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Saving Maddie: ARC contest [Mar. 4th, 2010|12:53 pm]
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Look what I have!

Yes, I have three ARCs of SAVING MADDIE! And guess what? I'm giving them away!

I'm hosting Varian Johnson in The Author's Tent next Monday, March 8th--the first stop on his blog tour, and the eve of SAVING MADDIE's publication date. I'll draw two winners from among the people who comment on that entry, but I've set aside one copy to give away beforehand!   

Want one? The contest rules are simple:

1) Between now and 7:00 a.m. (Pacific) tomorrow, post a congratulatory message here for Varian on the upcoming release of SAVING MADDIE, his third novel. This automatically enters you into the contest.
For another shot at winning, you might also want to post a similar comment on your own blog, Facebook page and/or Twitter. By 8:00 a.m. tomorrow (March 5th), I need a tally of your additional entries. (No, I'm not going to count them. We'll do this on the honor system, 'kay?)  

Watch this space, as I'll announce the first ARC winner by 8:30 a.m. on Friday. And be sure to join us in the Authors' Tent next Monday, March 8th.  

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From: (Anonymous)
2010-03-04 09:11 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, Varian!
Hurray for VCFA (Vermont College of Fine Arts) writers.

Saving Maddie is a great book!

(Don't put me in the contest. I'll get my own copy. But I wanted to also congratulate Varian here, and say what a great author and person he is. He is so cool to hang out with, if you get the change someday.)
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[User Picture]From: newport2newport
2010-03-05 04:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you for leaving these very kind words for Varian!
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[User Picture]From: deenaml
2010-03-04 09:32 pm (UTC)
Congrats, Varian! I am a huge fan of RHOMBUS!
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[User Picture]From: newport2newport
2010-03-05 04:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks for entering the contest. Although you didn't win this time 'round, you'll have two more opportunities on Monday. Hope you'll enter!
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[User Picture]From: jeannineatkins
2010-03-04 10:00 pm (UTC)

congratultions, Varian!

And I look forward to the Author's Tent interview!
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[User Picture]From: newport2newport
2010-03-05 04:13 pm (UTC)

Re: congratultions, Varian!

Thanks for entering, Jeannine, and for your kind words about our upcoming interview. You didn't win this time 'round, but be sure to enter again on Monday!
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[User Picture]From: lisa_schroeder
2010-03-04 10:38 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited for Varian - he is such a nice guy, and a great writer too.

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[User Picture]From: newport2newport
2010-03-05 04:15 pm (UTC)
I'm excited for Varian, too--and for everyone who reads SAVING MADDIE. :)

Thanks for entering the contest. Although you didn't win this copy, you'll have two more opportunities on Monday. I hope you'll join us in the Authors' Tent....
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[User Picture]From: tracyworld
2010-03-05 12:36 am (UTC)
Congratulations, Varian. I very much appreciate your literary courage in choosing tough topics.
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[User Picture]From: newport2newport
2010-03-05 04:16 pm (UTC)
I echo your sentiments, Tracy. I'm awestruck by his courage--and his writing talents.

Although you didn't win this copy, I hope you'll try again on Monday, when Varian joins us in The Authors' Tent. :)
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[User Picture]From: lilrongal
2010-03-05 06:17 am (UTC)
YAY I am so excited for a new Varian Johnson book! :) :) :) Please enter me!
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[User Picture]From: newport2newport
2010-03-05 04:18 pm (UTC)
Your excitement is warranted. I guarantee this book will generate a lot of buzz. :)

Sorry you didn't win this ARC, but please stop by the Authors' Tent on Monday for another opportunity to win.

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[User Picture]From: jamarattigan
2010-03-05 02:20 pm (UTC)
Yay for Varian Johnson! Another awesome book, no doubt. Congratulations!! :D
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[User Picture]From: newport2newport
2010-03-05 04:19 pm (UTC)
Yay for you--you won!!! (SEE NEXT POST.)

Please PM your snail mail address to me and I'll mail your ARC to you on Monday. (I bet you'll love it.)

Edited at 2010-03-05 04:26 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: artistq
2010-03-05 02:23 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to reading this book!
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[User Picture]From: newport2newport
2010-03-05 04:20 pm (UTC)
You'll enjoy it, I think. Although you didn't win this copy, I hope you'll enter again on Monday. Looking forward to seeing you in the Authors' Tent with Varian!!
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From: aasis
2010-03-08 08:25 pm (UTC)

Saving Maddie

Looking forward to purchasing Varain Johnson's book "Saving Maddie". Congratulations and happy birthday to him. Your interview questions and his responses were very insightful. This book would be good to use with youth church groups. It is not preachy but opens up communication to talk about subjects that are meaningful to young adults in a christian environment.
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[User Picture]From: newport2newport
2010-03-08 09:24 pm (UTC)

Re: Saving Maddie

These are wonderful comments, and I'm thinking Varian (and his readers would enjoy seeing them. Would you like to cross-post (copy/paste) them on the interview entry? If so, you'll also be automatically entered in the contest.... :)
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