March 15, 2013

ENTER THE BIG GIVEAWAY!

We're celebrating OLIVIA BEAN, TRIVIA QUEEN'S paperback release this week by GIVING!

Today, we're giving away not one, not two, but THREE prize packages!

There will be signed bookmarks

There will be autographed books


There will be cash to buy books!!!

But first . . .

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our last blog post and voted for which children's literacy organization should receive a $200 donation.

Your kind comments and generosity inspired me!

Kimmy T is sending boxes of new, award-winning books to my childhood library -- The Northeast Regional Library.

Thank you, Kimmy T!

Imagine my purple banana seat bicycle with the basket for books parked in front.

S.R., a teacher at a Title I school, matched my donation!  Thank you, S.R.!!!

Paul Grecian, photographer and friend, added $25 to the total.  Thanks, Paul!

That means the organization with the most votes will receive $425.00!!!

* Drum-roll, please. *

After totaling votes from blog comments, we had a tie.  Fortunately, one person wasn't able to post a comment and sent her vote via e-mail, which broke the tie.

So, the recipient of the $425 donation will be . . .


Their programs provide access to new books for children in need.

Now, onto the BIG GIVEAWAY . . .

THREE prize packages will be given away!

Each prize package consists of:
  • 3 signed copies of OLIVIA BEAN, TRIVIA QUEEN
  • 30 signed bookmarks
  • $30 to spend at the bookstore of your choice 
To enter this random drawing, tell 3 friends about the giveaway and leave a comment below.

That's it!

Winners will be announced on the blog Tuesday, March 26th, after I get back from a week of school visits in Fort Worth, Texas.

What are you waiting for?
  • Share this opportunity with 3 friends!
  • Leave a comment.
  • Check back March 26th to see if you've won. 

25 comments:

Jennifer Rumberger said...

How exciting and what an amazing giveaway. I'm going to post on Twitter, Facebook and tell one more writing friend. Congrats on the paperback!

Jennifer said...

Hooray for First Book! Thank you and the others who donated to such a worthy cause! And hooray for OLIVIA BEAN!

Elisa said...

Wow! This is a great giveaway.
Thank you for offering it
I'm not yet familiar with this book but it looks like one I'd like to have to offer my students!
Regards,
Elisa

Case of the Curious Library Girl said...

Congrats! You are an inspiration!

Maureen said...

Emailed it along to two local children librarians who are friends. Also emailed it to my cousin who teaches 3rd grade. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Ken Batten said...

I've posted to my Facebook page and will e-mail my local library.

Shutta said...

Donna, I'll post on my FB, email my friendly librarians at the AADL where I worked, and post to the Michigan SCBWI. Should get you more than 3 others...to spread the word. Have fun in Fort Worth!
Shutta
http://shutta.com

Danielle H. said...

Great giveaway! I'm excited to share with my friends!

Danielle H. said...

I shared the link on Facebook and with three friends!

RForan said...

I told all my librarian colleagues about the giveaway and Olivia Bean!

Elizabeth said...

Great contest!!! What if I will be gone on March 26th, my birthday? How will I know if I'm a winner? Terrific website! I'll tell all the writers in my critique group.


Elizabeth

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS to FIRST BOOK!

davhamm said...

Thanks Danielle H. for letting me know about this.

Kirsten said...

What a great giveaway! I'm excited to share with teacher friends.

lifelearn37 said...

What a great giveaway!! I posted it on FB and will spread the word to my grade level when we return to school!

7c59ae6e-8f2b-11e2-9217-000bcdcb8a73 said...

I came across your books and web-site because…. one of your books was picked as a summer reading last year for my niece (13) who attends a private parochial school; Olivia Bean was one of her favorite reads out of the 3 books that were chosen. I am also an educator and found this book very age appropriate and a fun read as well. Thank you for writing such an inspirational book, giving children a desire to want to read it from front to back and not put it down until they have finished it completely. Thank you also for giving back and inspiring others to share and encourage our kids to read!

Jessica said...

I emailed three teacher friends! Can't wait to Skype!

Mary from Madison said...

Three of my very favorite things...trivia books and a giveaway! Many thanks for the opportunity and good luck to all who comment!

Todd H said...

I love the idea of this promotion. I shared it with several teachers in my building. Congratulations on Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen being released in paperback.

kimmiet said...

Wow...what a gift to be treasured forever. I teach multiple grade levels and promote literacy daily. One of my classes in particular admitted to never reading at all before I had them-now they can't put books down. This would be a great surprise for them. Thanks for the opportunity. I'll pass the word on tomorrow!

bmann said...

I love Olivia Bean Trivia Queen and Jeopardy just like Olivia does. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity Donna!

Carol Melvin, MLIS said...

This is a fabulous way to promote your new book! I look forward to reading this exciting new title.

julie.stephenson said...

How perfect. Olivia Bean is on my never-ending Titlewave "wishlist." Thank you for this opportunity. I am sharing with all my ELA teacher friends.

Anonymous said...

Olivia Bean sounds like just the book for some of my students. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Karen Long said...

Just found this and can't wait to share with my media specialist friends. The girls at my school will love this book!