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, like 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!