Sunday, October 10, 2010

Winner and Party with Elana Johnson

Happy Sunday!

The winner of WINTERGIRLS by Laurie Halse Anderson is:

Amanda Ann

Congratulations! Please send your mailing info to gerb (@) lindagerber (.) and we'll get that sent out to you.

Meanwhile, please help me welcome Elana Johnson to the party!

Elana's debut novel, Possession, will be published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster) in June 2011. Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available for download. School teacher by day, Query Ninja by night, you can find her online at her personal blog or her website. She is a co-organizer of the popular online children’s conference WriteOnCon, a founding author of the Query Tracker blog and a contributing author of the League of Extraordinary Writers.

The lowdown on POSSESSION:

Vi knows the Rule: Girls don’t walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn…and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi’s future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they’re set on convincing Vi to become one of them….starting with brainwashed Zenn. Vi can’t leave Zenn in the Thinkers’ hands, but she’s wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous: everything Zenn’s not. Vi can’t quite trust Jag and can’t quite resist him, but she also can’t give up on Zenn.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.

Elana's numbers and her response:

Your compound value number is twelve, which is a higher octave of the number three. It is considered to be the ancient number of completion and is an indicator of great understanding and creative capacity. Twelve can also foreshadow one being sacrificed for the plans or intrigues of others.

Oooh, interesting. Sacrificing for the plans or intrigues of others. I think all mothers do this, and I have two children who are constantly absorbing my time and attention. And I wouldn't have it any other way. I do like to complete most of what I start...

Your name number vibration is three, which indicates someone who is artistic, social, friendly, creative, sensitive, ambitious and intuitive.

I'm not sure about artistic. I can draw a circle if it can have lumps. And I'm killer at stick figures.

Today's daily giveaway is a signed copy of DEADLY LITTLE LIES by Laurie Stolarz