Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My Next Contest: Squee!

OK, so if you've been following me on Twitter, you'll know that I've been hinting at a new contest coming up.

Well, this is NOT an announcement of the contest. Because, well...the prize hasn't been made yet.

BUT. You can watch it being made! YAY!

Let me backtrack. So, not too long ago, I saw a picture of a charm bracelet that was full of charms dealing with Doctor Who (that Rachel Hawkins totally snagged it before me.) It was full of awesome charms--an angel wing for the scariest of monsters (the stone angels from "Blink"), a double heart charm because the Doctor has two hearts--and some more obscure ones, like a banana from that time the Doctor accidentally invented banana daiquiris two centuries too early. You can see a full list of the charms and more details here!

And I thought: that is brilliant. I loved the level of detail, and the way that each charm meant something so specific to the story.

And so I did some rooting around, discovered the Etsy site where the bracelet originally came from--and saw that the seller also made charm bracelets for Harry Potter and Twilight, and promptly contacted the seller in the hopes that I might be able to convince her to make a charm bracelet for ACROSS THE UNIVERSE.

And she was all game. In talking with Jennie, I discovered that not only does she have excellent taste (she's working on some FIREFLY bracelets right now, squee!) but she's totally cool.

And she's going to be blogging about the whole bracelet-making experience! So, if you'd like, check out her blog (or her Etsy store). In the meantime, you now know what one part of my next contest is going to be! (The other part will include an ARC of A MILLION SUNS and some other things I'm working on while waiting for ARCs--when I get finally some, this contest is going to be huge!)


Don't forget, this is day three of the Elana Johnson POSSESSION Launch Festival of Awesome! Today, go to Shannon Messenger's site and comment to enter to win a signed copy of POSSESSION and learn the secret time that you need to use the Twitter hashtag #taggedPOSSESSION to win another signed copy of POSSESSION!

We're giving away 15 signed copies of POSSESSION throughout this week's blog tour--be sure to visit and enter to win! Tomorrow's giveaway will be hosted at Jamie Harrington's blog!
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