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Thursday, September 3, 2009

My First Book Give Away!!!

That's right, folks, hold on to your horses! I am doing my first book give away!

At stake is the following:

Personalized and signed by the author, which is me, of course!

I want this book to go to a child, a very deserving little child. So, in one sentence, convince me how deserving your little guy/gal is! This is your chance to let your inner Toddlers-in-Tiaras-Mom out! Tell me how fantastic your baby is!

If you don't have kids, don't worry! I bet you know kids.....yes?

Humor is always appreciated...make me tear up and, well, that's pretty good, too.

See you in the comments!

hrh

23 comments:

Lazy Writer said...

I don't have any little ones around anymore, so I leave this to someone who does. Good luck everyone!

Kelly Moran said...

very cool. subsequently, my kids book was released today. :) xo

Corey said...

Well, we own Good Night, Good Knight already, so as loyal readers, we'd love another. Why are my kids deserving? Hmm...now that i think about it, they aren't! They've been little devils lately. You'd better give it to someone else!

Carrie Harris said...
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Carrie Harris said...

SNARF. I just realized that I unintentionally cheated. We were supposed to use one sentence, and I wrote a whole freaking paragraph. So FOLLOWING THE RULES THIS TIME, I'll say this:

My five-year-old is the most chivalrous kid I've ever seen; he actually threw himself in front of a runaway wagon to save his sisters from certain doom.

That, and he can use all the help he can get, because his mom is an idiot. ;)

Michelle McLean said...

What a fun giveaway! Well, despite the many hair-pulling moments my kids inspire, something I witnessed on Wednesday (my daughter's first day of preschool - she was about to get on the bus for the first time all by herself) just made my mommy-heart glow. So here is my one sentence :)

My son, who didn't start kindergarten till the next day, took his little sister by the hand, said "I'll walk you to the bus, Nanas," walked her up to the steps of the bus, gave her a big hug, kissed her cheek and said, "You can do it, don't be scared, have a good day at school," and stood waving to her from the driveway until the bus was out of sight.

Okay, that's long sentence, but it was probably the sweetest thing I've ever seen. He's such a little gentleman.

Brimful Curiosities said...

My good children deserve this book because we live in the area of the frozen tundra (WI) and soon the poor little things will be cold as ice cubes and their blue fingers will soon have nothing better to do than read a book.

Amy Tate said...

My niece and nephew would love a tiara book because this week, Hamilton age 2 was convinced that his bottom was broken because his older brother told him he had a crack, and Maddie, age 1, got a black eye from climbing out of her crib and landing on the rocking chair!

Whew! Did I get that all in one sentence? Did I also mention that my sister announced that if she gets pregnant again, she's checking herself into the loopy lodge?

storyqueen said...

You guys are making it hard for me!! And Corey, don't think you can escape just because your kids are devils.....that is exactly WHOM the little dragon books are for!

Shelley

Renee Collins said...

First time I've checked out your blog, and it's fabulous! I didn't realize you were a published author. How cool! Now I feel all honored that you read my blog. :)

And I'm glad I checked today, because I'd love a crack at your book!

My daughter has just learned to read in recent months, and she loves to read (sometimes just pretends to read) books to her two year old brother.

Stephanie Faris said...

So cool! I'd love your book but I only have a niece and nephew...besides my boyfriend's daughter, who's 9. I'd rather someone with their own kids get it! I'll just buy mine in the bookstore as a Christmas gift for them. In fact...that's a great idea!

myrna said...

Daxton loves books with knights, and Gwenyth is obsessed with horses.

Congratulations on selling a picture book! They are so hard to sell unless you're amazingly talented.

Hilary Wagner ~ Writer said...

Hi Shelley!

My daughter is is 1 and 1/2 and her first words, no joking, "read it"! She loves books (wonder where she gets that)! We bought her one of those expensive computerized toys with all the bells and whistles. She ignored the toy completely, grabbed the instruction manual and headed for the couch, shouting "read it, read book!"

xoxo -- Hilary

storyqueen said...

Lazy-I should put you on the judging panel!

Kelly-congratulations!!! I am so happy for you!

Corey-Don't count the little devils out yet!

Carrie-Acts of sheer bravery by little people are always awe inspiring! (and adorable)

Michelle-Okay, I kind of teared up on yours....sigh.

Brimful-Welcome! Frozen tundra? Yikes. We are roasting in Hades-formerly-known-as-San-Diego.

Amy-Hahahahahaha! The butt crack thing kills me!

Renee-Awwwww.....kids to reading to kids. Love it!

Steph: You are very sweet!

Myrna-Daxton and Gwenyth are such cool names.

Hilary-There's a future writer, for sure!

People, how am I supposed to choose? (Thinking of putting the names in a drawing.....I have a bowl that we put the weekly chores in called the Sugar Bowl of Despair....might have to break it out.)

Dolphin Girl said...

On his own, my son used his tickets and subsequent pick from the prize box at school to choose a gift for his little sister's birthday, instead of himself!

Larissa said...

I have three kids: 6, 4, and 2.

That is all.

LOL.

We have also been out of our house since October 1, 2008 due to a tree falling on our house and a #$%#$# insurance company.

Hilary Wagner ~ Writer said...

Larissa,

So sorry about your house! That must be so hard! I hope you can move back in soon!

xoxo -- Hilary

etirv said...

Hi Shelley, love your books, thank you! My daughter just loves to read, she is still dealing with her best friend's recent passing away (with knighlty courage!) and reading really has helped comfort her.

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

MoziEsmé said...

My 2yo needs more books desparately, since she is "reading" us out of house and home and starting to make up her own stories, like this morning's: "There is a poop tiger on my back and I need to scratch it off and take it to the lion's den."

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Winning Readings said...

Not an entry; just a note that we've posted about this at Winning Readings:

http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/09/cold-winters-good-knight.html

Jessie Oliveros said...

What a great site. I love the picture of you and all the kids. I think my son would love you. Let's see...my son is really deserving because he has overcome Mommy's-laptop-hatred. He plays toys and make-believe while I write, and sometimes he gets out his toy computer and writes with me. He also likes to eat hummus. That's pretty special.

storyqueen said...

Dolphin-you are a lucky mom to have such a sweet son!

Larissa-What an enormous pain!!! Hope your house is well again soon!
(email me your address for your book.)

etriv-Oh my gosh...I am so sorry. Your daughter had to learn a hard lesson very early. Hugs to her. (email me your address for your book!)

jane-Ah yes, the poop tiger! Too funny!

Winning-thank you!

Jessie-Thanks for stopping by! I've read your comments on Kiersten's and now you are commenting on mine! :)

etirv said...

Mahalo, Shelley! You're the best!