Monday, February 13, 2012

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

First, I have a confession to make. I stole the title of this post from Bettina Restrepo. She is the founder of the Winner Winner Chicken Dinner award, and I have high aspirations to travel to Texas someday so that we can hold the award banquet at a KFC. I plan to stand on a chair and proudly pose with a drumstick. Something tells me Bett will be right there next to me, because she is tres nuts.

It sounds more impressive with the French, don't you think?

Second, I have another confession to make. I picked a winner for the signed Bad Taste in Boys hardcover, and it turned out to be me, because somehow I managed to enter MYSELF into the drawing. This seemed a little lame to me--although I will admit that I briefly entertained the idea of signing a book, "To me, from myself with BRAAAAINS"--so I decided to pick a second winner. And it turned out to be the lovely, Excel-addicted Cari from Cari's Book Blog!

Yay! Sparkles and bad hair all around! Also some chicken. I'm hungry now. I could really use that award.

And thank you again to everyone for helping to spread the word about my lovely cover! You can have some chicken too.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bad Hair Day Cover Reveal

It's finally time! I first saw this cover back in October, and I've been hyperactively pestering ALL THE PEOPLE to get approval to share it with you! So last week, when I got an email from my editor with approval to plaster, I started thinking. What fun thing could I do to show off this awesome new cover? The answer, of course, was to publicly humiliate myself. And other people. Who are awesome.

So, without further ado, I present to you a variety of YA and MG authors with questionable hair...and the cover of my next book.

I owe a tremendous amount of thanks to everyone who submitted pics--you have fabulous senses of humor. Do YOU have bad hair pics, dear reader? HOLD ON TO THEM. THERE WILL BE CONTESTS.

Speaking of contests, if you share the link to this post on twitter, facebook, your blog, skywriting, etc, and let me know in the comments, I'll enter you into a random drawing for a signed BAD TASTE IN BOYS hardcover! I'll pick a winner on Monday.

AND, for those of you who can't watch videos, here's the cover in all its hairy glory.