Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Blog Tour Finale and Giveaway!
If you’ve been following along on blog tour and this is your first visit to this site, thanks for dropping by! This site is more eclectic than the others on tour, as I’m not a book reviewer. If you explore past postings, you’ll see that I update every Sunday, and that I muse about life, share my writing process, give updates on book and movie projects, and promote Exercise the Right to Read –a free program designed to help schools pursue youth fitness and literacy. You’ll also see that I have a loyal following of readers we call Sammiacs or Cammiacs, depending on their particular passion for the Sammy Keyes series. (I think it’s fair to say that all Cammiacs—those who want to see Casey and Sammy get together—a re also Sammiacs—those who love Sammy Keyes.) These Sammy/Cammiacs that have been chomping at the bit for Sammy Keyes and the Wedding Crasher, which will be released in October. Because this is the final stop in the Sammy Keyes blog tour, I have been authorized by Random House to give away three bound galleys of Wedding Crasher. Know that this is not the final version—there are mistakes, and there have been little threads added in the final rewrite—but the story is pretty solidly the same, and only someone who compares the bound galley to the final version with real scrutiny will notice the differences. After considering how to determine which three people would receive these bound galleys, here’s what we’ve decided: I will pose a set of questions—one from each Sammy Keyes book, presented in order of publication. They won’t be hard, just representative of each title. If you would like to be considered for a bound galley, do the following: 1) Copy and paste the questions (and then answer them) to this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Put “Wedding Crasher please!” in the subject line. (Do NOT put your answers in the comment section of this blog because you need to…) 2) Include your NAME and MAILING ADDRESS (this offer is only good for people with a mailing address in the USA). This is not a race. You have until Saturday night (6/12) to submit your application. You also don’t have to know all the answers—the top ten submissions will be put into “the hat” from which we’ll draw three names. Winners will be notified on Sunday. So are you ready? Here we go! 1) (Hotel Thief): After Sammy spotted the thief in the Heavenly Hotel, what action of hers started the turmoil? 2) (Skeleton Man): Why did Sammy go into the Bush House on Halloween? 3) (Sisters of Mercy): What clue did Gregory give Sammy? 4) (Runaway Elf): Where did Elyssa keep ‘disappearing’ to? 5) (Curse of Moustache Mary): What was Lucinda Huntley’s pet? 6) (Hollywood Mummy): Name as many “mummies” as you can! 7) (Search for Snake Eyes): What is the William Rose Junior High mascot? 8) (Art of Deception): What kind of fair do Sammy and friends meet up at? 9) (Psycho Kitty Queen): Who has the same birthday as Sammy? 10) (Dead Giveaway): Sammy and friends go to the end of the year dance dressed as what? 11) (Wild Things): In the beginning of the book, Sammy has no idea why anyone would bother to save this animal from extinction 12) (Cold Hard Cash): At the pool party, who has the same swim suit as Marissa? BONUS: 13) (Wedding Crasher): What color are the bridesmaid dresses? (Mentioned on this blog tour.) 14) Sammy Keyes Song: “Officer Borsch acts like his squad car’s a _________ and thinks that all kids are _______________ ________________...” That’s it! Hope you thought it was easy (and fun). And remember—even if you don’t know all the answers, send in what you’ve got. Good luck ! Sunday we’re back to regular updates and musings—I hope you’ll come back then!