Pay it Forward: The Author Edition
June 21st, 2011
Congratulations, Suzanne Young!
Her fabulous book, A Need So Beautiful, releases today! Suzanne is such a sweetie and to celebrate her book’s birthday, I’m participating in a blog tour and giving away a special prize.
A Need So Beautiful is about Charlotte, an angel of the Forgotten who feels the Need – a powerful urge to help someone usually a stranger.
Like Charlotte, an amazing author took time out of her busy schedule to help me – a stranger. We exchanged emails. She sent me book suggestions to help strengthen my writing. She assisted me with my agent decision. She gave me priceless advice like – ‘force yourself to write everyday’ and ‘the only thing you can control in this business is your writing’. Advice I still use today. In fact, I don’t think it was an accident that after her selfless help, I snagged my first book deal. I’m forever grateful to this incredible author and person.
To ‘pay it forward’ today, I’m giving away a first chapter critique and a Skype chat here. Hopefully, I can help someone like my author mentor helped me. Thanks, Alyson Noel!
There are a ton of other authors and bloggers participating in this release day special and giving away lots of fabulous prizes. Check out the links below.
First 3 chapter critique (Jessica at Confessions of a Bookaholic: http://www.totalbookaholic.com/)
YA Lit Swag Bag (Sara at Novel Novice: www.novelnovice.com <http://www.novelnovice.com/> )
Random Books (Jessi at The Elliott Review: http://elliottreview.blogspot.com <http://elliottreview.blogspot.com/> )
2 Header/Button Packs (Jessica at Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile: http://www.hopelessbibliophile.com/)
First 3 chapters Critique (Cindy at Books Complete Me: http://www.bookscompleteme.com/)
First 15 pages Critique (Kari at A Good Addiction: http://agoodaddiction.blogspot.com/)
Signed ARC of Hereafter (Kari at A Good Addiction: http://agoodaddiction.blogspot.com/)
Query Letter Critique (Shannon Messenger: http://ramblingsofawannabescribe.blogspot.com/)
Signed copy of Invincible Summer – US/Can (Hannah Moskowitz: hannahmosk.blogspot.com <http://hannahmosk.blogspot.com/> )
First Chapter Critique and a Skype Chat (Keri Mikulski: http://kerimikulski.com/books/pay-it-forward-the-author-edition/)
Signed copy of Tell Me a Secret with signed TMAS art print – US (Holly Cupala: http://www.hollycupala.com/search/label/blog)
Signed copy of Chasing Brooklyn – US (Lisa Schroeder: www.lisaschroederbooks.com <http://www.lisaschroederbooks.com/> )
Then, click here to enter the contest. Below are how to earn extra entries.
Earn one extra entry for each of the following:
Take a picture of an author’s book in the wild and tweet it to us and the author
Post a positive Amazon review for a book you loved
Donate a book to a library or classroom
Tweet a good deed you plan to do this week, using the #ANeedSoBeautiful hashtag
Earn 10 extra entries for each of the following:
Take a picture of A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL in the wild and tweet it to us and Suzanne Young
Post an Amazon review for A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL
Donate a copy of A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL to a library or classroom
Happy Release Day, Suzanne!