Here are the Spread The Word About The Unwritten Rule contest winners--and yes, I did expand the prizes, but after what you all did, how could I not??:
Grand prize: Morgan, who really wowed me with her entry--seriously, I actually said "WOW!" out loud and woke my dog up when I saw it--and you can see it here
-- The party is adorable, but what really put Morgan's entry over the top was that she took her efforts out into the real world and documented them. Plus, those t-shirts? LOVE!! (I totally want one!)
2nd place, winning a copy of The Unwritten Rule as well as 10 ARCs and 10 YA paperbacks, is Tricia, who did a ton of stuff, but who got me with a song she wrote about the book (yes, an actual song, how cool is that?) which you can see it on YouTube here
3rd place, winning a copy of The Unwritten Rule as well as 5 YA novels, is being_nikki2, who also did a ton of stuff, but who got me with her collection of The Unwritten Rule shower gel, moisturizer, and etc. that she made for her friends (isn't that so cute?), along with cds she made about the book featuring the following songs: "Avalance" by Marie Digby, "Jump Then Fall" by Taylor Swift, "You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift, "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield, "What You Mean To Me" by Christopher Wilde, "I Want You To Want Me" by KSM, ""Bubbly" by Colbie Callait, "Love Song" by Sara Bareillis.
And the other contest winner, who who gets a copy of The Unwritten Rule as well as 3 YA novels, is Addicted Book Reader, who created a gorgeous countdown widget for The Unwritten Rule, but who stole my heart with the bookmarks and magnets she made for the book as well--and is giving away on her blog
! I never would have thought about making magnets, but what a super idea! I mean, I don't know about the rest of you, but I put magnets up on my fridge and see them every time I open it--what a unique way to get the word out about the book!
Thank you ALL for your entries, and for spreading the word about The Unwritten Rule
--I've got my fingers crossed that it does well when it comes out, and if it does, I know it will all be thanks to YOU!
In other news, I'm pleased to say that I can finally share the cover of Grace, which will be out on September 16th, with you. Here it is:
For a summary of what the book is about, check out my books page
And finally, here are the links:
Pimp My Novel on ISBN numbers
--the system behind them and even links to articles about the specific publisher codes that appear in them
Editoral Ass talks about becoming an editor
The Rejectionist offers reassurance and some sensible advice
--"Maybe what you need is a break from the internet altogether! Try it!... It's kind of amazing! Freeing! Joyful! Try it for more than seven minutes! Try it for a day!
--As someone who won't go online while I'm writing, I can say it is pretty liberating to be offline for at least part of the day.
Tess Gerritsen writes about the Lexile number
Finally, a publicist blogs about why bookstore events are scheduled for authors, as well as why they aren't