Saturday, June 22, 2013

42 Deal Announcement and WINNERS for the Blog Celebration!

OMG Announcement!

A couple of weeks ago, when the blog hit 1,000,000 visits, I was stunned and excited, and I wanted to share it with everyone. I asked the people who most inspired me along my YA blogging/writing/reading journey to give me the names of their two favorite books so I could share those with other YA readers and writers. And that made me very happy.

VERY happy.

Then THIS was submitted to Publisher's Marketplace on Thursday night:

Martina Boone’s Southern gothic trilogy—with a dash of magic—following Barrie, a teen sent to live with her dead mother’s twin on a decaying plantation where she discovers a centuries-old feud and dark secrets that require making peace with the local spirits, who may not be as welcoming as the sunlit boy who steals Barrie's heart, to Annette Pollert at Simon Pulse in a pre-empt by Kent Wolf at Lippincott Massie McQuilkin (World).

And THIS appeared last night:



And THAT was the cherry on my happiness sundae. If the sundae was the size of Mt. Kilimanjaro. And made of Nutella-flavored gelato. And whipped cream, because everything is better with whipped cream. And chocolate . . .


Eh, hem. I digress.


Did I mention I am OMG-can't-stop-dancing THRILLED?

Kent Wolf, my miracle-working agent, teamed me up with Annette Pollert, an editor whose books I adore, and the whole, ninja force at Simon Pulse.

For the next four years, we all get to talk about Barrie and Eight and Cassie and Pru and Seven and Mark and Lula and all the other quirky residents of magical, moss-draped Watson's Island, South Carolina as if they are real. Because to us, they are. Which is the most incredible thing ever.

During my first conversation with Annette, she told me she would have loved to call Barrie on the phone, only then she remembered that Barrie had lost her cell phone, and the plantation only had the old, square rotary one... And that was what cemented every syllable of rightness I'd felt talking with her up until then. I knew, knew, I wanted her to be my editor.

The first of my three books about Watson Island will be out in the Fall of 2014, and my deadline for revisions on the first book is August 1st. Um. This year. But who needs sleep? :)

The Pinterest board for the book is here, if you're curious.

FYI, I'll be doing CampNaNoWriMo to get my revising mojo revved up. If you're writing or revising and need encouragement or want to give me a hand (or a swift kick in the butt-in-chair), please stop by! There is nothing like having support and help along the way, right?

If I had to put all the people who have helped me get my book into deal-shape together in one place, I would need a large hotel. They all know who they are, and this isn't the place for it, but THANK YOU!!!!!! Thank you, every single one of you who believed!

And now without further digressions... Here are the Million Visitor giveaway winners! 

The Grand Prize

The STORY MASTERS four-day workshop November 7-10 in Menneapolis, MN, an opportunity to study with Donald Maass, Christopher Vogler, and James Scott Bell, was generously provided by Lorin Oberweger from FREE EXPRESSIONS SEMINARS AND LITERARY SERVICES.


And the winner is:  Sharon Mayhew


Day One Prizes: 6/8/13

Prize Pack One - Jan Lewis' Prize Pack Pick (for readers)


Winner: Lysette Lam

Incarnate
by Jodi Meadows

Katherine Tegen Books; First Edition edition

Purchase Incarnate at Amazon
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View Incarnate on Goodreads

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Box Set: The Giver, Messenger, The Gathering Blue
by Lois Lowry

Laurel Leaf
Released 6/8/2013

Purchase Box Set at Amazon
Purchase Box Set at IndieBound
View on Goodreads


Prize Pack Two - Casey McCormick's Picks (for writers)



Winner: Kristi Stultz



The Sky Is Everywhere
by Jandy Nelson

Dial

Purchase The Sky Is Everywhere at Amazon
Purchase The Sky Is Everywhere at IndieBound
View The Sky Is Everywhere on Goodreads


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The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile
by Noah Lukeman

