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"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."— Dr. Seuss

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer Giveaway, POSSESSION by Elana Johnson!

Since summer is always more fun with a giveaway, I’m giving away POSSESSION, by Elana Johnson.
I met Elana at Storymakers writer’s conference 2010 and she helped me change my pitiful query letter into something worthwhile. I was impressed by her vivacious personality and contagious smile. You can’t visit with her and not smile. She’s that cool.

Elana's debut novel, POSSESSION, is available from Simon & Schuster now!

Elana's Bio:

"She wishes she could experience her first kiss again, tell the mean girl where to shove it, and have cool superpowers like reading minds and controlling fire. To fulfill her desires, she writes young adult science fiction and fantasy.

"She is the author of From the Query to the Call, an ebook that every writer needs to read before they query.

"She runs a personal blog on publishing and is a founding author of the QueryTracker blog. She blogs regularly at The League of Extraordinary Writers, co-organizes WriteOnCon, and is a member of SCBWI.

"Elana is represented by Michelle Andelman of Regal Literary."

If you are struggling with getting good responses from your query, you should definitely check her out. She’ll rock your query.
If you like fast-paced, YA dystopian, then Possession would be a fun summer read for you.

Entering is easy! Just follow my blog & leave a comment with your email like this to prevent spammers: youremail AT wherever DOT com.
If you tweet or share this giveaway, let me know and I’ll throw in another entry for you.
I’ll draw a winner July 1st! Good luck!


Donna K. Weaver said...

Elana just rocks. That's all there is to it. I've attended classes by her at two different writing conferences.

The Damsel In Dis Dress said...

I love how generous Elana is. She gives so much back.

Wendy, I still owe you a review of your pages from Storymakers. I haven't forgotten! I still have your pages, but if you'd like me to read something else, that's fine too. It's up to you.


Deanna said...

I would love to win a copy. . .I'm always on the look out for new books to read and every one I've talked to who has read this has loved it :)

Renae W. Mackley said...

I read the first two chapters online and would love to win the book so I can finish it. There's supposed to be a twist ending. I would expect nothing less from Elana.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

I'm waving my arms frantically in a *me me me me* plea. :) so ecited about Elana's book!

Cindy M Hogan author of Watched said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Lisa said...

hooray for Elana and Wendy for giving Possession away.

Wendy Swore said...


Some of you awesome gals don't have an email attached to your name in blogger. If you don't leave me an email (email AT wherever DOT com) then I may not be able to get in touch with you if you win!

Bella said...

Hi, thanks so much for the giveaway! :) I can't wait to read this book it looks awesome :D Please enter me if this is international! *waves from the UK*

cheezyfeetbooks AT rocketmail DOT com

Dayse Dantas said...

open internationally? hope so!
daysedantas AT hotmail DOT com

brittkneesaur said...

Great giveawaay ! :D

Krista said...

I just heard I had missed her launch party and was so sad! I am really enjoying the dystopian books this year and the blog's proof!
Thx for the chance to win this one!
cubicleblindness AT gmail Dot com

Cheyenne said...

Oh, so exciting! :) I'd really love to win this.

My GFC name is: Cheylea

My email is: Cheylea120 AT yahoo DOT com

I also Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/TheCheyShow/status/82910011201818624

kathy said...

Thanks for the giveaway! It sounds like a great book. (and I've heard nothing but good about it. :)

kathyreadsthis (at) gmail (dot) com

Meadow said...

What an awesome giveaway! Thanks!

Elana is so sweet and an awesome person. I can't WAIT to read her story. :)

hiawassee04 AT aim DOT com

Maryann said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win Possession! :D

oxliddleluvvxo (at) aol (dot) com

Jennifer said...

GFC (jennifer)

If Canada is eligible please enter me. I want to read this book so much. Huge dystopian fan!


jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

Chen Yan Chang said...

Ooh, I would like to be entered for this contest. I'm loving the dystopian novels being released and Possession looks awesome!

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/nodizzies/status/83047272832704512


Emily V. said...

Thanks for doing this! I think it's super awesome! I was sad because I thought all of the Possession giveaways were over, and then I saw yours! Yay! One more chance! :)

GFC Follower

My email:ladybakedpotatoATsbcglobalDOTnet

And I facebooked! http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=226096834075709&id=1406657590

Thanks so much!

Sylvia said...

Thank you so much for this contest! I really can't wait to read Possession!

sylvia_uy4 AT yahoo DOT com

Alex Hoagland said...

Awesome contest! I talked to Elana at Storymakers last year, too.

My email is alexhoagland16 AT gmail DOT com. And I will definitely be tweeting this soon, don't worry :)

Rita Webb said...

Oh, I would love to win this book! Thanks for the opportunity.

rita [at] ritajwebb [dot] com

Mandroid said...

I've been seeing mention of this book all over the place recently and would love to read a copy. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Leslie (aka Mandroid on GFC)
workingforthemandroid AT gmail DOT com

I posted a link to this contest in my weekly contest roundup post on Tuesday: http://www.workingforthemandroid.com/main/2011/6/21/weekly-contest-roundup-midsummers-eve-blog-hop-part-1.html

Wendy Swore said...

And the winner is... Alex Hoagland! COngratulations!

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