Monday, July 12, 2010

ARCs and Awards

All right, all right, so it’s just one award. And I’ve got some preorders to tell you about, too, but “Five ARCs, Two Preorders, and One Award” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.

First, the preorders. The fantabulous Myrna Foster is hosting a Tenners giveaway for Stephanie Perkins’s ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS and Kiersten White’s PARANORMALCY. Neither of these books has been released yet (Stephanie’s comes out in December and Kiersten’s next month), so she’s giving away preorders for both and a few other books and goodies. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on the giveaway post sometime before Thursday. Good luck! (But not too much, because, you know, I really want to win:) )

Next, the ARCs. If you can’t wait for Kiersten’s debut, ReggieWrites of The Undercover Book Lover is giving away an ARC of PARANORMALCY--plus four more. That’s Andrea Cremer’s NIGHTSHADE, Kirsten Miller’s THE ETERNAL ONES, Alexandra Adornetto’s HALO, and Robin McKinley’s PEGASUS (and PARANORMALCY, of course). To enter, fill out the form embedded within the official contest post. Contest ends July 15.

Last, the award. The lovely Kathi Oram Peterson gave me the One Lovely Blog Award last week. (Actually, she gave me my choice of three, and this is the one I picked.) To claim it, I have to tell you seven things about myself and, of course, pass it on.

Seven Things About Krista V.

1. The V. stands for Van Dolzer, which is my maiden name (and the name I plan to slap on the cover of a book someday, if I ever make it that far).

2. I adore all things tennis. I love to play it, to watch it, and to picture myself as a ball girl at Wimbledon. If this whole author thing works out--and works out REALLY WELL--that would be the one thing I’d use my fame for: to convince the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club to let me spend a day running down balls on Centre Court.

3. I play the piano--but not nearly as well as Honey Bear.

4. I recently started running again, after a seven-year break. (The first day about killed me, but a little more than a week in, I’m actually feeling pretty good.)

5. Honey Bear and I are Final Fantasy XIII addicts.

6. And speaking of Honey Bear, we met on the debate team at our high school. (Go Darts!)

7. Someday, I’d love to learn how to paint, and how to play the violin and the cello.

Now I decided to cheat a little and only pass this award on to one other person, just because I wanted to cut down on some of the blog award proliferation (and because I tend to pass awards on to the same five or six bloggers, and I wanted to shake things up without leaving anyone out). So I’m passing this award on to Shallee McArthur of Life, the Universe, and Writing, fellow writer of YA dystopian and fellow graduate of BYU. (Go Cougs!)
Thanks for reading, everyone.


Sharon K. Mayhew said...

LOL...I have the same problem with awards. I often give them to the same people over and over...

Congrat's on your award from Kathi...She's lovely, isn't she!

Thanks, for the links...

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

Now, wait, you went to Davis High?? In Kaysville, UT? What year did you graduate? I graduated there '96. So cool.

Krista V. said...

You're welcome, Sharon. And Kathi IS lovely, isn't she?

KATHRYN, YOU'RE A DART!? How awesome! I graduated in 2002. Are you related to Nate and Anna Packer?

Myrna Foster said...

Thanks, Krista!

If you win the other one, you'll loan me Paranormalcy and Pegasus, right? If I win, I promise to share. :o)

Janet Johnson said...

Congrats on the award, and Honey Bear sounds very nice. ;)

Shallee said...

Ooh, thanks Krista! You're awesome! :)

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

Kirsta, Yes I am DART! I actually only went there one year (I moved around a ton), but that is the school I graduated from. That was before they tore it down and built the new building.

As for the other Packers...they are probably related, but I don't know them personally. There are a lot of Packers around here. I went to Davis with one as well. Maybe the same family.

ali said...

Thanks for the awesome linkage! And it was really cool reading a bit about you :)

Krista V. said...

Myrna, TOTALLY. That's one of the nice things about being friends with you - it's like I'm double-entered in every contest:)

Janet, thank you. And Honey Bear is very nice - I definitely won the husband lottery:)

Shallee, you're welcome!

Kathryn, I was heartbroken when they tore the old Davis down. (They started the renovation a year or two after I graduated.) Sure, it didn't exactly meet code, but that was part of the thrill of it all:)

Ali, you're welcome. Thanks for the comment!

Myrna Foster said...

BTW - I took tennis at the Y, but it sounds like you'd murder me. I've only played once in the last eight years or so.

And this is so the wrong time to start running in this area, but you go, girl.

Krista V. said...

Myrna, I doubt I'd murder you - I can count on two hands the number of times I've played tennis in my whole life. (It's so hard to get a babysitter, you know...) Still, I love it. And the last few times we've gone, I've even shown some real improvement (I think).

This is the wrong time of year to get back into running, isn't it? But at least I know it'll never be any worse than this:)

Esther Vanderlaan said...

Congrats and thanks for the ARC'S :)

Krista V. said...

Thank you, Esther. And you're welcome:)