Friday, June 21, 2013

A Belated Book Deal Celebration + Giveaway!

First off, don't miss my guest post for Team Krista alum Mackenzi Lee! She asked me a few weeks ago to participate in "Four Book Friday," her newly minted blog series about four books that changed our lives, and I'd love to hear what you thought of the four books I chose. (If you've read them, of course--and if you haven't, what are you waiting for?)

Next up, the main event! If you were around the blog this April, you probably heard me shouting the news about Steve's book deal from the rafters. Thanks to "The Writer's Voice" (which was also a smashing success), I had to put off some of the celebration, and then I was too busy scrambling to finish Bonnie to blog, but now I'm fresh out of excuses:) To that end, I give you the "Krista Got a Book Deal!" giveaway, which features a few of my favorite series from G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers.


Prize Pack #1
Hardcovers of Maureen Johnson's THE NAME OF THE STAR
and THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH

I like a lot of Ms. Johnson's books, but THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH solidified this series as my favorite. Plus, it's kind of cool to think I now have TWO things in common with the inimitable Maureen Johnson: an agent and a publisher:)


Prize Pack #2
Hardcovers of Marie Lu's LEGEND and PRODIGY

Here's another case in which I thought the second in the series was even better than the first. Ms. Lu kept me guessing right up until the end, and I'm very much looking forward to the third and final installment, which is slated to come out next winter.

Prize Pack #3
A critique of your query and the first ten pages of your manuscript

Okay, so this one's kind of lame, especially compared to the other two, but I don't think I'll have time to offer a more substantial edit. But hey, you can't just have two prizes in a giveaway; it's got to be one or three:)

To enter, I only ask that YOU BLOG, TWEET, OR FACEBOOK ABOUT THE CONTEST WITH A LINK BACK TO THIS POST. Once you've done one of those things, please LEAVE A LINK TO YOUR POST, TWEET, OR STATUS UPDATE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW and consider yourself entered! (Of course, you're welcome to blog AND tweet AND Facebook, but you'll still only get one entry. The economist in me knows this probably means you'll only do one of those things, but that's just as well. I don't want you to feel like you have to blast your friends and random Internet acquaintances with Krista spam to give yourself a better chance at winning.)

The contest will stay open until Thursday, June 27, at 11:59 p.m. EDT, and then I'll announce the three random winners sometime the following Friday, June 28. The first person selected will get to pick which prize pack he or she wants, the second will get to pick from the remaining two, and the third will just get whichever prize pack is left over. Anyone who lives in one of the countries The Book Depository ships to may enter, so this contest is open (mostly) internationally. Good luck!

19 comments:

Jenilyn Collings said...

I tweeted about it!

https://twitter.com/jlcollings/status/348081392283947009

And congratulations again! I love Steve. :-)

Emily R. King said...

Huge congrats! I tweeted. Thanks for the giveaway!

https://twitter.com/Erittelking/status/348085363711033344

gmsantaanna said...

Congrats Krista! And thanks for your blog. :)

https://twitter.com/Writer_GMndz/status/348162803468746752

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Havyn said...

I tweeted! And congratulations!

https://twitter.com/Havyn416/status/348215490088423424

GSMarlene said...

Gotta join in the fun - here's my tweet:

https://twitter.com/MarleneMoss1/status/348264649503952896

Katy White said...

Tweeted! Thanks, Krista!

https://twitter.com/katywhite223/status/348295294775074816

HeatherCRaglin said...

Congratulations! And, I tweeted.
https://twitter.com/HCRaglin/status/348415846953144320

Ryan said...

https://twitter.com/Telesphorian/status/348261820580118528
So happy to tweet for you! Can't wait to read it.

Kimberly said...

Congratulations on your book deal!

I tweeted, but wasn't totally sure how to get the link - I hope this is it!
https://twitter.com/kimberlyafe/status/348550899301482496

Lisa B. said...

This is so exciting! Congrats Krista!!!!!! *throws confetti and sprinkled doughnuts*

And of course, I tweeted.
https://twitter.com/LisaMBasso/status/348823911351324672

Kristin Lenz said...

Just wanted to say Congratulations! I'll let someone else win the prizes - my reading shelves and piles are overflowing.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Congrats! And I tweeted: https://twitter.com/NicoleZoltack/status/349539911877140481

Ru said...

Congratulations! I tweeted: https://twitter.com/ruthannefrost

Rebecca said...

Congratulations! I posted a facebook status about your contest.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rebecca-J-Gomez/118873011499573

Erin Albert said...

Congrats! I Tweeted!! Thanks! :)

https://twitter.com/ErinAlbertBooks/status/349739746127384576

cukki219 said...

Huge congrats!! And thanks for the giveaway! :)
I tweeted: https://twitter.com/agata_bb/status/350005147004448768

Alexa D. said...

Congrats! I tweeted: https://twitter.com/curvynerd/status/350376729812021249

And thanks again for being the best team captain ever :)

erica and christy said...

I just wanted to say congratulations! That's very exciting news! Christy

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Thanks, all, for your well wishes (and for entering)! I've loved this manuscript for a long time, so I was beyond excited when it sold:)

I'll post the winners tomorrow morning!