Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Contests: Updates, Opportunities, and more!

I actually *do* have a series of things to post, but I think I let things get a bit swamped in the contest department, didn't I? I originally had everything spaced out so that the Critter contest didn't collide with the Mystery Book Contest, but then I got sick and got behind, and argh.


The Mystery BEST Book in the Past 5 Years has been revealed: THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak! The title has (obviously) already been guessed correctly, so you can't get the extra entries that way, but you still have a chance to win by clicking and commenting here.

Would you like the lovable monster Critter to come to your home town and visit you and your blog? Then click here and leave a comment telling me where you'd take him. Best new location wins! (PS: Sorry about the crazy huge pictures. I have no idea why the pictures are doing that. I've resized in Blogger but that seems to do nothing at all.)

Also: I reviewed Diana Peterfreund's newest book, RAMPANT, here...leave a comment for a chance to win a bookmark/temporary tattoo courtesy of the author! (I was going to close this one Sunday, but I've only had a handful of entries...anyone who entered before Sunday gets double entries, and I'll leave it open for everyone else through the end of the week.)

WHEW! OK, after this crazy week, I'm taking a break from contests!

...oh, wait...I'm not! I've got a new one coming up, for a super-amazing-cool author...and it's coming up very very VERY soon--along with an interview, a review, and a chance for YOU to interview the author!!!


Eric said...

You are a busy little bee. I can't imagine how you are able to do all these contests, write, and still be a teacher.

Oh wait. I have two jobs, I'm a soccer coach, I'm about to graduate college (finally), and somewhere in there I am trying to find time to write. Maybe I can imagine :)

Tamika: said...

Can't wait Beth!

Thanks for keeping us involved.

Clementine said...

You're worse than me. I'm simultaneously reading five novels...along with everything else I have to do. Reading makes a great escape, doesn't it?

dellgirl said...

I understand totally, and I'm right there with you. Sometimes I don't know if I'm coming or going. The fun part is when I get through a really busy time and can see the light of day again.

Hope you're making some progress.

Jacob R Parker said...

Hi there,

I'm a fantasy author for teens as well! Currently I'm negotiating my first contract with Flaming Pen Press. Nice to meet a fellow fantasy author on the web!

According to your "About Me" page you're a Narnia fan! That's awesome because, on my blog, I'm giving away three free copies of a new book that I think us Narnia fans are going to love. It's called Curse of the Spider King, by best-selling author Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper. If you're interested, Click here to check it out!

-Jacob Parker

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Get your bathing suit Beth because you've been SPLASHED by The First Novels Club! Come check out your award:)

Robyn Campbell said...

Man, I've been so busy I forgot about the contests. *she weeps uncontrollably* Slow down my friend, or else you're gonna have a relapse. :)