I love Twitter.
Anyone who knows me, knows this, but one of the main reasons I love Twitter is the AMAZING people that I meet. One of those people is Carolina Valdez Miller.
Honestly, I can’t remember the first time I “met” Carol, but one of my first memories of her is from a blogfest someone hosted. I think it was a fight scene. I read her story, which she claimed to have started around midnight and finished a few hours later, and I was blown away. Blown away. I emailed my friend Trisha Leigh and said “I want to write like Carolina when I grow up.”*
So Carol became this person I talked to on Twitter, but also someone I admired.
Then last September I went to Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s Conference in Denver. It turned out to be a Twitter hook up (not that kind) and I had the honor, pleasure and delight to meet Carol in person. She turned out to be just as nice in person as she is on Twitter, no scratch that, she turned out to be nicer. Carol’s one of those people that is so genuinely sweet you can’t help but love her.
So when she emailed me this weekend and told me her super awesome FANTABULOUS news, I literally jumped up and down.
Carolina Valdez Miller has an agent– Vickie Motter of Andrea Hurst!
This is cause for a celebration! Carol is calling it her Agent Signing Celebration Mega Giveaway! If it celebrates her awesome news, I want to take part!
The question was what to give away. In the end, it was easy. My daughter Jewelz, has started a YA book review blog YA Book Diva Reviews and since Carol writes YA and I’m writing a YA, I decided to give away all the current release books that Jewez has reviewed (and LOVED) on her blog.
I’m giving away to THREE winners:
(Jewelz decorated her room in a Paris theme after reading this book)
(BTW, I also loved this book. By far the best contemporary romance I’ve read in ages, YA or adult)
(Jewelz loved this book and my level of coolness increased when she found out I’ve talked to Courtney on Twitter)
(I loved this book so much and I was so close to the end, I took it to the movie theater and read it in the lobby waiting for Trisha Leigh)
(Jewelz read these within the last couple of days and LOVED Sophie’s sarcasm. She kept reading passages aloud to me and I had to shush her. I haven’t read them yet!)
(Obviously, I haven’t read these yet but they both are at the top of my TBR pile)
Just leave a comment and you’re eligible! Contest ends April 1st, 2011. Winners announced April 4, 2011.
In lieu of following my blog, I ask that you follow me on Twitter and that you follow Jewelz blog YA Book Diva Reviews (sorry to make this difficult)
But this is called a MEGA giveaway! So there’s lots of other things to win!
Winner 1: A 1st page critique from agent Vickie Motter!
In order to win this one, you will need to follow all the blogs in the giveaway to qualify.
(You will need to subscribe or follow her RSS feed)
One winner will win:
WRITING DOWN THE BONES, by Natalie Goldberg
HOW NOT TO WRITE A NOVEL, by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman
GIVE ‘EM WHAT THEY WANT: THE RIGHT WAY TO PITCH YOUR NOVEL TO EDITORS AND AGENTS, by Blythe Camenson and Marshall J. Cook
One winner will win all three:
- Stephen King’s ON WRITING
- Ray Bradbury’s ZEN IN THE ART OF WRITING
- Anne Lamott’s BIRD BY BIRD
(In lieu of a follow, you will need to LIKE her Fan page)
Winner 1: A signed copy of MISFIT MCCABE (or ebook)
Winner 2: A signed copy of NOWHERE FEELS LIKE HOME (or ebook)
Winner 3: A canvas book bag
One winner takes all 3:
A signed copy of THE DARK DIVINE
A signed copy of RAISED BY WOLVES
WRITE GREAT FICTION: PLOT AND STRUCTURE
A $25 Amazon gift card
A Hardcover of Across the Universe
A Signed copy of PERSONAL DEMONS by Lisa Desrochers
(You will need to subscribe to her blog)
101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids: The Ultimate Guide
A partial Critique
A $15 Barnes and Noble gift card
Well, what are you still doing here? You better get commenting and blog hopping!