Friday, August 14, 2009

Winners & The First D100D Tattoo

WE HAVE WINNERS! Thank you for playing. We had about 30 entries, which was more than I expected due to the contest being a bit more work than just leaving a comment. I really appreciate anyone who entered, or spread the word, and anyone who came around to the Five Awesome YA Fans chat. We had a great time & I hope to be their book of the month again one day. (They really are awesome!) First, to the BONUS PRIZES--a signed copy of The Dust of 100 Dogs goes to: Bianca and pepsivanilla! I've emailed you both for your addresses, so I can send! I tossed all right answers into a hat and had my 2-year-old pick the winner.... And the TOWER OF AWESOME BOOKS goes to: Meghan! Congratulations! To those of you who entered but didn't win, I wish I could give you all a prize just for playing! I know it took some time to get the final clue (Beach where Emer Morrisey Died) and many of you answered it correctly (Billy's Bay). I only hope you'll come back and enter more contests here at Dog Fact #9. (Because there will be more!) (Keep reading for another chance to win a signed copy...) You want to see something really cool? A few months ago, Missy, a great (I mean GREAT) bookseller from Arizona told me she was thinking of getting a D100D-inspired tattoo. I've also been thinking about this, but have yet to come up with a good design idea. Well...she beat me to it. Check this out. Isn't it AWESOME?
Random Linkage: If you haven't seen it yet, there is a really great interview with me, Emer & Saffron over at Diana Dang's Stop, Drop & Read. I decided I'd bounce some reader comments off the ladies, and we had a great result! There's also a contest to celebrate Diana's blogoversary! You could win a signed copy of The Dust of 100 Dogs! And a shout out to BookMac, who reviewed D100D this week. Thrilled you liked it and pleased to meet you! Now--I'm off for a few weeks. I've been in this office for about two months non-stop and I'm hoping to catch a bit of summer before it goes away. The good news? I've finished a new book, and have two more on the go. I think I deserve a few laps in the community swimming pool, don't you?

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Treasure Hunt's FINAL CLUE

I've got a lot of entries, but not nearly as many as you'd think considering I'm offering 21 free books, including sought after ARCS of Malinda Lo's ASH or Robin Brande's FAT CAT. And so, with five days left to go, I figured I'd open this contest to EVERYONE ELSE. (This means you.) If you've read The Dust of 100 Dogs, there's a really great chance you're going to find this contest EASY. Or, to put it another way--if you've read The Dust of 100 Dogs, you could totally win 21 free books (here's a list of them) without much effort at all. How? GO TO THIS BLOG and watch the first three vlogs, which are in order, and which give you the first parts of the final clue. Then, watch this vlog, below, and get the last clue...and a hint to help you with the final answer, in case you're not sure. This vlog is a week old, so do ignore the live chat stuff--that was last Saturday! (Keep reading, after the video, to find out how to enter.) Find more videos like this on FiveAwesomeYAFans Now, all you have to do is send your answer to the final clue to: contest@thedustof100dogs.com and you're done. That's it. If you answered correctly, then your name will be tossed in with the other correct answers, and we'll choose a winner. Deadline: August 12th, 2009 11:59PM EST There are also two BONUS PRIZES for spreading the word about this contest! If you help me get the word out, you could win a signed copy of The Dust of 100 Dogs! Read about bonus prizes HERE, and remember to let me know where you spread the word in the comment area of that post or this post! REMEMBER: DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWER TO THE FINAL CLUE IN THE COMMENT AREA. SEND ONLY TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS ABOVE. COMMENT AREA IS ONLY FOR BONUS PRIZES! Now--get to it! You don't want to miss the opportunity to win a care package of awesome books, do you?