Friday, March 18, 2011
Back From Conference Contest
I know quite a few people who for various reasons either can't go to conference because of distance, financial reasons, health reasons, etc. I'm not talking specifically about our local conference, but writing conferences in general. That being the case, I wanted to bring a little conference fun home to one lucky winner. I have prepared a prize basket...hm, I guess it's really a prize tote bag, but why compare tiaras and party hats, right?
I've pulled together a writer's "basket" filled with fun writerly things. That's it shown on the left. If I did this right, you should be able to click on today's picture and get a larger view. Now let's take a peek at what's in there... ;o)
First off, everything comes in a cute, starry tote bag - aka, the basket. Included is a bag of Birds of Paradise scented candle chips (my favorite!) from Mary's Candles, which is a local candle shop. I have a magnetic notepad for your writing to-do lists, a calculator for tabulating your word count, various colored tabs for marking your book pages, a mini notebook, and a pre-read copy of Janet Evanovich's How I Write. That is just what is shown in the picture above.
I'm also including a copy of Susan Squires book The Hunger, which is a paranormal romance. And a new copy of Carla Capshaw's The Gladiator, which I believe recently won a Rita Award. The Gladiator is an inspirational romance. Whether or not you read inspirational, the book is an award winner. I like to branch out and see what makes books tick. I am also including chocolate, and a set of my book cards.
Now, for the rules. The first one is important: no multiple user names. It shows up on my statcounter, and it drives me crazy, so please don't do that. I want everyone to have a fair chance to win, so be aware using multiple user names will get you disqualified.
The rest is simple. To enter for a chance to win, I want you to tell me what books are on your keeper shelf. The names of your favorite books and/or the authors. Why do you love those particular books? Leave it in the comments on this thread, and you're automatically entered. I will ship anywhere in the world, so don't let geography hold you back!
As a bonus, if you follow my blog, or are already following, via the Google Friend Connect app in the left hand sidebar of my blog, I will put your name in the hat twice. You can double your chances with the click of a button. Easy peasy.
I will leave this contest running all weekend. On Monday, March 21st, 2011, I'll draw one winner at random from those who entered and announce their name here on the blog. **
So, you want to win, right? Right? *crickets* Good luck, everyone, and happy weekend! ☮
**For the sake of stating it plainly for the FCC, I have purchased all these items myself. Nothing is donated, or offered as compensation for advertising. I bought it, built it, now I'm giving it away.