Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Halloween & Homecoming: A Blogtoberfest!

(I am somewhere in this Homecoming photo from Loudoun County High School. Click the picture for a larger version. First person to find me gets to make fun of my eighties' hair.)

To celebrate my five-year blog anniversary and the not-so-far-off-anymore release of Shade, I'm hosting a month-long, mega-bonanza-giveaway blog party for fans of YA fiction.

Every weekday (and maybe a weekend or two), a fabulous author will blog about Halloween or Homecoming, and also give away a signed book or ARC to one lucky commenter.

Then at the end of the month....

The grand prize....

A package of every single book in the contest, delivered to the winner's door, courtesy of moi. That's over $300 worth of reading bliss.

The Schedule:

October 1: Rosemary Clement-Moore
October 2: June 2010 debut author Shannon Reinbold-Gee
October 5: Saundra Mitchell
October 6: Sarah Beth Durst
October 7: Megan Crewe
October 8: Nancy Holder
October 9: Kelly Parra
October 10: Lauren Baratz-Logsted - new addition!
October 12: Amanda Ashby
October 13: Shana Norris
October 14: Linda Joy Singleton
October 15: Linda Gerber
October 16: December 2009 debut author Alexandra Diaz
October 19: Melissa Walker
October 20: Sydney Salter
October 21: Christine Marciniak
October 22: Tricia Mills
October 23: Simone Elkeles
October 24: Maggie Stiefvater--new addition!
October 26: Stephanie Kuehnert
October 27: Carrie Jones
October 28: Jennifer Echols
October 29: PC Cast
October 30: Me
October 31: Rachel Vincent--new addition!

Schedule is subject to change.

The Rules:

1. Contest open to U.S. residents only. This isn't because we're cheap and don't want to pay international postage--some of us are international ourselves. It's because I'm trying to keep this contest legal and can only keep track of one country's laws at a time. Sorry!

2. To enter the daily contests, simply comment on that day's post. After a week, a winner will be drawn using a random number generator. All daily contest commenters will be automatically entered in the grand prize drawing.

3. Retail value of grand prize: $307.61. Retail value will increase (and be updated here) as more authors join the party.

4. Odds of winning depend upon the number of participants.

5. Names of winners will be posted in the comments of that day's post, and in the post that appears the day after the drawing. Winners have one week to claim their prize by contacting me via e-mail at jeri AT jerismithready DOT com. If the winner does not contact me by that time, I will draw another name at random.

6. Grand prize drawing will take place Saturday, November 7, 11:59pm and will be announced in a blog post on Monday, November 9. The winner will have one week to claim his or her prize by contacting me via e-mail at jeri AT jerismithready DOT com. If the winner does not contact me by that time, I will draw another name at random.

7. No purchase is required.

I didn't have any Halloween photos on my computer, but here's Meadow looking pretty scary! (Gargoyle audition, maybe?)

See you tomorrow, and the next day, and next week, and--well, you get the picture.

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i think i see you..sitting in front of mister Flock Of Seagulls?

Posted by: Blogger Scott Romanski at 9/30/2009 8:24 PM

Is that a big pair of buttons on your chest? Have fun with the contest.... guess I can't use my US addy for it right?

Posted by: Blogger HockeyVampiress at 9/30/2009 8:46 PM

oddly my sister and I were trying to figure out 80's hairstyles for her Homecoming theme day tomorrow.

I should say 80's hairstyles that didn't involve teasing out her hair, hairspray, gel or multi-colors >.> Or big hair. My sister, so complicated.

Can't wait for the contests! ::begins evil plot to win::

Posted by: Blogger Lexie at 9/30/2009 9:06 PM

Yep, there you are, but I can't make fun of your 80s hair, because at one time, well, um -- and I say this in strict confidence, you understand -- you aren't to tell anyone about this secret from deep in my past--


Posted by: Blogger Ken at 9/30/2009 9:30 PM

Fab contest Jeri. Great picture.

This Canuck can't enter, but I'll be here anyway.

Posted by: Blogger Vivi Anna at 9/30/2009 9:45 PM

Scott: You got it! I'm in front of Dennis, uh, Dennis Somebody. I should note that this picture was taken years after Flock of Seagulls' heyday.

HockeyVampiress: No idea what was on the buttons. Probably something rah-rah like "Raiders Rule!"

Lexie: Well, I never teased my hair, but I did get up at 5:30am to fully deploy the curling iron.

Ken: I'm glad you feel safe enough here to confess your mullet-y past.

Vivi: Sorry! I feel like such a jerk for the US-only thing, but after reading that article in RWR I freaked out a little. But having read a few of the posts already, I can tell you it's going to be an awesome month of guest-blogs!

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 9/30/2009 10:32 PM

No guys on that list? :(
This blogtoberfest sounds like fun.

Posted by: Blogger Andrew Rosenberg at 9/30/2009 11:03 PM

lapetus: Don't give up hope! I have one guy I haven't heard back from yet. There might be a few additions to come. :-)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 9/30/2009 11:23 PM

You always run the coolest contests. I'll be here for the month!

Posted by: Blogger Riva at 10/01/2009 1:04 PM

oh my! I thought that was going to be you.. I just wasn't cool enough to figure out how to "point you out" (infront of mister flock of seagulls -- LOL! right on Scott!! )

Now why would anyone make fun of your hair?? :(

Posted by: Blogger WriterWannaB_NY at 10/03/2009 12:03 AM

Wow! What a contest!

Posted by: Blogger Sheila Deeth at 10/05/2009 3:38 PM

Great contest! Congrats!!

cindyc725 at gmail dot com

Posted by: Blogger I ♥ Book Gossip at 10/16/2009 9:53 PM

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Posted by: Blogger Misty at 10/24/2009 10:39 PM

I know all about the 80's hair...LOL
Would love to enter contest sounds like another awesome book by a great author.

Posted by: Blogger Misty at 10/24/2009 10:47 PM

Lovely picture!

I'm late to the party but better late than never! Thanks to Rachel Vincent I'm here and will follow your blog for now on! :)

Posted by: Blogger Jess (The Cozy Reader) at 10/31/2009 9:47 PM

Wow... This is such a great contest! I wish I had found this sooner.

Your book sounds very good, I'm looking forward to reading it.

Posted by: Blogger BeyondTheIcyWalls at 10/31/2009 10:00 PM

Ohh i wish i had known about this sooner! So many cool authors!

Posted by: Blogger Rachel498 at 11/01/2009 9:50 AM

Ok so I love the HON series and would love to read all the other books listed! I am a book freak I could spend the rest of my life reading books and be perfectly happy!!! =) Yall have a great day.

Posted by: Blogger Tara at 11/02/2009 1:18 PM

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