Touchstone; Original edition


Purchase The First Five Pages at Amazon
Purchase The First Five Pages at IndieBound
View The First Five Pages on Goodreads



Prize Pack Three - Natalie Aguirre's Picks (for writers)


Winner: Jalyn Ely

Unraveling
by Elizabeth Norris

Balzer + Bray

Purchase Unraveling at Amazon
Purchase Unraveling at IndieBound
View Unraveling on Goodreads


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Plot and Structure
by James Scott Bell

Writer's Digest Books; 5 edition
Released 6/8/2013




Prize Pack Four - Katie B. from Mundie Moms' Picks (for readers)



Winner: Beth DeRenzis



Shadow and Bone
by Leigh Bardugo

Henry Holt and Co.


Purchase Shadow and Bone at Amazon
Purchase Shadow and Bone at IndieBound
View Shadow and Bone on Goodreads


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Clockwork Princess 
(Infernal Devices)
by Cassandra Clare

Margaret K. McElderry Books


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View Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices) on Goodreads




Prize Pack Five - Martina's First Prize Pack Pick (for readers)


Winner: Allie Liang




The Scorpio Races
by Maggie Stiefvater

Scholastic Press





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The Raven Boys
by Maggie Stiefvater

Scholastic Press





Prize Pack Six - Martina's Second Prize Pack Pick (for writers)


Winner: Margie Senechal


Wired for Story
by LIsa Cron

Ten Speed Press



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Second Sight: An Editor's Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing
by Cheryl Klein

Asterisk Books




Prize Pack Seven - Bonus Prize Pack (for readers)


Winner: Sarah O'Reilly




If You Find Me
by Emily Murdoch
Advance Reader Copy Giveaway
St. Martin's Griffin; First Edition edition
Released 3/26/2013


Purchase If You Find Me at Amazon
Purchase If You Find Me at IndieBound
View If You Find Me on Goodreads

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Kindness for Weakness
by Shawn Goodman

Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Released 5/14/2013


Purchase Kindness for Weakness at Amazon
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View Kindness for Weakness on Goodreads



Prize Pack Eight - Bonus Prize Pack (for readers)


Winner: Tia Dalley



Revenge of a Not-So-Pretty Girl
by Carolita Blythe
Hardcover Giveaway
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Released 4/9/2013


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Mojo
by Tim Tharp
Hardcover Giveaway
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Released 4/9/2013

Purchase Mojo at Amazon
Purchase Mojo at IndieBound
View Mojo on Goodreads


Welcome to Day 2 of our Blog Party celebrating all the people who made 1,000,000 visits possible! If you haven't stopped by Day 1, please pop over.

The giveaways will run 6/8/136/9/136/15/13 and 6/16/13. Each day is a separate entry with its own prize packs, so be sure to enter all four days. I'll announce the winners on 6/22/13.

Day 2 Prizes: 6/9

Prize Pack Nine: Marissa Graff's Picks (for writers)



Winner: Kimberly Miller

Code Name Verity
by Elizabeth Wein

Hyperion Book CH

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View Code Name Verity on Goodreads

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The Plot Whisperer: 
Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master
by Martha Alderson

Adams Media

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View Secrets of Story Structure on Goodreads


Prize Pack Ten: From the Bookshelf Muse -- Angela Ackerman's Picks

(for writers)


Winner: Frankie Brown


Daughter of Smoke and Bone
by Laini Taylor

Little, Brown and Company


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View Daughter of Smoke and Bone on Goodreads

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Writing Screenplays that Sell
by Michael Hauge
Collins Reference; Anv edition
Released 3/15/2011


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View Writing Screenplays that Sell on Goodreads





Prize Pack Eleven: From the Bookshelf Muse -- Becca Puglisi's Picks 

(for writers)


Winner: Chris Ledbetter


Graceling
by Kristin Cashore
Harcourt Children''s Books
Released 10/1/2008


Purchase Graceling at Amazon
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View Graceling on Goodreads

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Becca's Craft Pick

Save The Cat! 
The Last Book on Screenwriting You''ll Ever Need
by Blake Snyder
Michael Wiese Productions


This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!


