Quick recap for you new people: Hi! I think it's so awesome that you're reading my blog. Would you like a zombie penguin? A pickle? I'm all about sharing my favorite things with my readers. Oh, and last year was so good for me, what with selling my first book and all, that I've declared 2010 the Year of Give Backery! Which means that once a month, I give something writerly away. In January, I critiqued 10 pages of a mucho entertaining mannie, and in February, I gave some feedback on an equally awesome query.
This month, I'm entering my edit cave, which means that my time's going to be a little short. But never fear, because the give backery is still a priority in La Brain de Carrie. So without further ado, let me announce March's 100 Special Thirsty Dead Girls Contest!
Woo! Yay! What the heck is that!?!
Let me explain. I'm giving away five YA books this month:
- The Dust of 100 Dogs, by AS King (Pirates!)
- Blue Plate Special, by Michelle Kwasney (Emotions!)
- Thirst No. 1, by Christopher Pike (Non-sparkly vampires!)
- Dead is the New Black, by Marlene Perez (Snarf!)
- Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson (Heart-wrenchery!)
Get the picture?
To win these free books, I want YOU to create a kidlit title mashup and post it in the comments. Take two or more titles from kidlit, and put them together to make something amusing. The entry that makes me laugh the hardest wins 100 Special Thirsty Dead Girls (in book form)!
A couple of ruley things: Entries will be accepted until Saturday, March 6 at midnight EST. Not like I expect you to sit up at night making mashups, but it seemed like an easy time to remember. I'll post the winner on Monday. You can enter as many times as you want, so feel free to come back with multiples. Feel free to use titles from picture books to young adult. You can also use any pre-published titles from the Tenners and the Elevensies! Feel free to add a little summary to explain what your mashup would be about. For example, your entry could look like this:
Hush, Hush + Flush = Flush, Flush
Flush, Flush is the story of the romance between an innocent young girl and the Tidy Bowl Man.
I'd read that, wouldn't you?
Let me know if you have questions! I look forward to reading (and laughing at) your mashups!