Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The EPIC Giveaway of Maximum Splendiferousness

I couldn't think of a post today. What do I do when I have blog writer's block?

Give some stuff away, that's what.

I have two things to celebrate (oops, I almost spelled that "celebart" which sounds like something I don't want to eat, smell or purchase anytime soon):

Reaching 1000 Followers and selling my book. Time to share the happiness!

What's up for grabs?

1. $20 Gift Card to a bookstore of your choice.
2. $15 Gift Card to a bookstore of your choice.
3. Lauren DeStefano's Wither
4. Jennifer Donnelly's Revolution
5. Jackson Pearce's Sisters Red
6. Franny Billingsly's Chime
7. Jandy Nelson's The Sky is Everywhere
8. Query critique or first five pages critique--as gentle or ruthless as you'd like.

The contest rules:

1. Leave a comment on my blog with your email addy
2. Let me know if there's something in particular you want to win, or not win
3. Extra points for blogging>FB/Google+ >sidebar>tweeting. Let me know what you're doing, and I'll throw lots of extra points in. I'll even do the math for you.

Contest ends on Tuesday November 8th at 6PM. Winners will be announced Wednesday November 9th.

Spread the word like it's the most contagious rash you never want to get.

Because I want to give some stuff away!


Okay--also, don't forget to check out Laura Diamond's Sisterhood post on "Are you NaNoing? Why or why not?" Next week, I'm up!


mooderino said...

You're obviously feeling very generous, happy to give you a tweet.

Moody Writing
The Funnily Enough

Old Kitty said...

Yay for such a fun giveaway!! Good luck to everyone!!

Take care

B.E. Sanderson said...

Both awesome reasons to celebrate. You have every reason to shout it from the rooftops. =o)

Congrats again on selling your book. And congrats on hitting a thousands followers. You rock.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome contest! Congrats on your book and 1000 followers. Would love to win a gift card.

Miranda Hardy said...

Wow, great giveaways. I've read none of those books, yet. Congrats on both the followers and the book.

Unknown said...

Congrats on selling your book!! Woot! I'm so happy for you. Thanks for inviting us to share your joy with this contest. My email is:


Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats and Congrats!
I tweeted :)

Karen Baldwin said...

Congrats and thanks. I'm leighCaronATgmailDOTcom

storyqueen said...

Great give away! I would love to have Revolution or the Sky is Everywhere.

Slamdunk said...

I can't think of a better solution for writer's block.

The gift cards would super--especially this time of year.

Laura Pauling said...

I've read all those books! So I'll go for the gift card! Congrats Lydia! :)

laurapauling at yahoo dot com

Deb Salisbury, Magic Seeker and Mantua-Maker said...

Yay! Congrats on reaching 1000, and again on your deal! So exciting!

I agree with Slamdunk, the gift cards would super. Of course, I won recently, so maybe I should recuse myself.

Bossy Betty said...

Love the post title and love the giveaway too. You are a sweetie! (And I'm not just saying that to win stuff.)

Anonymous said...

Eeeep!!!! I love giveaways. And you've certainly got a LOT to celebrate...I hope you're still celebrating yourself. ;)

Oooh, I'd love one of those books--I saw the pic and started salivating, LOL!

I'm gonna tweet and facebook NOW.


Luanne G. Smith said...

Big congrats on both again!! Such great news.

Loved Jennifer Donnelly's A Northern Light. (hint hint)

luannegsmith (at) yahoo (dot) com

I shall issue forth a tweet!

L.C. said...

I'm so, so excited for you. Congrats! I'll be sure to spread that rash on my blog tomorrow. :-)

Hmm...I'd really love Chime or Sisters Red. I'm such a sucker for cover art.


Suze said...

Hi, Lydia. Just hi.

Chris Phillips said...

I'm tweeting. Congrats! You know my email I think. said...

Wow Lydia, you are generous! I've got a book giveaway soon too.
I have put this in my blog post and about to tweet. Would love any of those, thank you! And congrats again! said...

Oops email: catherine_mrsj[at]

Krispy said...

Woohoo! Congrats again!!!

While I'd love a crit from you at some point, I have nothing to give you. So that's the only one of your generous prizes I'd have to refuse should I be so lucky to be in that position. :)




And I'll get a sidebar thingy up for this too later today.

LD Masterson said...

Well, it would be silly not to join in here. Gift cards would be my first choice. There are several books already on my "buy when I have the money" list.

I shared you on my FB.


Anonymous said...

You are so awesome! Thanks for sharing your good news!

The only 2 books there I haven't read are Wither and Chime, so I'd be thrilled to win one of those, or a gift card.

Connie Keller said...

The only book I've read in the list is Wither (which was very good). And I don't have any ready for critiquing.

Anything else would be great. BTW, I tweeted.

c.marie.keller (AT)

Stacy S. Jensen said...

Hi. I stopped by after seeing a note on Catherine Johnson's blog... Love prizes. The last time I asked for a specific one ... I asked for the wrong thing, so if I'm picked I'll take anything.

Heather said...

