A fun interview

I was on the East Coast recently, and while I was there I had the great pleasure of spending an evening with one of my favorite people in the whole world.

This young woman, who is articulate, funny, smart, and beautiful, came to a gathering of Betsy-Tacy fans (did you know that there’s a worldwide network? and that they’re the most FUN folks I know? it’s thanks to them that I featured the Betsy-Tacy books in HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS). At one point during the evening, my  young friend interviewed me for her amazing blog.  Click here to read it!

Here’s a picture of the two of us. I poached it from her website, but I don’t think she’ll mind…

HVF & J

Talking all things MDBC with CLN

That’s a lot of alphabet soup, isn’t it?  Here’s an interview about THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB series that I did recently with the delightful Vicki Palmquist (Betsy-Tacy fans, you have Vicki in part to thank for the inspiration behind HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS) at Children’s Literature Network.

Click here to read it!

MDBC bookmark timeline

 

And the winners are…

The results of the Cynsations giveaway are in (well, 2/3 of them), and an autographed copy of HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS goes to … Sara Orlowski!

And now for the grand prize winner–drumroll, please.  Megan Phillips was chosen to receive all of the swag pictured below:

In addition to an autographed copy of HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, your box will also include the new BETSY-TACY TREASURY (which contains the first four books in Maud Hart Lovelace‘s series:  BETSY-TACY, BETSY-TACY and TIB, BETSY AND TACY GO OVER THE BIG HILL, AND BETSY AND TACY GO DOWNTOWN), PLUS the first two BETSY-TACY “high school” books (HEAVEN TO BETSY and BETSY IN SPITE OF HERSELF), PLUS this totally cool BETSY-TACY canvas bag!

Congratulations to you both!

I’ve been given your snail mail addresses and will be mailing off your parcels this weekend.  I can’t promise they’ll make it to your, uh, home for the holidays (sorry, couldn’t resist), but we’ll keep our fingers crossed.

Meanwhile, we have a straggler out there who has not responded to emails — he or she also won an autographed copy of HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, but must hop to it and reply, otherwise another winner will be chosen.  So please check your email if you entered this giveaway, OK?

Podcast interview at Authors are ROCKSTARS!

Allison and Michelle at Authors are ROCKSTARS! are debuting a new feature this month called “KidLit Corner.”  Guess who had the honor of being their first guest?  Yup.  Me!

Click here to hop on over and listen to our audio podcast interview.  (You can also download the mp3 file, or find the interview on iTunes.  Cool, huh?)

We had a blast — Allison and Michelle are smart and funny, and they put me right at ease.  Plus, do you love their logo or what?  That’s rockin’ Jane Austen on the drums in case you’re wondering…

But wait, there’s more!  After you listen to the interview, be sure and follow the directions on their blog to be entered in the giveaway for an autographed copy of HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!  Wheeeeeeeeeee…

It’s raining (snowing?) holiday giveaways!

In addition to yesterday’s Cynsations giveaway, I’m thrilled to announce that Stiletto Storytime’s Holiday Read-a-Thon new mini challenge features ANOTHER special prize pack!

All this could be yours!

That’s right, my dears — you have yet another opportunity to take home an autographed copy of my new mother-daughter book club installment HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, PLUS the BETSY-TACY TREASURY (which contains the first four books in Maud Hart Lovelace‘s series:  BETSY-TACY, BETSY-TACY and TIB, BETSY AND TACY GO OVER THE BIG HILL, AND BETSY AND TACY GO DOWNTOWN), PLUS the first two BETSY-TACY “high school” books (HEAVEN TO BETSY and BETSY IN SPITE OF HERSELF), PLUS this totally cool BETSY-TACY canvas bag!

Be quick, though — this mini-challenge ends at midnight EST on Monday, December 5th.  Click here to hop on over to Stiletto Storytime and enter!

 

Sensational Cynsations Home for the Holidays / Betsy-Tacy giveaway!

How would you like to win all this?

An autographed copy of my new mother-daughter book club installment HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, PLUS the BETSY-TACY TREASURY (which contains the first four books in Maud Hart Lovelace‘s series:  BETSY-TACY, BETSY-TACY and TIB, BETSY AND TACY GO OVER THE BIG HILL, AND BETSY AND TACY GO DOWNTOWN), PLUS the first two BETSY-TACY “high school” books (HEAVEN TO BETSY and BETSY IN SPITE OF HERSELF), PLUS this totally cool BETSY-TACY canvas bag!

Is this a great giveway or what?!

Can you read the quote on the bag?  It’s from BETSY AND TACY GO DOWNTOWN, my favorite book in the series, and it says:  “Betsy returned to her chair, took off her coat and hat, opened her book and forgot the world again.”  Betsy Ray is a character after my own heart.

To be entered to win, click here to go to Cynsations, my friend Cynthia Leitich Smith’s fabulous blog.  Follow the directions posted there (U.S. and Canada entries only, please).  A winner will be chosen on December 15th!