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View Save The Cat! on Goodreads



Prize Pack Twelve: Nicole's from Reading Teen's Picks (for readers)


Winner: Stacy Renee Comstock


Eyes Like Stars
by Lisa Mantchev
Feiwel & Friends
Released 4/13/2010

All her world’s a stage.


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View Eyes Like Stars on Goodreads

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Thief's Covenant
by Ari Marmell

Pyr
Released 2/21/2012


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View Thief's Covenant on Goodreads



Prize Pack Thirteen: Bonus Prize Pack (for readers)


Winner: Victoria Zumbrum


Spirit's Chosen (Princesses of Myth)
by Esther Friesner
Random House Books for Young Readers
Released 4/23/2013



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View Spirit's Chosen (Princesses of Myth) on Goodreads

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Out of This Place
by Emma Cameron
Candlewick
Released 5/14/2013


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View Out of This Place on Goodreads




Prize Pack Fourteen: Bonus Prize Pack (for readers)


Winner: Susan Eclaire


Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
by Meg Medina
Candlewick
Released 3/26/2013

In Meg Medina’s compelling new novel, a Latina teen is targeted by a bully at her new school — and must discover resources she never knew she had.


Purchase Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass at Amazon
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View Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass on Goodreads

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The Year of Luminous Love
by Lurlene McDaniel
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Released 5/14/2013


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View The Year of Luminous Love on Goodreads

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Prize Pack Fifteen: More of Martina's Fiction Picks (for readers)


Winner: Joan Stradling


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Day Three Prizes: 6/15/13

Prize Pack Sixteen: Lisa Green's Picks  (for writers)


Winner: Jennifer Pickrell


Going Bovine
by Libba Bray
Giveaway
Delacorte Books for Young Readers; 1 edition



Purchase Going Bovine at Amazon
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View Going Bovine on Goodreads


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On Writing
by Stephen King
Giveaway
Scribner


Purchase On Writing at Amazon
Purchase On Writing at IndieBound
View On Writing on Goodreads


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Prize Pack Seventeen: Susan Sipal's Picks (for writers)


Winner: Marcy Hatch



Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
by J.K. Rowling
Giveaway
Scholastic Paperbacks

Purchase Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at Amazon
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View Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on Goodreads


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Writing the Breakout Novel


by Donald Maass
Giveaway
Writer's Digest Books; 1 edition

Purchase Writing the Breakout Novel at Amazon
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View Writing the Breakout Novel on Goodreads


Prize Pack Eighteen: Elana Johnson's Picks (for writers)


Winner: Mary Lee


Birthmarked
by Caragh O'Brian
Giveaway
Roaring Brook Press


Purchase Birthmarked at Amazon
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View Birthmarked on Goodreads

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Save The Cat! 
The Last Book on Screenwriting You''ll Ever Need
by Blake Snyder
Giveaway
Michael Wiese Productions



Prize Pack Twenty: Stina Lindenblatt's Picks (for writers)


Winner: Ashley Ferguson


Lock and Key
by Sarah Dessen
Giveaway
Viking Juvenile

Purchase Lock and Key at Amazon
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View Lock and Key on Goodreads


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Editor-Proof Your Writing: 21 Steps to the Clear Prose Publishers and Agents Crave
by Don McNair
Giveaway
Linden Publishing

Purchase Editor-Proof Your Writing at Amazon
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View Editor-Proof Your Writing on Goodreads



Prize Pack Twenty-One: The Pub(lishing) Crawl Picks (for writers)



Winner: Kayeleen Hamblin


Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
by Anne Lamott
Giveaway
Anchor; 1 edition



Purchase Bird by Bird at Amazon
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View Bird by Bird on Goodreads


