Today’s Unforgettable Adventure: The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Blog, Contest/Giveaway, Unforgettable Adventure | 16 comments

Unforgettable Adventure 4: The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee

Unforgettable Adventure 4: The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee

10 Great Authors, 10 Unforgettable Adventures. It’s Betsey the typewriter girl’s turn in the giveaway, and there are two ways to enter to win The Typewriter Girl and the grand prize of all ten book: Subscribe and confirm to my blog (see the sidebar to the right), or like my Facebook pageEnter at both places to double your winning chances; check out all the authors’ links below for even more ways to enter.

A little about Betsey’s adventure:

“But did you know it is almost the best job in London a girl could hope for?”

That question of Betsey Dobson’s turned up in the earliest draft of The Typewriter Girl and survived many revisions, but it took awhile for me to understand just how much it expressed about Betsey and the adventure that changes her life.

Funny how we speak of adventure: Adventure awaits. It beckons, calls. We discover adventure, we embark upon it.

Which all suggests that we have to make ourselves available to it. A shiny new adventure might be sitting in the driveway with a full tank of gas, but it’s going nowhere until we take our place in the driver’s seat.

What I loved about writing Betsey’s adventure was how she kept letting it grow, just a little at a time. She thinks she’s made it, there at the beginning of the story. Getting that typewriting job was an enormous accomplishment for her. She thinks, If I can just hold on to this much, I won’t ask for more. 

Except for the word “almost.” Almost the best job. To me, that signaled a spark inside Betsey, a belief that if she gave her dreams a little extra room to run, they’d grow. And then, anything was possible.

Remember, there are two ways to enter the giveaway: Like my Facebook page and/or use form in the sidebar to subscribe and confirm to the blog. Do both and get two chances to win.

Keep up with the latest adventures and chances to win through any of the authors:

Jessica Brockmole, Letters from Skye  Facebook

T.J. Brown, Summerset Abbey: Spring Awakening  Facebook

Sarah Jio, The Last Camellia Facebook

Susanna Kearsley, The Firebird Facebook

Katherine Keenum, Where the Light Falls 

Stephanie Lehmann, Astor Place Vintage Facebook

Kate Noble, Let It Be Me   Facebook

Deanna Raybourn, A Spear of Summer Grass Facebook

Lauren Willig, The Ashford Affair Facebook



  1. Please enter me in the giveaway. I love to read and this would be a wonderful collection. Looks like some great books.

    • Yes, it’s a great group of historical fiction! To enter, just subscribe in the form in the right sidebar or click the Facebook tab (also in the sidebar) and like my page. Thanks, Trish!

  2. Your book looks really interesting. And you’re keeping company with a great bunch of authors!

    • Better believe I’m honored! Thanks, Pat!

  3. “Except for the word “almost.” Almost the best job. To me, that sig­naled a spark inside Bet­sey, a belief that if she gave her dreams a lit­tle extra room to run, they’d grow. And then, any­thing was possible.”

    I love these lines, even if they are no direct quotes. I am rolling them around in my head and thinking about what if?

    • 🙂 Some imaginative what-iffing can be a very good thing, as long as it’s not about the past or creating worst-case scenarios to fret over. Thanks, Jaye.

  4. I am so enjoying this giveaway! I liked your author page and will be subscribing to your blog as well!

    • I appreciate that, Colleen! You’ll get a posts on the rest of the giveaways, but after that, it will calm down–I’m not a hard core blogger. 🙂

  5. Hi Alison! This is so much fun. I love getting to read snippets of each book and visit each author’s website 🙂

    • Great, Gina! It’s nice to know you’re enjoying it.

  6. Hope I’m the lucky winner. I love all types of books.

    • Definitely check out all the posts, Theresa! There are lots of ways to enter and improve your odds.

  7. I just got your book out of the library and I’m really looking forward to reading it. I’m a voracious reader and would really love to win this giveaway. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

    • My pleasure, Jeannie. Hope you enjoy Typewriter Girl, and good luck!

  8. Shared and tweeted! Thank you for the giveaway.

    • Thanks!

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