Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Leave a Comment, Enter to Win a Book and/or a Partial Critique!

To celebrate the blog's fifth birthday, I'm giving away three books and three partial critiques. The winning readers will be able to choose one of the following books:

A.L. Sonnichsen's RED BUTTERFLY (hardcover pre-order)
Liesl Shurtliff's RUMP (paperback) or JACK (hardcover pre-order)
Tara Dairman's ALL FOUR STARS (hardcover)

The winning writers will win 30-page critiques. I'm willing to critique any category, any genre (provided that the first thirty pages are no worse than PG-13-rated), so bring it on!

To enter, just leave a comment on this post and LET ME KNOW WHETHER YOU WANT TO BE ENTERED IN THE BOOK GIVEAWAY, THE CRITIQUE GIVEAWAY, OR BOTH. Anyone may enter to win one of the partial critiques, but the books are only available to US and Canadian residents. (My apologies to my international readers!) Both contests close in two weeks, on Tuesday, September 30, at 11:59 p.m. EDT (or 8:59 p.m. PDT). I'll select the random winners the next day!

48 comments:

Mim said...

Congrats on the five year anniversary/birthday! I'd love a chance to win the critique.

jpetroroy said...

Congratulations! So exciting. I'd love to be entered into the book giveaway.
jpetroroy at gmail dot com

Sara said...

Five years! Awesome. I'd love to be entered in the critique giveaway. :)

Cortney Pearson said...

Congrats, Krista!! Five years is amazing! I'd love to be entered for the critique giveaway! Thank you!! :D

Jessica Silva said...

Contragulations, Krista :) it's been a pleasure to silently follow you for the last four years. I'd like to be entered for the critique giveaway. Thanks for hosting such a great contest.

nish said...

Congrats Krista! I'd love to be entered in the Critique Giveaway.

Krista Van Dolzer said...

What a flurry of entries! Thank you for your interest. I just wanted to remind everyone that you're welcome to enter both giveaways, so don't feel like you have to choose!

Orchid Forsythia said...

Congratulations on five years of blogging! That is definitely something worthy of celebrating!

I would very much love to be entered for the book giveaway! Again, congrats on 5 years and thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway! =)

Rena J. Traxel said...

Wow five years. I didn't make it past the first year of blogging. I would like to be entered in both. Thanks!

innerfabrications said...

Five years is huge! Big congrats. As I am deep in the query trenches, I would love to win a critique!

michelleimason said...

I already have ALL FOUR STARS and have read RUMP, too, but I'd love to be entered for either of the pre-orders. Congrats on five years of blogging! I'm certainly glad you're here :).

Carla Luna Cullen said...

Congrats on five years of great blog posts! You've given so much to the writing community. I'd love to win won of the books, particularly JACK or ALL FOUR STARS.

Sister Salma said...

Congrats on five years! As a full-time mom attempting to be a novelist, I particularly enjoy following your blog. Thanks for sharing tips and being an inspiration that we can somehow juggle the kiddos with our characters :) I'd love to win a critique for my current WIP!

Maria said...

Congrats on five years! Reading your posts always make me feel less alone in the isolating writing world. I'd love to win either, a book or critique. Regardless, I appreciate what you do for and how much you share with all of us.

Emily said...

Congratulations on five years! I'd appreciate the chance to be entered into both contests. Wish you well for 5 more years! Thanks for doing so many awesome things.

Sarah A said...

Congrats, Krista! Your blog is great therapy for those in the query trenches.

I can't enter the book comp, but I'd certainly love the chance to win a critique.

Deek Rhew Books said...

Congrats to you, Krista! Five years blogging is awesome! I'd love to be entered into your critique contest: deek at deekrhewbooks.com. Thank you!

Tara Dairman said...

Many, many congrats, Krista, on your five-year anniversary, and thank you for including All Four Stars as a potential prize! I'd love to enter to win a book, as the others listed are ones I've been salivating over. :) Thanks!

whispering words said...

wow - 5 years of blogging! Congrats! I would love a chance to win the critique :) Thanks

Rosalyn said...

Congrats Krista! I would love to be entered for both!

HeatherCRaglin said...

Congrats on five years of blogging! I look forward to reading your posts, whether writing related or not. Thanks so much for your honesty and insight.

