of Salem, MA

  • Cindy Page says:

    Dear Eowyn,
    I’m half-way through ‘The Snow Child’. My pastor’s wife bought it last week (she dearly loves a good read, especially one set in our adopted home-town), but she’s letting me read it first, since I have Spring break this week. I’m enchanted with your work, and expect to finish it before bedtime tonight. Of course, I don’t know that I really want to finish, it brings such curious joy to my day. If I were to win a copy, I would choose the U.S. edition, to be inscribed to my sister, Robin, a fledgling author herself who resides far away from me in Germany.

  • Heidi Biggar says:

    My husband Lee has been talking about your wonderful novel for days and would truly treasure a signed copy. Please don’t hold his poor spelling against him. It would have been great to have met you in Biggar, Scotland!

  • Naveen Kishore says:

    Dear Author Ivey,
    First of all english is my second language but past 5 years of my life I ‘ve been using it as like my first language.Secondly I owe a big thanks to you for “The Snow Child”.

    I’m living in the UK and I bought the UK version of your book very soon after the release. I proudly would like to admit that I bought this novel and is the first English novel in my life I red and enjoyed from first to last page.

    Looking at the cover page art after you finished reading the novel is a painful pleasure as I would describe it. That pleasure drew out a couple of tear drops from my eyes fell on the cover page :(.

    I would love to have a signed UK version of The Snow Child in my personal library, inscribe to Naveen.

    Almost forgot to say that the video intro for the novel is so haunting as like the novel itself.

  • joanie pelszynska says:

    The Snow Child called to me yesterday at Costco. My husband was just checking out and I felt rushed. Snapped a photo of the book jacket on my phone so I could check it out at my leisure. What a delightful surprise to find your website and the lovely video! I am intrigued and am enjoying the anticipation of reading your book. It sounds just like my cup of tea. Even more excited as I am in queue to choose the next selection for our book club. I would be grateful to recieve an autographed copy of the US version. Best of luck in your future writing endeavors, I can think of no greater gift than that of storytelling.

  • Suzanne Purcell says:

    I am still emotionally overwhelmed by “The Snow Child” and cannot get the images out of my mind. This is the Alaska I had hoped to see when we visited 4 years ago. Please send me a singed US copy. It will be cherished, cared for, and passed down to my grand-daughter.


  • Beez Beasley says:

    I am leading this book for the LitWits bookclub in Houston in the month of May. I always spend a lot of time reading reviews and looking for the latest and greatest to lead….The Snow Child won hands down. Cant wait to share this with my friends!!

  • Jim Carmin says:

    I’m reading the US edition now and loving it; I could hold off for the French edition, but I’ll say UK, and mostly say thanks, what a fine, fine book it is.

  • Stephen. says:

    I would love to win the US edition as i rarely get the chance for overseas editions due to the postage costs…….yes, i’ poor.

  • Elizabeth says:

    I’ve already got my copy, but I would love to give a signed US version to my sister Lauren!

  • I would love to win the US edition, signed to Natalia. I can’t WAIT to read this book πŸ™‚

  • Joyce says:

    I read, THE SNOW CHILD on my Kindle and would LOVE a signed copy. I can see it now sitting on the shelf above my desk where I work everyday and it would take its proper place among my favorite books! Immediately after I finished reading, I ‘liked’, THE SNOW CHILD on facebook, and wrote a 5 star review on Amazon. Even if I don’t win a signed copy, I would still feel grateful for this magical novel. Thank you for sharing your talent!

  • Hi Eowyn

    Just realised that March 17th was the date I moved into my writing retreat at Myrtle House just a year ago – obviously although I already have a copy of The Snow Child I would adore a signed one but whoever gets it will. I’m sure, treasure it!

    Good luck and pop into Myrtle House next time you’re over in the UK
    (or virtually at


  • I adored your book, it soothed me through some really stressful times. I’d like to enter to win the UK edition, and signed to Beth, please πŸ™‚ Thank you

  • Maybe I’ll have the luck of the Irish and win. I would love to have either edition, and sign it to Peter and Pam.
    Thanks a bunch for the opportunity.

  • Chantel says:

    Congratulations on the success of The Snow Child. It is such a beautifully written story, and one I will enjoy reading over and over again. I would love to win a US version (as I already have the UK one) inscribed to my girls, Holly and Poppy.
    Wishing you lots of continued success – you deserve it!

  • Cathy says:

    If I would be so lucky to win, I would like a UK edition signed to me, Cathy, to add to my collection of first editions. The Snow Child is enchanting! I will never forget your book and the child who stole my heart, too.

  • Schoshanna Briesmeister says:

    I’m hoping to read this book soon! I would love to have a signed copy of the US edition, inscribed to Schoshanna

  • Joy Phillips says:

    I absolutely love this book. My favorite read of the year so far. I would be thrilled to have a copy of the US edition, signed to Joy. You are a gifted writer and I have been recommending this book to everyone. Thank you!

  • I would be thrilled with either copy, although I have a slight preference for the cover art on the US edition. Signed or not signed. I’d just love to read it. Congratulations on your success with this book!

  • Leanne Tough says:

    I would be so happy for either one, but I have a copy of the UK edition so I think I’d have to say the US one for variety’s sake! πŸ™‚ Signed to Leanne. I’ve loved The Snow Child so much, could barely put it down… so beautiful and tragic.

  • Blaine Elliott says:

    Might as well get on board here and take my chances. I would love a signed UK version inscribed “Welcome to the world, Harper Margaret.”

  • Celeste beaulieu says:

    My book club read The Snow Child for our February pick. We all loved everything about this beautiful, magical book. One of our all time favorite picks!! I would love either copy signed to the LW Book Club. Thanks!!!

