March 21, 2013

After Math Recommendation Contest

 There’s a contest going on for After Math. If you go here, you’ll see the rules. Basically, it’s spread the word about After Math and have a chance at winning some prizes. But there’s a second part to the contest, one I came up with while writing up the rules for the main contest. I called this second one a “bonus” contest.  I was creatively frustrated for quite some time before I started torturing characters in books,  and I looked for ways to express that creativity in various, embarrassing ways on my blog.  (You can find links to these if you follow the link above.) Yeah, I did some crazy things, but I”m quite certain I’m not the only creatively frustrated person out there. So I came up with the bonus contest: Make a creative recommendation for After Math and be eligible for a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. And if I’m blown away by more than one entry, I’ll give away more than one prize! But creativity is subjective, so I’m using a TEAM of judges to help me pick. I’ll tell you more about them in a week or so, but we’ve joined together and created a box […]
May 21, 2012

100K Reader Appreciation Giveaway

Yesterday, I hit 95,000 in total book sales!!! How surreal is THAT? When I published my first book, Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes, last July I hoped to sell 1000 books by December 31. That was dreaming big to me. Seriously. The truth is, I’ve sold so many books because of my readers. If you all hadn’t bought my books, then told your friends, I’d be lucky to sell my original goal of 1000. You all have no idea how much I appreciate you! I worry that every time I tell you all thank you, you’ll think it’s disingenuous.  And it’s not. I love you all so much! When I realized how closely I was getting to selling 100,000 books, the first thing that popped into my head was: I want to thank my readers. And the best way to do that is to have a giveaway!!! This contest will be open immediately. I will close the contest as soon as I find out I’ve sold 100,000 books. At my current rate of sales, I should hit that within two weeks, however, my sales are slowing down, (these things are cyclical) so it could be three or four weeks. Or even […]