Thursday, May 21, 2009

BEAtwittyparty Book Giveaway

It's time for another book giveaway. This one is honor of the upcoming BEA, that is the Book Expo America. The 2009 BEA is being held in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center from May 28 to May 31. This is a major event for the book world and I am so excited to be going. Another event surrounding the BEA that I am excited to be a part of is the BEAtwittyparty with fellow followers and followees on Twitter. Don't worry if you're not on Twitter. There is a way for you to win a copy of my book also.

The rules of the contest are as follows.

If you are on Twitter leave your twitter name here in the comments. Then go over to and add your twitter name and info there. She will post a list of everyone to follow for the BEAtwittyparty, which is planned for Friday May 29th from 8:00 - 10:00 pm eastern time. You don't have to attend the BEA to participate in the fun, just log onto your Twitter account and enjoy the party.

I will announce the winners of my book on Twitter at 10:00 PM eastern time. The winners can then email or DM their address to receive a signed copy of The Truth Lies in the Dark.

* You will notice a time change for the contest. Due to phone problems I will not be able to announce the winner at the original time of 8:30 PM. I will still be on the train coming home from the BEA. New time is 10:00 PM. Thanks!

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If you are not on Twitter you can still enter to win a copy. Leave your name and email in the comments and I will annouce a non Twitter winner also. If you are not comfortable having your name and email published on line you can email me directly.

There will be 1 Twitter winner and 1 non Twitter winner. Good luck to all and thanks for being part of the fun!

Kristin Callender : )

Friday, May 1, 2009

And the winners are ...

We have a winner in the Love Your Library book giveaway. Actually we have two winners. I received an encouraging email yesterday from a television producer, who has read my book. She said it was a wonderful story and requested my phone number so she could call and talk with me. I am excited and honestly in a state of shock still that she would even consider my book for a television movie. Realizing that this doesn't guarantee anything, that the phone call could be a very polite 'no thanks', I am trying to keep it all in perspective. My kids are kind enough to help me with that. If you want a glimpse into how they helped stop by my writing blog for the story.

Ok, so back to the contest. I said two winners because in the spirit of my potential good news I decided to pick two winners. One from the entries here and one from the direct emails that I have received in response to the contest. The winners were chosen randomly by my children. So if anyone is unhappy with the results, it's completely their fault ; )

Have I created enough tension, enough anticipation, or have you already scanned this post to see who won? If not, thanks for being the patient reader. If you did skip ahead, I don't blame you, even I am anxious to announce the winners.

Here goes...drum roll please....

1st winner chosen from the direct emails sent to me is....

!!!! ROBYN from Arizona !!!!

and her favorite library the Peoria Public Library.

2nd winner chosen from these comments is.....

!!!! klclthouse3 from Michigan !!!!

and the favorite public library is the Commerce Twp Library.

Congratulations to the winners! I will be sending each a signed copy of The Truth Lies in the Dark and each of their favorite libraries will receive a copy donated in their names.

I am sorry that I can not have all of you win, but I can offer you a little something for entering. My publisher has agreed to offer a discount to all who have entered this contest. I will be emailing each of you with the code to use to receive this discount if you are interested in purchasing my book. While your there you can get a sneak peek at it too. The following link will bring you to the first chapters of The Truth Lies in the Dark. So you can test read it before you decide if you would like to buy.

Thank you all for your interest and great comments about my book and the Love Your Library contest. Stop by again to see what the next prize will be on my contest blog. Hint: In a few weeks I will be start a new giveaway. Winner will get a mystery gift card. I'd say more but I'm not even sure what the gift card is yet.

Keep in touch, keep reading, and keep supporting your public libraries.


Kristin Callender : )