The winner of the final Trance ARC is:
Please send your mailing instructions to gerb (@) lindagerber (.) com and we'll get that sent out to you.
Everyone else, remember, any comment left this month earns you an entry for the September countdown drawings, which include a custom engraved keychain and one of two Amazon gift cards. The winners of those drawings and the lowdown on the Final Countdown Trance Launch Party can be found right here on the blog tomorrow.
Meanwhile, what's up?
Bone Marrow Crusade (Email Oprah) Please take a moment right now to join the campaign. Send an email to Oprah TODAY to help ''Ceci'' Christenson get on the show to promote the National Marrow Donor Registry. Go on. I'll wait. (You can read more about Ceci's campaign here and here.)
The Smart Chicks tour report: Their stop in Cincinnati on Friday was awesome. I got to meet up with some book bloggers and friends before the event - Bri from Bri Meets Books, Susan from Wastepaper Prose, Chelsea from The Page Flipper, Lauren Shooting Star Mag, fellow Ohio authors Mara Purnhagen, Carey Corp, and more. At the event, I got to finally meet fellow TFC sister, Alyson Noel, and met/got books signed by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Jeri Smith-ready, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Melissa Marr, and Kelley Armstrong. Saturday I was able to have a lovely lunch with Kay Cassidy, Kristina McBride, Rae Carson, Sara Wealer and Susan Robertson. Perfect!
The Hunger Games isn't Twilight (Shelf Life) Who knew?
More Oprah (SLJ) J. K. Rowling will appear on Oprah on Friday.
Books by the Banks (BBTB) I'll be there on Saturday, signing pre-release copies of Trance! If you're in the Cincinnati area, please stop by and say hello.
Happy release week to: Diana Peterfreund (ASCENDANT), Todd Strasser (BLOOD ON MY HANDS),Brian Falkner (BRAIN JACK), April Henry (GIRL, STOLEN), Terry Pratchett (I SHALL WEAR MIDNIGHT), Christopher Golden (WHEN ROSE WAKES), Jessica Warman
(WHERE THE TRUTH LIES), Judith Clarke (THE WINDS OF HEAVEN), and Esther Friesner
This week's video link: Love!