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Eats, Shoots, and Leaves
by Lynne Truss
Giveaway
Gotham


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View Eats, Shoots, and Leaves on Goodreads




Prize Pack Twenty-Two: The Pub(lishing) Crawl Picks (for writers)



Winner: Jessica Sankiewicz


Reading Like a Writer
by Francine Prose
Giveaway
Harper; 1ST edition


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View Reading Like a Writer on Goodreads





On Writing
by Stephen King
Giveaway
Scribner; 10 Anv edition





Prize Pack Twenty-Three: Bonus Prize (for readers)

Winner: Christine Ho




Prep School Confidential
by Kara Taylor
ARC Giveaway
St. Martin's Griffin
Released 7/30/2013



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Love and Other Perishable Items
by Laura Buzo
ARC Giveaway
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Released 12/11/2012




Prize Pack Twenty-Four: Bonus  (for readers)


Winner: Rachel Edmundson


The Last Academy
by Anne Applegate
Advance Reader Copy Giveaway
Point
Released 5/1/2013


Purchase The Last Academy at Amazon
Purchase The Last Academy at IndieBound
View The Last Academy on Goodreads


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Fat Angie
by E. E. Charlton-Trujillo
Hardcover Giveaway
Candlewick
Released 3/12/2013





Prize Pack Twenty-Five: Bonus Prize Pack (for readers)


Winner: Christine Simons


Dead River
by Cyn Balog
Hardcover Giveaway
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Released 4/9/2013

Purchase Dead River at Amazon
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View Dead River on Goodreads

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manicpixiedreamgirl
by Tom Leveen
Hardcover Giveaway
Random House Books for Young Readers
Released 4/23/2013


Purchase manicpixiedreamgirl at Amazon
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View manicpixiedreamgirl on Goodreads



Prize Pack Twenty-Six: Martina's Picks  (for readers)

Winner: Alicia Marie Ezell





Where She Went
by Gayle Forman
Giveaway
Speak; Reprint edition


Purchase Where She Went at Amazon
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View Where She Went on Goodreads

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On the Jellicoe Road
by Melina Marchetta
Giveaway
HarperTeen

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View On the Jellicoe Road on Goodreads


Prize Pack Twenty-Seven: Martina's Picks  (for readers)

Winner: Jeanne Agee


Beautiful Creatures
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Giveaway

Released 6/15/2013


Purchase Beautiful Creatures at Amazon
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View Beautiful Creatures on Goodreads

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Wicked Lovely
by Melissa Marr
Giveaway
HarperCollins; 1st edition
Released 6/15/2013

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View Wicked Lovely on Goodreads






Day Four Prizes: 6/16/13

Prize Pack 27 -- Clara Kensie's Picks  (for writers)

Winner: Lauren Teffeau



Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man
by Fanny Flagg
Giveaway
Ballantine Books


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View Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man on Goodreads

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Save the Cat Goes to the Movies: Guide to Every Story Ever Told
by Blake Snyder
Giveaway
Michael Wiese Productions


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Prize Pack 28 -- Cynthia Leitich Smith's Picks  (for writers)

Winner: Ellie Moreton


Blood and Chocolate
by Annette Curtis Klause
Giveaway
Ember

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What's Your Story?
by Marion Dane Bauer
Giveaway
Sandpiper


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Prize Pack 29: Georgia McBride's Picks (for writers)

Winner: Manju Howard


On Writing
by Stephen King
Giveaway
Scribner; 10 Anv edition


Purchase On Writing at Amazon
Purchase On Writing at IndieBound
View On Writing on Goodreads

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Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print
by Renni Browne and Dave King
Giveaway
William Morrow Paperbacks; 2 Sub edition
Released 6/16/2012


Purchase Self-Editing for Fiction Writers at Amazon
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Prize Pack 30: Lorin Oberweger's Picks

