Mega contests going on now, so thought I’d pass on the news, in case you haven’t heard. In order of end dates:
1. 100 Followers Giveaway: Heather at See Heather Write is giving away The Art of War for Writers and Self-Editing for Fiction Writers as well as some handcrafter goodies. All you have to do is follow and fill out a very short entry form. That’s it. So go on, follow. Enter. Win. Ends March 5.
2. Blog party/Contest: Sarahjayne at Writing in the Wilderness is giving away a $20 giftcard. Her contest is based on a point system, but it’s all very simple, so be sure you check it out. At the very least, go follow and leave a comment. Voila! You have easy points. Ends March 5.
3. Nicole’s 100+ Significant Followers Giveaway: Nicole at One Significant Moment at a Time is giving away a signed copy of The Writer’s Bump Anthology and a $25 Barnes and Noble giftcard. You can win points a number of a different ways with this contest as well. But start off by following and leaving a comment. Does it get any easier? Ends March 14.
4. Dear Lucky Agent Contest: This contest is a third in the “Dear Lucky Agent Contest” series hosted by Chuck Sambuchino of the Guide to Literary Agents Editor’s Blog. In particular, this contest is only for authors of urban fantasy or paranormal romance (adult or YA) novels. The prize? A 20 page critique from agent Joanna Stampfel-Volpe of Nancy Coffey Literary agency. But in order to win, you must submit the first 150-200 words of your book-length work. There are some other rules, too, so be sure to check them out. NOTE: Shorter or longer entries will be disqualified. Ends March 14.
5.March Madness Contest: In honor of, um, March and, um, madness, Sara at The Babbling Flow of a Fledgling Scribbler is giving away 5 seriously awesome book packages. There is something there for everyone. Don’t pass this up. You can win points several ways, starting with a follow and an entry form. Easy, no? And, you know, if this is the first you read of it, be sure to tell her I sent you, will you? Ends March 22.
Whoa. Did you feel that? I just blew some lucky magic dust your way.
You’re welcome :)
You know what I just realized? I never told you which of my statements were true and which were false (from my Agape awards post). To make things easier, I’ll post them again here:
1. This man, Rafael Valdez Cervantes, is my great great grandfather, founder of Compania Azucarera Valdez - Ingenio Valdez, the oldest sugar mill in Ecuador, which is still in operation today as a major supplier of unrefined sugar worldwide. Coca-Cola uses sugar from this company for several of its products.
2. I am related to this man on my mother’s side.
If you don’t know who he is, here’s a hint: this picture was taken just before he wrote The Sound and the Fury (no, don’t confuse him with Shakespeare—you might be thinking of MacBeth.)
Okay, I’ll tell you that one of them is true and one them is a lie. I’ll also tell you that the man in the second photo is William Faulkner. So, the truth is…I kind of like the idea of you thinking that I’m related to Faulkner…and that I’m related to this Sugar King, so I’m not going to tell you which one is the truthful statement.
[Cue wicked laugh]