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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Variant Giveaway to Celebrate Writing Season

As you might have noticed, it’s November—my most favorite month of the year.

Goodbye farming, and hello writing season! I celebrated by attending an awesome writers retreat by Park City, with twenty other writers including Lisa Mangum, Kirk Shaw, Annette Lyon, Danyelle Ferguson, Ali Cross, C.K. Bryant, and many others from Authors Incognito that I'm grateful to call friends.  
Imagine 4 days in a condo/cabin by Park City, Utah, where everyone has a quiet nook of their own to plug in and write. There were enough of us there that we only had to help with one meal for the whole time. Can you imagine? Meals done, quiet time, no kids, almost no calls, and house full of people who shared your same passion for writing. After months of busting my rear on the farm, it was exactly what I needed. We also had prizes for word count sprints, early birds and night owls.
If you ever have the chance to go to a retreat, do it. You deserve it.
To celebrate writing season, I’m giving away 2 copies of Variant by Robinson Wells, a hot new YA dystopian that has been heralded as having the best YA twist since Enders Game. Also, Publishers Weekly has named Variant as one of the best books of 2011. That’s some high praise, my friends.
You can read the synopsis and some of its great reviews on goodreads here.
There are a couple of other great reasons why I chose to give Variant away. Bottom line: it’s an excellent book from a deserving author. If you’ve ever thought of buying it, today is a good day.
TO ENTER the Variant giveaway:

Follow my blog and leave a comment with your email like myemail AT wherever DOT com so spammers don’t find you.
If you would like to tweet or Facebook about the Book Bomb or this post, then you win good Karma and my appreciation for passing it on. J
I'll draw a winner on November 20th!

So, to all you crazy nanowrimoers out there, good luck! (and don’t forget to occasionally do boring things like eat, sleep, speak to your family, and bathe.) To everyone else, may you have a very excellent writing season. I know I will.


James Duckett said...

Oh my goodness, I wasn't following you. How did I miss this?!?!?! I repent, please forgive me.

Anyways: utahduck at gmail dot com.

Wendy Swore said...

James! How cool that you posted about this same book! Blogger has gremlins and says I don't have permission to leave a comment on your page- but I was able to follow. Glad to see you here.

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

Count me in! I want one of those books, girly! So, here's my email...
mcunn at comcast dot net. And I am LOVING Become. I CANNOT lay it down!! You'll have to buy it some time. he he

Danyelle Ferguson said...

I love Robison Wells! He's brilliant!!! I'm a follower, too. :)

Btw - so glad you loved the retreat. It makes me happy to help my writer friends achieve their goals. It was awesome seeing you!

franklycreative said...

Just like James, I can't believe I wasn't a follower before now. Enter me in your contest. I would SO love to win a copy of Rob's book. Was that proper English I just used? No, but don't count that against me.

carolynfrank at rocketmail dot com

kbrebes said...

Definitely!!! Great post!
kbrebes at aol dot com

I'll FB it, too!

Emily Gray Clawson said...

Oh, heavens yes! Please sign me up. emilygclawson at gmail dot com. Great blog, btw!

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

That would be awesome. I'm bouncing over to twitter to drop a couple of bombs for Robinson.

Victoria Holt said...

It's writing season for me too, because I recently got released from a big calling at church! The book sounds awesome. Have you all read Micheal Vey, the Prisoner of Cell (25?) Good stuff. sbholts11 at att dot com

Lolawid said...

Yay! Count me in!! Thanks!

widsfam7 @ digis dot net

Wendy Swore said...

Melissa, I got my copy of Become in the mail yesterday, so you're forgiven for getting the last one at the retreat. *wink*

Victoria, I read Michael Vey a couple weeks ago--Loved it. You have good taste, my friend.

Wendy Swore said...

Blogger gremlins are eating Janice's comment. She emailed this:

I've heard great things about this book and can't wait to read it. Thanks for sponsoring the contest.
janicebashman at yahoo dot com

If anyone else can't post, email me at mrs.farmgirl at gmail dot com. I'll post it for you! :)

Rita Webb said...

Oh, pick me! Pick me!!

rita [at] ritajwebb [dot] com

TJ said...

Can I sign up too or is it limit 1 per household?

Wendy Swore said...

No limit, TJ. Go for it!

Renae W. Mackley said...

I'm glad you get to switch gears to writing now.
I'm a follower and would love this book. Rob is great.
renaemackley at gmail dot com

T.J. said...

Wait....another T.J. is writing on your comments? Can't be topped! I will comment on this AWESOME contest.

Hope to see you at Storymakers! (baby due date willing).

Wendy Swore said...

Thanks for playing everyone! The winners have been chosen and will be posted in the next post!