Monday, May 11, 2015

SQUEEEE! Look what I won!

Last month, the awesome author/illustrator Russ Cox held a giveaway for his newest book, FARAWAY FRIENDS. It was the easiest contest to enter ever: all you had to do was Like the Facebook page, and since I already adored his art, why not like the page, right? (And you might want to Like the page pressure or anything. I will just be mad at you if you don't...kidding! I can't even keep track of my own schedule.)

Guess who won?! Yes, my next door neighbor!

Riiiight. It was me! I think it was quite appropriate that I won because I write sci-fi and picture books, and I love sci-fi and picture books. Plus, it was Mother's Day yesterday and will be my birthday this coming week. Since my family doesn't get me anything, I rely on the kindness of strangers (or myself) for presents.

Check it out: a copy of the book, a poster, bookmarks, aaaaaand...
(pssst...a secret: the book cover glows in the dark!!)
an original drawing! Woohoo! This baby is getting framed (in a good way; not a "it's going to take the fall for me" way).
Take a look at the fun endpapers and copyright page of the book:
 If the end pages don't make you want to read the book, you might want to get your eyesight and sense of humor checked out ASAP. So run to your nearest bookstore or library and get this book to read. You can thank me later. I take major credit cards.

I think you'll agree that this was worth breaking from my blogging break for, don't you?

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