Sunday, August 15, 2010

Molly and Dawn's Excellent Adventure: The SCBWI Summer Conference, Part III

This is my final post about the 2010 L.A. conference. As promised, I'm ending with book giveaways! I bought two books to give away, and I had each one autographed.

The autograph party was great because there were so many talented people signing books, and it was fun mingling with other attendees while waiting in lines. I had a tough time deciding which books to buy and get signed for my contest, but I selected two.


The first book is THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, TRAITOR TO THE NATION, VOLUME I: THE POX PARTY by
M.T. Anderson.


After getting the book signed, I had my picture taken with M.T. Anderson to capture the moment.



Want to know what makes this picture extra special? It was taken by
Jay Asher! As if it wasn't cool enough for me to meet M.T. Anderson, get his autograph, and be in a picture together, right?

I then got a picture taken with Jay Asher!


You know who took
this photo? President Barack Obama! (Okay, that's a total lie, you guys. The photo was actually taken by a really sweet lady who happened to be standing nearby, and I never caught her name. I only threw in the Barack Obama comment because it was really hard to top the Jay Asher thing.)


The second book I'll be giving away is an autographed copy of THE EARTH, MY BUTT, & OTHER BIG ROUND THINGS by
Carolyn Mackler.


I took a picture with Carolyn Mackler, too, but it's blurry. I was tempted to put it up anyway, but I'm thinking that would be silly. So. . .you'll just have to imagine the moment the book was signed. Since you guys are writers and/or illustrators with wonderful imaginations, that won't be difficult.


Now for the rules. To enter, you have to be a follower of my blog and leave a comment in this post's comments before the contest ends. What should you say? Anything, but preferably something nice, li
ke you forgive me for lying since I told the truth right after. What you can't forget to say is which book you hope to win. Each person can only enter one time and for only one book so we can have two excited winners after I do the drawing. Sorry bloggy friends in far away places, but you can only enter if you have a mailing address in the U.S. or Canada. The contest closes Saturday, August 21st at 11:59 p.m. PST.

I think that's it as far as rules go. I'll update the post if I think of anything I've forgotten.


*Remember to be checking out what
Molly Hall has going on over at Writer Mama Dreamer.


Here's Molly, waiting in one of the lines at the autograph party. . . Yes, she also has great giveaways planned to conclude Molly and Dawn's Excellent Adventure!


Now go forth and comment!

19 comments:

Travener said...

It sounds like you had a great time. I gotta drag myself to a conference one of these days.

Jemi Fraser said...

How awesome!!! Love the pics :)

I'd love a chance to win either... but if I have to choose... I'll put my name in for "The Earth, My Butt,..."

Thanks for the chance :)

storyqueen said...

I would love to win Octavian Nothing! (One of the worst parts about not going to SCBWI was realizing that MT Anderson was going to be there giving keynotes and such...I really wanted to hear him speak.)

What an awesome adventure!

Shelley

Samantha Bennett said...

Conference looks amazing! You and Molly are pretty adorable. :)

Paul Greci said...

Great book choices!! You don't have to enter me b/c I own them both :-)

Tamika: said...

Great pics:) I can't wait to rub shoulders with other writers and authors!

Stephen Tremp said...

Conferences are cool ... sure need to get the one myself. It would be my first. I need to get out and meet people. Glad you had a great time. Good pics too.

Stephen Tremp

SWK said...

Can't resist a book with BUTT in the title, so I'll go for that one (actually already own the amazing OCTAVIAN NOTHING)! As far as nice things to say, where to begin? You are an A-mazing, B-eta reader extraordinaire! Blushing? :) Stasia

Jennifer K. Mann said...

Dawn!!! You get the prize for the most, and the most amazing, celebrity photos!!! What a line-up. Nice job, Ms. Not-Shy-at-all-About Asking-for-a-Photo-Op!

Medeia Sharif said...

Looks like you had fun. Don't enter me: I already have that Carolyn Mackler book (and it's wonderful!) and I own a different M.T. Anderson book.

Susan Fields said...

Sounds like you picked some great books to give away! And I forgive you for lying. :)

Molly Hall said...

It's true, Dawn was fearless about asking for pics! (Obviously don't enter me in the contest, but DANG! Both those books are awesome!)

Faith E. Hough said...

My nice thing (and because I was already thinking it): you have such a dang cute smile. :) I love seeing all thse pictures of your adventure. The president couldn't have made you look any better if he did take that pic.
And I'd love book #1!

Dawn Simon said...

You guys are too sweet! I was just goofing around with the nice comment thing--you people are always nice! And it's so appreciated! So thank you! :)

Jennifer, are you referring to the very helpful NYPD officer I asked to pose with me in January?

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

OMGoodness President Obama took your picture with Jay Asher!!!!!!!!! Oh wait...

I'm glad you had a wonderful time at the conference Dawn. I'm so jealous of you.

Amy Holder said...

Love the pics! I wish you had posted the pic of you and Carolyn Mackler -- love her & would love a signed copy!

Sounds like you had a really great time! I'm so hoping to go next year...

Hema P. said...

First of all, I thought I was already follwoing you, but I obviously thought wrong. Corrected that mistake.

How inspirational that you rubbed shoulders (not to mention pictures taken with) so many writers, Dawn! I envy you!

I would love to win "The asotnishing life of Octavian Nothing", since it's a period book. Thanks for having the contest!

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Dawn, you made me laugh out loud! I know, I was feeling all star-struck, too. Barack might as well have been there for how ga-ga I was during that autograph party. :)

Hmm, hard choice, but if I were to win this contest, I'd like to win the MT Anderson book. He seems like a cool guy. I liked his singing. :)

Miss hanging out with you!
Amy

Jennifer Shirk said...

I'm going to go read your previous posts on the conference, but THE EARTH, MY BUTT, AND OTHER ROUND THINGS sounds about right up my alley. LOL
Love that title!