Winner: Lezlie Evans



The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
by Christopher Vogler
Giveaway
Michael Wiese Productions; 3rd edition
Released 6/16/2013

Purchase The Writers Journey at Amazon
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View The Writers Journey on Goodreads


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Writing 21st Century Fiction: High Impact Techniques for Exceptional Storytelling
by Donald Maass
Giveaway
Writer's Digest Books
Released 6/15/2013


Purchase Writing 21st Century Fiction at Amazon
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View Writing 21st Century Fiction on Goodreads


Prize Pack 31: YA Highway's Picks for Writers


Winner: Jennifer Pun

Charm & Strange
by Stephanie Kuehn
Giveaway
St. Martin's Griffin
Released 6/12/2013


Purchase Charm & Strange at Amazon
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View Charm & Strange on Goodreads

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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
by Anne Lamott
Giveaway
Anchor; 1 edition
Released 6/15/2013


Purchase Bird by Bird at Amazon
Purchase Bird by Bird at IndieBound
View Bird by Bird on Goodreads



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Prize Pack 32: Bonus Pack (for readers)



Winner: Sarah Miller


Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People): The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would
by Tracy Kidder and Michael French
Hardcover Giveaway
Delacorte Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition
Released 4/9/2013


Purchase Mountains Beyond Mountains at Amazon
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View Mountains Beyond Mountains  on Goodreads

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The Language Inside
by Holly Thompson
Hardcover Giveaway
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Released 5/14/2013


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View The Language Inside on Goodreads



Prize Pack 33: Bonus Pack (for readers)


Winner: Carrie Slager

The Beautiful and the Cursed
by Page Morgan
Hardcover Giveaway
Delacorte Press
Released 5/14/2013


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View The Beautiful and the Cursed on Goodreads

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Doomed
by Tracy Deebs
Giveaway
Walker Childrens



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Prize Pack 34: More of Martina's Picks (for readers)


Winner: Tiffany Drew


Tantalize
by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Giveaway
Candlewick; a edition


Purchase Tantalize at Amazon
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View Tantalize on Goodreads

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Grave Mercy
by Robin LaFevers
Giveaway
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children; 1 edition





Prize Pack 35: More of Martina's Picks (for readers)

Winner: Brenda Tjadan


What's Left of Me (Hybrid Chronicles #1)
by Kat Zhang
Giveaway

HarperCollins; 1 edition

I should not exist. But I do.



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Lips Touch Three Times
by Laini Taylor
Giveaway

Arthur A. Levine Books; Reprint edition



42 comments:

  1. CONGRATS - Such exciting news about the book deal!

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  2. Amazingsauce!!! Oh and did I mention "!!!!!!!!!!!"

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  3. Martina, I just want to follow you around, commenting and basking in your awesome. So, even in your announcemt post you're giving to others. Amazing.

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  4. Wonderful news! Thank you for the inspiration and great craft books!

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  5. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I KNOW I'VE CONGRATULATED YOU A MILLION TIMES ALREADY BUT I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU I JUST CAN'T STOP CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Thanks, everyone! I am so happy to share this with all of you, and Julie! Stop or you'll make me cry. Again! Big hugs! :)

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  7. Congraaaats, Martina! So well deserved. I turn to your blog often for writing/publishing advice of every sort and cannot wait to follow your journey with the amazing folks at S&S. So very happy for you!

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  8. Wait until you see the happy dancing happening on my blog for you on Monday, Martina. :D

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  9. CONGRATULATIONS!! That's so amazing and exciting!!!

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  10. WOW! So much great news!! Congrats on everything!! This blog has been such a great help with all the info and helpful hints so it's definitely deserved! :)

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  11. Congrats to all the winners (including me!!!) and omg congrats to you for your fabulous deal! That is so exciting and I'm very happy for you :)

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  12. Martina, I am SO happy for you! You got a book deal announced on MY birthday. Totally cool. :)

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  13. Saying that just made me realize it is my UNbirthday, Linda. WOO HOO! I need to go put on a mad hatter hat and do a dance just for that. Although, I admit, I've been happy dancing for days. Which is an AWESOME diet, by the way :)

    Thanks, everyone! Sending hugs and kisses to you all!

