Can anyone guess--by looking at the seahorse-riding girl I put on this post--who won a copy of THE STOLEN ONE by Suzanne Crowley?
I chose the winner in a random drawing, but when I saw who it was, I just had to do something sea-whimsical. Anyone who follows her blog can probably guess:
Email me your snail-mail address, Karen, and happy reading!
Monday's Spreading the Awesome blog event was an incredible way to start this week, which is my anniversary of becoming a blogger and starting Talespinning. What a year it has been!
The best part has been meeting so many wonderful writer/bloggers. From each of you I have learned something or enjoyed a laugh or a celebration. I thank everyone who has become a follower or left a comment. You're all amazing!
But enough of the speeches and on with the celebratory contest. I will choose three winners. First randomly-picked name gets first choice of one prize, second gets second, etc.
Because people have different desires I want to leave it open which type of prize suits you. So here are the choices:
* $20 gift card for Amazon, Borders, Barnes&Noble or Powell's.
* A critique of first 15 pages or opening chapter of your work-in-progress.
THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH (Carrie Ryan)
EYES LIKE STARS (Lisa Mantchev)
ETERNAL (Cynthia Leitich Smith)
BLUE MOON (Alyson Noel)
THE DEAD & THE GONE (Susan Beth Pfeffer)
+2 new follower
+3 already following
+4 blog, tweet, sidebar, whatever
+5 write me a haiku and put it in the comments
Add 'em up with your comment, and put your email if I'm not going to find it by clicking your name. I'm going to leave this contest up until midnight Saturday, May 8.
Those of you who've been visiting me awhile know I love haiku--the three-line, five-seven-five-count Japanese poetry that distills a moment in nature. They go something like this:
dawn tide washes in
angel-wing shells and remnants
of forgotten dreams
So what's the tide washing in for you lately?