Before I get to the really fun part of this post, a bit of news first.
The nor’easter proved to be pretty mild, as such things go. I think it went mostly out to sea. By the Maine coast there were strong winds, but as far as I know, there were no widespread power outages. There was hardly any wind in our area, but there was some slushy snow that made driving a bit tricky. But glory be, we kept our power. That’s one storm down and who knows how many more to come.
With our books, we went to two fairs this weekend, and the one on Saturday was nearby at Hall-Dale High School. We had a good time and sold quite a few books, but the best part of the day didn’t involve any sales at all. The librarian from Monmouth Middle School stopped by to tell me something that all writers of young adult fiction long to hear.
She said, “I really liked Maya and the Book of Everything and so have the kids. They’ve been passing it around and discussing it.”
Oh, my gosh! I was so thrilled when she told me this that I stammered out my gratitude in an inarticulate way. But she made my day, that’s for sure.
Now we come to the fun part of this post. I am barreling down the homestretch with editing Library Lost, and it will be ready to go out into the world in two or three weeks. To celebrate this second book in the Great Library Series, Clif and I are having a contest to give away a signed copy of Library Lost.
And readers, we will mail the winning copy to Canada. We will mail the winning copy to England. We will mail the winning copy to Australia. In short, we will mail the book to the winner anywhere in the world.
So don’t be shy about entering the contest. We are thrilled to be offering this give-away.
All you have to do is tell me in the comment section that you would like to enter the contest. The winning name will be drawn on November 29.
50 thoughts on “A Book Give Away for Library Lost”
I’d love to enter the contest! And congrats on the second book. 🙂 Best wishes!
Please count me in! You won’t have to mail it, I’ll pick it up…..
You are on the list.
Very pleased to read that your first book is being used for discussion, what a compliment.
I know! Despite my creaky knees, I felt light as a feather.
Wow! exciting and generous! I would love to enter the contest. I have a feeling that your books might be loved by my older batch of grandchildren – are they suitable for 8 – 11s?
Have to put in my two cents, Sandra. 🙂 I think Maya is a imaginative book for all ages, I really enjoyed reading it – it really grabs you and keeps your interest.
Thank you Eliza, I have been hovering around getting Maya for one of my grandkids for a while…. I will just go for it now!
Thanks for the very kind words!
All true! x
You are on the list! Eleven is perfect. The intended audience is ten and up, but younger children who love to read have been reading it, too.
After that two cents, yes, of course, put me on the list! 😉
I think the whole post was fun. Yes please
Thanks, Derrick! You are on the list.
Please do enter me in the contest, too!
You are on the list!
So happy to hear you kept your power during the nor’easter Laurie and what a wonderful reward to see that kids are passing a copy of Maya around and discussing your beautiful book. I am looking forward to reading Library Lost so yes please, you can count me in too! 🙂💖🍀 xxx
Cool…I’d be psyched to win a book from this awesome upcoming author. Thanks for the opportunity!
Thanks, Erik. You are on the list. Also, we put your snappy black and white picture in the dining room, where we look at it and enjoy it every day.
Looking forward to reading this book and promoting it in my library!!
So, yes! I would love to enter the contest! Congratulations, Laurie!
Done! But I do want to prepare you. There is a chapter called “Library Closed.”
Wow! Young readers passing your book around to share! That’s the highest compliment. And, yes, I’d love to enter the contest.
Sure is, Katrina! You are entered.
I’d love to be on the list for your book ..I’m a teacher, a Mother & a Grandmother … & this looks like a great read! Also fun to get a book from a fellow blogger. 😀👏👏
Hi. Please add me to the list.
This is all so exciting. I’m so pleased for you. XOXOXOXO
What a nice thing to do. So, please enter me in the drawing. If by any remote chance I won, after I read it, I’d drive it right down to the Dover Library and donate it so our local kids could be as excited as yours. 🙂
Please enter me for the giveaway too, Laurie!
I am pleased you got through the storm without an outage – what a relief! How nice of the teacher to let you know how much your book is appreciated.
It must be so very gratifying to hear that young people like your book and are discussing it. Congrats, Laurie! I can hardly wait to read book 2.
What a wonderful compliment you got! How nice of the librarian to take the time to pass it along. Like everyone else, I’d be happy to win a copy of your new book–to read, then give to the local library!
Awesome, Laurie! Same goes for me here in my neck of the woods, lots of kiddo’s who would love to read your books in the village of Liberty!! And, me too, of course!
I will enter the contest, but plan to buy a copy even if I win!
thanks so much, Shane! You are on the list.
How wonderful you are so close to publication and that the librarian shared those wonderful words about your first book.🙂 Not so wonderful to have to drive in slushy snow, but I’m looking forward to our first chance of snow this week (it will at least cover the leaves for a brief time).🙂
Thanks so much!
Glad to see the progress, and it’s great to know the target audience likes the books, not just us white-haired young at heart bloggers. Not that I have much hair left to be white. 🙂
Yes, Quercus! Very rewarding.
I won’t be shy – I would like to enter please.
So excited for you – and massively looking forward to Library Lost! I’d love to enter your giveaway, Laurie! Thanks so much for giving us all the opportunity!
Thanks, Sheryl! You are entered.
I would love to be entered in your book drawing. Thanks for putting it out there.
Very good! You are entered in the drawing. Thanks for your interest.
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