Thursday, May 27, 2010

Imma do Candyland better than Candyland Contest: Win a query critique!

Soooooo, I went to the mothership yesterday. You know. The place we all belong, the bookstore. Every journey over, I scan the new releases, thumb my way through the "G's" and imagine my baby glistening alongside the others who found their way home. This visit had special meaning, though.
As you all may know, my fabulous bud, Dianne, gets to visit her baby at the bookstore as often as she wants now and I couldn't be more proud. Soooooo I had to get a picture with it. Isn't it cute? Only 3 weeks old and feisty as hell. To meet this amazing woman at a signing, check out her page for dates.

Though, I'd really rather see this:
A girl can dream. Soooo, how's the weather? And your mother? She's good? Oh, not so much? Sorry to hear. Are you waiting for the new contest announcement? OOOHHH. My bad.
Here's the deets, peeps:




After the first contest, you asked for more Elana query critiques, so I bribed asked her, and she's obliged. However, due to some disconcerting chatter about the difficulty of the contest, I've gone and changed some things so all can enter, whether you rock at Candyland impersonations or not.
(The new) 
"Imma do Candyland better then Candyland Contest"

So what do you have to do?
-Tell me your favorite Candyland blog post and why to
candaceganger [at] yahoo [dot] com 
That's it. Make me laugh, make me cry, whatev. 

Rules:
-If you've already sent me a blog post, DON'T re-enter! Your entry totally counts.
-If you still want to type a pitch, paragraph or pretend Candyland blog post to enter, you score extra points!
-Contest starts NOW and runs through Thursday, June 17th at midnight.
-Winners will be announced Friday, June 18th
-You MUST be a follower to enter
-Physical prizes open to U.S. peeps only, but query critique open to all!!!
-Spread the word and get virtual hugs. Blog, Tweet, Space, Face, USPS, etc and get more virtual hugs + eternal bffness love + my undying gratitude forever and ever.
-Questions? Email or leave a comment. Just be sure to include your email. And as always, eat your vegetables.

~June 1st Winning Prize~
Query critique by Elana Johnson
Life As We Knew It (paperback) by Susan Beth Pfeffer (donated by Elana!)
Matching bookmark (donated by Elana!)

~June 2nd Winning Prize~
Query critique by Elana Johnson
Before I Fall (hardback) by Lauren Oliver

~June 3rd Winning Prize~
Query critique by Elana Johnson

If you want the chance to get a top-of-the-line query critique, don't miss your chance to enter. Elana rocks and after she's done with you, your query will too.
So go. Enter. Do your thang. But first, my last Candyland picture series adventure (holy long sentence!), with Sarah Ahiers holding me hostage during a paint ball war.
 I told her I had a gun phobia, but she was all "just do it and quit your whining!" So, I sucked it up.
 Then she shielded herself with my body, so I'd get hit, but she wouldn't. Take a paint ball for you friends? Anytime.
 And in the blaze of glory, I tried to protect her, but failed. Sorry, Sarah. Maybe next time.
And then the funniest thing happened...A tiny astronaut floated down from the sky and demanded an end to all paint ball wars. Peace ensued, and we all hugged. Until it got weird.
So, friends. This concludes the Candyland adventures (for now). Take a minute. Regroup.
Enter the contest. And tell me, who would rescue you in a paint ball war?
I'm pretty sure my pool boy would be first in line to take the bullet.


Candyland. OUT.

54 comments:

JustineDell said...

No one! I love hearing the people scream OUCH! when they get tagged by one of the little things. Hahahahaha....well, maybe I would save my dogs. But that's about it. ;-)

~JD

Jen said...

I think your right, the pool boy would be there to rescue you! What a sweetheart he is! I would save myself and get the hell out of there, I can't handle paintballs! Ouch!!

What a great new contest, let me see if I can try this out!! I just need to remember, this one will take time and though... hmmm my mind is already working!

What a great looking book, both of them!!! hehe... I'm going to check this book out!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Scream of joy! But commenting from my phone is tricky so I'll come back after school today! Love, D.

Matthew Rush said...

Is this going to stay up as the URL for the contest? I want to link to it properly for Elana's post tomorrow.

MeganRebekah said...

I read We Hear The Dead in its original form, and I knew it was coming out soon, but I didn't realize it was already out! Wow! Congrats Dianne! I'll have to check it out!

salarsenッ said...

You stinkin' crack me up. By Monday!! Hmm...I'll see. Love that you're doing it, though. Still working on Creepy Query. Hee.....

Yeah, ordered Dianne's book...Geez, come to think of it that was like almost two weeks ago. Where's my dang book??

Elana Johnson said...

Uh, dude, I hate to break it to you, but your pool boy would rescue me first. (LOL!)

And I want We Hear the Dead. I can tell I need to get home to the motherland. If only I didn't have 20 books stacked on my counter right this second. See, husbands don't get things like that...

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

LOL. Candy, you never disappoint me ... :) xx

Jaydee Morgan said...

The new contest sounds like fun. I can't wait to read the winning entries!!

Creepy Query Girl said...

OH this is going to be fun...:)

Dawn said...

Fabulous contest! Love the pics. I bet you receive amazing entries - can't wait to read them!

Tahereh said...

YAY NEW CONTEST!!

now to think.

hmmmmmmmmmmmm

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

Fun contest!!! Thanks!

Zoe C. Courtman said...

Love your blog - your voice and energy rock mad styles, yo! But since I don't have a query ready yet, I'mma hafta bow out of the contest - but I'll keep reading!!

T.J. Carson said...

Haha, nice! I'm liking those Elana Johnson awards there. I'mma have to think of something good. SOMETHING BETTER THAN JUDE LAW Muahahaha! Yeah It'll come to me lol. Hmm. Who would rescue me?? Definitely Bruce Willis?? WHO ELSE!?!?!

Anne said...

You are a contest maniac! Go you! I'll see what I can come up with ;)

Talli Roland said...

What a great contest!

Love your book cover, by the way. Can't wait to see what the real once will look like! :)

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Okay, phew, finally home to a non-firewall-protected, blog-blocked computer!

Candace, thanks SO much for taking a pic of my baby in the wild!! And also for plugging me AGAIN, and helping me break 50 followers. (Yay, Jen and Megan Rebekah!)

I absolutely can't wait to return the favor for your baby!

Love the new contest idea. Can't wait to see the winning entries!! Hey -- you should post the winning entries on random days in June and see if anybody realizes it isn't you.

Or -- new contest. Who can identify which of the 3 blogposts in June aren't you?

I KNOW you love a good contest!

Lisa and Laura said...

Ooh, WE HEAR THE DEAD looks so pretty in the wild! So excited to read this book!

And another contest!?! You are on a roll!

Vicki Rocho said...

Love that book cover! Super cool.

Love these contests! Hope we get to read these entries!

Kelly said...

ANOTHER cool contest!? Nice!

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