Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Ally Condie REACHED Giveaway!!

Hey guys!

So last week I went to my first book signing by a YA author. Ally Condie came by my local indie bookstore, The Bookworm.

Look!


See that book she's holding? It is the third in her Matched trilogy. I'm excited to read it because I hear she did a fantastic job of finishing up the series. At the signing, she talked about how she picked the poems highlighted in each book (All dead white guys! No copyright issues!) and how to become an author (write every day). It was a great signing, and I also got to meet some fantastic book lovers and bookstore people too. :)

So in honor of Thanksgiving, I'm giving away a signed copy for you guys! 

Because I'm thankful for so many writing-related things--for young adult novels, for my writing, for authors, for my writing friends, for bloggers, for my blog readers...for so much!


The giveaway ends Sunday night, November 25th.

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone! 

25 comments:

Sophia Chang said...

omg you're so gorgeous why don't you put up photos of you in every single post? Do you know how many hits you'd get from people googling
hot Asian girl doctor" alone???

Shelly said...

What fun! There really is so much to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving~

Mark K said...

I have to agree, you are a naturally beautiful woman Lydia, but that's not what I was posting a comment to say ~ I'm posting to congratulate you on such a wonderful blog; it's so well organised and clean - and yes, I mentioned something similar before, but yup, you've got a wonderful site, and your posts are of an exceptional standard. Keep it up!

PS: any thoughts on a kiddies book with you illustrating? I think you'd be onto a winner :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cool you got to meet her! Soon you'll be doing those signings.
Not entering the giveaway - just want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Mrs. Silverstein said...

That's awesome! I'm so excited to read REACHED! Glad you enjoyed the signing.

Natalie Aguirre said...

So awesome you got to meet her. My daughter (and I) would love to meet her. Happy Thanksgiving!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I got my shiny copy in the mail the other day. It's next on my TBR pile. (shhh. Don't tell the other books in the pile. They might get angry.)

Kelly Polark said...

I adore book signings! How fun!

Wow! It seems like the first book in the series just came out. How awesome that the trilogy is complete.

(And I agree with the other commenters, you look GORGEOUS, darling!!!)

Debz said...

I'm literally in the middle of rereading the series to be ready for Reached! I'm so excited for it!

Angela Brown said...

Love the photo and such a beautiful smile you have.

Glad you enjoyed the signing and you're a sweetheart to let us share in your joy by giving a signed copy to the winner.

Awesome and gorgeous, a double-punch :-)

Caroline Starr Rose said...

So generous! I'm looking forward to seeing how things wrap up.

Krispy said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Thanks for this giveaway and being such a cool blogger friend! You look so pretty in that pic!

JEFritz said...

Exciting! What a great giveaway. I'm always glad to see a series that finishes up well. I can't wait to read what happens!

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

I grew up with Ally. She's such a nice, sweet person. It's fun to go to author signings.

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Lorelei said...

Stopped by to wish you a happy Thanksgiving! Nice pic, too! So wonderful to still have an indi bookstore near you.

alexia said...

What fun! I came by to say happy TG and you have a cool book giveaway. I read Matched and really liked it, but haven't read the second one yet. It's so fun to meet fave authors!

A Lady's Life said...

Happy Thanks giving to you as well.:)

Mary Preston said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!

What a fabulous giveaway thank you.

Romance Reader - Nas said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Lydia!

Thanks for the giveaway and you look gorgeous!

Lynda R Young said...

Sounds like a great event. Love the pic and you two too.

Happy thanksgiving!

Lori M. Lee said...

The community of book lovers definitely has to be the best part. Well, and meeting an author you admire :) I don't actually write every day, and I think it's okay not to as long as you're doing SOMETHING related to your writing--like outlining, jotting down plot ideas, or even reading for inspiration!

Karen Lange said...

It's always fun to meet an author in person. You both look beautiful!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

lbdiamond said...

So awesome you got to meet Ally! Great pic! :)

tfwalsh said...

What a great opportunity. I love meeting authors are book signings. Thanks for the awesome contest.

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