Monday, May 10, 2010

More SHADEs for you (and you and you and even you)!

It's been quite a week. Shade is out in the world and is being pretty well-received, judging by the density of exclamation points applied to it. I just had my fourth signing in a week, Saturday at Borders in Winchester, VA, which still has several signed copies of each of my books, which can be picked up or ordered at 540-535-2243. Note: the only place to get signed copies every day is Constellation Books.

It's been exhilarating, but I'm ready to collapse. Luckily for my exhausted body and hair (which gets cranky if it has too many consecutive applications of styling products), my in-person appearances are taking a two-week hiatus while I finish Shift (the sequel to Shade, coming May 2011, but only if I can finish it soon!).

On the internet, however, the SHADE/Jeri Smith-Ready Internet Carpet Bombing continues, dropping more autographed copies on readers as we speak!

Many of last week's giveaways, listed in this blog post, are still open, so check them out if you haven't already.

The latest giveaways, from nearest to furthest deadlines, are:

Do the Write Thing for Nashville, a fundraiser to help the flood victims of Nashville, Tennessee, is auctioning off some amazing prizes from writers and editors, including signed books, critiques, and even lunch dates. Today I'm offering a "marked-up" copy of Shade. "Marked-up" means that I insert little behind-the-scenes tidbits beside the text (I use sticky notes so they can be shifted for easier reading). Sort of the book version of a director's commentary.

This is a one-of-a-kind prize. You will have something no one else has, ever. Deadline: Bidding ends tonight at midnight central time EDITED TO ADD: on Wednesday, May 12! International entries welcome!

I'm guest blogging today at Bitten by Books, where we're giving away 5 signed copies of Shade, plus a grand prize of a signed copy of Shade and a $25 iTunes gift card. Rawr! So come chat with me about the "generation gap" between teens and adults, or tell me your favorite (or least favorite) high school memory. Starts Monday, May 10, noon Central. Deadline: 11:59pm Central time, Tuesday, May 11. U.S. addresses only.

Linda Gerber of Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit (and Blog-toberfest) fame hosted me on her Freebie Friday feature, where we're giving away a signed, personalized copy of Shade. Deadline: May 12. U.S. addresses only.

I got to be a Dame for a Day last Saturday at the Deadline Dames blog. In "All I Really Need to Know (About Storytelling) I Learned from Kindergartner," I described my rabid love for the webcomic Axe Cop--written by five-year-old Malachai Nicholle and drawn by Malachai's twenty-nine-year-old brother Ethan--and how it taught me to be fearless with my imagination. Deadline: May 13. U.S. addresses only.

Finally, Shade is the featured book this week at YA Roundup. There'll be a giveaway, plus interviews with me, Aura, and Logan.

Good luck and hope to see you around the internetz this week!

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