Monday, May 16, 2011

Five on a Monday

1. Thanks to everyone who nominated someone to receive a paperback copy of IT'S RAINING CUPCAKES. I'm going to the post office today with ten packages making their way to TX, NC, VA, NY, SC, WI, ME, NE, MI and more. How fun!! I hope the recipients are excited to get a little surprise in the mail.

2. Last week was busy as I prepared for a school visit on Friday at Oregon Trail Elementary School. Oh my goodness, it was so fun! I signed lots of books, met a bunch of kids over three lunch periods who were selected by their teachers to come and spend some time with me, and did three presentations that received some nice feedback. I worked hard to make them fun as well as educational and the focus, even for the kindergartners, was how to become a better writer. Thanks to everyone who helped make the day a success!

3. My youngest son turned 14 yesterday. We've been celebrating on and off for over a week. But that's okay, he's totally awesome and we are so glad he was born!

4. It's only a little more than a month until THE DAY BEFORE comes out. Eek!! At this point, I have one giveaway planned, and that will be happening May 25th featuring the only ARC I have along with some other cool prizes. So stay tuned...

5. Over at the HelpWriteNow auction to raise money for the South's storm victims, I'm offering up a critique of your first three chapters of a MG or YA contemporary novel. You can bid HERE.

Check out the other auctions as well, Because even if you aren't interested in a critique, there are signed books, hard-to-get ARCs and much more!

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