Monday, May 13, 2013

An Un-Birthday Giveaway + more!

This is the week I turn 49. Yeah...yay. You can tell I'm just beside myself with joy. Rather than focus on my unfortunate predicament, I'm going to hold an un-birthday giveaway (since today is not my birthday). I'll refer you to Alice in Wonderland in case you don't know what an un-birthday is.

It's not a spectacular giveaway (I'll save that for my 50th un-birthday), and those without younger kids probably won't be interested, but it's my un-birthday and I can give away what I want to. ;)

The prize will be 3 Ladybug and 2 Babybug magazines that have my poetry (I don't think they're my *best* poetry, but Cricket Magazine Group editors thought they were good enough to publish, and that's fine with me).
Since I have no idea how to work Rafflecopter, I'll have to do it the old-fashioned way: you'll have to just leave a comment, or email me if you can't seem to get Disqus to work for you, and I'll put all your names in a container and pull a name out. Or if I get really organized, I will pull all the names out to assign each a number and then use to pull out a number.

I'll do the drawing on Sunday evening, May 19th, 2013, and post the winner on Monday, May 20th. This is opened to everyone anywhere in the world, not just U.S. and Canada.

So, I lied last week when I said I'd have some thoughts on the SCBWI Midwest Conference to share this week. I decided to pre-empt it for the giveaway...which will give me a topic to post about next Monday, after announcing the winner.

BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! (Did that make me sound like a cheesy infomercial?)

If you write non-fiction picture for kids, or want to, there is going to be an event running July 1-7, 2013, called WoW Non-fiction (Week of Writing Non-Fiction). It's like a 7-day NaNoWriMo but for writing non-fic picture books. It's totally free to join in the fun, but, and here's where it deviates in a great way from NaNoWriMo, you get to win fabulous prizes such as writing classes, critiques, and more!! It's like getting something for nothing, and how often in life does that happen? I'll be participating and hope you will too.

Okay, now leave me a comment; tell me anything that's on your mind. :) I'll answer any and all questions and put you in the drawing for those 5 magazines.

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams