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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!

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Boycott BCCBA’s Acronym! Win My Book!

And Madonna’s ego lived happily ever after.

Two weeks ago I began what I was confident would become a nationwide movement: The Boycott Celebrity Children’s Book Association (BCCBA).

While I am delighted to report that many of the regular commenters on this blog are now active members of this fine organization, the “nationwide movement” thing still eludes me.

Fortunately, the always charming Vanessa “Candy” Chapman came up with a possible reason for this: the Association’s acronym sounds more like an answer key to a multiple-choice quiz than the name of a powerful social movement.

Vanessa’s idea was wise.

Then Vanessa suggested the acronym, CRAP – and, well, that didn’t quite do it for me. Even when the equally charming Anne Woodman seconded the CRAP idea by suggesting it could stand for “Celebrity Resistance and Avoidance Project,” I was unmoved.

You see, the problem I have with CRAP, or any negative-sounding acronym, is that it sends a mixed message:

Support CRAP!

See what I mean? The reason why I started BCCBA was so people would STOP supporting crap.

But, hey, acronyms are tricky.

They are so tricky, in fact, that a really good one might be worth…wait for it… a free copy of my book, Sarah Gives Thanks!

“Wait,” you might be saying, “is that the book that’s so popular it’s going into its second printing?”

YES, THAT’S THE ONE!

Don’t delay! Suggest a new, snappy acronym in the comments section. The best one (as determined by a panel of judges) will receive a signed, first edition of Sarah Gives Thanks!

But wait there’s more! The winner will also be offered the co-presidency of the soon-to-be-renamed BCCBA! (That executive title, by the way, is suitable for any resume.)

The contest will be closed on October 31. So put your thinking caps on! Enter early and often! Spread the word!

Good luck!

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We Have a Winner!

The Grand (and only) Prize!

Two weeks ago, I posted a contest on my blog to win a free, signed copy of my upcoming children’s book Sarah Gives Thanks.

The response was incredible! It’s amazing; all ya gotta say is “Win my book!” and people will stop by to say “Hi!” and “Gimmie a book!” That’s certainly what I would do; offer me a chance to win a free book and I’ll prove it.

You had to be in it to win it!

To be entered in the contest all you had to do was to come up with a clever interview question for illustrator extraordinaire David Gardner. Then, because getting questions without answers isn’t all that interesting, I also asked you to answer the questions you provided.

A lot of great questions came in. (And, yes, a couple of wisenheimer ones came in, too.) After taking pains to narrow them down, I am pleased to report that my co-interviewers are:

Vanessa Chapman
JT Clayton
Kaleidoscopebrain
Wendy Lawrence
Cathy Ballou Mealey
Lauri Meyers
Nancy Tandon
Madame Weebles
Anne Woodman
Writerlious

Now don’t fret if you don’t see yourself up there. As long as you asked and answered a question (no matter how wisenheimer-y) your name was put in the hat to win the book.

And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for: The Big Winner!

To keep things good and fair, I brought in an unbiased third party to draw the winning card.

The sober judge.

Isn’t he cute?

OK, let’s get started!

Shuffle…shuffle…
And the winner is…
Ta daa!

MADAME WEEBLES!

Congratulations, Madame! To collect your prize, please go up to the menu option “Write Me A Note” and give me your mailing address. As soon as the book comes out in September, I will send you a personalized copy.

Thanks to everyone who entered!

And for those of you who STILL want a free book, go to David Gardner’s Blog right now. He’s decided to hold the EXACT SAME CONTEST! Good Luck!