Book News

Oh, So Very Disappointed…

Last week I offered you a chance to win a FREE copy of everybody’s favorite book titled, Everybody’s Favorite Book.

This was no small potatoes, for Everybody’s Favorite Book is a book that has everything for everybody! A Space Ninja Cow! A mastodon-sized guinea pig! A princess! Spies! Zombies! SAT-level vocabulary words! A poop joke! And much, much more!

What an amazing opportunity!

And hardly anyone noticed or cared.

I get it. The holiday season gets us all frazzled. You meant to enter my contest, but lost track of time.

Okay, then:

I’m extending the deadline for another week.

The drawing will now be held on Tuesday, December 18.

So click THIS LINK for your last chance to enter. Entering the competition couldn’t be easier! And there are about a jillion ways to increase your chances of winning.

So go! And good luck!

 

Debatables

Debatables: The Better Christmas Special

It’s time once again to engineer some conflict with my pal, Cricket Muse!

That can only mean one thing: It’s a new Debatables, where Cricket and I expend way too much effort arguing minor matters in children’s literature.

This months topic:

The Best Christmas TV Special Based on a Children’s Book

In making our choices we had to adhere to two rules:

  1. The book had to be published before the special was produced.
  2. We couldn’t choose How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

I selected A Wish For Wings That Work

For some mysterious reason Cricket couldn’t embed the WFWTW video on her blog so I’m posting it here. Give it a watch! It’s a delight!

And Cricket chose Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, which started out as a coloring book before it became a song and a Rankin-Bass stop motion cartoon. So Cricket’s section technically applies.

A coloring book? Really, Cricket? Way to uphold the letter—if not the spirit—of the Debatables rules. Very Christmas-y, that.

I’m turning off the comments on this post because the arguments are taking place on Cricket’s blog. So head on over, read our arguments, and leave an opinionated comment!

I know I’m the underdog here, so do give Opus a watch before passing judgement.

Happy Holidays All!

 

Book News

Win Everybody’s Favorite Book!

Did Kirkus call it “cheerfully chaotic”? Why yes, yes they did.

The holidays are upon us!

You need presents!!!

And you’re so frazzled you can’t stop using exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!

I understand.

But please calm down. I have the solution:

You need a personalized copy of the picture book that sweeping the nation, Everybody’s Favorite Book!

Woo!

It’s a book with everything for everybody—so it is the absolutely, positively perfect holiday gift for any man, woman, child, animal, vegetable, or mineral.

And Now You Can Win a FREE Copy!

Surprised?

I’ll be holding a random drawing for a winner. But you gotta be in it to win it.

How To Enter

To get your name entered in the random drawing, all you need to do is leave a comment below telling me the title of your favorite book.

That’s it! That’s all!

(By the way, the favorite book you mention in the comments will soon be your second favorite book. Because once your read Everybody’s Favorite Book, it will be your new favorite book. Because Everybody’s Favorite Book is everybody’s favorite book. It says it right there in the title. That’s just common sense.)

How To Increase Your Chances of Winning

Want me to stuff the ballot box in your favor? That’s cool.

Here’s what I’ll do. I’ll give you an extra ballot every time you repost this contest online. For example, if you promote this contest on your blog, I’ll give you an extra ballot. If you post it on Facebook, I’ll give you an extra ballot. If you post it Twitter, I’ll give you an extra ballot.  See what I mean?

Soooo if you promote this contest on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumbler, and Reddit, I’ll give you seven extra ballots.

And if you have another idea  to promote the contest, let me know what you have in mind; and I may give you yet another ballot!

Oh, and if you review any of my Prince Not-So Charming books on Amazon or Goodreads, I’ll give you yet another ballot! (Make sure you read the books before reviewing them.)

So, yeah, I’m offering up lots of ways to get you lots of votes.

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I’ll be holding the random drawing one week from today:

Tuesday, December 11 December 18!

So what are you waiting for?

Hurry! Enter! And WIN!