“Laugh-out-loud adventures combined with just the right amount of drama make this a great read.” –
“Fabulous middle-grade novel about an awkward spelling-bee champ whose governor mother is running for the Democratic nomination. Timely, funny and written in a great voice.” – Staff Pick at Children’s Book World
“This entertaining novel offers believable middle school situations, a rip-roaring finale and a funny, memorable heroine.” –
TWO AUTOGRAPHED COPIES WILL BE GIVEN AWAY!
How to enter:
1. Tell one friend/family member/teacher/tween about this contest.
2. In the comment section, write the state in which this person lives.
3. Also in the comment section, write one nice thing you're doing during the holidays.
4. That's it!
5. One entry/comment per person, please.
6. Hurry! The contest ends December 17th at midnight. (Winners will be chosen at random and announced December 18th.)
There's more . . .
I will also donate one autographed novel to the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition for every 25 comments. Additionally, I'll donate one extra autographed novel to the Coalition if all fifty states are represented in the comment section.
Can't wait to read your comments! (I've written the first comment as an example.)
Good luck and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
1. I'm telling my sisters about the contest. They live in the state of confusion. Actually, California and Pennsylvania.
2. This holiday, we've adopted a family and are giving the little boy a talking Mickey Mouse doll. Shh. It's a secret.
1. I'm telling my sister and my daughter about the contest; both live in Florida.
2. My sister-in-law hates ham. (I didn't know this until last year.) I plan to forgo my usual menu (ham) and instead prepare beef tenderloin for Christmas dinner.
1. I'll tell my boss (who lives in Florida) at writerscollege.com, so hopefully he can still get the contest info in his newsletter.
2. This Christmas, among other things, my mother and I wrote 33 cards to be sent to our troops overseas. My writing hand's still a little sore, but my heart sure feels great.
3. If I win, I'll donate your book to the Grantsville, Maryland library. (Donna, hope this counts as another state!)
1. I'm telling members of my family in Illinois, Wisconsin, Texas and Missouri about your contest! Plus a few friends in Florida. Do you give extra credit for foreign countries? I think I'll let my friend in Ireland in on this!
2. I'm giving kids the gift of reading through our annual holiday children's book drive.
I almost forgot... I've got Kentucky covered, too!
Hey, I put your contest on my blog! (But a pox on all other entrants--I want to win!)
1. I'm telling my cousin and her daughter in CT (who are fans already, as you know!) and my Scrabble-loving friend in OR.
2. This holiday season I've donated gifts for several boys and girls in need through my church. And maybe I'll let my husband pick the annual Christmas Eve movie this year. Maybe.
1. I am telling my 14 best friends (Florida) and 2 cousins (Michigan) about this contest.
2. I am donating money to my church.
1. I'm telling my sister and she lives in Virginia...
2. I'm donating food to the local food pantry and helping them hand it out to the patrons that come by...
1. I'm telling my niece who is a tween about the contest and your book. Aloha, Oregon.
2. My husband, kids and cohorts are going to a nursing home to sing Christmas Carols - not all my kids know - yet... We usually go caroling-this is just a new twist.
1. I'll tell my sister who lives in Alabama.
2. Our neighborhood has adopted a needy child this Christmas.
1. I am going to tell my cousins about this. They live in Georgia & New York.
2. This holiday, I am going to start sponsoring a child's education in India.
Do enter me for this giveaway!
1. I'm telling my friend at work about the contest. She lives in TX.
2. For the holidays, we are buying everyone books!
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1. I have told my kids and their teachers in Ohio.
2. We are supporting a child at school whose family is having difficulty providing lunch for him.
1. I told my sister, mom and sister-in-law in Maryland.
2. Our neighborhood does the lights and everyone comes from all over to see.
3. Lots of love, friendship, warmth and a few presents thrown in.
1. Mom, aunt and sisters all live in Georgia.
2. I always buy one of those boxes of food at the grocery store to donate to needy families.
Hi! I am telling my sister about this contest, as she teaches fifth-graders at a small school in Mississippi.
One nice thing I am doing for the holidays is making beaded angel tree ornaments out of thin wire, for my sister's school to sell at a fund-raising crafts bazaar. I made 30 or 32 of them...sort of lost count, in all the hoopla!
I am going to share this contest with my two teen daughters here in Illinois. For the holidays, I am donating money to my daughters youth group - they are going to use it to buy socks which they are taking into Chicago to distribute to the homeless.
From Maggie in Idaho
1. I'm telling my grand-daughter about The Contest, so she can tell her school. She loved the book (already autographed-thanks Donna)& if I win we'll give the new copy to her school library. Idaho needs books (and Democrats).
2. We are giving used books for X-mas, except for the grandkids who we'll spend too much on. We also are giving to the 3 children from a local underpriv. family. They are getting new books and a toy (yet to be determined) that won't clutter their single-wide.
I told friends in Pennsylvania, Tennessee and New Hampshire about your contest.
My mother died, this year, so I decided to "replace" gift-giving to her with gifts to a Salvation Army angel. And, then I got two more, but I don't think that's saying much because you can only give two gifts.
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Don't know if this contest is open to Canadians but I'll give it a shot.
1. I'll tell my friend at school. She lives in Ontario.
2. There's a girl I know at school who looks stressed out everytime I see her. I'm planning to make her some cupcakes. Who can stay sad with unexpected cupcakes? =)
1. I am telling my Youth Services Librarian colleague in St. Augustine, FL who LOVES this book about this contest. On second thought, I tell a few in Tampa, too!
2. I visited my Aunt and Uncle in Atlanta as an early Christmas get together. There's no place like home for the holidays
1. I told my god sister about this contest. She lives in Maryland.
2. This holiday I bought books for my loved ones and wrote a one shot for the secret santa game on a forum for an online friend of mine.
1. I told my best friend in Massachusetts about this.
2. I am making my mom a really nice calendar for Christmas with magnets.
1.My daughter,age 11, lives with me in Indiana.
2.Donating to the food bank
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