Monday, June 7, 2010

A Giveaway and some News

Here's a giveaway that anyone would love. Click on vanity to see where you get to shop if you win.

For those of you who are submersed into the writing world, you will understand the significance of what it means to get a literary agent. If those words mean little to you, just think of an agent as the possibility of great things.

Without an agent, writers are often limited to small press, religious markets or niche publications.

With an agent, writing has new exposure to the national market publishing houses. Having an agent does not guarantee success, but it does improve the chances.

That said, my big news is that I signed with an agent. YAY!!!

And, as fate would have it, an online store approached me last week and asked if I would host a giveaway on their behalf.

For your enjoyment, there is a $40 gift card up for grabs from CSN stores. They have so many great things to choose from that you can't go wrong. Need a new bookshelf, a new chair, throw pillows, a hammock, whatever, they have tons of stuff.

To enter, just leave a comment with your e-mail address. Right now I haven't picked an end time for the contest, but it might go all month. I'll update that as I get more info.

Good luck!

54 comments:

windycindy said...
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Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

Great contest! Please enter me, thanks!

-Eleni
lafemmereaders@yahoo.com

Mami2jcn said...

I love the stuff from CSN Stores. They have an incredible selection.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

Jennifer
js1997@gmail.com

Thanks and congrats on signing with an agent!! How exciting!!

makeetis said...

I went around to see if I could use anything before I entered and sure enough there was a really pretty stool there. RiverRidge Home Products X-Frame Bathroom Stool. So please enter me.
brewerchickey78@yahoo.com

T. Anne said...

HUGE congrats on signing with an agent!

Whiteplationicdreams @ yahoo.com

Julie said...

Great giveaway. Count me in.
juliecookies(at)gmail.com

brandy c said...

congrats on signing with an agent!

brandyj1121 @ hotmail dot com

xxsquigglesxx said...

Congratulations! Awesome contest!

xxsquigglesxx@gmail.com

Biki said...

Congratulations on signing with an agent! Whoo! It's also so cool that you're sharing the love, please enter me in this contest.

Thanks!
chichai_hana at hotmail dot com

kimplovely said...

Congrats on signing with an agent! That's wonderful!

kimplovely@gmail.com

Buttons and Bows said...

I love The opportunity to win!
Thanks,
Rebecca
@mommiesgotfivechildren at hotmail dot com

Elizabeth Morgan said...

Congratulations on getting a agent.

4everareader@comcast.net

Annette Lyon said...

Me, me! Pick me! I love their stuff! annette at lyfe dot com

wheresmyrain said...

congradulations about the agent, so amazing and wonderful!

love to be counted in the contest

wheresmyrain at yahoo dot com

Tracey said...

Congratulations and good luck.
traymona[at]aol.com

Nebraska Fillemans said...

CONGRATS!!! Please enter me!
jtfilleman@cox.net

Annette D said...

Congrats! Count me in!
jedoggett@embarqmail.com

Bethie said...

Congrats on getting an agent!! That is so great. Wish you the best.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Heather! said...

Congratulations!! That is great news! Happy to help you celebrate, too...! :D Please throw my name into the party hat! :)

h4schaffer at gmail dot com

dor said...

Congrats. Thanks so much.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

Raspberry said...

Thanks!
rae_sunshine4(at)yahoo.com

xollinzolox said...

Congrats and thanks for the contest!

Lindsey
xollinzolox@aim.com

Wendy Swore said...

Wow! I must say Swe-e-et on getting your agent. Now to find one for this other Idaho gal *wink*.

your giveaway sounds fun.
mrs.farmgirl(AT)gmail DOT com
thanks!
And congrats!

Diana D said...

Congratulations! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.


dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

Drew said...

Big congrats on signing with an agent. That's awesome! And thanks for the contest!
Pudyqat2 @ aol.com

Ashley said...

Thanks so much and congrats! :)
booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

throuthehaze said...

Congratulations! Thank you for the giveaway :)
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Nancye said...

Congrats! Thanks for the cool giveaway!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

tannawings said...

Wow, congrats for getting signed!!!

This is how you celebrate? Giving things away? Well count me in :)
baypayments@yahoo.com

Silvergirl said...

I just received email from you about this giveaway :) and congrats!

Please let me in :)

silverlilacc at hotmail dot com

Todd said...

Wow, talk about a strange birthday party. You're buying me something? Huh. I won't turn that down.

we-todd-did[at]hotmail[dot]com


(And does it help my chances at all if I tell you that yesterday was my birthday? ;) )

Brenda said...

Ok, congratulations and you are more than welcome to buy me something!

Just got your email!

dancealert at aol dot com

Jodi said...

Many Warm Congrats!

JodiMof3 at hotmail dot com

L.T. Elliot said...

Just want you to know that I came out of the dark just for you, just to congratulate you on this AWESOME, AWESOME NEWS! I'm so proud of you! So happy for you! So excited for your success!!!

Jolynn_Reads said...

Thanks for having this Great contest.
Jolynn_Reads@yahoo dotcom

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andrea said...

congrats on signing w/the agent! thanks a lot for the contest, the store looks great :)

brigneti(at)gmail.com

theladya said...

Congrats and great contest. I'd love to win. Thanks for the chance. abailey_crace@yahoo.com

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Woohoo, congratulations!! And thanks for the giveaway! :-) Please enter me.

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

Stella

CherylS22 said...

Congratulations! And, thanks for sharing your good fortune with us!

megalon22 at yahoo dot com

LouMac said...

I love your book. Thanks for keeping us updated and letting us enter this contest!

~Lonnie M

lonniemcculloch@gmail.com

Mystica said...

Congratulations and thank you for sharing with all of us.

Please count me in.

mystica123athotmaildotcom

Anne J said...

wow, congrats on getting an agent.

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

NaTahsha Ford said...

Congratulations on the agent! I love the contest!

LoveMyCoffee said...

I wish you tons of success! Please enter me for the contest.

Dutchlvr1(at)aol(dot)com

Marny said...

Congrats on getting an agent!

Sara said...

Congratulations Laura! That is so great that you were able to sign with an agent. I can't wait to read more of your books.

Sara
sarawestbrook24@gmail.com

Scott and Natalie said...

HUGE News!! That is so awesome, Laura! So, can you tell us who the lucky agent is?

Terresa said...

You have an agent?! Awesomesauce!! I'm so excited for you!!!

Great giveaway, here's my email address:
terresaw(at)gmail(dot)com

Julie said...

I heard about you from an employment agency when I went there to get help with getting my foot into the writing field. :) Congratulations on getting an agent! It is something I've been trying to do for awhile now.

~Julie
julie_byu@hotmail.com

Kristine Michelle said...

Congrats on getting an agent. How cool! And thanks for the contest also!
allmycrazycats @ aol.com

fdigsby said...

Congratulations on signing with an agent. I wish you much success and thanks for the great giveaway!

felecia@twinoaksfl.org

ChiChai Hana said...

Great contest! Thanks so much!

chichai_hana at hotmail dot com