LOL, now that's a great thing to do when you get blogger's writer's block. You are awesome. I'd love to win any of 1-6. I'll be tweeting about this!

h mccorkle (at) wildblue (dot)net

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

How very generous and nice of you! I haven't read Sisters Red, but I keep meaning to. And I'll tweet about your generosity.

Carol Riggs said...

How wonderfully generous of you!! I'd love to win a gift card to Amazon, or else CHIME or WITHER--they've been on my TBR list for a long time. Even THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE. All good stuff! Thanks, Lydia!! email: artzicarol [at] gmail [dot] com, but you know that. ;o)

I've also tweeted and FB'd this giveaway!!

Meredith said...

Haha, what an awesome idea! I'd love to win REVOLUTION--that book was amazing! I'll blog about your contest on Friday, if that works for you. Thanks, Lydia!

Jillian Schmidt said...

Ooooh, I would love to win any of those long as the critique could be redeemed at a later time or for a short story, anyway, since I don't have a novel in querying shape yet. My email is writingonalimb [at] gmail.

Congrats again and thanks for this great giveaway!

Nicole Zoltack said...

I posted on my FB fan page and tweeted:!/NicoleZoltack/status/131822008194437121

I would love to win any of the prizes!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Oh, and congrats on all the followers and selling your book!

Ghenet Myrthil said...

So many things to celebrate! Thanks for doing the giveaway. :)


I would happily accept any of the prizes. :)

Melody said...

Congratulations! {I'm still stoked about your book deal, hehe.} :)

melodyauthoress AT gmail DOT com

I'm stuck between a query critique, WITHER, or a gift card. :) I'll let you pick. :)

Donea Lee said...

Congrats on selling your book!! And 1000+ followers - that's awesome! :)

What a wonderfully generous giveaway. I'd be happy to win any one of the prizes. And I've added this to my side bar. Thank you!

DL Hammons said...

What fun it is when people give stuff away! And I'm good for anything! :)


Diana said...

Great giveaway! And CONGRATULATIONS!

I shared this contest on Facebook:


Bidisha said...

If writer's block makes you do such awesome things, it should happen more often. Haha. Just kidding. You are awesome. And very very generous.

I'd love to win one of the giftcards because I already own most of the books mentioned :)

I put up a link on my sidebar.
And I tweeted:!/bee_muses/status/131850648047206400

Bidisha said...

And oh,


Isis Rushdan said...

Congratulations on reaching 1,000 followers and once again on selling your manuscript!

Karen Lange said...

Fun stuff. And good reasons to celebrate! Congrats, btw,on all of them. Of course I'm in, and although all the prizes sound delightful, I'd lean toward one of the gift cards. There are a few books I've been wanting to get...:)

Thanks so much, and again, a big congrats to you!

Karen Lange said...

Just posted this on Facebook. :)

LisaAnn said...

Oh my gosh, so many things to celebrate! Congratulations on absolutely everything!!

And wow, I'm in! I'd love any of those books (except Wither, which I've arleady read :)). My email is lokane81(at)hotmail(dot)com.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'll plug the contest for you on Friday!

Someone said...


Christie Wright Wild said...

That IS splediferous! wildbike @ Would love to win a gift card, or Jandy Nelson's The Sky Is Everywhere. Thanks for the contest!

Congratulations on your book!

Unknown said...

Wow, I love it when you get writer's block, Lydia. :D

I'd love to win the ruthless crit or Wither (if that part is open to Canada) or gift card.

Congrats on the 1000 + followers and the book deal. Both awesome reasons to celebrate. :D

I'm off now to tweet about this.

Kelly Polark said...

Hurray, Lydia!!
Thanks for a great contest!
I'm up for any of the great prizes!
Celebrate good times, come on!

Len Lambert said...

Oh my God! How generous of you! Congratulations again on your upcoming book, The Fountain! I can't wait to get a copy! Lots of hugs! ♡

Talli Roland said...

How the heck have I missed that you sold your book?!?! WOW! That's so fantastic, Lydia - I'm thrilled for you! And what a great giveaway.

S.A. Larsenッ said...

Hey girl! Still so stoked for you! I've tweeted, Facebooked, & put ya' in my sidebar!

Lola Sharp said...

Dude, YOU SOLD?! (How did I miss this? Well, okay, I know HOW, I've been sequestered in my writing cave, that's how, but I digress.) YAY!!! YAY! YAAAYYYY!!!! :D


*tosses sparkly, multi-colored confetti*

*¨*•.¸.•*¨*∴★∵∶。◦°✩☆∴*★✰*¨*•.¸¸☆ (<-confetti)

*pops cork* POP!

*pours bubbly*

*toasts* CLINK!

*drinks in celebration!*
(also, I'm excited to see more YA sci-fi selling. we needssss more, precioussss.)

Now, I expect to come back here in a few weeks and celebrate you selling movie rights! :)

Okay, moving on to your generous contest...
I have all those books except Sister's Red. (but, if it's as good as all the others you chose, I wantsss it.)

I'm off to put this on my contest sidebar and tweet it, tweetie pie. I'll try and do a blog post soon, too. (but I'm in the throes of we shall see.)

