Would you do this Leap Day tradition?

Irish Leap Day tradition

Have you heard of the Irish Leap Year tradition? The tradition says that on February 29 women can propose to men instead of the traditional reverse. (You may have heard about it in a terrible 2010 movie called Leap Year.)

The (dubious) legend says the tradition was negotiated by St. Brigid, who was annoyed by convention and begged St. Patrick to let women take the wheel every once in a while.

The tradition even jumped over to Scotland, where a law was established and men had to pay fines for each woman they rejected on Leap Day. In some European places, this fine was a gift of gloves for the woman—to hide her ring-less finger, of course.

Thankfully, it’s the 21st century and women can propose any day they want. (And only wear gloves when it’s cold out.) You can read more about the bizarre tradition here, or you can celebrate modernity with a little freebie:

Learning to Swim by Annie Cosby

Learning to Swim will be free until tomorrow! Tell your friends and ask them to leave a review!

By the way, have I mentioned that the last book in the Hearts Out of Water series will be out this summer?!

Talk soon!

Annie Cosby




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The Learning to Swim playlist!

It’s long past time I shared with you the playlist I listened to while writing Learning to Swim.

For me, these songs embody the feelings of many of the different scenes in the book. Listen to them below, and let me know in the comments whether you agree!

  1. “Island In The Sun” – Weezer
  2. “Pumped Up Kicks” – Foster The People
  3. “Here’s To The Night” – Eve 6
  4. “Some Nights” – Fun.
  5. “Royals” – Lorde
  6. “Don’t Wake Me Up” – The Hush Sound
  7. “The Saltwater Room” – Owl City
  8. “Be Be Your Love” – Rachael Yamagata
  9. “Say Something (I’m Giving Up On You)” – A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera
  10. “I Will Wait” – Mumford & Sons

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New covers for the HEARTS OUT OF WATER series <3

Here they are! Here they are! Here they are!!!!!

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Props to the fabulous VLC Productions and my Cora and Rory models!

And the great news is, my favorite of the 3 is for LEARNING TO LOVE. That’ll be coming at you this spring. 😀

**The ebooks and print books haven’t been updated on online retailers yet, so anybody wanting a copy with the new cover, I’ll let you know when they’re ready!**

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Winter Writing Projects

Hello there, friends!

I’m currently in Monaghan, Ireland, land of … well, this:

rainy Ireland Annie Cosby

It’s delightful, really.

SO, I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately, spurring me to write this blog post. I figured I’d answer the 2 I’ve been getting most often. *Ahem*

1. The Emerald Throne, the final installment of The Hummingbird Saga, will be available early this spring.

2. Learning to Love, the last book in the Hearts Out of Water series, will be available early this summer.

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You can get alerts when each is out by signing up right here.

In the meantime, watch this on a loop:

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To Isabel Train :)

I received a wonderful letter from a reader last week, but every time I tried to respond, the email got returned to me! So, I’ll respond to her here:

Hi, Isabel!

I’m so glad you enjoyed Learning to Swim!! That makes my whole week! 🙂 I sincerely hope you enjoy Learning to Live just as much! I’m currently working on Learning to Love, the final book in the series, and it’s going to be hard to part with these characters.

Aren’t selkies awesome? I don’t know if I believe in them, but I really want to! Magic is great to contemplate and imagine. Especially humans that transform into animals. I think stories involving those really teach us humans to have empathy for all creatures on this earth.

You should “like” my Facebook page, because I post about selkies and things there all the time: http://Facebook.com/authorAnnieCosby. And make sure to let me know what you think of Learning to Live.

Hope your holidays are fantastic! And again, thanks for writing and making my week!

Sincerely Annie
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