Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Release week signings & #SHINEsign giveaways!

So, a small thing is happening next week. The SHADE trilogy is ending--and in only three books! :-D

Sorry, forgive me if this blog post sounds weird. Still getting used to the new Blogger interface. I saw people complaining about it on Twitter, then when it switched mine over I thought, "Okay, new Blogger. I will not freak out like everyone else. I will not freak out." Now I'm sorta freaking out.


Three booksignings next week! Here are the details of my mid-Atlantic meanderings:

Monday, April 30, 9pm - Tuesday, May 1, 1:30am
Cupboard Maker Books
157 N. Enola Rd.
Enola, PA (near Harrisburg--so near you can taste it, if Harrisburg had a taste)

Yep, you read that right--a midnight release party. It's downright Potter-ific! (Except that there's only one going on, in Pennsylvania, not 90,000 around the world. And probably no costumes. But other than that, it's JUST like Harry Potter.)

Prizes will be given out every 15 minutes between 11pm and 1am, and there'll be two pizza deliveries from Jigsy's Pizza (BEST PIZZA IN SOUTH CENTRAL PA, YO!), at 11pm and midnight.

Friday, May 4, 7-9pm
Between Books
2703 Philadelphia Pike
Claymont, DE (near Philadelphia, as indicated by the Pike in the address)

Signing, reading, Italian cookies, and a very special guest:

That's right--after years of people asking, "When are you going to bring Meadow to a booksigning?" the answer is...Friday, May 4! And Saturday, May 5! (See below, right...NOW!)

Saturday, May 5, 8-10pm
Constellation Books
303 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD (near Baltimore, home of the SHADE trilogy itself)

Five-year anniversary party for Constellation Books, featuring a SHINE signing and stargazing party, with telescopes (and guidance) provided by members of the Westminster Astronomical Society. *crosses fingers for clear skies* There'll be refreshments, and of course Meadow! Hopefully not too close together, or one will consume the other.


Now, many of you don't live in or around, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, or Baltimore, but you can still get a signed, personalized book by calling any of those stores ahead of the signings and ordering a copy. They'll work out shipping, etc., with you directly.

But there's something else you can do to take part, and maybe win some cool prizes! I do my best to spread the word about signings, but inevitably I hear from someone saying, "Oh man, you were in Chicago last week? I didn't know until just now!" So I'm determined to let everyone know this time.

Help me spread the word about the signings, and you could win the following prizes:

Winner #1 gets: A $25 gift card to the bookseller of his or her choice.

Winner #2 gets:  Choice of a Keeley Brothers mega-swag bag (tote bag, coffee mug, button, and your choice of a signed SHADE or SHIFT paperback):


a Team Kilt mega-swag bag (tote bag, water bottle, button, and your choice of a signed SHADE or SHIFT paperback):

Imagine, if you will, these bags stuffed with swag and a book. 

Entry rules:

1. Simply tweet the following (no need to @ me, just include the #SHINEsign hashtag):

Live around Philadelphia, Harrisburg, or Baltimore? Jeri Smith-Ready is signing SHINE near you! #SHINEsign

AND/OR share the following on Facebook (being sure to tag me so I know you've done it): 

Live around Philadelphia, Harrisburg, or Baltimore? Jeri Smith-Ready is signing SHINE near you!

2. Do this between now and May 5. Two entries allowed per person (one for Twitter, one for Facebook) per week. Week 1 ends Saturday, April 28 at 11:59pm Eastern. This spaces out the announcements to avoid flooding one's followers feeds.

3. Open to international entries.

4. Winners will be drawn at random on Sunday, May 6, and contacted through Twitter or Facebook. Each winner has three days to respond with a mailing address or another name will be drawn.

5. Thank you!

Hope to see you there, or at least someone you know, or someone who knows someone you know!

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Fingers crossed Meadow enjoys her big day out :-)

My brother recently adopted a greyhound - he never raced, but he seemed super-excited to meet the family :-) *hugs greyhounds*

All's well with Misha & Twinkle?

Posted by: Blogger Tez Miller at 4/25/2012 8:10 PM

Wish I lived anywhere near those places so I could attend, but I'm glad to spread the word! =)

Posted by: Blogger Ashley @ Book Labyrinth at 4/25/2012 10:22 PM

Exciting! I wish I could be there, but alas... I live on the complete opposite side of the country. Have fun, though!

Posted by: Blogger Litza at 4/26/2012 12:38 AM

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