HeatherCRaglin said...

Oops. Forgot to say I'd love to win a critique!

Ashley said...

Awesome! Thanks for all you do on this blog!
BOTH!

Inspired Mom said...

Five years is amazing! Huge congratulations. I would love to be entered into both. Thank you!

Abbe Hoggan said...

Thanks so much for the great blog. I especially enjoy the Agent's Inbox contest, even though I only ever lurk.

I'd love to be entered in the critique giveaway. If I win, can I collect later? I'll have a new MS ready in a month or so (I hope).

Katrina S. Forest said...

Congrats! You're much more dedicated to blogging than I have been the past few years. ^_^;;

I would love to be entered for the critique.

Jessie Oliveros said...

Hi Krista! I'd love to be entered in both. (But I should mention I already have RED BUTTERFLY coming to me from Janet's giveaway this summer--and statistically speaking, that gives me less of a chance of winning two giveaways, but maybe I'll get lucky.)

Vanessa Peay said...

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity! I would like to be entered in both!

Ben Spendlove said...

BOOK GIVEAWAY

Because I'd love to have any of those books. And I had to check, but I started blogging about four years ago. Slowed down a little, lately.

Leandra Wallace said...

Congrats again! And thanks for the giveaway opportunity, I'd like to be entered for both, please! Thanks!

Nicole Payne said...

Congratulations!! Keeping up a blog for that long is amazing. I've been trying to blog myself for the past few months but my procrastinating keeps getting the best of me. I would like to be entered into both giveaways please. Thanks and here's to another five years. :D

Julie DeGuia said...

You have a great blog, and 5 years is awesome! Please enter me in the book giveaway... I have read three of the four books, and they are all some of my very favorite middle grade reads! Looking forward to the one I haven't read yet, Jack.

Suzi said...

Congratulations again. And I would love to be entered in the book giveaway.

And thank you for all your hard work, especially with the agent contests and informative agent interviews.

Esther V said...

Congratulations!!! I would love to be entered in both contests... Thanks a ton!

Myrna Foster said...

Congratulations!

I had to go look up when I started. I'll have five years next month. The only people who commented on my first post were Q and Steph Perkins, but with the way things have turned out since then, that's actually pretty cool. :o)

I'd love to be entered for any of the books. Thanks!

And if anyone besides Krista is reading this, her critiques are THE BEST! She and the aforementioned Q are always my first readers.

Carmen said...

Happy blog anniversary, Krista! I've been enjoying your posts for years. Thanks so much for all you do for the writing community. I'd love a chance for BOTH.

Julie C said...

5 years is awesome! I'd LOVE to win a critique! And a book. But if I had to pick...a CRITIQUE! Thx

Anonymous said...

Happy blog birthday! I'd love a chance at the book or the critique but if I had to pick, I'd choose the critique. Thanks, Krista!

Becca said...

Congrats on your five years with a terrific blog. I woul love to enter for a critique!

huggsngiggles said...

Five years is awesome! Congrats! (:I'd like to be entered for both/either lol (:

Laurie Dennison said...

Congratulations! Thank you so much for all the insightful posts. You've been so brave and honest about so many things, and I'm glad to have found your blog. I'd love to be entered for both, but though my pages are mostly PG13, they do have some language. It's up to you whether to include them or not. Thanks again!

Suzie F. said...

Has it been 5 years already? Time flies! Congrats! I'd love to be entered in both. Thank you for your generous giveaway :)

Jennifer A said...

Congratilations on your five-year anniversary! I've been lurking for a while and following you on Twitter. Thanks for all the great information that you post! I'd love to be entered in the critique draw. Thanks. :D

Jennifer A said...

Darn autocorrect...**Congratulations.

Sherry Howard said...

As a brand new blogger, I am encouraged to see you with five years under your belt. Congratulations. I enjoy your blog. I'd like to be considered for the critique. Thanks. And best wishes for a silver anniversary in twenty more years.

Waugh Wright said...

Congratulations! I'd love a chance for a critique of my YA SF novel.

Katharine Manning said...

Happy birthday! You've contributed so much to the writing community in that time. I'd love to be entered in both contests - thank you!

Krista Van Dolzer said...

And that's a wrap! I'll announce the winners shortly.