  • Lisa says:

    Ooh! Such a great giveaway! I would have to choose the UK cover. As much as I love the US cover the UK cover just does something more for me. Plus I have this thing for collecting certain novels with their UK covers.
    Also, I’d love for you to sign it. It’s actually rather funny that I saw you were hosting a giveaway a few mins ago because just this afternoon I recommended your book as a choice for my book club reads!

    Thanks again for the opportunity, Eowyn!

  • Rachael Byrne says:

    I would love a signed UK edition of your book please. It was my New Years Resolution to read more books, and the cover of yours captivated me when I seen it in my local book shop. I have since heard how popular it has become and it would make my week to win something so lovely. If I am lucky enough to win, I would love you to address it to “Dear Rachael, followed by a personal message of your choice”. Thankyou for such a gift, and I wish you every success in your future. πŸ™‚

  • Paula Gremour says:

    I loved this book ! So engaging….would love a signed copy…any version !! πŸ™‚

  • Oh my gosh I would love either one! But since I already have the U.S. one, maybe the U.K.? They’re both so *gorgeous.* I would LOVE it to be signed by you, and addressed to “Tara,” with or without anything else you might feel like adding. Thank you!

  • cravingpages says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve read a piece of fiction that has had me so glued to the page. When I started The Snow Child, I was travelling home from visiting a friend in Glasgow (another cold North! πŸ˜‰ ) . I seriously considered paying the extortionate ticket price to travel another 200 miles onto London, rather than getting off at my stop, just so I wouldn’t have to stop reading whilst disembarking and getting on various other forms of public transport. My bank account unfortunately ruled in favour of not buying another ticket, so I got off the train, dashed home and spent the rest of the day holed up with tea and The Snow Child.

    It was your story as an author which first intrigued me. I’ve always wanted to write and run my own bookshop, aspirations which are both large and daunting, especially together! Reading The Snow Child and reading about your varied career has got me really excited about achieving my ambitions once more. I have never yet managed to have a book signed by an author who has touched my life in some way, which is why a signed copy of Jack and Mabel’s story would be a constant reminder to me to keep going – wonderful things are achievable.

    I love the cover for the US version of The Snow Child – the moon peeking between the trees is lovely – and it would sit very happily next to my UK copy with an inscription to Catherine.

  • Carol Martin says:

    Eowyn, I would love a signed copy of Snow Child! Either edition would be great (both covers are beautiful), but since I’m an American I will request the US one. I’m a retired teacher and media specialist and am very familiar with the children’s book by Freya Littledale. A signed copy of a Barbara Lavallee poster hangs on our bedroom wall. I was fortunate to meet Barbara at a children’s reading conference. I am entranced by the state of Alaska and am very much looking forward to reading your new book. The reviews are so complimentary. I’ve been lucky to have traveled to every state (a goal), and in 2005 I got to visit Alaska (my 49th state). It was everything and more I thought it would be–one of my favorite trips ever! Keep writing! I think you have a very exciting future!

  • Debby says:

    Since I already have 2 signed copies of the US edition of your fabulous book, I think I’d like to win the UK version. I was going to send one of mine to my cousin in NYC, but if I win the UK version, I may send her that one….her husband is from England and perhaps he’d get a kick out of it. Thank you!

  • Geoff says:

    Please can I win. Please!
    I’d love to have a US edition as a preference. But grateful for whatever I get
    Either way I loved the book. Read it on a beach in the middle east and I still felt the cold of Alaska!!

  • Marielena Zuniga says:

    Eowyn, may the luck of the Irish bring my name to your hand when you choose the winning drawing tomorrow. I would so love to a win a signed copy of the U.S. edition of The Snow Child, inscribed “To Marielena” … and then something to do with writing, in the hopes that some day my novel will be published.

  • Michelle Hotchkiss says:

    I would love to win a signed copy of the US version, inscribed to my beautiful grand daughter Autumn, who is a lovely snowchild herself. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Deborah says:

    I’d love a signed UK edition. The Snow Child is my top book for the past year.

  • Stella Lyn says:

    I have loved following along with all the amazing news of your book. I’m throwing my hat in the ring here; trying out the luck o’the Irish. Congratulations Eowyn, on all your success. I have a wish for a copy in dark blue, if the pot o’gold comes my way.
    PS: an inscription would be lovely! Whatever you want to say, addressed to yours truly.

  • Holly Schwartz says:

    I have read your book via my public library. I have been following your blog as well. I loved the book so much and would be thrilled to have either copy signed by you and inscribed to me.

    Thank you for the opportunity.
    Best regards,

    Holly Schwartz in Kentucky

  • Robin B. says:

    I have so enjoyed my signed American copy and would love to either one but for the sake of learning something new I would chose the Russian copy. This book has been my favorite that I have read in a long time and it iis even more special because I know the author.

  • Robin B. says:

    I have so enjoyed my signed American copy and would love to win either one but for the sake of learning something new I would chose the Russian copy. This book has been my favorite that I have read in a long time and it is even more special because I know the author.

    • Robin B. says:

      My brain is on vacation and I meant to say UK not Russian, but I was lucky enough to see all the copies you had in at the time of your signing in Palmer and got mixed up. All of them are beautiful and would be a joy to own.

  • Connie Stone says:

    There are so many people in my book club, I only get to choose a book once every two years! I picked your book this time around and finished it in one day! Loved it!! Can’t wait to read what’s next! I bought the book on Kindle…but would just die for a signed copy!!
    PS Saw your review on Huff this morning too! Congrats!

  • Niki Parrish says:

    LOVE The concept you have! Beautiful artwork. Would love the US Copy as I’m also in Alaska. Thank you for offering this amazing giveaway!