Thursday, August 25, 2011

Giveaways Galore!

Just wanted to let you know about a handful of awesome giveaways floating around the blogosphere. In honor of her recent book deal with Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, soon-to-be-published Liesl Shurtliff has been giving away Knopf releases all week on her blog, Writer Ropes and Hopes. So far, she's announced giveaways for Jeanne Birdsall's THE PENDERWICKS, Markus Zusak's THE BOOK THIEF (a book I happened to recommend a while back), and John Stevens's THE EMERALD ATLAS. So long as you're a follower, you can enter all the giveaways until this Friday, August 26, so hop on over there and check them out!

Next, another good friend and critique partner, Amy Sonnichsen, is also hosting a contest on her blog. This one caters to readers and writers alike. If you're a writer, Amy's offering a full manuscript critique, any length, any genre. (Guys, this is HUGE. Amy's one of the best writers I know. You definitely want her feedback.) And if you're not a writer, you can still win a free book of your choice (so long as it's less than twenty dollars). To enter, simply follow Amy's blog--trust me, you'll want to do that, anyway--and leave a comment on the contest post telling her which prize you'd like to win. You have until next Wednesday, August 31, but don't put it off. You might forget (and you don't want to forget this giveaway).

Okay, so by "a handful," I guess I meant "a couple." But I'm sure you're all aware of some other exciting contests going on as we blog. Feel free to share those links down there in the comments!


A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Krista!! Thanks so much for the shout-out. Your compliments make me blush. Seriously. I'm running over to check out Liesl's book giveaway. Those titles sound interesting.

Thanks a million!

Cassie Mae said...

Thanks for posting this. I'm loving Amy's blog too!

Krista V. said...

Amy, you're so welcome! I wouldn't say it if I didn't mean it.

You're welcome, Cassie Mae. And yay for finding a new blog to love!

Liesl Shurtliff said...

Krista, you rock. I think you might be responsible for at least half of my following.

Krista V. said...

Liesl, as I once told Amy, I am always happy to share my platform with writers whose work I admire, and that definitely includes you:)

In other news, I FOUND ANOTHER AWESOME CONTEST LINK TO SHARE! If you query uber-agent Joanna Volpe between seven and eight o'clock New York time this coming Monday morning (that's August 29), she will SEND A PERSONALIZED RESPONSE and tell you EXACTLY WHAT SHE THINKS OF YOUR QUERY. Invaluable feedback from one of the best (relatively) new agents in the business. Details here:

Definitely check this out!

Esther Vanderlaan said...

AWESOME!!! Many thanks.

Krista V. said...

You're welcome, Esther!