Monday, June 7, 2010
SCBWI FL Mid-Year Workshop Part 1 + GIVEAWAY!
This conference was AMAZING. Words cannot express how amazing, but I shall humbly try.
My conference experience started with picking up Kathleen Duey from the airport (I KNOW, right?). I have said before that she is the single most inspiring person I have ever met, and she is even more so now. She is so genuinely nice, helpful, and just fun to be around. You can tell she's really listening to you when you talk to her, and that she truly cares about everyone.
I brought the fabulous Jackie Dolamore with me to pick Kathleen up, since they had wanted to get together while she was in town. At the hotel, we joined the other speakers and volunteers for dinner, where I got to sit next to the lovely Terri Farley, whose book I am giving away shortly. She is really a wonderful person. Very sweet and fun to talk to.
The next day was the unbelievably awesome Novel Intensive.
But I'm going to make you wait to hear about it. I know, I'm mean. *evil grin*
Actually, I'm trying to be nice. I'm going to start the giveaway today (see rules below), and it will continue through Friday. On Wednesday, I will post about the Novel Intensive, and on Friday I will post about the Picture Book track and my critiques AND I WILL GIVE YOU EXTRA ENTRIES FOR COMMENTING ON THOSE POSTS. That's right. I'm giving you easy extra entries. *waits for applause and squeeing to die down*
Here are the awesome books you can win!
Eternal SIGNED by Cynthia Leitich Smith
The Wild One (Phantom Stallion #1) SIGNED by Terri Farley
(I am having trouble getting a picture of this book to work on here. Sorry!)
AND (I know, I said only two, but I'm too generous)
Chicken Dance SIGNED by Tammi Sauer AND Dan Santat
Here are the rulez:
1. You must comment here to be entered in the drawing (1 entry).
2. Old followers (following before June 6) get two additional entries.
3. New followers get one additional entry.
4. Tweeting/facebooking/blogging this giveaway earns you 2 additional entries for each instance (please include link in your comment, and if tweeting, use @lchardesty).
5. Follow me on twitter! One additional entry
6. You will get one additional entry each for commenting on Wednesday and Friday's posts.
6. Include your email in your comment.
7. Please add up your entries in your comment.
8. Giveaway ends at midnight EST on Saturday, June 12, and winners will be posted by Monday, June 14.
Ready, set, go! And thanks for reading. It really means a lot.