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WIN SCAMPERS!

It’s time to win a signed, hardcover copy my new picture book: Scampers Thinks Like A Scientist!

Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist is the book that received a five-star review from Foreward Reviews. It’s the book that nabbed a glowing notice from the difficult-to-please Kirkus. And it’s the book that stars the cutest mouse in the history of ever.

Oh. My. God. Just look at that widdle face!

So let’s get started!

How To Enter

To enter the Scampers drawing, all you need to do is leave a comment below that answers this question:

Which fictional character would you most want to have as a next-door neighbor?

That’s it! Leave a comment and you’ll be entered in the random drawing for Scampers!

But Wait!

Do you already have a copy of Scampers? That’s great! Thank you!

Enter the contest anyway.

After all, if you win, you can donate your prize to a local school or library. You’d be a hero!

How To Increase Your Chances Of Winning

Want me to stuff the ballot box in your favor? No problem!

If you promote this contest on your blog, I’ll give you two extra ballots!

Don’t have a blog? No problem!

If you promote this contest on Facebook and/or Twitter, I’ll give you another extra ballot!

Want to stuff the ballot box some more? You’re getting a wee bit greedy, but no problem!

If you have read any of my other books—Everybody’s Favorite Book, or any volume in the Prince Not-So Charming series—leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads, and I’ll give you yet another ballot!

And, hey, if you want to come up with another way to promote Scampers, let me know, and I’ll almost certainly give you an extra ballot for that, too!

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The drawing will be one week from today:

Tuesday, March 26.

 

So what are you waiting for?

Leave a comment! Get extra ballots! And WIN!

Doodles 'n' Drawings

Win a Doodle! Hooray and Huzzah!

I really like hosting blog contests!

And I really, really like doodling!

And I really, really, really like the fact that some people like my doodles!

So it is time once again for my semi-annual

WIN A DOODLE CONTEST!

Who will be the lucky winner? Will it be YOU?

 

The grand (and only) prize will be a custom made, one-of-a-kind, Mike Allegra doodle of ANYTHING YOU WANT!

“Anything?” you ask.

Yes, anything—provided that “anything” isn’t perverted. I’m a children’s book author, after all, so get your mind out of the gutter!

Otherwise, yes. ANYTHING!

Past contest winners have asked for all kinds of doodles. Like exotic birds…

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A caffeine gnome…

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A raven shapeshifter (whatever that is)…

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A woman doing yoga and holding a pen as the ghost of her dearly departed dog looks on…

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And (of course) that freaking salamander.

(It’s a long story. But if you must know…)

How to Win

The wining name will be drawn at random from the Hat of Randomness. The draw-er is this guy.

From left: Frosted Flake, flake.

He’s weird but fair.

How to Enter

To get your name in the Hat, all you need to do is leave an Interesting Tidbit about yourself in the comments section below.

I know “interesting” is a subjective term so let me give you some idea of what I’m looking for:

NOT Interesting: “I like ice cream.”
TOO Interesting: “I hunt Armenians for sport.”

Please look for a Tidbit that falls somewhere between those two extremes, okay.

How To Increase Your Chance of Winning

Want me to stuff the ballot box in your favor? Sure! I’ll add two more ballots if you announce this contest on your blog and link back to this page. That’s three chances to win!

Don’t have a blog? No problem. I’ll also give you one extra ballot if you announce this contest on your Facebook page, Twitter feed, Pinterest page, or any other social media platform. (Be sure to post links in the comments.)

Want yet another chance to win? Dang, you’re greedy. Okay, if you’ve read one of my Prince Not-So Charming books (this one or this one), I’ll give you yet another extra ballot if you write a review on Amazon or Goodreads.

Deadlines, Etc.

Your entry is due on or before Monday, September 10. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, September 12!

So that’s it! Leave an Interesting Tidbit below and get going!

Good Luck!