To enter, all you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment on THIS blog entry. Easy peasy. If you care to spread it around, you get total brown-noser points. But it won't earn extra entries in this random drawing of names.
So the prizes:
1st Prize: A copy of Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market
If you already have it, or don't need it, mention it in the comments, and I'll make sure you don't win it.
So this book is what started me on the path. After I finished writing my first book, my husband gave it to me for my birthday, and I've been learning ever since. Wow, I was so ignorant back then, but more on that next time. I definitely recommend it for all starting out children's writers.
A PC school principal turns West Side Story into a comedy of errors.
Sixteen-year-old Jessica dreams of Hollywood fame, and when Jordan moves into her small town, she dreams of him, too. He’s a movie star’s son, and hey, he's gorgeous to boot. Jordan has always wanted to get out from the shadow cast by his superstar father, but now that he and his mother have moved so far away from LA, how can he get his divorced parents back together? Jessica convinces Jordan the way to get his father to come for a long visit is to be a part of the school play. And if she’s “discovered” in the process, all the better. Things go wrong when she lets Jordan’s secret identity slip, and grow even more disastrous when the principal tries to change West Side Story into a gang free, violence-free, politically correct production.
Seriously, I was crying from laughing so hard. I confess, I had my doubts when I started it, but I liked her other stuff, and so I tried it. SO glad I did. Fun, hilarious read. Just so you know, it's paperback, but only because it's not available in hardback.
CHOCOLATE! And not just any chocolate. This is Willy Wonka chocolate with not just one, but TWO chances to find a Golden Ticket and win a trip around the world!
I know, I know! It's all I can do not to rip them open right now! Whoever wins will have to report back on whether they found a Golden Ticket or not. ;)
You all have until midnight EDT on Wednesday, May 12th to enter. Happy hunting!