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  14. I'm very excited for you, Martina. That is awesome news!!!!!!!! :-)

    And Three Cheers to the prize pack winners.

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  15. WAHOO!!!!!!!!!! I actually got chills reading that announcement!!! I'm SO thrilled for you Martina - this coudln't happen to a nicer person! Wow. Can't wait to pick up your book off a shelf!! YAY! *hugs*

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  16. Congrats, Martina! And to all the winners!

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  17. Martina, you are such an inspiration to me for showing where extremely hard work, tons of discipline, incredible amounts of talent, and dogged determination can get you. I am sooooo happy for you and can't wait for the world to read your glorious story!

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  18. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! YaY, Martina! Wonderful.

    And congrats to Sharon Mayhew for such an awesome prize!

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  19. Martina--I'm whipping up another Nutella/whipped cream gelato sundae with sprinkles on top so that I can happy dance with you too. Mega congratulations on your good news. You so deserve it, and I look forward to meeting all your characters.

    Congrats, also, to all the lucky winners! (Nom, nom, yummy gelato.)

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  20. Congrats again! :D 1,000,000 visitors is an amazing accomplishment (hooray for alliteration)!

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  21. What a wonderful week you have had, Martina. And congrats to all of your fortunate winners!!

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  22. Congrats to the winners, but MAJOR CONGRATS to you, Martina, for this book deal. Sooooo happy for you! Can't wait to read your book(s). :) Love your Pinterest pics too!

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  23. Martina, you are such a good person and so dedicated to the craft, I am ecstatic for you! How wonderful that this is happening, and I am just thrilled you have an editor who gets your book, loves your characters and wants to do all she can for the book so that others can love them too. Rest assured I will be in the FRONT OF THE LINE to buy this book! I am so incredibly proud of you. Way to go!!!

    Angela

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  24. Congrats martina. amazing. I wanted to happy dance for you.

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  25. Congrats to all the winners, and super duper congrats to Martina!! Since I live in the SC Lowcountry, I'm always excited to see books set in my neck of the woods. Can't wait to read it!

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  26. OMGoodness, Girl! Congratulations!!!!!!

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  27. Shesh...I was so excited about your deal that I forgot to type in the verification code and....I didn't read the winner list until I had popped over to Facebook to congratulation you.

    I can't believe I am the winner of the Grand Prize! Thank you so much. I am so excited. :)

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  28. Wow! Congrats on your great news!

    And thanks for the great giveaway!

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  29. WooHoo, Martina! Great News!!!!

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  30. Just wanted to shout out, "Congratulations, Martina!!"

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  31. Martina, congrats on your super awesome news! Can't wait to see this out in the wild!

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  32. YAY Martina! So excited for you and so well deserved.

    And thanks for the win--I actually won the books I thought looked most helpful. I'd even checked Second Sight out on
    Amazon in case I didn't win ;)

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  33. Way to go, Martina! And congrats to all the prize-pack winners. Cheers!

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  34. Thanks very much everyone! I hope I have answered you all individually by email, but things have been a little hectic. I love all your notes here and on Facebook! I can't even tell you how much. Your generosity and kindness is awesome. And most of all, I LOVE that you are interested in the book. I can't wait to share it with you!

    XO

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  35. Congrats on the book deal! That's super-exciting!

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  36. Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to find a copy at my local bookstore :)

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  37. Congratulations on your upcoming book, and for the giveaway. Look forward to reading them all.

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  38. Just saw this announcement! How wonderful. I've been traveling and missed all the fun. Thanks so much for giving back and congrats on the book deal!

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  39. Just received my prize package! Thank y'all SO much. It's wonderful to have a resource and community like this for YA writers.

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