In college, I'd taken enough AP classes (and was a non-science major) that I only had to take one science class to fulfill my requirements. Instead, I took three--a major accomplishment for this non-science loving girl--because I wanted to take every astronomy class I could. The lab work was the best--we got to use real, professional grade telescopes. I still have my astronomy text books...although I did give up most of my English ones.
So NASA has definitely always been on my radar. When I starting writing ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, I fell in love with NASA all over again. NASA records were one of my top research spots, especially for SHADES OF EARTH. All of this made me even more nerdily excited when the book actually got to go into space.
This month, I have the very great pleasure and honor to go on tour at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. I am so insanely excited about this, I cannot even. Seriously. My ability to can has completely left. NASA YOU GUYS ZOMG!!!!!! And a huge, huge thank you to Kate at Ex Libris for hooking me up with the tour! Also: if you're not reading her awesome book review blog, you totally should. Like, now.
So, to celebrate, I'm declaring March NASA Month on my blog. Every day this month, I'm going to post something about how NASA is awesome, and I'd love for you to join me.
And, of course, there's going to be prizes. How could I not include prizes? And since we are talking about space here, I think it's only appropriate to make those prizes be a bit...breathless...
So remember how I recently went on the Breathless Reads tour? Well, I made sure to grab an extra signed copy of every single book on the tour. And I'm going to give them all away to one lucky reader.
|Here's the whole pile, spread out on my kitchen table.|
Flowers from my husband not included :)
And remember: every single copy is signed by the author! Want a break down of just how big this prize is?
First, you have signed hardback covers of all three of my novels: Across the Universe, A Million Suns, and Shades of Earth.
|So pretty :)|
|Such an honor to be included in these. Seriously.|
You will also get a Breathless Reads poster signed by each of these ladies!
|These ladies rock. Tour was awesome because of them.|
|I missed them like whoa.|
|Thank you Kate!|
- 15 signed books by all the Breathless Reads girls
- 1 signed poster by the East Coast Breathless Reads girls
- A whole pile of awesome NASA swag
So, I know you want to enter! I mean, awesome, amirite? And I've made entering this contest super easy. All you have to do is help me celebrate NASA! There's the usual easy entries of liking NASA online--including do different tweets you can use--but I also wanted to give you a chance to celebrate NASA in a more creative way.
To celebrate NASA creatively: you could blog about why you like NASA, you could reach out to an astronaut for an interview, you could make space fan art, you could sing a song about NASA, you do a vlog, you make a list of all the ways NASA rocks...any of this counts! Just celebrate NASA in some awesome way, post it online, and include the link in the Rafflecopter. I even set that part of the entry open for multiple entries, so you could blog and vlog and Facebook and tumblr and Pinterest about NASA and they all count. The only requirements: post a link back to this contest, and put the full URL of the site in the Rafflecopter.
To enter: be sure to read the full rules and terms of the contest (including a new international shipping policy) here. Then fill out the Rafflecopter below:
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