❤ ,

Susan Fields said...

Congrats on both counts, Lydia!

They're all fabulous prizes and I would love to have any of them. My first choice would probably be a super-ruthless query critique, though.

My email is susanfieldswriter(at)gmail(dot)com.

Michael G-G said...

Congratulations, Lydia.

Going to tweet this.

If I win, I'd kinda like Jandy Nelson's book. (But all prizes are sweet and lovely!)

Thanks you for doing this.

Glynis Peters said...

Congratulations on your book news!

LTM said...

You're so funny. I suppose I'll be bouncing around like this--celebarting--for a while after I get my book deal, too. (See how I'm very "will happen" there?)

As for what I'd like, ooo, I've been dying to read "The Sky is Everywhere," please!

And yay! On with the celebartion! :D

Angela Ackerman said...

I am so happy that you are so happy! I tweeted and Google+'d (hey did I just turn that into a verb?)

The only one I've read there is Sisters Red, but other than that, I'd love to win anything!

You rock, and cograts!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Amanda said...

I tweeted you too!


Rachel Searles said...

Congrats on selling you book! I retweeted. Would be down for a ruthless query critique ;)

Yahong Chi said...

What awesome choices -- befitting your awesome book deal. ;) Congratulations again, Lydia! I'd love to win one (or both :P) gift cards, or Chime, or the critique.

Congratulations, again!

yahongchi @ gmail . com

PS: Will you ship the books internationally?

Susan Oloier said...

This is such a great NaNo diversion, Lydia. Thanks for the giveaway today.
I tweeted (@narrawriter) and posted your giveaway at

I'd love one of the gift cards or The Sky Is Everywhere.
email: hatfield98us(at)yahoo(dot)com

Theresa Milstein said...

Wonderful giveaway, Lydia. I'm sharing this on FB and Google+. If I have a choice, I'd love to win one of the giftcards. I've read (and enjoyed) a few of those books already!

tmilstein at gmail dot com

Larissa said...

Ooh! Great contest, Lydia! I will tweet it (I'm @lchardesty). Also, Sunday is my birthday, so I totally get extra points for that, right?


*sigh* :P

ashley said...

I don't want Wither & Thanks a bunch!



Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

I'd love to win a gift card. Because I live in Australia the cost of sending a book would be too much to ask.

I have shared the giveaway news on Twitter and google+


Once again, a huge congrats on your fabulous success!!

Valerie Geary said...

Giveaway dance!!! Chachacha! Also put me down for a tweet point. All prizes look smashing. No preference for me.

Robin Lemke said...

I'd love to win any of the prizes!!
mysteryrobin @

Robin Lemke said...

Wait - I said I don't care what I win. But I lied! I want the critique!!

Sonia said...

Thanks so much! :)

I would love to win # 1, 2, 5, 6 or 7.



Mrs. Silverstein said...

Wow, bloggers are generous. I would love any of them--the books to read and then share with my classroom kiddos, or the critique to get over the hurdle of--eep--sharing my writing for the first time!

silversteinela at gmail, or through my linked google account. And I will be putting this on my blog so that hopefully my students will come this way as well!

Laura Barnes said...

I'm jonesing for that Wither novel so here I am and I am tweeting and FBing. Congrats again!

Jeigh said...

Congrats on all the happiness! I already have Wither and Sisters Red, but I'd love any of the others, or the crit or the gift cards. Thanks!

Jennifer Hillier said...

Cool contest! I love how something great happens to YOU, and YOU'RE the one giving stuff away to celebrate! :)

Rachna Chhabria said...

You sure are in a generous mood, Lydia. I love this giveaway. Congrats on your happy news. Thrilled for you.

prerna pickett said...

I love a good contest. My e-mail is All the prizes sound awesome, but a critique would be nice.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Cool. First time visitor, first time follower! 1000 followers is a huge achievement. Adding a book sale only adds frosting to the cake.

erica and christy said...

Glad you posted this @ WS4U! Count me in! The only one I've read so far is The Sky is Everywhere (LOVED IT), so I'll take anything else if I win! I'll tweet right now (@ericaandchristy).

THANKS SO MUCH!!! christy

J.C. Martin said...

Congratulations! I'm Tweeting, FB-ing and +-ing this, plus will mention your contest on my blog for my Monday weekly round-up!

Mary Preston said...

This is wonderful thank you.

I have my eye on the GC's.


Jennie Bailey said...

Congrats Lydia!! I'm so excited for your deal! I would LOVE to win the Critique - those are always the best prizes!

Bess Weatherby said...

Congratulations, Lydia! I'd LOVE to win a critique from you. Ruthless, of course :)

I tweeted, google-plussed and face-booked.

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Huge congrats on selling your book - how awesome:) Also loving the contest... would love the Wither or Chime book:)

Julie Dao said...

Congrats, Lydia! How exciting :) 1000 followers and a new book - that's one heck of a week/month you're having!!

Sophia Chang said...



I'd love
--one of the gift cards
--or the critique of course!

sophiathewriter at gmail

Unknown said...

Congratulations on both counts. Great giveaway.

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