CONTEST NOW OVER! THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED!
Yes, today I feel I need to boogey just like good ol’ Vector because my blog just hit 1,000 followers! I’m super excited and feel like celebrating with everyone by doing a HUGE giveaway!
So here’s what’s up – I’ve got five, count them FIVE, critiques to giveaway from some amazing authors featured on my blog. Each of them will take a look at the first FIVE pages of a manuscript (see a pattern here???) and then give the author big picture comments.
These are the authors kind enough to donate their brilliant feedback:
MarcyKate Connolly is an author who lives in New England with her husband and pugs and writes weird little books. She’s also a coffee addict, voracious reader, and recurring commuter. She blogs about all those things and more at MarcyKate.com, and can often be found on Twitter. Her work is represented by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary & Media, and her debut upper middle grade fantasy novel, MONSTROUS, will be published by HarperCollins Children’s Books in Winter 2015.
Bethany Crandall and her husband Terry live in San Diego with their two daughters and a chocolate Labrador who has no consideration for personal space. She writes Young Adult novels because the feelings that come with life’s ‘first’ times are too good not to relive again and again. Bethany eats too much guacamole, thrives on tear-inducing laughter, and is still waiting for Jake Ryan to show up at her door. For more information on Bethany check out her website, or follow her on Twitter – @rookieriter.
Liz Fichera is an author living in the American Southwest by way of Chicago. Her YA debut HOOKED released in January 2013 from HarlequinTEEN. Its companion, PLAYED, releases in 2014. You can learn more by visiting www.LizFichera.com or follow her on Twitter @LizFichera.
Michelle Hauck lives in the bustling metropolis of northern Indiana with her hubby and two teenagers. Besides working with special needs children by day, she writes all sorts of fantasy, giving her imagination free range. A book worm, she passes up the darker vices in favor of chocolate and looks for any excuse to reward herself. Bio finished? Time for a sweet snack. Her epic fantasy, KINDAR’S CURE, is to be published by Divertir Publishing in 2013. Find her at her blog: It’s in the Details or on twitter.
Sara Raasch has known she was destined for bookish things since the age of five, when her friends had a lemonade stand and she tagged along to sell her hand-drawn picture books too. Not much has changed since then — her friends still cock concerned eyebrows when she attempts to draw things and her enthusiasm for the written word still drives her to extreme measures. Her debut YA fantasy, SNOW LIKE ASHES, is coming out Fall 2014 from Balzer + Bray. It does not feature her hand-drawn pictures. For more info on Sara, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.
In addition, I am giving away a copy of these books that have either been reviewed or in some way discussed on this blog. The titles include:
UNDER THE NEVER SKY By Veronica Rossi (Chasing A Good Read – May 2012)
TEN By Gretchen McNeil (W.O.W. series interview – October, 2012)
ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD By Kendare Blake (W.O.W. series interview – August, 2012)
SHADOW AND BONE By Leigh Bardugo (Chasing A Good Read – October, 2012)
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS By John Green (Chasing A Good Read – January, 2013)
THE SCORPIO RACES By Maggie Stiefvater (It’s All About The First Chapter – June, 2013)
CLOCKWORK PRINCESS By Cassandra Clare (Chasing A Good Read – April, 2013)
THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER By Megan Shepherd (W.O.W. series interview – January, 2013)
How do you enter this fabulous giveaway? Simply reply in the comments with your name and best way to contact you (email or Twitter handle) between today and Friday, July 19 at 5pm/eastern (US residents ONLY please). Please note in your comments if you are NOT a writer and I will only enter you into the drawing for the books. All drawings will be random and I will notify the winners within 72 hours of the end of the giveaway.
Thank you and it goes without saying how much I love writing this blog and how grateful I am for everyone who stops by to read my thoughts on writing, reading and the crazy world of publishing!
Good luck and what’s a celebration without a dancing Yoda gif? Woot! Woot!