Archive for May, 2012

Just one month until the Canadian Release of Small Medium at Large!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

Congratulations to Lindsay @ Turning the Pages, winner of the prize pack below!

 

That’s right. In ONE MONTH, SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE will hit Canadian shelves and I think that is cause for great celebration. So, if you are CANADIAN (you lovely U.S. folks will have your chance next week, don’t worry) you are eligible to win the prize pack below:

This prize pack contains: Gretzky, the sock monkey, an author-made friendship bracelet with a Ouija board charm, a signed bookmark and a personalized-to-you signed postcard. Yes, signed by me. I asked Gretzky, but he’s apparently too cool to sign stuff.

So, you want to win? All you have to do is BE CANADIAN and leave a comment below, telling me what your plans are for July 1. If you tell me you’re getting ready for your 4th of July picnic, I’ll know you’re not Canadian! You have until 11:59 Eastern on Tuesday, May 29 to enter.

Got it? And GO!


Sometimes Cool Stuff Happens To Me

Some cool stuff happened that I’d like to tell you about.

First, blogger extraordinaire, Evie from Bookish surprised me on Twitter with this tweet: Book Thong I made for @JoanneLevy and am planning to trade it for some extra cupcakes at her awesome Launch:

HOW COOL IS THIS? Right? Evie, thank you – you’re getting a big hug AND extra cupcakes for this. I can’t wait to see the real thing (AND YOU) at my launch.

So that’s one cool thing, how about another? Yep. So here’s the review from Kirkus, those people who even call themselves “The world’s toughest book critics.” You know I bit my nails to the quick when I was waiting for this one, don’t you?

But I needn’t have worried!

Yadda, yadda, yadda…stuff happens (I’m paraphrasing) and then… “In a fresh, frank and funny first-person voice, Lilah tells of her ghostly encounters from the perspective of a normal Jewish girl coping with abnormal powers. Droll middle school drama.

Amazing, right? FRESH, FRANK and, most importantly, FUNNY! I’m over the moon at this good stuff.

Thank you Evie, Kirkus and the Universe for this awesomeness, and for you, who I can share it with.


May Street Team Check In.

So. Hi.

Welcome to the monthly (yes, I realize I’m a bit late kicking this off) Street Team check in. Here is where you get to join my street team by telling the world about my book, SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE.

It’s really easy – and there are prizes! WHAT PRIZES? You ask?

BEHOLD (and this is just for MAY – more prizes next month, too!):

See the awesome? A signed, limited edition ARC of SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE, signed THE EDUCATION OF HAILEY KENDRICK by the awesome Eileen Cook, signed bookmarks and bracelets. YOU WANT THIS! 

So, if you haven’t joined up yet, here’s how:

To be a member of the SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE Street Team, all you need to do is spread the word about, well, SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE. How? you ask? EASY: You can tweet about it, do a Facebook note about it, like my page on Facebook, write about it on your blog, make a video about it, review it on Goodreads, send an e-mail to your friends telling them to check out the book, ask your library to carry the book, whatever! I just need you to be my people on the street, getting the word out.

Sound easy? Yeah, it is. And I’m going to even reward you for it! Every month, I’ll do a draw for cool stuff: things like signed books (mine and by other cool people), Street Team SWAG, gift certificates etc. So to enter, all you need to do is spread the word and then come back and add a comment telling me what you did (and a link if it’s a video or post) and you’ll be entered in this month’s draw. Each thing you do will get you one entry, but please try to put everything in one comment, to save me having to scroll through what I’m sure will be thousands of comments. Also, don’t forget to include your e-mail address, in case you win! Be creative (and legal, of course) and have fun! Ready? GO!

If you’re super-lazy like me, you can just grab this:

Ready made Tweet/FB Status, just copy and paste: I can’t wait to read SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE by @joannelevy. I’m going to add it on Goodreads http://bit.ly/vVAKJo #SMALstreetteam


YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes!

Welcome YAmazing Racers!

THE RACE IS OFFICIALLY OVER – Thanks for playing!

Thanks for stopping by. If you’ve made it here by accident, why don’t you play with us anyway? We’ve got lots of prizes and FUN to be had! See below for the full info and where you’ll find the starting line:

Mark your calendars: starting Wednesday, May 2nd at 12:00pm Eastern, the Apocalypsies will be hosting the second ever YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes – a week-long blog race featuring over 50 debut authors! Go to THE APOCALYPSIES any time between May 2-8 to join the race and learn more about the hottest new books debuting in 2012 – AND earn a chance to win one of several prize packs made up of signed ARCs and finished copies, gift certificates, bookmarks, jewelry, swag, and more!

Okay, so you’re in? Right. So we need to start with some info about my book, so here it is:

After she’s hit by lightning at a wedding, twelve-year-old Lilah Bloom develops a new talent: she can hear dead people. Among them, there’s her over-opinionated Bubby Dora; a prissy fashion designer; and an approval-seeking clown who livens up a séance. With Bubby Dora leading the way, these and other sweetly imperfect ghosts haunt Lilah through seventh grade, and help her face her one big fear: talking to—and possibly going to the seventh-grade dance with—her crush, Andrew Finkel.

Okay, got what you need from me? Then head over to see Anne Greenwood Brown: http://annegreenwoodbrown.com/yamazing-race-with-mgnificent-prizes/

BUT WAIT! BEFORE YOU GO – THERE’S MORE!

If you go over to my Facebook Page and give it a like and tell me that you came from the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes, I will throw your name into a hat and at the end of the race, I’ll draw for a pre-order of my book. If I get over 50 new likes, I’ll draw for a second one. And if I get over 75 new likes, I’ll also draw for a copy of Gina Damico’s hilarious book CROAK, so make sure you tell your friends! And if you’re already a liker of my page, don’t worry – just let me know on the page that you are participating in the YAmazing race and you’ll be entered!

What are you waiting for? GO!!!


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