Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Kick-off Fiesta!

As promised, to kick-off my blog, a writerly give-away. Hurray for free stuff!

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.

2nd Prize: A copy of Fame, Glory, and Other Things on My To Do List by Janette Rallison. Here's the description from Ms. Rallison's website:

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.

3rd Prize: Of course I saved the best for last. 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!

21 comments:

Lydia Kang said...

Hi Janet!
I loooove contests, so count me in! I'd be happy to have any of those shiny new prizes, yep.
Happy Wednesday!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm a contest junkie with a serious addiction to books and all things chocolatey. Count me in!

susannastewart said...

Hey! What a cute idea to have a contest. I look forward to keeping up with your blog!

JandyJo Creations said...

So, since I missed your last contest, I thought I'd get in on this one. Sounds like a great contest!

Christina Lee said...

You had me at golden ticket--LOL!! Good prizes!

Jackee said...

Awesome prizes! Now I'm off to spread the word.

Good luck! :o)

sarahbellac said...

So excited to read your stuff! Thanks for inviting me to read it. :)

thepainterfamily said...

books and chocolate! sounds good to me :)

Gail said...

Thanks for entering my contest! I'm thrilled to find one over at yours too :-) I have the CWIM book- it's the greatest- but the other book sounds awesome!!!

Suzette Saxton said...

Count me in, too! Great prizes and blog.

B.J. Anderson said...

Oh my goodness, pleeease enter me! :D

Jenny said...

I'd totally love to be entered into this contest! I'm a new follower so I hope that's OK.

Angela McCallister said...

The first prize would make my hubby jealous; the second prize would make my daughters jealous; the third would make my chocoholic sister jealous. Sweet! Count me in.

Celeste said...

I'm entering even though I didn't win the Limerick contest. That was pretty stiff competition. Maybe my odds will be better this go round... :)

Victoria Dixon said...

Oookay. I don't write much YA and you've SEEN me eat chocolate, so I'm thinking you know which one I'd pray for. LOL Cool contest!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. :) Sorry you missed my contest, but hopefully you'll count me in on yours...

Jessie Oliveros said...

What a great contest. I love Janette Rallison.

Medeia Sharif said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and hosting this awesome contest.

Susanne Drazic said...

Please sign me up for this contest. I'm a new follower of your blog.

Lynn said...

I almost missed the deadline. All items sound wonderful! Janette Rallison's read sounds very intriguing.

Aisyah Putri Setiawan said...


Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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